The Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay’s interior is now home to more than 2,400 different trees and plants – but that’s not as green as it gets.

Key features

Originally designed by late American architect John Portman and formerly known as Marina Mandarin, the Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay has undergone a €28 million renovation to become the first garden in a hotel. And where else but in Singapore, aka the Garden City? Featuring a 13-m-tall green wall and more than 2,400 different trees and plants, the interior includes bird’s-nest-like pavilions where guests can recline amid the foliage and a skybridge that offers an ‘immersive treetop experience’.

Frame’s take

It’s fair to say that when Singapore goes green, it puts on a spectacular show. Just look at the giant high-tech Supertrees in the Gardens by the Bay, a short walk away from the Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay. But it’s promising to see more to this hotel concept than pure theatrics: a rooftop farm supplies herbs and vegetables to one of the on-site restaurants, kitchen waste is transformed into nutrients for the garden, and solar panels generate electricity for the hotel.

Location 6 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039594