Melding Singapore’s rich heritage and European tradition, Six Senses Maxwell debuts on December 1, 2018 as the second landmark urban property in the Six Senses collection of hotels, following the Six Senses Duxton opening in April. Both hotels occupy historical buildings in Chinatown’s Tanjong Pagar district and each radiates its own distinct personality and charm, while reflecting the neighborhood’s past as a trading center and current status as a vibrant downtown cultural enclave.
Housed in a colonial-style 19th century heritage building, the 138-room Six Senses Maxwell will feature a historically significant Indentures Collection. These comprise vintage land transaction documents that offer a fascinating glimpse into the development of Singapore and the Straits Settlements in the 1800s and early 1900s. The collection represents an historical “paper trail” tracing modern Singapore’s evolution from its beginnings as a swampy, untamed trading port established by Stamford Raffles and William Farquhar for the East India Company to its time under the British Crown, and finally its emergence as an independent nation in 1965.
This rich sense of intertwined Asian and European history is tastefully imbued in Six Senses Maxwell’s warm and stylish interior, fashioned by the famed designer Jacques Garcia with alluring touches in burnished timber finishes and lightened up with elegant paintwork.
“Our Six Senses Maxwell property brings alive and celebrates the heritage and traditions of Singapore’s past, while reflecting a warm European influence and personality,” says General Manager Murray Aitken. “Guests here and at Six Senses Duxton not only have the opportunity to utilize facilities at both properties, they will also be able to truly appreciate the cultural and historical backdrop that makes these experiences special and true to the local culture.”
Keeping with local customs, Six Senses Maxwell will also be home to a traditional ice cream tricycle where complimentary Singaporean Ice Cream Sandwiches will be served by an “Uncle” (a respectful term of address for an elder male in Singapore) to hotel guests. Made of a slab of ice cream wrapped up in a slice of rainbow- colored bread, these longstanding local favorites come in a variety of flavors, ranging from chocolate, mint and mango, to more unique twists such as sweet corn, durian and red bean, all made using only organic and sustainably sourced ingredients. In line with Six Senses’ sustainability practices, the ice cream tricycle will use a solar-powered generator to keep the ice cream sandwiches refrigerated.
Six Senses Maxwell features five spa pods, each with an ensuite bathroom, where you can unwind with a selection of holistic wellness and beauty treatments administered under the guidance of expert therapists and visiting practitioners. There is also a relaxation room and an outdoor rooftop lap pool with a sundeck, bar and lounge area. Next to the lap pool, a modern gym features cardio equipment, weights machines and functional training elements where guests can enjoy fun workouts at all levels.
A Special Opening Offer is available for direct bookings online via sixsenses.com. Guests can enjoy a 15 percent savings on the Best Available Rate and the offer includes daily breakfast for 2 people, a guaranteed room upgrade and a signature cocktail for 2 persons. *Terms & Conditions apply.
Shake Shack’s first restaurant in Singapore will open in Jewel Changi Airport next year, where diners can look forward to signature menu items including the ShackBurger®, Shack-cago Dog®, classic crinkle-cut fries and frozen custard ice cream.
Shake Shack sprouted from a hot dog cart in Madison Square Park in Manhattan to support the Madison Square Park Conservancy’s first art installation. The cart was quite the success, with Shack fans lined up daily for three summers.
At Shake Shack, they use 100% all-natural Angus beef, vegetarian fed, humanely raised and source verified too. No hormones or antibiotics – EVER. They pride themselves on sourcing incredible ingredients from like-minded artisanal producers.
As Jewel at Changi Airport (Jewel) approaches its opening in 2019, travellers and local residents can look forward to a much-anticipated line-up of retail and F&B offerings. Making their debut in Jewel will be several first-in-Singapore brands such as Shake Shack, Pokémon and Läderach. The first comeback A&W restaurant in Singapore will make its appearance at Jewel. The line-up will also include familiar homegrown brands such as Tiger Beer, Naiise and Supermama, which will be introducing first-of-its-kind concepts for their stores in Jewel.
Jewel will be Singapore’s first multi-dimensional lifestyle destination to integrate Nature, Play and Retail elements on a large scale. Featuring over 280 shops and eateries, of which approximately 60 percent are new-to-Changi brands, and over 30 percent are F&B operators, Jewel’s retail offerings will wrap around the Forest Valley and Rain Vortex, promising visitors a unique retail experience.
Shoppers will be able to traverse seamlessly between nature and retail as they step into the retail corridors from the walking trails of the Forest Valley. Specially-created F&B units with terraces overlooking the Forest Valley will offer a picturesque view, creating an idyllic garden dining experience within an indoor environment.
The distinctive Duplex Boulevard at Jewel will house large-format stores that provide retailers with a canvas to craft immersive brand storytelling universes. Exciting recreational attractions that take pride of place at Canopy Park, located on the topmost level of this landmark, round out the Jewel experience. With this rich theatre of experiences, Jewel is set to be an iconic, repeat-visit getaway for visitors to indulge in a spot of retail therapy, relax in the lush greenery or engage in timeless fun and play with family and friends.
