Jewel Changi Airport (Jewel) – a 135,700 sqm complex designed by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie – has been unveiled.
Officially opening to the public on Wednesday 17 April 2019, more than four years after ground was broken on the development in December 2014, Jewel will offer travellers and visitors unique attractions, extensive shopping and dining experiences, as well as airport and accommodation facilities.
“The vision for Jewel Changi Airport is to be a destination where ‘The World meets Singapore, and Singapore meets the World’,” says Ms Hung Jean, Chief Executive Officer of Jewel Changi Airport Devt.
“The unique proposition of world-class shopping and dining, seamlessly integrated with lush greenery, fulfils the needs of increasingly discerning travellers for a meaningful and experiential journey, even for brief layovers.”
The majestic 40-metre HSBC Rain Vortex, the world’s tallest indoor waterfall, will greet visitors upon entering Jewel. Surrounding it are the manicured grounds of the Shiseido Forest Valley.
Multiple retailing formats are present in Jewel, including duplexes, outdoor terraces and spaces within the Canopy Park on the topmost level. Visitors can look forward to a slew of long-awaited new-to-Singapore brands including Emack & Bolio’s, JW360Ë, Lavender, OYSHO and Pokémon Center Singapore.
Jewel will also house the first YOTELAIR property in Asia. With smartly-designed cabins that can be booked for a minimum of four hours, it is ideal for short daytime layovers or overnight stays. YOTELAIR also features time-saving airline style self-check-in kiosks that will facilitate a hassle-free check-in process.
The opening of Jewel further increases the airport’s wide range of shopping, dining and accommodation offerings.
Changi Airport’s existing terminals house 400 retailers and 140 food and beverage outlets. With Jewel, another 280 shops and eateries are added, bringing the total number of shopping and dining offerings to 820.
As for accommodation offerings, there are currently a total of 780 rooms in the transit hotels and Crowne Plaza Hotel combined. With YOTELAIR opening within the Jewel complex, a further 130 rooms are now available, bringing the total number of rooms to 910.