The epitome of Singapore's Garden City Image.
Throughout the 1980's James Nicolay was the landscape architect for extensive expansions and improvements to the landscape of the flagship property of the Shangri-la chain of hotels.
Over this period, the hotel's entry and banquet areas were redone, with the existing surface parking area and porte cochere excavated to add new subsurface parking without changing the hotel's iconic entry character. The famed Garden Wing and its atrium planting was updated, and the Valley Wing added.
Along with these expansions, the hotel's pool and garden areas were transformed. The dated, original pool was renovated to iinclude limestone flagstone paving, new towel bar, pool showers and furniture. The existing 'pitch & putt' golf area was enlarged and expanded and the hotel's shaded tropical display gardens were completely redesigned.