“What’s good for our travelers is, if you’re kicked out of your hotel in the morning, but your flight is at night, you can come to Jewel, check in your bag, enjoy the facilities that you see around you before you go on to your flight,” she said.
Hung said the team drew inspiration from around the world, including New York’s High Line linear park for some of its design elements centered around Singapore’s theme of being a city in a garden.
Jewel has more than 280 restaurants and stores, including New York burger giant, Shake Shack, which made its Southeast Asia debut.
U.K.-based restaurant chain, Burger & Lobster, also opened its flagship store in Jewel after debating between opening in Singapore or Hong Kong.
“Singaporeans in our London restaurants are actually our third biggest customer,” Ben Hedley head of marketing for Burger & Lobster said. “So it made obvious sense to come to Singapore once the Jewel opportunity was given.”