With only less than three weeks left in 2018, it is important to look ahead to the new year and start planning for all those new hotel openings in Singapore. While 2017 was a great year for travellers since there were a number of iconic hotel openings that year, 2018 was a fairly unexciting one. There will be an increase in supply of hotel rooms in the Luxury and Mid-tier segments in 2019 and there will also be a couple of new brand introductions into the Singapore market.
NEW HOTELS OPENING IN SINGAPORE (2019)
1. Holiday Inn Express Singapore Serangoon - 28 February 2019
The Holiday Inn Express Singapore Serangoon will become the fourth Holiday Inn Express property to open in Singapore. According to the address of this property, it should be occupying the space (and most likely the building) of where Pinnacle Hotel used to be. At the time of writing, the Holiday Inn Express Singapore Serangoon will require only 20,000 IHG Rewards Points for a Reward Night - this is the same number of points that the Holiday Inn Express Singapore Katong requires. There also appears to a slightly larger room type here that contains both a Queen-size bed as well as a Single (for a premium).
More Information: Holiday Inn Express Singapore Serangoon
2. YOTELAIR Singapore Changi - Q1 2019
The brand new lifestyle destination, Jewel Changi Airport is expected to open in early 2019. Alongside Singapore’s largest air-conditioned indoor garden, shopping, attractions, aviation facilities and dining experiences will be Asia’s first YOTELAIR. Located on the fourth floor of the new Jewel Changi Airport, The YOTELAIR Singapore Changi is perfect for transit passengers as well as busy international travellers since it will offer flexible check-in and check-out timings with self check-in kiosks. The rooms are inspired by luxury first class aircraft design and the ingenious use of adaptable spaces provides all the amenities a guest may need during his or her stay.
More Information: YOTELAIR Singapore Changi
3. Village Hotel at Sentosa - 01 April 2019
Far East Hospitality will be opening three new hotels in Sentosa in the year of 2019. Slated to open on 01 April 2019, the Village Hotel at Sentosa will be a mid-tier property that offers unique experiences such as themed pool zones, lush gardens as well as plenty of outdoor spaces for both leisure and business travellers. The Sun View Deck located on property will also provide the perfect backdrop for weddings and events with stunning sunset views as well as the daily evening fireworks from Wings of Time.
More Information: Village Hotel at Sentosa
4. The Outpost Hotel - 01 April 2019
The second property that Far East Hospitality will open on the island of Sentosa is The Outpost Hotel which is set to become the island’s trendy getaway spot for young adults and couples. The design of The Outpost Hotel is inspired by the heritage of Sentosa as a colonial military base - all 193 guest rooms here reflect a stylish interpretation of colonial black and white design, with crisp lines and a sharply contrasting palette. With its own rooftop pool and bar, The Outpost Hotel offers a picturesque backdrop for evening cocktails, candlelit dinners and intimate celebrations.
More Information: The Outpost Hotel
5. The Barracks Hotel - August 2019
The third property that Far East Hospitality will be opening in Sentosa is housed within a meticulously restored military outpost from 1904 - The Barracks Hotel will take guests back to a cherished time of romance and charm. This luxurious property will be home to 40 beautifully-appointed guest rooms and suites and it will offer exquisite service with attention to every detail as well as an overall timeless experience. Set amidst the tranquillity and privacy of the heritage buildings, an exclusive pool provides the idyllic setting for guests to take a dip or lounge with a classic cocktail. The suites on the ground level have direct access to the pool and private jacuzzi at The Barracks Hotel.
More Information: The Barracks Hotel
6. Capri by Fraser, China Square Singapore - 2019
The brand new Capri by Fraser, China Square Singapore will be located next to Chinatown and it will be an attractive property for business and leisure travellers - especially those who wish to stay a little longer. The 304 room property will feature Superior, Deluxe, Executive as well as Studio configurations. Interiors of the property are inspired by the old Chinatown with a distinctive modern twist. All apartments are equipped with a microwave – perfect for a quick meal on-the-go – while some also feature a stylish cooker and hob, giving you the opportunity to prepare more wholesome dishes. If you hold an American Express Platinum Reserve Credit Card, you will be able to utilise your complimentary 3D2N voucher here at the brand new Capri by Fraser, China Square Singapore when it opens.
More Information: Capri by Fraser, China Square Singapore
7. Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore - 2019
In collaboration with Dusit International, Singapore will see the opening of Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore next year (fingers crossed) and it will be highlighted by the resort-style clubhouse and 208-room and villa hotel alongside two renowned championship golf courses. This will be the only resort with direct access to one of Singapore’s premiere golf courses, the Laguna National Golf & Country Club.
More Information: Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore
REFURBISHED HOTELS OPENING IN SINGAPORE (2019)
1. Raffles Singapore - 2019
After a prolonged period of restoration, the Raffles Singapore will finally reopen its doors in 2019. The restored property is expected to feature 115 suites (with the introduction of new suite categories), vibrant lifestyle experiences and refreshed dining concepts. The all-suite hotel will be introducing three new suite categories post-reopening: Residence Suites, Promenade Suites and the Studio Suites.
More Information: Raffles Singapore
OTHER HONORARY MENTIONS
THE Singapore EDITION by Marriott - 2020
The Clan - 2020
Pullman Singapore - 2022