After the celebrated Oriental hotel’s recent multi-million dollar revamp in 2005, the Axis Bar and Lounge, which is located within its sleek interiors, has similarly undergone a refreshing facelift that looks set to become a first class bar that is truly in vogue. With its stylish interiors, intimate surrounds and panoramic views of the Marina Bay cityscape, the sophisticated decor delights with its understated elegance that offers more than the average bar. Starting from the month of October 2006, Axis Bar and Lounge will henceforth host world-class soul acts amidst its plush ambience.

Ideal for some pre or post-dinner drinks, all are invited to unwind in this intimate watering hole. Adorned in red, silver and black tones, luxurious leather, ebony and metal that is further jazzed up with the intricate Oriental motif, further pronounces the sensuous nature of the Axis Bar and Lounge. Elegantly furnished with plush, low-slung armchairs and sofas, and floor-level lighting, its divided into three distinct areas with bronze, beaded chains; creating the much-desired sense of intimacy .

Inaugurating Axis’ live music programme is a truly arresting class act – international jazz and soul vocalist-pianist Pierre Eugene who exudes warmth and has a silky smooth voice to boot. He has previously recorded for Ron Miller and Tommy Gordy of Motown Records in the 70s, and even learned a few guitar tricks in the 60s from renowned Jazz personality George Benson. During his exclusive three-month appearance at The Oriental from October to December, a medley of classic and contemporary jazz, soul and pop favourites will be performed every evening from 5pm, Monday to Saturday.

To complement the international music set, Axis Bar and Lounge has also launched an irresistible cocktails and tapas promotion – “Mixed Temptations” – from 5pm to 8pm daily, starting from 16 October 2006 . Spoil yourself with the wide variety of the bar’s light cocktails at just $11 each, while being pampered with a complimentary daily selection of unlimited tapas served at your table by their professional service staff.

A selection of 20 different delectable tapas of international flavours are freshly prepared by their skilful chefs daily and feature favourites like Thai fish cakes, Roast chicken with hummus, Lamb kibbeh with mint chutney and Smoked duck rolls. Similarly, guests can indulge in a diverse range of quality cocktails featuring the Axis’ White Sangria, Mojito, Jack Frost, Pina Colada and frozen Margaritas in various refreshing fruity flavours. 

Vibrant yet oozing with that elegant flair, Axis Bar and Lounge looks poised to be a place to see and be seen. Located on the fourth floor of The Oriental, Singapore , with its luxe interiors and sweeping views over Marina Bay , Axis is a haven for all who enjoys relaxing out to the latest cool grooves over a glass of champagne or a smooth cocktail.

Written by:
Hildra Gwee