Singapore is getting a new Qantas first class lounge!
Qantas has announced a multi-million dollar investment in a new First Lounge and an expansion of the airline’s existing Business Lounge at Singapore Changi Airport.
With development due to start in April 2019, the Singapore First Lounge will offer seating for 240 customers, a luxurious design and premium a la carte dining with Asian-inspired menus.
The existing Business Lounge, which opened in 2013, will also be expanded. Combined, the First and Business Lounges will offer seating for more than 800 customers.
Qantas will work with Chef Neil Perry and Industrial Designer David Caon in collaboration with Akin Atelier, to create a relaxing, high quality environment for passengers to either start their international journey or transit through Singapore. The design will embody a clear focus on sustainability with choices in materials, lighting interior, layouts and amenities all reflecting the highest local and international design techniques.
Set to open towards the end of 2019, the new First Lounge will be designed to suit the specific needs of transit travellers, with shower facilities, a cocktail bar, open kitchen and menu offerings reflecting the best of Singapore’s vibrant dining culture. It will join Sydney, Melbourne and Los Angeles as Qantas ports with a dedicated First Lounge.
Singapore is Qantas’ largest hub outside of Australia, carrying more than 20 per cent of the airline’s wide body fleet. Qantas operates over 50 return services in to and out of Changi Airport each week, making it one of the largest foreign airlines to operate out of the Singapore airport. From Singapore, Jetstar Group operates 298 weekly return flights to 26 destinations.
In addition to Qantas’ investment in Singapore, the airline recently announced it will upgrade its lounges in Tokyo, Auckland, Sydney, Brisbane, Hobart and Tamworth in regional Australia. A new Melbourne Domestic lounge precinct is due to open at the end of October.
Following their well-received retail debut in Singapore, Moncler's second boutique here is currently brewing and is set to open in The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands sometime in Q1 2019.
The origins of the name lie in its very roots: Moncler is in fact an abbreviation of Monestier-de-Clermont, a mountain village near Grenoble. Here, in 1952 inspired entrepreneurs René Ramillon and Andrè Vincent founded the Company which would go on to produce the renowned down jacket.
In the beginning Moncler only made quilted sleeping bags, a single model of a lined hooded cape and tents with a telescopic structure and an external flysheet. These robust, functional articles immediately proved a hit with the public, as the new social phenomenon of mountain holidays began to take hold.
The first down jackets were conceived to protect workers who wore them over their overalls against the cold, in the small mountain factory. French mountaineer Lionel Terray first noticed them and foresaw their potential. The ‘Moncler pour Lionel Terray’ high performance collection was born.
Once a military outpost in 1904, this heritage building has been meticulously restored as The Barracks Hotel. The Barracks Hotel at 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 suites on the ground level have direct access to the pool and private jacuzzi at The Barracks Hotel.
Opening soon in April 2019, Village Hotel at Sentosa is the newest addition to the Village brand by Far East Hospitality.
It is also one of the three hotels with a combined 839 rooms which are expected to open in Sentosa mid next year, aiming mostly to serve the mid-tier market and attract local staycation enthusiasts.
Village Hotel at Sentosa delivers a unique experience for families, as well as leisure and meeting groups, providing opportunities to discover the rich culture and heritage of its surroundings. The cosy 606-room hotel is decorated in sun-washed hues of nature by the sea. From design, ambience to the choice of furnishings, Village Hotel at Sentosa delivers a unique offering on the island with brand new amenities and activities.
Surrounded by exciting retail and dining options at the Mess Hall, the adjacent Events Centre also offers over 800 square metres of flexible meeting space, making it a choice for corporate retreats, meetings and social events.
Three hotels with a combined 839 rooms are expected to open in Sentosa in 2019, aiming mostly to serve the mid-tier market and drawing more local staycation enthusiasts. Far East Hospitality is the operator of these three new properties.
The hotels, found in the Palawan area of Sentosa, will be located just a stone's throw away from the Imbiah monorail station and across the road from Universal Studios Singapore. They span about 45,000 sqm - or the size of 4.5 football fields.
The Outpost Hotel at Sentosa presents a trendy island getaway for adults and couples. Inspired by Sentosa's Heritage as a colonial military base, The Outpost Hotel transports guests back to a time of exploration and discovery. The 193 guestrooms are 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.
The restaurant on the hotel's rooftop allows a panoramic view as you bask in the beautiful sunset and enjoy the daily firework displays from Wings of Time. Surrounded by exciting retail and dining options at the Mess Hall, the adjacent Events Centre also offers over 800 square metres of flexible meeting space, making it a choice for corporate retreats, meetings and social events.
Since its inception in 1887, German brand Braun Büffel has held true to its traditional heritage of excellent craftsmanship, reliablity and functionality — all while evolving into a contemporary symbol of modern elegance and style. Its range of high quality leather goods embodies the unending pursuit of transformation and perfection, with bags and accessories that complement today's busy executive lifestyle.
