Mandarin Oriental, Singapore opened in 1987, and was built by US architect John Portman, who also designed the FAN-shaped atrium for the hotel. H.L. Lim of LTW Design Works, the renowned interior designer who has handled many prestigious projects, including the refurbishment of The Oriental, Bangkok, was responsible for transforming Mandarin Oriental, Singapore into a modern landmark with a multi-million dollar renovation in end 2004. The renovation included the redesign of all 527 guestrooms and suites, and the enhancement to all public areas, dining and meeting facilities. Re-launched in May 2005, the hotel now provides guests the ultimate in luxury and sophistication along with unparalleled service.