Located at the start of the ethnic enclave of Little India, Citadines Rochor Singapore is part of Tekka Place, an intersection point of contemporary living and 19th century heritage. The integrated development features a curated mix of retail, dining, fitness and cultural options spread across four floors. Also within walking distance is the arts, heritage and design precinct of Bugis and Bras Basah. From here, it is easy to travel to other locations within the country, especially the Central Business District, thanks to the close proximity of Rochor and Little India MRT Stations.
Ornate Hindu temples, goldsmith shops, sari stores and flower stalls – these are just some of the sights to be found in the perennially vibrant Little India. Revel in the bohemian vibe found in the maze of side streets and sample dishes commonly found across India. Make time to visit the 24-hour shopping mall Mustafa Centre, home to 300,000 products spanning from electronics to groceries, textiles and jewelries. For a truly local experience, head to Tekka Centre, Singapore’s largest indoor “wet market” that is chock-a-block with stalls selling fresh produce from around the region. Diagonally across the Rochor River is LASALLE College of the Arts. It is worth a visit for its striking architecture that resembles a massive black box turned inside out to retain a connection to the surrounding streets.
Business and leisure travellers will be pleased with Citadines Rochor Singapore’s variety of apartment types to choose from. These range from Studios to One-bedroom apartments. Dual-key apartments are available too, for those travelling in bigger groups.
A wide range of facilities and amenities are available to make the stay enjoyable. These include the outdoor swimming pool, Residents’ Lounge, Residents’ Kitchen, Fitness Corner, and a common laundrette.
The newly-opened Citadines Balestier Singapore sits atop of 3 floors retail spaces which offers a wide array of amenities and services. From their cosy Studio apartment for the solo traveller, to their spacious one-bedroom apartment for a couple on the go, this centrally-located Singapore apartment hotel has the right apartments that set the tone for your stay.
Unwind in the outdoor swimming pool and mingle with friends at the Residents' Lounge. There is an outdoor fitness corner to tune your body clock from any jetlag. Children can have a fair share of their fun at the children's playground and water play area. You can also hold group gatherings at their barbecue pavilion and catch up with your friends and family.
Balestier is an eclectic neighbourhood in Singapore that offers everything from a rich bowl of local laksa noodles at the nearby Whampoa Hawker Centre to a cup of latte art and soy cappuccino along the shopping belt on Orchard Road.
Take a quick 15-minute walk to the nearby Novena hub for your groceries and amenities. The Newton MRT Station is a short bus ride away and connects you to the Central Business District and the Marina Bay area.
Designed by renowned architect John Portman, who transformed the interior spaces of hotels by creating atriums with a cinematic, soaring experience, the 32-year-old Marina Mandarin is now known as PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, having been rebranded by property group United Industrial Corporation (UIC)
The property will be refreshed with a new look and identity as it joins the Pan Pacific Hotels Group portfolio of nearly 50 hotels, resorts and serviced suites globally.
Renovation to PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay will be done in phases from early-2020 to mid-2021 to the hotel’s public spaces, guestrooms, and meeting facilities to transform this Marina Bay landmark into a statement “garden in the hotel” with curated lush landscapes and stylish interiors.
Ms Cinn Tan, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Pan Pacific Hotels Group, says, “We are celebrating the latest addition of PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay to our Pan Pacific Hotels Group family with a launch offer that exemplifies the sincere hospitality we are known for. We want our guests to feel supported whenever they travel, whether for work or play, and have invested thought and heart into this special promotion, which comes with a selection of personalised benefits. This is because we believe in giving our guests the flexibility to choose what they would enjoy best, so they can make the most of their stay with us. It is our confidence that the guests of PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay will experience the excellence in product and service that have led to us being awarded “Best Regional Hotel Chain” for three years running by readers in Asia Pacific.”