Today, Braun Büffel prides itself for being synonymous with artisan modern leather goods & accessories for men and women.
From briefcases to wallets, Braun Buffel produces exquisite leather goods that adds sophistication to your outfit.
Their newest outlet will be opening soon in Changi Airport Terminal 2's Transit Area. View the locations of their 6 current boutiques here.
Located in Singapore’s civic and cultural district, the iconic Capitol Building and Stamford House have been masterfully restored to house The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore.
The 157 rooms and suites of the ultra-luxury hotel feature contemporary interior design and state-of-the-art technology. A proud member of The Leading Hotels of The World, this exclusive retreat guarantees peace, tranquillity and privacy in this vibrant city and offers Singapore’s first saltwater relaxation pool.
The hotel offers direct access to the legendary Capitol Theatre, once a jewel of Singapore’s cinema scene, which can be used for festive galas, conferences and extraordinary events today.
Located in the vibrant cultural heart of Singapore, The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore is also the perfect venue for exclusive meetings and events. Private dining rooms and elegant boardrooms are available for 8-20 guests, an open show kitchen and an event salon with state-of-the-art conference technology for up to 220 guests offer a wide range of possibilities. In addition, the hotel offers direct access to the legendary Capitol Theatre, once a jewel of Singapore’s cinema scene, which can be used for festive galas, conferences and extraordinary red-carpet events today.
Occupying 28,000 sqm, equivalent to three football fields, the MBCCS is designed as an architectural icon with the capability to accommodate some of the world's largest ships. The terminal features a spacious arrival and departure hall as well as a large ground transportation area to ensure a smooth and seamless experience for passengers.
MBCCS is set to expand as regional traffic grows. MBCCS, which has two berths now, has enough capacity to survive the next 3-5 years. More berths needed as Marina Bay terminal is set to receive over one million passengers a year
With passenger numbers at MBCCS likely to cross the 1-million-passenger mark this financial year, the terminal is taking steps to avoid possible congestion by tapping smart technology.
By September 2019, a total of 460 cameras, each capable of clicking 750 images a second, will be installed at MBCC with sensors fixed at key locations such as the check-in and baggage handling areas.
Raffles Singapore is currently closed for restoration with a planned reopening at the end of 2018. The iconic hotel recently unveiled its new line-up of dining experiences, which combine the hotel’s much-loved culinary traditions with contemporary dining concepts by renowned celebrity chefs. Each dining concept promises to tantalise the senses and has been carefully selected to enhance the famed ‘Raffles Experience’ for the local community and the discerning travellers.
Bar & Billiard Room returns with a new concept by acclaimed Ducasse Paris, who will be presenting his first Mediterranean sharing and grill concept in the world, titled BBR by alain ducasse.
Anne-Sophie Pic, one of the world’s top female chefs with three Michelin stars, debuts her entry into Asia with gourmet French cuisine at La Dame de Pic, Raffles Singapore.
Celebrity MasterChef Jereme Leung marks his homecoming to Singapore with å…¿ yì by Jereme Leung. å…¿ yì, which stands for art in the Chinese language, alludes to the fine art of Chinese dining. Savour modern yet authentic cuisine from Cantonese classics to adaptations of China’s ancient delicacies.
Signature dining experiences Tiffin Room, Long Bar, The Lobby, Writers Bar, Raffles Courtyard and Ah Teng’s Café make a comeback, incorporating subtle tributes to the hotel’s rich heritage.
Read more about this official announcement by the hotel here.
Four Seasons Hotel Singapore, a leader in luxury hospitality worldwide, unveils a collection of renovated rooms, elevating the urban Hotel to a new level of modern luxury and unique grace. Combining intimacy and elegance, the enhancement sees the return of cutting edge interior designers Hirsch Bedner Associates, who led the renovations of their Jiang-Nan Chun restaurant in 2016 and the opening of the Hotel in 1994.
Influenced by the nearby Singapore Botanic Gardens, a lush UNESCO World Heritage Site, the contemporary interiors of the newly renovated rooms feature a natural colour palette dusted with cool blue tones and lime green accents, inspired by the water and tropical lotus leaves of the Garden’s Swan Lake. Each room features a mural wall composition of traditional Peranakan tiles, adding an artistic touch and reminiscent of Singapore’s rich and multicultural heritage. Peranakan culture represents the union between two major ethnicities of the Straits Peninsula - a result of Singapore’s historical significance as a major trading port.
The wide range of accommodation options offer something everyone among the Hotel’s clientele. From families to business travellers, as well as couples, guests will be immersed in sophisticated comfort and plush interiors. All rooms and suites also boast large floor-to-ceiling windows providing sweeping views of the city and surrounding greenery, brightening up the rooms with plenty of natural light. Just steps from the city’s shopping and commercial heart, the Hotel provides convenient access to the Central Business District and main tourist attractions.
Read more about their new collection of rooms here.
Several treasured 100-year-old Moynat trunks on megaliths are exhibited at their newly-opened Marina Bay Sands boutique.
