The official rebranding of the JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach will happen next week on 15 December 2016. With 634 beautifully-appointed rooms and suites, this brand new hotel was designed by the world-renowned French designer Philippe Starck to feature the designer's signature furnishings in each one of the guest rooms. Following this official rebrand, four more F&B outlets and a JW Spa will be unveiled in 2017.
Previously known as The South Beach, the JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach will feature rooms that come equipped with an IPTV entertainment system, state-of-the-art fibre optic internet connectivity and other facilities that have been catered towards meeting the needs of a modern day traveller. Female travellers are also able to select rooms on the specially-appointed ladies' floor where they will find additional in-room amenities like a manicure and pedicure set, hair straightener, facial steamer and even a 'boyfriend shirt'.
The JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach will open with five restaurants and bars (with four more to be unveiled in 2017). Some noteworthy dining establishments include Akira Black by the celebrity chef, Akira Black as well as Tonic which is a bar that specialises in carefully-cured gin and cocktails.
All 634 rooms and suites at the JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach have also been given more predictable names that range from Deluxe Rooms all the way to the Premier Suite - there is also an Executive Lounge where eligible club guests can enjoy exclusive access to. The hotel is currently running a pretty impressive weekend stay package (one night minimum) where you will get to enjoy some of the cheapest rates (at the moment!) with complimentary buffet breakfast for two, free parking as well as 5,000 Marriott Rewards bonus points per stay (this is equivalent to 1,666 SPG Points in case you are interested).
The Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Soi Soonvijai is the fourth Holiday Inn Express property to open in Bangkok. This 206-room property is located just two minutes walk away from Bangkok Hospital and a short trip to both Piyavate Hospital and Rama 9 Hospital, making it perfect for medical tourists.
Singapore's largest tour agency that specialises in tours to Europe and the USA has just launched a brand new website today that enables consumers to not only access full itineraries but also to make payments for their upcoming trips online. Travellers who are interested in any Premium Tours will also be able to enjoy a discount of S$128 by simply entering a promo code.
IHGA Hotels Group Japan, a joint venture between InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and ANA has just signed an agreement to bring IHG's popular boutique brand, Hotel Indigo, into Japan. This is in response to a growing segment of travellers who are constantly looking for a different travel experience. The Hotel Indigo Hakone Gora is slated to open in 2019 and it will be a place where guests and locals alike can gather and enjoy the rich culture and history of Gora, with its famous, pastel coloured hot springs surrounded by majestic, green mountains and the charms of nature that change with the seasons.
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.