IHG Reward Nights Changes - Singapore

Following IHG's latest announcement on the changes to Reward Nights, the Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre will soon require 40,000 IHG Rewards Club Points (instead of the current 35,000) a night from 17 February 2016. Outside of Singapore, it will also see some luxury hotels pushing the previous 50,000 boundary.

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Three SPG® Design Hotels™ in Singapore!

Last month, SPG® announced that you can now enjoy some of your SPG® benefits at selected Design Hotels™ around the world. Ever since that announcement, I have gotten a few questions on where exactly there Design Hotels™ are and so I personally began looking. To my surprise, there are THREE Design Hotels™ in Singapore currently! 

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IHG to acquire Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

Kimpton is the world’s largest independent boutique hotel operator and a sophisticated food and beverage operator. With a cheeky brand and an interesting loyalty rewards program, Kimpton is an industry leader when it comes to boutique hotels - you even get direct access to Kimpton's CEO if you are a top-tier Inner Circle member. Find out what the acquisition from IHG means for both brands.

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New Ibis in Bengaluru, India

With two hotels already in Bengaluru (India), Accor has opened its third hotel - the ibis Bengaluru City Centre. With the famous UB City and business districts in close proximity, the ibis Bengaluru City Centre has a capacity of 173-guest rooms that are suitable for business and leisure travellers alike. The hotel is strategically located with easy access to the Bangalore City railway station and Majestic bus station, with Kempegowda International Airport 39km away from the hotel. The hotel is also easily accessible to many attractions and points of interests near MG road and Brigade road. 

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First ibis budget hotel debuts in Seoul

Accor, the largest international hotel operator in Asia Pacific and South Korea, announces the opening of ibis budget Ambassador Seoul Dongdaemun, the first ibis budget brand hotel in South Korea. This newly-built hotel has 195 guestrooms and is strategically located north of Seoul’s Han River in a commercial district renowned for its traditional markets and shopping centres.

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InterContinental Sydney Double Bay Opens!

Earmarked as one of the most exclusive properties in Australia, the InterContinental Sydney Double Bay is the only luxury hotel outside Sydney’s CBD. Offering intimate glamour and privacy, guests and visitors to the hotel will be provided with an entirely unique and unrivaled experience. Acquired and refurbished by Royal Hotels Australia, the multi-million dollar development of InterContinental Sydney Double Bay epitomises luxury and elegance and is pivotal to the resurgence of the esteemed Double Bay area.

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Five New Countries to Enjoy Visa-free Entry into Indonesia

There are currently only 15 countries where citizens are allowed to enter Indonesia for free (in terms of visa anyway). Applying for Visa on Arrival (VOA) will cost US$35 for most citizens from other countries. It has been recently announced that five more countries will be added to the list of countries to enjoy 30 days of visa-free stay. 

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