There are no lack of hotels in Singapore that will cater to different groups of travellers with a contrasting budget. That being said, new hotels are still opening up all across the Lion City. With some curiosity and a little sleep sacrifice, I have put together a list of 11 (and growing, hopefully!) hotels that will be opening in Singapore this year (2016):
1. The Patina, Capitol Singapore - Q2 2016
15 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178906
Update: The Patina, Capitol Singapore's opening has been delayed until Q2, 2016
The Patina, Capitol Singapore will probably be opening the earliest. Housed in a Colonial-style building in City Hall, the luxurious hotel is designed in a colonial style to bring about an air of opulence. Located just minutes away from the City Hall MRT Station, The Patina, Capitol Singapore will also come with complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, iPads and Nespresso Machines for your personal enjoyment. There will also be an outdoor salt water pool where hotel guests will be able to soak their weariness and trouble away. We hear Personal Assistants and even Massage Rooms are available in some of the suites!
2. ibis Styles Singapore On Macpherson - April 2016
401 Macpherson Road Corner Of Macpherson And Aljunied Road Singapore 368215
The country's very first ibis Styles property will be opening on the corner of MacPherson and Aljunied Road and it is expected to enhance the newest development project in MacPherson. Featuring a colourful and funky design theme with a magnificent free-form swimming pool on the fourth floor, hotel guests will be able to enjoy the facilities amidst the resort-like setting while being steps away from the exciting new MacPherson shopping mall.
3. Mercure Singapore Middle Road - May 2016
122 Middle Road, Singapore 188973
Situated just 5 minutes away from Bugis MRT Station and next to one of the most vibrant markets of Singapore, the Mercure Singapore Middle Road will feature 395 heritage-inspired rooms that will have the basic necessities for the global traveller. The hotel will also have a lobby lounge and bar, a premier lounge, four meeting rooms as well as two restaurants. Hotel guests will also be able to lounge and relax on the sky deck and swimming pool.
4. Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong - June 2016
86 East Coast Road, Singapore 428788
First announced in 2014, the Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong is finally opening and reservations can be made from June 2016. Every Hotel Indigo property is designed to reflect the local neighbourhood. From the building design, to the hotel’s artwork and locally-inspired menus, each Hotel Indigo is unique to its surroundings, so no two hotels are the same. In addition, guests can look forward to immersing in stories of the neighbourhood through creatively crafted spaces reflecting the area's vibrant heritage – a key cornerstone of the brand.
5. Holiday Inn Express Singapore Katong - June 2016
88 East Coast Road, Singapore 423371
InterContinental Hotels Group's third Holiday Inn Express property in Singapore is going to be the cheapest of them all. The 451-room Holiday Inn Express Singapore Katong will cater to the value-conscious traveller while still providing all the necessities required for an enjoyable stay in Singapore. This is also great news for us mattress-runners who are interested in clocking up points and/or elite status.
6. Oasia Hotel Downtown, Singapore - Q2 2016
100 Peck Seah Street, Singapore 079333
The 27-storey designer business hotel, Oasia Hotel Downtown, Singapore, will be the latest addition to the Far East Hospitality's growing hospitality portfolio. Covered in a lush green façade that is a massive vertical garden, the Oasia Hotel Downtown, Singapore is slated to open in Quarter 2 of this year. With Tanjong Pagar MRT Station right at the doorstep, the hotel will be the perfect base to explore various local attractions - Raffles Place, Clarke Quay, Sentosa, Orchard Road and Marina Bay.
7. Four Points by Sheraton Singapore, Riverview - July 2016
382 Havelock Road, Singapore 169629
Starwood Hotels & Resorts will (finally) be bringing the Four Points by Sheraton brand into Singapore. Slated to open in July 2016, the brand new Four Points by Sheraton Singapore, Riverview will cater to the budget-conscious travellers and will likely be the brand's most affordable property in Singapore - perfect for retaining SPG status!
8. InterContinental Robertson Quay - 2016
Havelock Rd, Singapore 238188
Singapore's second InterContinental Hotel, the InterContinental Robertson Quay is my most anticipated hotel this year. Having been to the current InterContinental Singapore multiple times (pre and post refurbishment), I would be very interested to know how this one would turn out. InterContinental Robertson Quay will have a contemporary design featuring modern rooms offering views of the Singapore River and city skyline. The ground floor will house the hotel’s arrival lobby, concierge services and the hotel’s flagship restaurant. The hotel reception will be on level four, which will also have meetings rooms, function space, club lounge, a swimming pool and bar.
9. Park Hotel Farrer Park - 2016
10 Farrer Park Station Road Singapore 217564
Located on top of the Farrer Park MRT Station, Park Hotel Farrer Park is Park Hotel Group's fifth property in Singapore. The hotel is located in the vibrant shopping and entertainment district of Little India with the famous 24-hour Mustafa Centre, Tekka Centre, and The Verge, all located within walking distance. For convenience, the new hotel will also be connected through an underground pedestrian walkway to City Square Mall, Singapore’s first eco-mall.
10. M Social Singapore - Q2 2016
90 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238259
Update: M Social Singapore's opening has been scheduled for Q2 2016.
While I am generally not a huge fan of the Millennium Hotels and Resorts brand due to its lacklustre loyalty program and the lack of global footprint, the M Social Singapore is one that I am anticipating. This 293-room design hotel will overlook the vibrant Robertson Quay precinct that is home to a variety of dining and entertainment options. M Social Singapore promises to provide a one-of-a-kind experience for the style-conscious travellers with its boutique and latest technological offerings; while offering tastefully furnished snug rooms designed by the renowned Philippe Starck.
11. Premier Inn Singapore Beach Road - 2016
700 Beach Rd, Singapore 199598
The brand new Premier Inn Singapore Beach Road is slated to open in 2016 and will feature 300 rooms that will cater to the families and individuals traveling on their own. The hotel will be fully-equipped with a swimming pool, gymnasium as well as meeting rooms. Located very close to Marina Bay and many local shopping spots, the hotel is located in the heart of the business district and right next to the brand new National Stadium.
12. Sofitel Singapore City Centre
Choon Guan St, Singapore
The brand new Sofitel Singapore City Centre with 222 rooms will be part of an up and coming multi-billion dollar project known as Tanjong Pagar Centre which is expected to redefine mixed-use developments in Singapore. This luxury property will be located in between the vibrant CBD (Tanjong Pagar) and the historic Chinatown, making it the perfect destination for work and play. The Sofitel Singapore City Centre will offer guests the finest luxury accommodations complete with outdoor pool, a plush executive lounge with stunning city views, a 620 sqm ballroom and eight meeting rooms plus world-class restaurant and bars. Surrounded by a wide array of dining and entertainment options, the Sofitel will be exceptionally positioned to take advantage of strong corporate and leisure demand.