Garcha Hotels

The Garcha Hotels is a luxury hotel group founded in 2015 by Harpreet Bedi and Satinder Garcha, two Indian entrepreneurs. The group consists of a chain of boutique hotels, many of which are located in Singapore.[1][2][3]

Garcha Hotels
General information
Opening2015
OwnerHarpreet Bedi, Satinder Garcha
Website
www.garchahotels.com

HistoryEdit

The Garcha Hotel's group has operated since 2015 and was created by Harpreet Bedi and Satinder Garcha, two former Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. Bedi is an intellectual property lawyer while Garcha is the founder of People.com Consulting Inc. Both turned to property and hospitality.[4] Garcha, one of Singapore's most richest businessmen and a polo patron,[5][6] has invested $250 million in the past few years buying heritage properties and converting them into hotels in Singapore and plans for Santiago (old City Hotel),[7] as 'Garcha Hotels' in 2020.[8] In October 2012, Garcha purchased for 75 million dollars the Murray Terrace, a row of 14 pre-war shophouses in Singapore. Then, he created the Six Senses Maxwell out of a building dating back to 1929 and restored in 2009. It was previously operated as an office building mainly by the advertising agency Leo Burnett.[9][2]

DescriptionEdit

The Garcha Hotels group includes Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas and The Vagabond Club, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel in Singapore.[9][10][11]

The Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is Singapore's oldest boutique hotel including The Six Senses Duxton (May 2018) and Six Senses Maxwell (third quarter of 2018).[12][13] Six Senses Hotels was built by converting a row of 100 years-old shop houses occupied by Strait Chinese traders and their families. In 1996, it became the oldest hotel in Southeast Asia to become member of the Relais & Châteaux association, an international fellowship of private luxury hotels and restaurants.[9][14][15]

The Vagabond Club, converted from a 1950 building, is the group's first hotel to open its doors in November 2015.[16] It is owned and operated by Harpreet Bedi, housed in a vintage art deco building with interiors created by Jacques Garcia, a French interior and garden designer who is best known for his contemporary interiors of Paris hotels and restaurants including Hôtel Costes.[17][18] The Vagabond Club is Singapore's first carbon-free hotel after purchasing carbon credits[19] and the only hotel with an Artist in Residence programme to support local and international artists.[20] The Vagabond and the Duxton Club are part of The Luxury Collection and Tribute Portfolio brands.[21][22]

The Duxton Club including the Duxton House and the Duxton Terrace, opened in September 2018 near Singapore's Chinatown and the central business district of Tanjong Pagar.[1] The hotel is housed in two prewar colonial heritage buildings with decorations by designer Anouska Hempel.[23] Architect and designer Jacques Garcia oversaw the transformation of the Duxton Terrace.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "World's hottest and hautest new hotels for 2017". The Globe and Mail. January 5, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Satinder Garcha and his four new hotels". The Peak (magazine). 2 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Satinder Garcha ventures into hotels" (PDF). Singapore Business Times. 2012.
  4. ^ "12 new hotels opening their doors this 2016". Singapore Business Review. 20 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Real estate moguls dominate list of Singapore's wealthiest". The Straits Times. 23 July 2015.
  6. ^ "When Time Allows, Taking a Whack at a Sport" (PDF). The Wall Street Journal. May 28, 2013.
  7. ^ "Satinder Garcha – Elevating The Boutique Hotel Experience". Tatler (Singapore). 1 July 2015.
  8. ^ "From Silicon Valley to Singapore, Satinder Garcha continues to prosper in polo and property". The Daily Telegraph. 29 December 2015.
  9. ^ a b c d "Starwood to launch 2 hotels in heritage buildings here". The Straits Times. 9 September 2016.
  10. ^ "Owner of Hotel Vagabond fixes sights on expansion". Channel NewsAsia. 16 December 2015.
  11. ^ "El millonario que convertira el City Hotel e un "seis estrallas"". La Tercera. April 3, 2011.
  12. ^ "In Pictures: Ridiculously Stylish City Hotel Six Senses Duxton Opens In Singapore". Weekender (Devon). April 25, 2018.
  13. ^ "Six Senses enters the Singapore market with its first urban resort". Lifestyle Asia. January 16, 2018.
  14. ^ "Six Senses Duxton - Singapore". The Daily Telegraph.
  15. ^ "Prime heritage play". Business Times (Singapore). May 5, 2018.
  16. ^ "You can get into 'trouble' at Hotel Vagabond Singapore". The Star. 9 February 2017.
  17. ^ "Hotel Vagabond offers the Chelsea experience amidst Singapore's sterility". The Globe and Mail. March 31, 2016.
  18. ^ "Old World Opulence and Eclectic Charm". Channel NewsAsia. 16 December 2015.
  19. ^ "Hotel Vagabond turns carbon-free with carbon credits". Singapore Business Times. July 21, 2017.
  20. ^ "Old World Opulence and Eclectic Charm". Channel NewsAsia. 26 August 2016. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |url= (help)
  21. ^ "Satinder Garcha and his four new hotels". The Peak (magazine). 13 September 2014.
  22. ^ "Live the wild life". The Straits Times. 19 December 2015.
  23. ^ "Anouska Hempel's boutique hotel The Duxton Club to open in Singapore 2018". The Peak (magazine). October 24, 2017.

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