Hotel Telegraph, Singapore is replacing what used to be SO/ Singapore after Viva Land Group finalised the purchase of the 134-room five-star hotel for S$240 million this month. The new hotel will officially open on 28 September 2022 just in time for the Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix from 30 September to 2 October 2022. The new hotel will be part of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Each room is fitted with state-of-the-art modern amenities to ensure a restful night’s sleep for weary guests.
Inverlochy Castle Management International will operate the hotel. The Scotland-based group is a heritage hotel specialist and operates a number of castles and resorts in Scotland as well as the Caribbean. The group also offers hotel operation management services and runs some of the best hotels in the world.
The four-storey building at 35 Robinson Road across from Lau Pa Sat today was built in 1927. F.G. Lundon, the architect from Singapore’s oldest architectural firm Swan and Maclaren designed the hotel. It was first established as the Eastern Extension Telegraph Company building. It then became the Cable and Wireless Building. The Telecommunications Authority of Singapore took over the building in 1995. And in 2001 it became the Ogilvy Centre and most recently a hotel.
The hotel is located in the heart of the central business district amidst the high-rise offices surrounding it. It is also within walking distance of four different MRT lines. Raffles Place and Marina Bay Financial Centre are also within walking distance. Many quality bars, restaurants and places to discover are all within reach.
Viva Land Group was founded in 2020 by a team of experienced international real estate experts. The investment holding company has interests mainly in real estate management, investment, and development activities in Singapore. It aims to deliver excellent services and craft best-in-class urban spaces. Some of the projects managed by Viva Land include Pearl, Saigon Peninsula, D4 BVD and Vivian Le Jardin in Ho Chi Minh City, IFC One in Saigon, Landmark in Hai Phong, Plot 32 and 3b of Tuan Chau Island in Ha Long City, and Capitol Place in Hanoi.