Enjoying an excellent location in the heart of the city, PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay offers a breathtaking view of the Marina Bay and financial district, as well as convenient access to the Marina Square Shopping Mall, and is minutes away from Sands Expo & Convention Center and Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Directly opposite The Esplanade, Singapore’s performing arts centre, the hotel is also within walking distance to attractions such as Gardens by the Bay and the Singapore Flyer, and is perfectly situated right on the trackside of the Singapore Grand Prix Formula One race.
The Barracks Hotel Sentosa is now open to greet and host guests from Singapore and all around the world. Once an old artillery barrack, now refurbished as a hotel. While The Barracks Hotel Sentosa may be rich in history, but the stories of tomorrow are yours to write.
Once a military outpost in 1904, this heritage building has been meticulously restored as The Barracks Hotel Sentosa. The Barracks Hotel Sentosa takes guests back to a cherished time of romance and charm, offering exquisite service with attention to every detail, and an overall timeless experience. Luxury of space is evident in its 40 well-designed guestrooms and suites. The décor is sophisticated and elegant, befitting of the hotel’s colonial past.
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 rooms on the ground level have direct access to the pool and semi-private jacuzzi at The Barracks Hotel Sentosa.
Qantas has officially opened its newest First Lounge, a luxury space spread over 1,000 sqm at Singapore’s Changi Airport.
The new First Lounge will operate in tandem alongside the airline’s existing International Business Lounge, providing capacity for 240 customers and a bespoke offering for Qantas’ First Class passengers and top tier frequent flyers.
The new build was designed by Australian designer David Caon in collaboration with Kelvin Ho of architecture and design firm Akin Atelie and features a number of Singaporean influences across the look and feel of the lounge as well as the food and beverage offering.
Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said the opening of the new lounge is a reflection of the airline’s extensive premium investment in the region.
“Since our A380 flights have returned to Singapore, we’ve seen an increase in demand for premium travel which has also translated to an increase in the number of travellers enjoying our lounge hospitality.
“This is our fourth Qantas First Lounge, and each time we build an entire new lounge facility from scratch, we speak to our frequent flyers to get a better understanding of how customers like to spend their time in the lounge and tailor it accordingly. Our customers told us their key priorities when travelling through or from Singapore is space to relax and do some last-minute work, a quick shower, and a meal before departure so they can maximise their sleep onboard.”
An open kitchen will serve up a Rockpool a la carte seasonal menu designed with Singapore’s vibrant dining culture in mind.
The lounge also features a cocktail bar with lounge seating, serving French champagne, seasonal spritzes, unique cocktails inspired by Singapore, like a Calamansi Mojito – made from the local Calamansi fruit, Singaporean and Australian beer – and a variety of Australian wine. View Singapore First Lounge Menu here.
Non-alcoholic healthy beverages such as kefir and kombucha, barley water and a Rockpool ‘House Lemonade’ are available, along with all day barista service with Vittoria coffee and a selection of savoury bar snacks and fruit.
Wellness continues to be a major inspiration and the new Qantas First Lounge brings the outside in. Live greenery features throughout the lounge to soften the space and bolster the atmosphere, while the use of natural materials and colour palettes is designed to help relax customers.
A unique faux ‘skylight’ in the shower suites and lounge area will replicate natural daylight and help adjust the body clock as customers transition through multiple time zones.
Business travellers have the choice to work in an open, communal setting or individual lounge chairs with high dividers. USB and charging ports are located throughout the lounge, with wireless printing, Wi-Fi and TV screens for customers to stay charged and connected.
The new premium space is Qantas’ fourth First Lounge across its global network, joining Sydney, Melbourne, and Los Angeles. The opening is part of the multi-million-dollar investment for customers on its Singapore services and complements the expanded Qantas International Business lounge at Changi, which combined now offers seating for more than 800 customers.
Katrina Group Ltd has launched their first affordable luxury line of co-living hotels in Singapore. Launched through their hospitality arm ST Hospitality Group, ST Signature Chinatown co-living hotel will be closely followed by a wide roll-out in Singapore and the APAC region.