The luxe boutique carries both men’s and women’s collections of leather goods, accessories, textiles and trunks.
Since its inception by Pauline Moynat in 1849, Moynat has always been recognized as an emblem of discreet and uncompromising luxury with the ultimate Parisian charm. Its maisons have become the haunt of connoisseurs looking for splendid and unusual pieces.
The boutique also takes orders for the signature personalization service, from hand painting of initials, to made-to-measure trunks and handbags.
Samsonite for Her at Paragon is Samsonite's first ever concept store designed for ladies.
Truly a space created to answer the fashion needs of today's discerning women, discover a curated collection of signature items from Samsonite, Samsonite RED and Lipault Paris through a diverse range of bags, accessories and luggage suitable for work, travel and play.
The click-and-mortar boutique - also a Samsonite first - also introduces the brand's innovative omni-channel shopping platform for a seamless offline to online shopping experience.
Today, Seletar Airport is Singapore’s second civilian airport, serving general aviation (such as training, medical evacuation & MRO flights) and business aviation (private jets) users. The current terminal will be torn down when the new facility opens.
The new, two-storey terminal is sited at the eastern side of Seletar Airport. It will have a gross floor area of 9,500 square metres, of which 500 square metres will be dedicated to serving business aviation passengers.
Designed for around 700,000 passenger movements per annum, the building will be significantly larger than the current terminal, which handled about 26,700 passenger movements in 2015. This will support the relocation of scheduled turboprop flights from Changi Airport to Seletar Airport upon the completion of the new terminal in end-2018.
The layout of the new terminal is dictated by clean lines and a functional design to keep the travel experience simple and efficient for all passengers. Passenger operations will take place on the ground floor, with a clear separation between the departure and arrival areas. To handle scheduled commercial flights, the departure area will have 4 check-in counters, four immigration counters, two security screening stations and a gate holdroom which can seat close to 200 passengers. Departing passengers will be able to go through check-in, immigration and security screening in a fuss-free manner via a straightforward route, enabling a quick and stress-free boarding process for passengers.
Passengers travelling on chartered business jets and private jets can look forward to a private drop-off area and a dedicated check-in area where they will be able to enjoy quick pre-departure clearance in a private and exclusive setting. The terminal will also feature amenities such a lounge area and dedicated immigration and security screening areas for these passengers.
Drawing inspiration from its lush and serene surroundings, the new terminal will sport a modern tropical look on the faÃ§ade and in the interiors. The design blends warm woody tones with a theme of nature, with a landscaped garden in the middle of the terminal. Accessible from the drop-off area at the entrance, the garden will provide a calm oasis for departing passengers and well-wishers.
On the airside, passengers will be able to board their flights conveniently with 3 aircraft parking stands adjacent to the terminal. This reduces the need for passengers to be bussed, enabling greater operational efficiency and faster aircraft turnaround time. The three aircraft parking stands will be supplemented by another 60 located at the rest of the airport.
A new and bigger Arrival Hall has opened at Changi Airport Terminal 1, increasing the terminal’s floor area by 35% to 8,500m2.
The new hall is part of a larger expansion plan for T1, estimated to boost the terminal’s handling capacity to 24 million passenger movements per annum. The terminal served about 3.2 million passengers in the first quarter of 2018.
With the recent opening of the new arrival zone; travellers will collect their bags and walk down a passageway before entering the public area which used to be the road outside the terminal.
Within the arrival hall is a new garden featuring palm trees of up to 15m in height, a feature pool and a diversity of flora incorporated with dragonfly topiaries and sculptures. This is the airport’s first garden situated in the public area.
Discover a world of imagination and exploration with Shangri-La Hotel Singapore's new family accommodations, facilities and offerings that encourage fun, peace of mind, family time and learning through play.
The 9th floor of the hotel’s newly rejuvenated Tower Wing is dedicated to family travellers. 5 themed Family Suites offer an immersive space for children to sleep and dine, with unique whimsical interiors and dream-themed beds. 19 Deluxe Family Rooms, ideal for families and guests travelling with young children, are also available on the same floor.
An interactive indoor and outdoor play space, spanning 2,150 square metres in total - Buds by Shangri-La - is located on level 1 of the Tower Wing and features specially curated installations to take younger guests on a journey of discovery through 4 key narratives: embracing nature, adventure, camaraderie and independence.
The Themed Family Suite allows your children’s imaginations to soar high or run wild with 5 fun themes: Castle, Space, Underwater, Safari or Treetop. Thoughtful touches, including a dream bed and treasure shelf in Children’s room, two bathrooms with the larger designed for children.
The unique whimsical interiors at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore’s themed family suites are stylish and thoughtfully designed. The bed and complementing carpets are all custom-made and the settings are perfect for kids to escape into another world.
You can also request for children’s movies or board games to keep the young ones entertained while you snack on the complimentary goodies.
