By Patrick John | POSTED: 11 Jul 2013 8:01 PM | CNA

SINGAPORE

Genting Singapore broke ground for its new hotel in Jurong on Thursday. Slated to open in the first half of 2015, the new development is set to be the first hotel to open in the Jurong Lake District.

This comes after the Urban Redevelopment Authority identified the district as a new growth area with commercial, business and leisure facilities.

The 550-room hotel will be the seventh hospitality development for Genting Singapore, which currently owns six hotel properties all located at Resorts World Singapore.

The site is located five minutes from the Jurong East MRT station, and is situated close to the International Business Park cluster of offices, as well as popular shopping malls such as JCube and Jem.

– CNA/ac

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