This marks Katrina Group Ltd’s first major expansion after the acquisition of Straits Organization Pte. Ltd. With the business travel market expected to grow to US$1.7 trillion by 2023 from about US$1.3 trillion in 2017, and Asia-Pacific being the largest business travel market (42%) in the world1, this new affordable luxury line of co-living hotels puts the Group at the forefront of a growing industry.
ST Signature challenges conventions and has invented a new class of experience. The brand’s philosophy ofliving large goes beyond one's typical definition of decadence. While the interiors and fittings are luxurious and of high quality and the restrooms carry toiletries from The White Company UK, the brand is guided by the philosophy of sustainable indulgence, taking their guests beyond aesthetic luxury to appreciate the legacy of the Singapore story, illustrated by award winning photographer, Edwin Koo.
The stories told by his photography series Singapura Seasons, exemplify the attitude behind the brand – it is all about building and preserving a legacy that will stand the test of time.
The property has been designed to maximise on space, ensuring that no square-inch is wasted. The intelligentlydesigned “S-shape” of the space saving interlocking cabin design, provides pockets of space to facilitate co-working and networking and helps cut down on the property’s carbon footprint.
By circumventing a traditional room layout, the architects of ST Signature have created an area that is spacious enough to be comfortable and small enough to reduce their carbon footprint. This intelligent design extends to the interactive elements of all their services, including the use of a multitasking and versatile chat platform to perform almost an entire line of services that are typically provided by a concierge.
ST Signature Chinatown has a total of 26 Cabin S (single cabins), 11 Cabin M (double cabins) and 3 Cabin L (triple cabins).
ST Signature has also incorporated a concept kitchen called Cook Lab at their premises. This social kitchen space is powered by Miele kitchen appliances and will enable guests to express their culinary prowess or simply share a meal together, should they wish to do so. The Cove, Lawn and Patio are also spaces for mingling. The entire space is designed around groups of people coming together as well as private areas, for when you just want some quiet me-time.
On top of the comfort and indulgence one can expect in the private cabins, there is also a unique blend of custom-built technology solutions and communal spaces within the hotel to facilitate the choice of being social when preferred. The clever design enables guests to be “alone, together” under one roof. Guests can interactwith others both online, using their web-app, or offline, in the comfort and convenience of their communal areas.
ST Signature Chinatown is the first co-living hotel concept with smart Chat-InTM technology. Guests checking into the hotel will be amongst the first here in Singapore, to experience this unique hospitality check-in solution that was innovated by ST Signature. This unique self check-in technology enables guests to check in and check out of the hotel quickly and efficiently.
The plus point is that guests can check in 24 hours before arrival, and then go straight to their room for the speediest check-in experience. With a simple click of a button, guests will be informed of their room number and access pin. This technology makes checking out of the hotel just as simple, taking out the stress and waiting time normally associated with hotel check-ins and check-outs.
This unique chat platform enables online communication amongst the guests staying at the property. Similar to the common group chat feature, guests can share their travel findings and organise outings with other guests through the chat platform without divulging personal information. They can also browse through and purchase e-tickets to various tourist attractions without having to physically queue at the ticketing booth.
ST Signature also offers a chat-based concierge to assist the Community Hosts to provide a higher level of service that is more personalised and attentive, ensuring the guests’ needs are taken care of from the time they check-in until they leave.
Raffles Singapore is delighted to officially announce their highly anticipated reopening, heralding an exciting new chapter in the iconic property's rich history and heritage. A flagship property within Accor, the world’s leading augmented hospitality group, Raffles Singapore is now welcoming guests and visitors, following the iconic hotel’s careful and sensitive three-phased restoration, which began in February 2017.
“There are few hotels in the world whose names have become virtually synonymous with the cities in which they are located – and none more so than the Raffles Hotel in Singapore. The newly restored Raffles will provide an experience like no other,” said Christian Westbeld, General Manager, Raffles Singapore. “It is our wish and desire that our guests will continue to create treasured memories at the hotel, while rediscovering what makes it so special – the distinctive architecture, heritage and legendary service.”
