The recipient of one-Michelin star restaurant, Candlenut, will be opening at the COMO Dempsey on 01 November 2016. The restaurant is set to open in amidst the lush greenery of Dempsey Hills and it will be the first of four dining establishments to open at COMO Dempsey which has an expanded seating capacity of 92 - including an 8-seat private room which is perfect for romantic dinners and business lunches.
Designed by world-renowned architect and designer, Paola Navone, the restaurant decor features a modern interior design concept while retaining intricate touches of the rich Peranakan heritage. In its new and larger premises, Candlenut continues to serve up contemporary Peranakan cuisine that preserves the essence and complexities of traditional food, with astute twists that lift the often rich dishes to a different level.
Favourites from Candlenut’s signature Peranakan Ah-ma-kase dinner tasting menu - including the Red Lion Snapper Fillet with Black Green Mango Sambal and Ginger Flower, and the King Tiger Prawn with Fresh Chilli Sambal and Charred Garlic Chives - are now available on the a la carte menu.
Diners can choose from more than 40 appetisers, mains and desserts from the a la carte menu for lunch and dinner. They can expect classic Peranakan dishes for lunch and more contemporary choices for dinner. Prices range from $12 for Homemade Kueh Pie Tee to $36 for Buah Keluak Wagyu Beef Short Ribs. For those who prefer to leave it to the chef, there’s an option for a 10-course tasting menu for dinner at $78. To complement its diverse food menu, Candlenut has a specially curated collection of champagnes, wines and craft beers from countries such as Italy, France and Germany.
Following its official opening on 15 July 2017, the Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore has just unveiled The Oakwood Executive Club which is an add-on membership for in-house guests. Similar to an executive lounge in hotels that most travellers are familiar with, The Oakwood Executive Club offers Prosecco breakfasts, a stunning private poolside lounge, stylish boardroom with floor-to-ceiling windows and cocktail service, as well as free-flowing evening canapés on the terrace to discerning corporate and leisure guests in Singapore’s downtown.
Singapore's newest integrated lifestyle hub as well as one of the newest hotels to open in Singapore this year is the Novotel Singapore on Stevens and the Mercure Singapore on Stevens by AccorHotels. The two new-built hotels feature 772 guest rooms and suites (256 from Novotel Singapore on Stevens and 516 from Mercure Singapore on Stevens), 14 dining outs, two outdoor swimming pools, a tennis court as well as function space that is large enough to accommodate 500 guests. Located at the edge of Orchard Road along Stevens Road, the two hotels will offer guests and visitors an integrated range of gastronomy, health, fitness and lifestyle options in the precinct close to the city’s best shopping and entertainment, conveniently accessible via the hotel’s shuttle service.
Indonesia's very first Aloft property by Marriott International has just been opened in Jakarta. The Aloft Jakarta Wahid Hasyim features a sassy modern style alongside tech-forward experiences that bringsthe brand’s passion for live music, vibrant design and innovation to the capital city.
The Indore Marriott Hotel is the latest property from Marriott Hotels & Resorts to open in Central India, Indore. The 218-room property is at the frontier of modern and contemporary design - it facilities the promotion of personalised experiences as well as creativity. Located in the populous city of Central India, the Indore Marriott Hotel is the perfect spot for both business and leisure travellers who are interested in checking out the cultural and historic attractions in the Madhya Pradesh province.
Known for lush rainforests and pristine coral reefs, Kota Kinabalu has long been a popular getaway spot for both domestic and international travellers alike. The coastal city is a short flight away from the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, and it is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Mount Kinabalu - the fifth highest point in South-eat Asia. With the opening of the Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre, travellers will now have 310 extra guest rooms and suites to enjoy sweeping views of the ocean and city surrounds from.
While relay robots have been introduced to the hospitality industry as early as last year, Hotel Jen by Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts is the first international hotel brand to use them in Asia. Both the Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore as well as Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore have just introduced Jeno and Jena at their respective properties who will be responsible from delivering simple things like in-room amenities to in-room dining orders when they are being placed.
The Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour is the only new-built hotel in Sydney's CBD that opened this millennium. The brand new property is centrally located opposite the International Convention Centre and it offers 590 guestrooms (including 39 suites) with sweeping views of the famous Darling Harbour and city.
Celebrate the end of the AccorHotels Food & Wine Festival with a Super Sunday Brunch (12 November 2017) this weekend as you savour the best of AccorHotels restaurants and bars. For one afternoon only, enjoy free-flowing Taittinger Champagne as you savour signature dishes from breakfast favourites to unique culinary creations while you groove to the beats of a live DJ. The ever-iconic Raffles Singapore will also be bringing the famous Singapore Sling to this Mega Brunch.
Housed in the same building as the brand new InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay (which officially opened slightly over two weeks ago), 1880 is a members-only club that is set to open on 02 December 2017. The club is designed to become a social enclave for individuals that are keen on spearheading positive change and to inspire conversations that will impact society in a positive way. Occupying the third level of the city's latest waterfront lifestyle destination, Quayside@Robertson Quay, 1880 will soft launch on 8 November 2017 and different parts of the space will gradually come online in phases.
Pullman Hotels & Resorts by AccorHotels has just unveiled a brand new wellbeing program that is developed in collaboration with Pullman’s Wellness Coach, Sarah Hoey. The program is designed to facilitate the adoption of a healthier lifestyle amongst travelers and it is based on the four universal pillars of health: Sleep, Food, Sport and Spa.