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.
Both the autonomous delivery robots are stationed at the hotel lobby and they are capable of moving around the hotel unmanned at a safe speed of 2.5km/hr (half that of an average human walking speed). They will also be able to ride elevators, make phone calls to rooms upon arrival and they are equipped with sensitive sensors that know to avoid obstacles in its path.
Designed and built by Savioke, Relay is the first fully-autonomous delivery robot that has been deployed in over 70 dynamic busy environments such as logistics, hotels, office buildings, and high rise apartments. Using advanced technology to navigate around people and objects, Relay delivers items quickly, safely, and reliably. Since initial commercial deployment in 2014, Relay robots have made over 150,000 autonomous deliveries.
Raffles' first resort in the Maldives (which soft-opened in May 2019) will be introducing the Overwater Island Experience on 22 September 2019 which will see the introduction of 16 brand new over-water villas.
The Fullerton Hotel Sydney will debut as a luxury heritage hotel in the CBD with an attractive opening offer to celebrate its partnership with Preferred Hotels & Resorts and the brand’s I Prefer Hotel Rewards programme.
The Marina Mandarin Singapore will be re-branded into PARKROYAL on Marina Bay in January 2020.
Adelaide in Australia is getting a brand new Hyatt-branded property in 2023.
A brand new Holiday Inn Express property has just opened in Pattaya Thailand - the Holiday Inn Express Pattaya Central is the city's newest property and it features convenient access to the all the popular spots that Pattaya has to offer at an affordable price point.
If you have been travelling abroad frequently you must already be aware of the fact currency cash exchanges can prove quite expensive and cumbersome. When you exchange your money into foreign currency, you’re committing yourself to carry large amounts of cash overseas which can be risky or simply awkward. In addition to that, if you underspent you are going to go back home with foreign currency and have to bother yourself to exchange it again (and lose even more money on fees). For business traveling, cash is one of the worst solutions there are.
The American Express Singapore Airlines Business Credit Card will enable SMEs to get up to 8.5 HighFlyer points for every S$1 spent – worth up to 8.5% in savings – and 0% interest on instalments over six months on Singapore Airlines flights.
A brand new metal credit card is coming - join the waitlist to get up to 100,000 bonus miles with the launch promotion for the X Card.
You will no longer be able to bring a guest into a Plaza Premium Lounge with your OCBC VOYAGE Card from 15 August 2019.
From now until 30 December 2019, present your IHG Rewards Club membership card (or virtual card on the IHG App) to receive up to 30% savings on your dining bill across all participating hotels located in India, Middle East, Africa, South East Asia, Korea and Australia with or without a stay.