The meticulous restoration led by acclaimed interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud was also supported by Aedas, a leading global architecture and design firm. Together, the designers created a refreshed social haven that delivers a compelling mix of culture, beauty and gentility. Exquisite new suite categories, vibrant lifestyle experiences and exclusive dining concepts are designed for international visitors and Singaporeans to meet, stay, shop, dine and celebrate.
Discerning travellers can expect new levels of unrivalled comfort and inimitable service with enhanced suite experience, brought to life by the fabled Raffles Butlers, while enjoying the new and reimagined spaces at Raffles Singapore.
The revitalized Raffles Singapore offers luxurious all-suite accommodations, across nine distinct suite categories: State Room Suites, Courtyard Suites, Palm Court Suites, Personality Suites, Residence Suites, Promenade Suites, Studio Suites, Grand Hotel Suites and Presidential Suites. Residence, Promenade and Studio suites, are the three latest additions to the hotel’s existing line-up. The total suite count increases from 103 suites to 115 suites.
The Raffles Arcade has been newly outfitted with a charming Raffles Boutique and various bespoke retail brands. Guests and locals will also delight in exploring the worldly restaurants and bars at Raffles Singapore, including restaurant collaborations with Chef Anne-Sophie Pic, of the three-Michelin star Maison Pic in Valence, France; venerable French Master Chef Alain Ducasse; and Chef Jereme Leung, known for his innovative Chinese cooking. At the refreshed Long Bar, travellers will continue to enjoy the hotel’s most famous cocktail, the original Singapore Sling, along with the timeless tradition of tossing peanut shells on the floor.
First opened in 1887, and declared a National Monument a century later by the Singapore Government in 1987, Raffles Singapore has through the years, gained both local and international recognition as an oasis for the well-travelled. It is a national treasure among Singaporeans who deeply value its historical significance and unique heritage. The last restoration was conducted from 1989 to 1991 where the hotel closed for two and a half years.
Singapore’s Keong Saik neighbourhood will have a new social heartbeat when the new 45-room Hotel Soloha boutique hotel is unveiled in mid-August 2019.
Cruising along Keong Saik Road and Teck Lim Road, which exude the charming vibe of yesteryear, one is immediately transported to a magical space as one traverses the blue panel doors of Hotel Soloha. These Dokodemo Doors of Fantasy reveal a world urban jungle chic and tropical modernism splashed in amazing technicolour. Witty and bold interiors, artisanal furnishings, underscored by a cool vibe, Hotel Soloha’s burst of colour is a stark contrast to the earthy tones that define the neighbourhood.
Hotel Soloha aims to create a destination hotel that not only fits into Keong Saik’s charming self but is also a modern interpretation of a Singapore that is bold, stylish and cultured. You won’t find a single metal grille gate or repurposed cinema seat here. Instead, our team, exposed to the ways of cosmopolitan Singapore through the years, has internalised Singapore’s culture; that has informed the way they conceptualise and design the property’s interiors and spaces. The property will also stock a curated selection of artisanal products that are perfect as souvenirs and fit well in cabin baggage. Hotel Soloha is the perfect start to experience what Keong Saik and Singapore have to offer.
Keong Saik, one of Singapore’s heritage and cultural epicenters, retains the beauty of yesteryear Singapore with its rows of shophouses across a network of roads. Today, it is home to a good number of bars, restaurants and shops, making it a destination that is layered with culture, gastronomy, energy and personality. Culturemaker and tastemaker Hotel Soloha’s entry to the area contributes to that spirit of Keong Saik and strengthens it – it is a breath of fresh air and the neighbourhood’s new social heartbeat.
Hotel Soloha is designed by interior design firm Avalon Collective and architect ASOLIDPLAN. The artworks featured in the hotel lobby, lift-shaft and rooms are done by local artists, Ethrisha Liaw and Danielle Tay.