AccorHotels Group has finalised the acquisition of FRHI Hotels & Resorts which includes the three prestigious and established luxury hotel brands: Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel. The addition of these properties and room inventories makes AccorHotels the largest operator of hotels in Singapore, with a grand total of 5400 rooms.
Some notable properties that are joining AccorHotels’ global network include some of the world’s most iconic and historic hotels located in key strategic cities around the world: The Savoy in London, Raffles Singapore, Fairmont San Francisco, New York’s The Plaza, Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City, and Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris.
Racines at the Sofitel Singapore City Centre will be offering a series of festive set menus for the upcoming Lunar New Year from 21 January 2019 to 22 February 2019. Last month, I was invited down to the restaurant to check out some of the menu highlights and there were a couple of standout dishes (some of them are available for takeout too and there is an Early Bird Offer if you act fast!) that I would be sharing here. It is also worth noting that all Chinese New Year dining specials at Racines comes inclusive with Yu Sheng.
A 38-villa ultra-luxury resort is set to open in the rare Maldivian oasis of Gaafu Alifu Atoll on 1 February 2019 - the Raffles Maldives Meradhoo is AccorHotels’ fourth property in the Maldives and it will offer unparalleled views of the Indian Ocean for travellers seeking the perfect over-water escape.
AccorHotels has just debuted its award-winning midscale brand, Novotel, with the opening of the new-built Novotel Haikou Xinbudao in the capital city of Hainan province. The property is located on Xinbu Island, a newly developed area in the northeast part of Haikou city, and it is expected to quickly become a favorite on Hainan Island, China’s southernmost province famous for its amiable tropical climate and idyllic sun-blessed beaches.
After getting my hands on an Accor Plus membership a few months ago, I started looking at the Red Hot Rooms rate (exclusive to Accor Plus members only) across all participating hotels in Asia-Pacific and actually found some ridiculously cheap rates in Singapore on some weekends. As such, since I was going to have lunch at Kopi Tiam in Swissotel The Stamford one weekend, I decided to book a room for a staycation anyway. I stayed in one of the newly-renovated Premier Harbour Rooms and I truly loved it!
The first ever Swissôtel Hotels and Resorts property in Indonesia is set to make its first debut in the city of Jakarta. Slated to open in mid-2019, the Swissôtel Jakarta PIK Avenue will be located in a mixed-used lifestyle mall complex. The hotel will feature 412 spacious guest rooms, six dining outlets, an executive lounge, the Pürovel Spa & Sport facility as well as the city’s largest event space of 3,044 square meters that can accommodate up to 3000 guests in its ballroom.
Sofitel has partnered Hainan Airlines to bring the collection of signature Sofitel MyBed products to the carrier's Business Class. Passengers traveling in the premium cabin can now experience the luxurious Sofitel MyBed in the sky. The Hainan Airlines partnership will take its ‘Hai Dream’ on-board sleep experience to greater heights with Sofitel’s signature bedding that includes a waist cushion, full-size pillows, duvet, bed sheet, feather topper and blanket. Made with patented technology of the highest thread count, the duvet cover, pillowcase and bed sheet collection features the airline’s latest Dream Feather design.
Celebrate Black Friday and Cyber Monday with up to 50% savings across all participating AccorHotels properties! Simply book between 22 November 2018 to 26 November 2018 for stays between 01 January 2019 to 24 February 2019 to enjoy up to 50% off (40% for not Accor Plus members) room rates! As you would expect, these heavily-discounted stays cannot be modified or cancelled without penalty so make sure your travel plans are firmed up before booking them!
The SO Sofitel Hua Hin has just unveiled a brand new wing with new state-of-the-art leisure facilities and room types for both business and leisure travellers. The new wing features One-bedroom SO Pool Villas as well as SO Family Suites (complete with bunk beds) that family traveling with children can look forward to. Additionally, guests staying in the hotel can also look forward to a new Signature Pool (16m x 60m) that consists of a water playground with a Wibit adventure course running down the middle of the pool.
AccorHotels will be rewarding all Le Club AccorHotels members with an Asia Pacific Sale that offers up to 50% off room rates as well as the opportunity to win 500,000 Le Club AccorHotels Points (which is equivalent to €10,000!). AccorHotels will be giving away 15 million points altogether and there will be 30 winners under this promotion. Bookings have to be made directly with AccorHotels in order to be eligible.
The launch of the e-boutique platform for Le Club AccorHotels in Asia-Pacific has just been announced. The platform is already available in France and Australia but now loyalty members residing in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand, The Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam will now have the opportunity to earn and redeem their loyalty points on the digital shopping platform.