Upon the leaders’ arrival in Singapore, The St. Regis Singapore hosted North Korean leader Mr Kim while JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach was the official White House press corps venue. W Singapore — Sentosa Cove was the base for some White House staffers.

Millennium Seoul Hilton also hosted the US Secretary of State, Mr Mike Pompeo and his delegation when they flew to Seoul after the summit for a briefing with South Korean and Japanese officials on the outcome.

Media Hub at JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach

Base for the White House press corps, the hotel hosted over 300 media.

“Our strategic location overlooking the Singapore skyline made JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach the perfect location to host the White House press corps but teamwork was the key to the success of this event — working together to understand and anticipate the different needs of our guests so as to ensure they are well taken care of,” said Mr Stephane Fabregoul, Managing Director, JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach and The St. Regis Singapore.

Inside The St. Regis Singapore Presidential Suite

Mr Kim is reported to have stayed at the Presidential Suite of The St. Regis Singapore that features a jacuzzi, dining room, gym, dedicated butler service and other amenities. The St. Regis Singapore was the choice hotel for the Chinese delegation in 2015, when Singapore hosted a historic meeting between Chinese President Mr Xi Jinping and then Taiwanese President Mr Ma Ying-jeo.

The hotel is famous for its understated elegance, the St. Regis butler service, and its collection of art pieces at the hotel’s public spaces. It also houses six dining outlets, such as Astor Bar, which serves up the Singapore interpretation of the St. Regis signature  a Bloody Mary that uses chilli padi and is renamed Chilli Padi Mary.

The stately Presidential Suite is lined with gold and accented with precious metals, and walls are filled with hand-painted silk panels. A baby grand piano sits in the living room, and the wraparound balcony offers a beautiful view of the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Guests at the Presidential Suite can also host dinners with a private chef at the dining room that can seat 12, or relax in a private Jacuzzi at the end of a long day.