There has been a number of exciting changes for Regent Singapore this year - the management agreement with Four Seasons was not extended for 2019 (the official last day was 31 December 2018) and the Potiac Land Group (who owns the property) has appointed Capella Hotel Group to manage the hotel this year. What is even more interesting however is that IHG Rewards Club members will soon be able to earn and redeem IHG Rewards Club points at Regent properties (yes, this includes the Regent Singapore) from 01 February 2019. Mr. Oscar Postma who was previously the Corporate Director of Rooms for the Capella Hotel Group has now been appointed as Regent Singapore's General Manager.
With over 25 years of experience under his belt and having worked in The St. Regis Singapore as well as The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, Mr. Postma will bring with him a wealth of experience and it certainly is interesting to see how the hotel evolves over the next couple of weeks (and months)!
Earlier this morning, I wrote about the rumours that have been floating around the internet about Mileslife’s suspected shutdown in China - I have managed to get hold of the founder and CEO of Mileslife today and he has confirmed that the China business is not closed.
If you have been using Mileslife conscientiously, you may realise that certain functionality have stopped working as of yesterday (or even earlier!). There are rumours floating around the internet that the app has been shutdown and businesses in China are owed plenty of money (this has not been verified but that is what I am hearing from the grapevine).
Executive Chef Fong Chee Chung of Carlton City Hotel Singapore has just introduced a refreshed contemporary menu for Plate - the hotel's all-day dining restaurant. New items on the menu (including appetisers and mains) will showcase international flavours and they will cater to both business as well as leisure guests in the heart of Singapore's downtown.
Following the public preview of Jewel Changi Airport, YOTELAIR Singapore Changi Airport is now open for business. The hotel is home to 130 cabins that range from Premium Queen Cabins to Family Cabins and it promises a 'fuss-free hotel experience [from the] cleverly designed cabins'.
New applicants of the Citi Prestige and Citi PremierMiles will receive their credit cards with a brand new card face soon. The new card faces of the two aforementioned cards are introduced to standardise the way cards look and feel across countries. At the time of writing, it is unclear whether new (or changes to existing) benefits will be introduced with the new card face but the Citi Prestige will come in a ‘premium hybrid metal material’ from 15 April 2019.
Crowne Plaza Changi Airport has just been awarded the World's Best Airport Hotel for the fifth successive year in the World Airport Awards. The hotel offers a seamless connection to Terminal 3 of Changi Airport and with Jewel Changi Airport opening this year, the hotel will be able to cater to travellers who will have more reason for a longer stayover, as well as local visitors seeking meeting venues or a relaxing staycation.
Last year, Hyatt announced that it would be acquiring Two Roads Hospitality - the lifestyle hotel management company owns luxury lifestyle and boutique brands like Alila Hotels & Resorts, Joie de Vivre Hotels, Thompson Hotels, Destination Hotels and tommie. Starting from 28 March 2019, World of Hyatt members will be able to earn and redeem points (as well as enjoy in-hotel benefits) at eight participating Thompson Hotels for eligible stays.
One of the newest hotels to open in Singapore this year is Far East Hospitality's new Sentosa property - The Outpost Hotel. Home to 193 guest rooms and suites, The Outpost Hotel officially joins Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) today to be alongside over 500 independently spirited hotels in over 80 countries across the globe.
After approximately 10 months of extensive renovations, The St. Regis Singapore has fully converted the hotel's indoor tennis courts into a luxurious double-height ceiling event venue that pays homage to the house of Caroline Astor. Caroline's Mansion is the latest addition to an exclusive suite of event spaces and it sits adjacent to the property's main building with a private entrance by the hotel driveway.
The St. Regis Hong Kong is resolved to set a new benchmark in luxury hospitality for the next generation of St. Regis hotels globally. This landmark opening in Hong Kong is scheduled for April 2019 and it will reflect of vision of St. Regis through the eyes of world-famous interior designer, André Fu. The property is located in the Wan Chai district, one of Hong Kong's busiest commercial districts, and it blends architectural creativity, cultural diversity and timeless elegance.