Every aspect of the new themed family suites has been carefully planned — even the location of the Themed Family Suite and Deluxe Family Room is deliberate: each Themed Family Suite is connected to a Deluxe Family Room, allowing the possibility of transforming the rooms into one ‘jumbo family room’ that caters to bigger families.
The first of two heritage buildings that together create Six Senses Singapore, Six Senses Duxton is scheduled to open on 15 April 2018. The hotel is now accepting online bookings via its website, www.sixsenses.com. The second location that will complete the Six Senses experience in Singapore is Six Senses Maxwell, which is set to open later this year.
Situated within the eclectic heart of Chinatown in Singapore’s bustling central district, Six Senses Duxton is part of a remarkable conservation project that has received the Urban Redevelopment Authority Architectural Heritage Award. Sustainably restored by the acclaimed British designer Anouska Hempel, Six Senses Duxton features a diverse mix of Chinese, Malay and European elements. While remaining in harmony with its rich heritage, yet still presenting her luminary vision, Anouska has given each of the 49 guestrooms and suites a unique individuality across eight themed categories so that no two are exactly the same.
Guests are in for an eccentric, elegant surprise as they enter the hotel which includes large golden fans and strong hues of black, gold and yellow, layered with oriental screens and calligraphy wallpaper from Anouska’s personal collection.
A highlight of the property is the appointment of Professor Zhang Mao Ji of Long Zhong Tang—a reputable TCM physician with over 40 years of experience—who will offer health screenings, consultations and a medicinal herbal dispensary for in-house guests.
Six Senses Singapore is creating and curating a number of handpicked inspiring, educational and fun activities for guests. Whether visiting Singapore for the first time or enjoying a special staycation, Six Senses’ Experiences include unique neighbourhood and nature discovery tours; fitness classes like yoga, indoor cycling and the art of crafting artisanal coffee and appreciating Chinese teas. Bookings can be made through the Experience Centre at reception, open 24 hours. Activities will be confirmed at the earliest possible time given normal business hours for partners and tours.
Are you a young startup or entrepreneur on a budget, busy building your business venture and need an affordable yet soulful accommodation in the heart of Singapore? Then look no further!
Go to Tribe Theory – Venture Hotel where they understand the journey of entrepreneurship. You can pay for your accomodation via Bitcoin and Ethereum too.
Tribe Theory is a space for you to explore and engage with likeminded people on the same entrepreneurial journey. They are a community of startups and entrepreneurs in the heart of Singapore.
The inspiration for Tribe Theory was born when its founder, Vikram, spent two years backpacking around the world, where he traveled to over 50 countries in six continents and stayed in amazing hostels around the world.
Vikram's vision is to build a global hotel brand which provides affordable yet soulful accommodation for young startups and entrepreneurs. His favourite travel experience has been spending two weeks driving across Morocco in the middle of winter.
Prior to building Tribe Theory, Vikram was the head of venture capital investments at REAPRA where he made investments in early stage ventures across Asia. Prior to that, Vikram was a banker at J.P. Morgan where he was an early member of several new ventures. Vikram grew up in Los Angeles where he did his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Riverside and his MBA at the University of Southern California.
Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore comprises 198 tastefully-decorated rooms and suites plus eight corporate villas showcasing the best of contemporary Asian design, this luxurious hotel is perfectly equipped for business and leisure with a wealth of experiences to enjoy.
Facilities include a multi-ethnic cuisine restaurant and The Nest golf club restaurant, the Legends Bar, the Dusit deli, the Club Lounge, a fully-equipped gym, a swimming pool and kids’ pool, a pool bar and grill for al fresco dining, three tennis courts, a putting green, and Dusit’s signature Devarana Spa.
The hotel also offers a boardroom, two meeting rooms, two large event lawns, and a large pillarless ballroom (seating up to 650 guests) with a pre-function area overlooking the golf course.
Guests also enjoy easy access to the driving range and two-championship golf courses.
Conveniently located right next to Singapore's most prestigious address and famous shopping belt, Orchard Road and adjacent to Somerset MRT station, the newly-renovated Winsland Serviced Suites by Lanson Place brings you residential comfort and hotel-style service within the heart of Singapore.
The newly-renovated Serviced Suites now offers 109 units of Studio Suites to 2-bedroom Suites, with sizes ranging from 19 sqm to 128 sqm, bringing guests residential comfort and hotel-style service within the heart of Singapore. Each serviced apartment is designed with a thoughtful and comforting touch of home. All of the beautiful furnished suites are decorated in the calm, inviting blues of a tranquil waterscape, the refreshing hues of green of the botanicals, or the beautiful rosy pink of a Singapore dawn. Each suite features spacious areas for relaxing, dining and sleeping, and a full array of amenities, including a well-equipped kitchen, complimentary Wi-Fi and iPTV.
The property now equips with renovated and newly-added facilities including a stunning rooftop swimming pool with Jacuzzi and BBQ pit, a fully-equipped communal kitchen Cookhouse@9, a 24-hour gym, common laundrette and a serene courtyard for guests to relax and unwind.
