The Conrad Centennial Singapore is probably Singapore's most impressive Hilton property. Consistent to the global brand standards for Conrad hotels, the rooms here in this property are spacious and whilst the facilities and furnishings are carefully maintained, the dated design is definitely in need of a refresh to reposition the property to be in line with newer Conrad hotels around the world. The Centennial Suites here at the Conrad Centennial Singapore are beautiful with plenty of living space - with that said, the layout of the suite has always been baffling to me. As I was 'window shopping' for hotel rooms this evening, I noticed that an announcement has been placed to notify future guests that the hotel will be undergoing progressive rejuvenation works from June 2017 and this is expected to complete by the end of January 2018.
Rumours about guest room refurbishments have been lurking online for the longest time as mockups of the guest rooms (and suites) spread like wildfire over the internet. It is safe to say that the Conrad Centennial Singapore who has just celebrated her 20th birthday last year is finally sprucing up the guest rooms to more better equipped to take care of modern travellers in years to come. At this stage, it is unclear whether or not the final design of the rooms and suites will be in line with the mockups but I do personally believe that the property would be spending plenty of money to create a brand new look within the rooms to compete with newer hotels that are opening up over Singapore.
The room rates here at the Conrad Centennial Singapore have been relatively low (especially when you compare it to the Conrad Hong Kong) and one thing is for certain - the completion of refurbishments will definitely send the average rack rate of this 5-star property upwards.
Chinese guests visiting Singapore will now have the option of paying for their dining and room charges with WeChat Pay at all six Millennium Hotels and Resorts properties in Singapore - Orchard Hotel Singapore, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore, M Hotel Singapore, Studio M Hotel Singapore, M Social Singapore and Copthorne King’s Hotel Singapore. Eligible guests who book their stays via millenniumhotels.com and pay using WeChat Pay can enjoy an additional 5% savings on stays in Singapore.
Indulge in a variety of luxurious handcrafted rice dumplings from the Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium's award-winning Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant from 21 April 2018 to 18 June 2018. Apart from the best-selling Abalone, Foie Gras and Tea-smoke Duck Dumpling (S$38.80) which is specially crafted by Executive Chinese Chef Chan Shun Wong and this team, there are also new creations to look forward to this year.
Marriott International has just announced the opening of Bali's very first Fairfield by Marriott brand. The brand new Fairfield by Marriott Bali Legian is located close to the famous Legian Beach and it is also a short drive away to the wide range of dining and nightlife scene in Seminyak. The 163-room property (including 9 suites) showcases simple, intuitive design with natural wooden furnishings and local Balinese accents.
Emirates has just introduced a brand new service officially which allows passengers to check-in for their flights from anywhere in Dubai - this service is available for passengers across all cabin classes travelling on Emirates flights for a fee. Home Check-in allows passengers to complete the security check and check-in from the comfort of their home, hotel or office and have their luggage transported to the airport prior to their flight. An Emirates check-in agent will arrive at the preferred location to weigh and tag the bags as well as check-in the customers and issue boarding passes. Customers can then make their own way to the airport and head directly to immigration, bypassing the check-in desks at the airport.
A management agreement has been signed between the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Watson Elite for Sydney's first Hotel Indigo which is slated to open in 2021. The third Hotel Indigo property planned for Australia (following the Hotel Indigo Brisbane Fortitude Valley as well as Hotel Indigo Melbourne Docklands), Hotel Indigo Sydney Central, will be located opposite Capitol Square in the central precinct of Sydney.
The Six Senses Duxton (the first of two heritage buildings that will collectively create the Six Senses Singapore) is scheduled to open next month on 15 April 2018. This will be one of the newest hotels to open in Singapore this year and the Six Senses Maxwell is set to open later this year. The first property is currently taking reservations and there is also an opening offer that you could take advantage of.
The Crowne Plaza Changi Airport has once again been named the World's Best Airport Hotel as well as the Best Airport Hotel in Asia for the fourth consecutive year at the World Airport Awards by Skytrax. In addition to this, the property will also be celebrating her 10th anniversary this year by giving away a grand prize worth S$18,000 (inclusive of 1 million IHG Rewards Club points!) as well as special room packages with added benefits.
As part of the 'Smart Fullerton' experience, new digital touch points like an in-room e-Compendium tablet (provided by Tapendium) are set to reinvent the hospitality experience for the modern traveller. The Fullerton Hotel as well as The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore have managed to digitalised the traditional compendium into a tablet across all 500 rooms and suites.
Indulge without guilt at the Capella Singapore's designer kitchen, Chef's Table with Wellness Tea Time. Conceptualised by Sandra Lim of Live Fruitfully, a certified Raw Food Chef from The Matthew Kenney Culinary Institute, and Chef David Senia, the Culinary Director of Capella Singapore, the new take on the classic afternoon tea experience uses distinctive wholesome ingredients and it is available every Friday from 3:00PM to 5:00PM.
Myanmar's very first Sofitel property has just opened along the shores of the famous Inle Lake. The Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min is a luxury boutique resort that is set to become a new destination for couples and travelers looking for serenity in Myanmar’s Shan State. The property is not only accessible by car but can also be reached via motorboat for guests who wish to get a chance to see the Intha rowing experience, where boatmen adopt the well-known traditional one-legged rowing technique to row their boats on Inle Lake.