Hotel Vagabond officially joins the Tribute Portfolio (part of Marriott International, Inc.) today - this is also Singapore's very first Tribute Portfolio brand. The 41-room hotel was designed by award-winning French designer Jacques Garcia, blending together traditional Singaporean hospitality with Garcia’s traditional maximalist style. Following the acquisition of the Starwood brand, this is Marriott International's 10th property in Singapore.
The Hotel Vagabond Singapore is located in the Jalan Besar area and despite being a smaller-scale boutique property, guests of Marriott International's (as well as Starwood Preferred Guest - find out about it here) loyalty program will continue to earn eligible nights and enjoy benefits here. The hotel is housed in a colonial-era Art Deco building and guests will even have the opportunity to mingle with resident artists over a crafted cocktail, dine amidst a performance, or watch an independent film. Three times a week, the Salon is transformed into a music venue featuring a line-up of the most talented live musicians and DJs, showcasing local and visiting up-and-coming artists, from jazz quartets to indie rockers. With 5,000 square feet of luxurious interiors, a state-of-the-art sound system, superb acoustics and a DJ console, the Vagabond Salon is designed as a fully integrated, adaptable space for events to remember.
Offering 41 rooms and suites, each guestroom within the hotel features Italian marble and glass mosaic bathrooms, mahogany furniture and luxurious bedding. In the spirit of the hotel’s artistic vibe, each guestroom houses curated photographs and art pieces, commemorating a diverse array of artistic expression across cultures and time periods.
The hotel also features an Executive Club Lounge for intimate meetings, boasting extensive benefits such as exquisite light bites and premium high speed Wi-Fi. Additionally, guests can sample local signature dishes with a cheeky twist at the hotel’s new restaurant Hot Buns & Thunder Balls. Inspired by the tagline “If you must get in trouble, do it at the vagabond,” this fun eatery dishes up East-meets-West burgers and desserts. Discerning drinkers will be delighted with Bar Vagabond’s rotating menu of Asian-inspired craft cocktails, a wide array of artisanal spirits, and Gin and Whiskey trolleys, filled with some of the best bottles in the world.
The InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has just announced plans to bring three more brands into Singapore - Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants, EVEN Hotels and Staybridge Suites. The hospitality group has also announced plans last month to open the Holiday Inn Resort Bintan Lagoi Beach and Hotel Indigo Bintan Lagoi Beach in Bintan, Indonesia. in the prime Lagoi Bay area of Bintan in 2019.
The Warehouse Hotel which was one of the most highly-anticipated hotels to open in Singapore this year has now officially become part of Design Hotels under the portfolio of Starwood Hotels and Resorts. What this means for us point-chasers is that you will now be able to earn Starpoints on eligible room and F&B spend at The Warehouse Hotel.
The Pan Pacific Hotels Group (PPHG) has just officially opened the flagship Pan Pacific Beijing on 20 August 2017 where Mr. Larry Lv was also recently appointed as the General Manager of this 220-room property. Located at the gateway of the Xicheng District, the Pan Pacific Beijing is walking distance from the Beijing Financial Street as well as famous landmarks like the Forbidden City.
Escape to Hotel Vagabond, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Singapore on weekends when you book the Maxout Weekends package which starts from just S$265++ per night! Enjoy a complimentary late check-out at 2:00PM as well as a choice of breakfast or a 3-course set lunch by Chef Aaron.
ANA is set to open a brand new 300-seat Japan-theme food court in Terminal 2 of the Changi Airport. For those of you familiar with the airport, this newly-planned food court which will become the airport's largest restaurant, will occupy the space where Seafood Paradise and Fish & Co used to be.
AccorHotels has just unveiled Kuala Lumpur's very first Sofitel-branded property in Damansara - the Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara. Located in the affluent neighbourhood of Damansara Heights, the 312-room property is part of an 8.5-acre integrated development by GuocoLand which comprises of two condominum blocks, office towers and a lifestyle mall.
The Seoul Dragon City is South Korea's first lifestyle hotel-plex that will feature four distinct AccorHotels brands (a grand total of 1,700 rooms and suites), 11 restaurants and bars, 17 meeting rooms, two multi-function grand ballrooms and four floors of entertainment in a Sky Bridge that is suspended between two of the towers.
After being closed for slightly over two months, the famous Tea Lounge in Regent Singapore (who has only quite recently gotten her first Michelin-star restaurant in Summer Palace) will be re-opening on 12 August 2017 (Saturday). The newly-refurbished Tea Lounge will feature 96 seats in an approximate 185 sqm space and it will be the creative space for Gold culinary
Olympian Pastry Chef Alex Chong and his team to showcase their delectable sweets
Slated to open in January 2018, Hyatt Centric Ginza Tokyo is set to become Asia's first Hyatt Centric hotel. The relatively new brand by Hyatt offers full-service lifestyle hotels that are strategically located and they have been created for the millennial travellers in mind. The Hyatt Centric Ginza Tokyo will join the current portfolio of three (Park Hyatt Tokyo, Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills, Grand Hyatt Tokyo and Hyatt Regency Tokyo) to become the fifth property to open in the city of Tokyo.
Sofitel Foshan by AccorHotels has just opened in the city of Guangdong in China. The 5-star luxury property is located in China Leading Furniture City – Lecong in Shunde and it offers a direct connection to the 200,000 square-metre Louvre International Exhibition Centre, a destination hub for design aficionados. Sofitel Foshan is the brand’s first property to debut in Foshan and the 23rd property in the Greater China network.