Marriott International has opened its largest Aloft hotel globally to Singapore, marking the brand’s debut in the city.

Aloft Singapore Novena opened on Monday in the Balestier neighbourhood.

“We are excited to grow our global portfolio and introduce the Aloft Hotels brand to Singapore,” said Aloft Hotels. Vice President and Global Brand Leader, Matthew Boettcher.

“Singapore goes beyond its title as a global financial hub, as it also offers travellers a melting pot of cultures, cuisines and ideas, making it a perfect destination for a dynamic brand like Aloft. We look forward to welcoming our business and leisure travellers alike to experience Aloft’s unique spaces that are infused with a sense of connection and personality.”

Designed by KKS International, Aloft Singapore Novena features a 2.5-metre crescendo sculpture inspired by musical notes at the entrance of the hotel. Guests are then greeted by an 85″ inch video wall in the lobby showcasing electronic art from renowned artists like Refik Anadol and Jonathan Monaghan. A light display on the ceiling panels draws visitors eyes upwards.

Occupying two towers, the hotel’s 781 rooms and four suites are inspired by the lively shophouses within the neighbourhood.

The food and beverage offering includes a modern Chinese restaurant, Yuè, a halal-certified buffet restaurant 21 on Rajah, and the brand’s signature WXYZ bar in the lobby. There is also a 24/7 grab-and-go offering.

The hotel includes an indoor and outdoor gym, a pool and open deck, five state-of-the-art modern meeting spaces, and outdoor event lawn.

“Today, we proudly celebrate the opening of Aloft Singapore Novena as the largest Aloft hotel in the world,” said Aloft Singapore Novena General Manager, Tony Cousens.

“Primed to deliver experiences that are fuelled by an eclectic fusion of music and design, we are poised to offer unparalleled experiences in the midst of the ever-changing travel landscape. With the hotel’s strategic location, we are also ideally positioned for both business and leisure guests, allowing us to provide a dynamic and vibrant space that caters to the evolving needs of modern travellers.”