Chinese guests visiting Singapore will now have the option of paying for their dining and room charges with WeChat Pay at all six Millennium Hotels and Resorts properties in Singapore - Orchard Hotel Singapore, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore, M Hotel Singapore, Studio M Hotel Singapore, M Social Singapore and Copthorne King’s Hotel Singapore. Eligible guests who book their stays via millenniumhotels.com and pay using WeChat Pay can enjoy an additional 5% savings on stays in Singapore.
WeChat Pay is one of the leading mobile payment solutions in China and is actively used by some 600 million users every month, with the numbers rising all the time. WeChat Pay enables increasingly mobile Chinese tourists to pay conveniently at the point of sale. Says Lee Richards, Vice President Operations Millennium Hotels and Resorts, South East Asia, “In
offering WeChat Pay, we hope to enhance the stay experience of our Chinese guests by making
payment easier and more efficient for them. This is the first in a series of initiatives we are implementing
to continue to grow our appeal to Chinese travellers.”
Hilton has just announced the launch of a brand new affordable lifestyle brand - Motto by Hilton. The new brand is designed to empower guests by giving them the freedom to create their own experiences in the world’s most sought-after cities. As Hilton approaches its 100th anniversary, it continues to pioneer the hospitality landscape with a new brand to address the needs and desires of the evolving global traveler.
The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts will be expanding the brand’s portfolio with the management of The Fullerton Hotel Sydney from 18 October 2019. Currently The Westin Sydney, the iconic property located on 1 Martin Place will be re-branded into The Fullerton Hotel Sydney and it will become the group’s first foray outside of Singapore.
In conjunction with The Ritz-Carlton’s Stellar Dining Series, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore will be presenting a series of gastronomic events from 01 November 2018 to 04 November 2018 - the whole journey begins in Singapore and it will continue through to Osaka, Hong Kong and Beijing from 01 November 2018 to 01 December 2018.
A brand new Hilton property has just opened in Taipei and it marks the brand’s return to the Taiwan market after 15 years. Located in New Taipei City, the 31-story Hilton Taipei Sinban offers 400 upscale rooms and it positions itself as an optimal choice for business travel and gatherings with extensive meeting facilities and convenient connections to traffic hubs.
Chef Ku at Golden Peony (Conrad Centennial Singapore) has just unveiled a brand new selection of dim sum items for both weekday lunches as well as weekend brunches. The new array of dim sum is created to showcase both traditional Cantonese as well as local flavours. Family dining with children will also be delighted to find a handful of specially-created items for the restaurant’s younger guests.
After a recent break-off with Oasis Collection home rentals, Hyatt has announced today that it is buying Two Roads Hospitality for US$480 Million. This international lifestyle hotel management company currently owns luxury lifestyle and boutique brands like Alila Hotels & Resorts, Joie de Vivre Hotels, Thompson Hotels, Destination Hotels and tommie.
Slightly over a year ago, Singapore Airlines introduced a series of PPS Rewards for their PPS Members (find out what the difference between KrisFlyer Elite Gold and PPS here) and these rewards are basically incentives (think of them as milestone bonuses) for reaching certain levels of spend - double KrisFlyer miles, redemption discounts, as well as one-class cabin upgrades. While these benefits have been exclusive to top-tier members, a brand new selection of KrisFlyer Elite Gold Rewards will become available to KrisFlyer Elite Gold members from 09 October 2018.
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.
Manhattan at Regent Singapore, A Four Seasons Hotel, has been making heads turn since its opening back in 2014. This 19th century-inspired bar has been Asia’s Best Bar for two consecutive years on Asia’s 50 Best Bar List so it is no surprise that it has recently made its way to top three at The World’s 50 Best Bars 2018 Awards - a first for a bar in Asia!
Capella Hotel Group and China Gezhouba Group Real Estate will bring the much-awaited Capella Sanya to the southern coast of tropical Hainan Island. Located in the secluded TuFu Bay, Capella Sanya pays homage to a Silk Road legend surrounding its location. The property will feature 190 exquisitely-designed rooms and villas amid lush gardens that overlook the South China Sea.