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.
While looking for accommodation in Bangkok, I chanced upon the brand new Hyatt Place Bangkok Sukhumvit which is scheduled to open in October 2017 (but taking room reservations from December 2017 only). It will be located approximately 200m away from Phrom Phong BTS SkyTrain Station where travellers can enjoy the massive EmDistrict - Emporium, EmQuartier and the soon-to-open EmSphere mall.
The InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has just announced the opening of the highest hotel in Vietnam, the InterContinental Hanoi Landmark72 in Hanoi. The hotel occupies levels 62 to 71 of the towering Keangnam Landmark72 and the property is part of a wider Landmark72 complex which is home to various retail, commercial and entertainment offerings. The InterContinental Hanoi Landmark72 is located close to some of Hanoi's major landmarks and attractions like the Hanoi Museum, Vietnam National Convention Centre and the Garden Shopping Centre.
Set on the tropical islands of Langkawi, The Ritz-Carlton Langkawi officially opens today to bring about luxurious experiences in the heart of an ancient jungle. Designed to reflect the nearby traditional villages (known as Kampongs), the oceanfront resort is sheltered by trees and gently lapped by the Andaman Sea. The Ritz-Carlton Langkawi is designed by Philippe Villeroux of Kuala Lumpur-based Tropical Area Architects and it has been carefully created to fully immerse travelers in the island’s natural ecosystem and local culture.
AccorHotels has just announced the opening of the Mercure Bangkok Sukhumvit 11 which is located on Soi 11 of Sukhumvit. Known for the numerous restaurants, bar and clubs which are prominent in the evenings, Sukhumvit Soi 11 has long been a magnet for tourists, expats and locals who are attracted to the night life. The property is also within walking distance to not only the BTS Skytrain Nana Station and MRT Subway Asoke Station but also the Airport Link Makkasan Station.
The Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) has just unveiled a brand new loyalty programme, INVITED, to replace the previous program. Invited (free to join!) offers members exclusive rates and benefits right from their very first stay across any one of SLH's 500 hotels worldwide.
The Conrad Centennial Singapore will be unveiling a brand new collection of exquisite French chocolate tartlets which will be available for purchase from 22 September 2017 (three-day advanced order is required). One of the five flavours that have been created is done in collaboration with home-cook @HoneyBeeSweets.sg to marry local flavours and French pastry techniques. Each box of the Conrad Treasures come with five flavours (one piece per flavour) - Sensation, Pure Gourmandise, La Royale, Violette, and Chendol.
Experience a brand new spa journey that incorporates the healing energies of sound and mind-imagery at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong's luxurious Plateau Spa. In partnership with one of the leading sound technology companies of the world, Devialet, the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong will be presenting a 60-minute bespoke “Voyage des Sens” spa experience that is exclusive to this beautiful oasis that is tucked-away in Hong Kong.
Celebrate the weekends with a sizzling BBQ and unlimited house wines and beers at the Pan Pacific Singapore's Poolside Patio from 6:30PM to 9:30PM every Friday and Saturday (from 22 September 2017). Enjoy a four-course barbecue menu while overlooking the refurbished swimming pool and Poolside Bar.
The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has just announced that it will manage a one-of-a-kind Mandarin Oriental Qianmen, Beijing which will be located within the Qianmen East Hutong Quarter. This hotel is expected to open in 2018 and it will provide guests with the unique opportunity to experience luxury living in traditional and authentic Beijing surroundings.
The Four Points by Sheraton Hefei, Baohe is the second Four Points property in the ancient city of Hefei which is also the capital city in the Anhui Province of China. The hotel offers 271 modern guestrooms (inclusive of suites) that are equipped with a simple design but most importantly, with modern comforts like a 43-inch flat TV and High Speed Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.