The most highly-anticipated (well, at least to me) hotel property to open in Singapore this year, the Andaz Singapore, has secretly opened up reservations from 15 November 2017. Located on 5 Fraser Street, the Andaz Singapore is the latest property that will be opening by Hyatt. While it is not official news that the hotel is opening in November 2017, it seems highly likely that the hotel will since it has started taking reservations - fingers crossed!
At the time of writing, there are currently three different room categories that are available for booking. In fact, the Standard Rate (BAR) seems extremely reasonable at just S$390++ for the lead-in category room, the Andaz King. All three rooms appear to have the same size at 38sqm and I personally believe that they are exactly the same - the Harbour View room probably faces well, the harbour and the Skyline View is basically a city view room on a higher floor.
- Andaz King (or Twin) - S$390
- Andaz King (or Twin) Harbour View - S$410
- Andaz King Skyline View - S$430
- Andaz Studio Suite King - S$470
- Andaz Suite King - S$490
- Andaz Large Suite King (or Twin) - S$1,190
- Presidential Suite - S$1,790
The Andaz Singapore current has an opening bonus which gives you a generous 3,000 World of Hyatt Bonus Points on top of 20% savings when you stay at least two nights. The stay has to be completed before 30 April 2018 and members will be able to benefit from 3,000 bonus points on an eligible stay (at least 2 nights). Do note that you can take advantage of this promotion multiple times (until the end of the promo window) so long there is at least one night in between bookings.
The outdoor swimming pool of the Andaz Singapore is located on Level 25 and the hotel is expected to have 342 different guestrooms. Guests staying over at the Andaz Singapore will also be able to benefit from complimentary minibar (non-alcoholic only), local snacks as well as all-day refreshments at the Sunroom. The Andaz Lounge Hour runs from 5:00PM to 7:00PM daily where complimentary red and white wine will be served - I hear there's even a special Andaz Pale Ale for all in-house guests!
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.
Housed in the same building as the brand new InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay (which officially opened slightly over two weeks ago), 1880 is a members-only club that is set to open on 02 December 2017. The club is designed to become a social enclave for individuals that are keen on spearheading positive change and to inspire conversations that will impact society in a positive way. Occupying the third level of the city's latest waterfront lifestyle destination, Quayside@Robertson Quay, 1880 will soft launch on 8 November 2017 and different parts of the space will gradually come online in phases.
Pullman Hotels & Resorts by AccorHotels has just unveiled a brand new wellbeing program that is developed in collaboration with Pullman’s Wellness Coach, Sarah Hoey. The program is designed to facilitate the adoption of a healthier lifestyle amongst travelers and it is based on the four universal pillars of health: Sleep, Food, Sport and Spa.
Raffles Singapore will be closing late 2017 for restoration and the reopening is planned for the second half of 2018. The iconic heritage hotel has been undergoing a series of carefully phased restoration since February 2017 and the reopening of this iconic property will see the introduction of exquisite new suite categories, vibrant lifestyle experiences and refreshed dining concepts.
The Raffles Europejski Warsaw is slated to open in early 2018 to welcome a new chapter in an extraordinary history which spans 160 years. Located on the Royal Route and neighbouring the cobbled streets of the Old Town with its own high-end retail space, the Raffles Europejski Warsaw will be home to 106 elegant suites with bespoke furniture, oak floors, a corner library and a carefully curated Polish art by Anda Rottenberg and Barbara Piwowarska.
Get your burger fix at the Pan Pacific Singapore's Pacific Marketplace and Atrium from 23 October 2017 to 25 November 2017. Bite into delicious and juicy Wagyu beef patties sandwiched between herbs-infused burger buns done in three different styles - the beef is of a similar premium grade of beef from the award-winning Japanese restaurant Keyaki.