Originally designed in the 1970s by Warren Platner of Windows on the World fame, Equinox is a new dining complex on the 69th through 72nd floors of the Swissôtel The Stamford—once the world’s tallest hotel—in Singapore’s famous Raffles City shopping district.
Equinox, the main restaurant, is a three-story contemporary space that enjoys a spectacular view of downtown Singapore as well as Malaysia and Indonesia beyond. It is a place, with seating for 165, where patrons go to see and be seen.
Named after the ancient Sanskrit word for ‘bowl’, JAAN is an intimate 60-seat modern French restaurant. The entire ceiling is covered with angled, triangular panels of wave-textured glass and features a stunning Murano crystal linear chandelier.
The other spaces comprise the New Asia Bar and Club 72 (180 seats), City Space (53 seats), Introbar (80 seats) and two additional reception or dining areas that serve as private dining rooms for lunch or dinner.
Asian history underlies the design, reflecting Singaporean tradition as well as its international prominence as a center of culture and commerce.
CLIENT: Raffles International
SIZE: 40,000 square feet
CONSTRUCTION COST: $8 million