The previous Bayview Hotel Singapore on Bencoolen Street has re-opened as a hip hotel with high-tech services and a rooftop pool after a $20 million renovation. Its new name is 30 Bencoolen.
Set on a broad, tree-lined street in the heart of the arts and cultural district, 30 Bencoolen offers a cool, contemporary ambience in an ideal central location. The hotel is a short stroll from 3 MRT stations in the area. You can relax in a warmly decorated room a short walk from top attractions in Singapore such as the landmark National Museum and Singapore Art Museum. Family rooms for up to 4 guests are available and the hotel’s personalised service benefits from technology like complimentary handy® smartphones. You can enjoy casual all-day dining in their hip restaurant and gourmet coffees or chilled wines in the lounge bar. After a busy day, head up to the rooftop to unwind in the outdoor pool and spa tub.
Discover places to visit with information at your fingertips on their 4G handy® smartphones – free for guests to take out during their stay. Unlimited internet access, free local and international calls to 6 of the most popular countries and helpful city guides are all available. WhatsApp connectivity allows you to easily ask the hotel for advice or place orders 24/7, when you’re out. Their in-house HotSOS maintenance monitoring system lets them know if something in your room needs fixing, often before you’ve even noticed it.
Decorated in warm grey tones, welcoming rooms come with stylish furnishings and dark natural wood features. Reliable, high-speed WiFi is complimentary and can help keep the kids happy while you check your email at the large desk. Business guests are a 16-minute walk from Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. At the hotel, you can host events in 6 stylish function rooms equipped with state-of-the-art presentation facilities.
After a day of meetings or sightseeing, re-energise with a workout in the fully equipped gym or relax in the rooftop pool and hot tub. Later, enjoy a drink overlooking the pedestrian walkways and cycle paths of leafy Bencoolen Street.
Ann Siang House is a tastefully restored heritage building offering 20 sophisticated, modern, designed-led guest rooms in the heart of Club Street.
At Ann Siang House they invite guests to stay, dine, discover.
Ideally situated in Singapore’s vibrant Ann Siang Hill neighborhood, Ann Siang House is an alternative, city living style of accommodation that provides short and extended stay guests with a welcome home in the heart of the action.
MCM is a luxury travel goods and accessories brand with an attitude defined by combining a contemporary aesthetic and focus on functional innovation with the use of cutting edge techniques. Opening Soon at Level 1, Paragon.
Founded in 1976 at the pinnacle of Munich’s creative renaissance, today, through its association with art, music, technology and travel, MCM embodies the bold, irreverent and aspirational. Always with an eye on the new, the driving force behind MCM centers on revolutionizing classic design with futuristic materials.
Cross-pollinating its Western and Asian heritage, the brand draws reference from Munich to Seoul. Appealing to the Global Nomad generation - dreamers, creatives and digital natives - MCM’s millennial audience is ageless, genderless, empowered and unconstrained by rules and boundaries.
With expert harmonious integration of century-old conservation shophouse and contemporary architectural style, the new Grand Park City Hall fashions modernity fused with classical charm.
A five-star luxury hotel in Singapore, occupying a prime spot in Singapore’s Civic District and close to the Central Business District (CBD), expect warm, thoughtful hospitality, innovative yet familiar destination dining and technological enhancements to welcome you to a brand new seamless hotel guest experience.
Currently undergoing a transformation, the hotel transformation is on track for full completion by the end of Q1 2018. The new facilities in progress includes the Rooftop Garden which will be a gorgeous event space and a 20-metre outdoor swimming pool.
Their new entrance, lobby, restaurant and bar are now open. You can take a virtual tour here and can also read more about its restaurant, Tablescape.
Their new 30-sqm Crystal Club Deluxe Room depicts a mix of elegance, modernity and simplicity with its materials and lines layering. The guestroom exudes a cosy ambience and soothing elegance in its versatile and modern space. Take luxury to the next level with access to the exclusive Crystal Club.
Guests can download the Grand Park City Hall (GPCH) app (iTunes App Store or Google Playstore) and gain instant control with mobile key functions such as pre-arrival registration, self check-in, mobile key access to your guestroom and in-room electronics control, and direct in-app messaging with the hotel team.
In a prestigious neighbourhood just a stone’s throw away from Orchard Road sits a stunning new lifestyle hub – the 254-room Novotel Singapore on Stevens and 518-room Mercure Singapore on Stevens. Step into this lush urban paradise equipped with an infinity pool, lap pool, tennis court, 24-hour gym, 9 meeting spaces, ballrooms and 14 dining outlets.
Relax and make the most of your stay in their modern smoke-free rooms. Enjoy full-serviced comfort and serenity set amongst lush greenery alongside high speed Wi-Fi, web TV and eco-friendly shower amenities. Plunge into bed and be assured of a comfortable and relaxing night’s sleep in our high quality plush bedding.
Business or leisure? They’ve got it all covered.
Modern and contemporary decor of their rooms & suites, is to offer you a quiet, comfortable retreat in the heart of vibrant Singapore, designed with your comfort in mind.
