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History about Goodwood Park Hotel
The Singapore hotel has a rich history of luxury and exclusivity. Built in the 1990, the hotel began as a Teutonia Club – an elite enclave for the expatriate German community in Singapore.
In 1918, three Jewish brothers by the family name of Manasseh bought over the property and renamed it Goodwood hall after the residence of Duke of Richmond and Gordon in England. It was registered as a restaurant-cafe-entertainment establishment in 1922. During this period of time, Anna Pavlova, one of the world’s greatest ballerina, held a magnificent performance at Goodwood Hall.
In 1929, the Manassehs turned Goodwood Hall into Goodwood Park hotel, catering to businessmen from Malaya and it became one of the best known hotels in the end of 1930s and one of the most noted guests that period of time was Duke of Windsor, and then also visited by the Prince of Wales of England.
However, World War II broke out in Singapore in 1941, the Goodwood Park Hotel was converted into a residence for high ranking Japanese soldiers for three years. After the war has ended, the hotel served as a British War crimes Court before it was return to Manasseh descendant, Mr. Vivian Bath in 1947. Mr. Vivian Bath then made the hotel a local history to be the first hotel in Singapore to have a swimming pool in its premises.
A rapid expansion of Goodwood Park is saw in the 1960s with the introduction of air-conditioned Goodwood taxis, longest bar in Southeast Asia and a air-conditioned wine cellar. In 1963, the hotel was bought over by Malayan Banking Group and changed hand again in 1968 to become the property of late Tan Sri Khoo Teck Puat, a former Managing Director of the Bank. The hotel underwent massive renovation and expansion when Mrs. Mavis Oei, the hotel’s current Chairman and daughter of Tan Sri Khoo Teck Puat took over the hotel.
Goodwood Park Hotel has been upgrading continuously to be par with the world’s best and since played host to many well-known celebrities and personalities all over the world. In March 1989, the historic tower of Goodwood Park Hotel was gazetted a national monument by the Singapore Preservation of Monuments Board, which has since merged with the Singapore National Heritage Board.
The hotel celebrated her 110th Anniversary on the 21 September 2010.
Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road
Tel: +65 6732 9633