AccorHotels has recently unveiled the latest property to open in Singapore officially - the Mercure Singapore Bugis. Nestled in the heart of Singapore's cultural and arts district, the Mercure Singapore Bugis offers 395 rooms with a panoramic rooftop Sky Deck, infinity lap pool and unlimited mobile internet access on a handy smartphone for all hotel guests. More importantly, the hotel also adds a number of loft-style rooms to the national inventory!
The newly-built Mercure Singapore Bugis is located right next to the Bugis+ shopping centre and it is just 5 minutes away from Bugis MRT Station. Located in the nearby Rocher estate, the hotel features a striking facade of red, blue, yellow and green that mirrors the primary hues of the distinctive housing estate.
All rooms in Mercure Singapore Bugis are equipped with a smartphone by handy, providing guests with free unlimited mobile internet access and international calls to 10 key destinations, namely Australia, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Philippines, USA & UK. The smartphone is also loaded with an up-to-date City Guide, which guests can access on-the-go in their preferred language. The hotel offers complimentary access to online publications via the PressReader app with access to over 5,000 online newspapers and magazines in more than 55 languages.
The hotel’s collection of rooms, lofts and suites feature charming scenes of old and new Singapore in a vivid colour palette, forming a vibrant backdrop for every space. The commissioned artworks, imagery and illustrations by Beatrice Martinet from Toine Bangkok are an artistic mélange of the city’s rich cultural heritage and its various ethnicities, lending a distinctly local character to the modern, yet homely vibe of its rooms, underscored by its hardwood floors. On level three, meeting facilities open up to a spacious outdoor terrace, where guests can lounge on cosy rattan sofas set against a colourful backdrop of apartment blocks and multicultural temples. As night falls, the terrace lights up, creating an ideal setting for cocktail receptions and events. Flushed with natural daylight, the hotel’s three function rooms present an inspiring venue for meetings, whilst being conveniently located next to its restaurant.
The first Hotel Indigo that was signed in Vietnam is the Hotel Indigo Phu Quoc Starbay that is slated to open in 2021. Even though the Hotel Indigo Saigon The City is signed on a later date, it is slated to become the country's first Hotel Indigo-branded property that will open in Ho Chi Minh City come 2019.
Australia's first Curio Collection by Hilton property has just opened up in Sydney's Central Business District (CBD) and next to the brand new waterfront leisure and commercial Barangaroo precinct. The West Hotel Sydney, Curio Collection by Hilton is a newly-built hotel with 182 beautifully-appointed rooms and suites.
The first St. Regis-branded property in Hong Kong (St. Regis Hong Kong) is slated to open in early 2019 in collaboration with China Resources Property. Marriott International has nine properties in Hong Kong currently and the introduction of the St. Regis brand in Wan Chai will make it the perfect luxury accommodation for business travellers and leisure guests.
When you have memberships across different loyalty programs, it is always a good idea for you to keep track of it (manually or otherwise). I have previously written about AwardWallet which is free to use (but premium features can only be unlocked when you make a contribution) and today I just wanted to mention how useful it actually is because I actually discovered that my account got hacked through this very platform - 339,500 points were gone!
I recently stayed in a Premier Suite at the InterContinental Singapore over New Year's Eve (well, I actually checked-in on 30 December 2017 and checked-out on 01 January 2018) and was curious to know which set of Accelerate challenges it would count towards. More importantly, I was curious to know whether the elite-qualifying nights counted towards my 2017 or 2018 quota.
MGallery by Sofitel adds three new iconic properties to its growing portfolio of 90 hotels. The addition of the Victory House Leicester Square in London and The Retreat Palm Dubai as well as Tarcin Forest Resort & Spa is part of the rapid expansion of the MGallery brand that is slated to happen over the next five years.
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.