Share good times with friends and family over international wines and inspired cocktails, along with the finest International cuisine at their Food & Beverage outlets.
Developed by Oxley Holdings Limited, the intergrated lifestyle hub on Stevens Road features 2 renowned hotels with a total of 772 guest rooms, 14 dining outlets, two outdoor pools, a tennis court and a function space that can accommodate more than 500 guests.
Located next to each other, both hotels will offer more choices for guests and the unique opportunity of experiencing both brands.
The development of both Novotel Singapore on Stevens and Mercure Singapore on Stevens is Oxley’s maiden venture into hotel development. With a diversified development and investment portfolio, Oxley is making its mark as a strong local and international property developer.
Mercure Singapore on Stevens is about 3 minutes from Orchard Road, Asia's famous entertainment and shopping belt. Explore Singapore with convenient public transport, including a bus stop right at the hotel doorstep and Stevens and Orchard MRT subway stations close by. Unlock your Singapore adventures by visiting Singapore Botanic Gardens, a UNESCO Heritage Site, as well as cultural districts of Chinatown and Little India.
Mercure Singapore on Stevens features 518 tastefully designed rooms, with suites and rooms on the Premier Floor that gives access to the exclusive Premier Lounge.
With the Food & Beverage outlets within the hotel; Mercure celebrates the food and invite people to share and mingle. Either around a bottle of wine and cheese platters at Winestone or with homemade pizzas and sustainable coffees at FudeBar, they aim to connect people.
For business needs; their meeting rooms come with the latest Hi-Tech equipment, natural daylight and a large foyer area. With a dedicated experienced and professional team at your service, just focus on what matters the most to you.
Occupying the 22nd to 33rd floor of the Royal Square at Novena mixed-use development, Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena is strategically located at the doorstep of Health City Novena, directly linked to Novena MRT station.
The area's tallest hotel, Courtyard Singapore Novena welcomes you to the city centre with spacious downtown accommodations and panoramic views of the cityscape and skyline.
Enjoy effortless relaxation in spacious hotel rooms appointed with contemporary essentials and plush bedding.
Take a dip in their stylish rooftop infinity pool and energize your body in their well-equipped fitness center.
Savor delectable cuisine in their vibrant restaurant and sip expertly crafted cocktails at their scenic rooftop bar.
Do business in versatile, sophisticated meeting space and enjoy an ideal location near premier hospitals, medical centers, historic Little India and specialist stores on Orchard Road.
Passengers at Changi Airport Terminal 3’s Transit Hall will be welcomed by the refurbished Central Piazza, featuring the airport’s latest feature garden made up of elegant glass dandelion sculptures – the Crystal Garden.
The Crystal Garden is brought to life by tiered garden beds incorporating a curated selection of flowering plants and 12 spheres of artisan dandelion glass sculptures in varying sizes. Inspired by the flora and fauna of the other gardens in Changi Airport, the glass sculptures glow with luminance, creating the illusion that they are floating on pools of water or swaying in a breeze - these offer passengers a captivating and unforgettable experience amidst a garden of lights.
Prominently nestled in the heart of the Central Piazza behind the Crystal Garden is the brand new Louis Vuitton store. As the luxury brand’s first duplex airport store in the world, it is a travel destination itself with its unique architectural elements.
Specially conceptualised for the Central Piazza, the Crystal Garden is the 7th feature garden at Changi Airport. It comprises 1,735 Bohemian glass components hand blown with different finishes, giving the sculpture richness and texture.
Behind the Louis Vuitton duplex store, the Central Piazza also offers a new open lounge with plush seating and soft lighting, a dedicated working area and individual charging points, all carefully designed to enhance the T3 experience for all travellers.
DFS Group, the world’s leading luxury travel retailer, unveiled its latest retail store at the newly opened Terminal 4, Singapore Changi Airport. Encompassing more than 1,800 square feet, the store introduces two new concepts as well as an impressive collection of over 300 brands.
Redefining the airport retail experience, Terminal 4 is the first at Changi Airport to offer a “walk-through” retail concept, allowing DFS to introduce new features and concepts for a seamless shopping experience. The layout of the new store offers an integrated shopping space covering both liquor and tobacco and cosmetics & perfumes. Travelers are able to purchase their items in a single transaction at common cashier counters, served by team members who are cross-trained on all products in order to enhance the collaborative shopping experience.
The new store sees the introduction of “The Cocktail Bar”, a collaborative bar space where travelers are encouraged to engage in the basics of cocktail making and “The Craft Collection”, showcasing a selection of craft and small-batch beers and spirits from around the world that are curated for traveling customers looking for something unique and artisanal. Terminal 4 also sees the return of “The Whiskey House”, following its success at DFS’ Terminal 2 Duplex.
An innovative and seamless travel experience, in addition to a spectacular and spacious lounge, is what Cathay Pacific customers can look forward to when using the brand new Changi Airport Terminal 4.
