Wyndham Worldwide who also owns the Wyndham Hotel Group (alongside all 15 brands) has recently announced a brand new loyalty program - Wyndham Rewards. With the introduction of four distinct levels of loyalty, members will be able to take advantage of a range of tangible benefits. There are currently two Wyndham properties in Singapore - Ramada Singapore at Zhongshan Park as well as Days Hotel Singapore at Zhongshan Park.
1. Membership Levels - Blue, Gold, Platinum and Diamond
There are four membership levels in the Wyndham Rewards programme that ranges from Blue to Diamond. The top-tier requires 40 eligible room nights and it comes with the possibility of a suite upgrade (even on award nights), welcome amenity benefits as well as the ability to give someone instant Gold.
2. Free Nights at Fixed Rate - 15,000 Points
Unlike all other hotel loyalty programs that I know of, Wyndham Rewards offer a fixed redemption rate - you can redeem for a room night at any Wyndham property for 15,000 Points. Since you earn 10 points per US$1, you get a room night with every US$1,500 spent - depending on what you redeem for, this may actually be pretty decent.
3. Free Local Experiences
Whenever you redeem points at one of Wyndham Rewards' top 25 global destinations, you will receive either special discounts or engaging local experiences at no additional charge - this ranges from indoor skydiving in Orlando to breakfast with the Orangutans at Singapore Zoo.
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.
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.