As far as the hotel industry is concerned, 2017 has been an exciting year with plenty of new hotels that has opened in Singapore over the last eleven months or so. Unfortunately, in the new couple of years ahead, this is expected to slow down even though we will probably be seeing a number of hotels going through refurbishments. The Conrad Centennial Singapore for example, is nearing the end of its refurbishment period and the new rooms are beautiful! This is my list of new hotels in Singapore that will be opening in 2018 (as well as some notable mentions for the future).
New Hotels Opening in Singapore (2018)
1. Six Senses Duxton
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has just announced that the group will be expanding its presence with its first two city hotels in Singapore - the Six Senses Duxton opens in April 2018 while the Six Senses Maxwell opens in July 2018.
Update (25 January 2018): Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas will be taking over the two properties previously planned for The Luxury Collection.
Update (30 November 2017): The Duxton Club will no longer become Singapore's first The Luxury Collection property. It will not be part of the Starwood Hotels & Resorts portfolio.
More information: Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas
2. Capri by Fraser, China Square Central
The second Capri by Fraser property is planned for Singapore and the 16-storey building is expected to be completed in 2018. This brand new property is expected to create a more vibrant retail, entertainment and hospitality destination that will further rejuvenate China Square Central (which in turn increases the rental income from enhanced footfall). The entire China Square Central will then be repositioned as an integrated development within the heritage area of the CBD.
More information: N/A
3. Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore
Dusit Thani is one of Thailand's most established hospitality and in an collaboration with Dusit International, Singapore will be having her first Dusit Thani-brand resort-style clubhouse (alongside 208 rooms and villas) in 2018. The Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore will be opening alongside two internationally-renowned championship golf courses - Laguna National Golf & Country Club’s Masters and Classic championship golf courses.
More information: Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore
4. The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore
After a series of monumental delays, Perennial Real Estate Holdings has finally appointed Kempinski Hotels S.A. to operate The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore which is slated to open in September this year (the full range of service to follow in Q4). Housed in the restored Capitol Building and Stamford House, the property will offer 157 guest rooms and suites - it will also feature a leading international restaurant under the helm of a Michelin-starred chef
More information: The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore
Refurbished Hotels Re-opening in Singapore (2018)
Grand Park City Hall
Everyone must have seen the Grand Park City Hall at some point - I stayed there once pre-refurbishment and did not find it particularly memorable. While the property is technically not closed during the refurbishment phases, travellers will be able to look forward to new rooms and lobby as well as a refreshed facade that brings this property to the right century. There is a pretty interesting video (it feels like a wedding video actually) of the new Grand Park City Hall that is posted online so feel free to check it out if it interests you.
More information: Grand Park City Hall
As mentioned late last year, the Raffles Singapore has been undergoing some major restoration works since the start of 2017 and as part of the third phase of restoration, the hotel will be fully closed from mid-December. The grand re-opening of this legendary hotel is planned for the second half of 2018. Three new suite categories (Residence Suites, Promenade Suites and Studio Suites) will also be added to the Raffles Singapore upon its re-opening and refreshed dining concepts will be introduced.
More information: Raffles Singapore
New Hotels Opening in Singapore (2019 and Beyond)
The Singapore EDITION
YOTELAIR (Singapore Changi Airport)
The land-side YOTELAIR with 130 rooms is slated to open in Q1 2019.
Village Hotel Sentosa, The Outpost Hotel and The Barracks Hotel (Far East Hospitality)
Far East Hospitality will be opening three new properties in Sentosa come 2019. The company has just announced The Barracks Hotel which is the third and last property on the man-made island and this is going to be operating under a new brand under its portfolio. All three hotels will be located at the Artillery Avenue in the Palawan area of Sentosa.
More information: Far East Hospitality
Pullman Singapore by AccorHotels (2022)
When local developer EL Development Pte Ltd bought over the Singtel Hill Street site back in 2017, it has already been announced that the plot of land would be used to develop an upscale hotel. Today, AccorHotels and EL Development Pte Ltd have announced that they will build a five-star Pullman Singapore (which will also become Singapore's first Pullman-branded property) that will feature a rooftop bar and executive lounge with sweeping views over Fort Canning, the Singapore River and St Andrew’s Cathedral, along with a vibrant lobby, health and fitness centre and pool.
More information: Pullman Singapore