The Crowne Plaza Changi Airport has once again been voted as the World's Best Airport Hotel by international travellers in the World Airport Awards announced by Skytrax on 14 March 2017 at the Passenger Terminal Expo in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
The 2017 awards for best airport hotels are based on nominations from international travellers from all around the world and it evaluates key performance indicators like guest experience, hotel service staff standards, cleanliness and comfort of rooms as well as accessibility between terminal and hotel.
With a total capacity of 563 rooms, Crowne Plaza Changi Airportt is poised to cater to an increasing number of visitors to Singapore as Changi Airport continues to grow as a key regional aviation hub with upcoming developments such as Terminal 4 and Jewel Changi Airport in the next few years, and with the tripartite collaboration between Singapore Tourism Board, Changi Airport Group and Royal Caribbean to bring in more fly-cruise tourists to Singapore.
Since I have checked out the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Johor Bahru on a few occasions previously, I have decided to check myself in to the relatively-new Amari Johor Bahru which is located in a much better location (since it is only 5 minutes away from JB City Square) for the weekend. The hotel is located directly behind KOMTAR JBCC (which is behind JB City Square) and getting from the JB CIQ to the Amari Johor Bahru takes you less than 10 minutes on foot. Read my review of the One Bedroom Suite here!
Novotel Singapore on Stevens is the latest addition to AccorHotels' growing portfolio of properties here in Singapore. Alongside the Mercure Singapore on Stevens, the properties form Singapore's latest integrated lifestyle hub which features a grand total of 772 guest rooms and suites in total. As one of the latest hotels to open before the end of 2017, Novotel Singapore on Stevens offers 256 rooms and suites along Stevens Road and it is connected to the Mercure Singapore on Stevens with shared facilities (both leisure and business) in the complex.
The Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur is one of my well-loved Grand Hyatt properties in Asia-Pacific. Now, I have been to multiple Grand Hyatt properties in the region but ever since I have successfully managed to redeem one of my guaranteed suite upgrades in this property back in 2014, the property has become one of my favourite over the years. Check out my review of the massive Grand Executive Suite here at this luxurious property in Kuala Lumpur!
The Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena is one of the newest hotels to open in Singapore. While many hotels did open in Singapore last year, there are only a handful more that are slated to open in 2018. Located just a short stroll away from Novena MRT Station, the Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena is the tallest hotel in the area and it is also a stone's throw away from some of Singapore's best hospitals (making it perfect for medical tourism as well!).
The Hilton Auckland is one of my most anticipated hotel stays last year after visiting it briefly back in 2015 for a business meeting. I stayed in a Deluxe Harbour View Room at the Hilton Auckland as a Hilton Honors Diamond member and really enjoyed my stay there. Read more now!
While I have stayed at the Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium previously, I checked-in at the property once again recently as I wanted to complete one of my Accelerate challenges for the final quarter (speaking of which, you should register for the Accelerate challenges next quarter). More importantly, I actually stayed here three years ago and I wanted to revisit it to have a more current review of this property - I also wanted to pig out at Zion Riverside Food Centre but that's a different story for another time. Check out my review of the Executive Room here at the Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium!
A third daily flight between Singapore and Auckland has been announced earlier this month and while it will only commence on 28 October 2018, the route is well-served by a number of solid products. In the summer months, passengers traveling on Singapore Airlines may consider trying out the excellent Suites and Business Class product on the A380. After staying at the Hilton Auckland for about a week, I moved over to the Rydges Auckland for the weekend as it was considerably more affordable and it is situated right in the middle of the city along Federal Street. Read my review of the King Residence Suite here!
The Executive Suite at the Conrad Beijing is easily one of the most beautiful suites that I have stayed in. It enjoys plenty of daylight and the view is amazing (as long as the weather in Beijing is good). The property is located to Sanlitun and Guomao, making it a great choice for both leisure and business travellers but more importantly, the interiors of the hotel are just stunning! Read my review of the Conrad Beijing here!
I am a huge fan of the Hyatt brand and even though I have lost my Globalist status earlier this year, the Andaz Singapore has been my most anticipated hotel to open in Singapore this year. Occupying the top floors of one of the iconic DUO skyscrapers, the Andaz Singapore is the first Andaz-branded property to open in Southeast Asia. More importantly, it is a product of two very famous and established architects - Ole Scheeren and Andre Fu. Check out my review of the Andaz Suite here!
I checked out one of the most popular honeymoon property in Phuket, the Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas and fell deeply in love with it. The resort grounds are beautiful and the villas are truly private and amazing. Check out my review of the Lagoon Pool Villa here!