The opening of Terminal 4 in end-October also unveiled a dedicated Cathay Pacific Lounge, one of the airline’s largest lounges outside Hong Kong, with seating for more than 200 customers.
Terminal 4 takes innovation to the next level by offering Cathay Pacific customers an integrated suite of self-service options, reducing queueing time and speeding up the process right through to boarding.
Passengers will be able to check-in, drop off their bag, clear immigration and board using fully automated systems, thereby ensuring a seamless, stress-free passage and allowing them greater control over how they spend their time at the terminal.
Similar in style to Cathay Pacific’s award-winning lounges at The Pier in Hong Kong, the new Cathay Pacific Lounge at Terminal 4 provides a “living room” environment of understated luxury in which eligible passengers can relax, eat and work before their flight.
Designer furniture and lighting has been carefully selected for practicality, comfort and privacy, while the use of natural materials, plenty of greenery and artworks by local artists add to the lounge’s welcoming atmosphere.
There is also a strong focus on food and beverage services, with the dining area featuring Cathay Pacific’s iconic Noodle Bar, offering a selection of freshly prepared Asian dishes including its signature Dan Dan Noodles and local favourite, Singapore Laksa.
The West Java Tourism Promotion Board (WJTPB) which previously had a representative office in Kuala Lumpur, has now relocated with a representative office in Singapore so to attract more arrivals to Bandung and surrounding areas.
Whether your interests include history, culture, arts, nature, adventure or relaxing on a sandy beach. From natural wonders to spectacular attractions and world-class services, you will find all this and more in West Java!
WJTPB's objective is to promote West Java as an outstanding tourist destination. They aim to showcase West Java's unique wonders, attractions and cultures; develop domestic tourism and enhance West Java's share of the market for meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE). Their ultimate goal is to increase the number of foreign tourists to West Java, extend the average length of their stay and so increase West Java's tourism revenue.
For the first time at Changi Airport, The Shilla Duty Free store at new Terminal 4 will feature a seamless walkthrough duty-free shopping experience for travellers. Once they have passed the centralised area for departure immigration, travellers will be greeted with their favourite brands of cosmetics and fragrances as well as wines and spirits, which they would be able to purchase in a single transaction in the integrated duty-free zone operated by Changi Airport’s two core duty-free categories – Cosmetics and Perfumes and Liquor and Tobacco.
In line with its dedication to expand the travel retail assortment for travellers, The Shilla Duty Free brings in new brands not currently offered at other terminals, such as Hera, Diptyque, Alexander McQueen, Bentley and Bath & Body Works.
Surrounded by the historic Kampong Glam and Little India districts, the iconic Marina Bay area and the Bras Basah Bugis arts hub, Andaz Singapore aims to be an extension of its surrounding neighbourhoods, celebrating local people, culture and community traditions. By infusing the hotel’s environs into its guest experience, they want guests to arrive visitors but depart feeling like locals. When you are not exploring the area, you can enjoy the hotel, work out in the 24-hour fitness centre; have a drink in the rooftop bar or experience street dining in the sky.
Designed by esteemed interior architect Andre Fu of The Upper House fame, all 342 of Andaz Singapore hotel guestrooms are inspired by the locale, with each of the organic, fluid spaces featuring warm russet and mustard tones frequently found in Indian and Malay handicrafts, as well as wood-style tiling to create a natural, earthy feel. Floor-to-ceiling windows flood spaces with natural light and frame stunning views of Singapore’s skyline, Bras Basah Bugis and Kampong Glam. Luxurious features include spacious daybeds, plush carpeting and rainshowers.
TWG Tea introduces a treasure-trove of exotic teas and accessories at Singapore Changi Airport with their airport specialty stores, to bring the thrill of discovery to your teacup.
Located in the duty-free zone, the latest TWG boutique at Terminal 4 provides the perfect solution for those in search of sophisticated gifts.
TWG Tea is the finest luxury tea brand in the world. Specializing in whole-leaf teas from source estates, TWG Tea offers the largest tea list in the world, over 800 different single-estate harvests and exclusive blends from every tea producing country.
Enjoy the entire TWG Tea loose tea collection with varieties from every tea-producing country. Brightly coloured packed tins and tea accessories accompany rows of tea-infused macarons and chocolate bonbons, both available in a choice of luxurious gift boxes too.
Luvenus is one of the many new retail offerings at the newly-unveiled Changi Airport Terminal 4.
Established in 2012, Luvenus is a contemporary jewellery brand specialised in the creations of 22k and 24k gold jewellery.
Inspired by the ultimate matrimony between Luminous and Venus, the name Luvenus symbolizes impeccable beauty and light. Since its launch at the Changi Airport, Luvenus has gathered a strong following for its unique and diverse designs, creating pieces that are much coveted and cherished.
Born out of an unwavering passion to create the finest designs in gold, their creations are not only a personal adornment but also a valuable form of investment.
Innovative craftsmanship and quality are intrinsic to their designs as they pursue their humble goal of showcasing to the world, beautifully unique designs carrying the fineness and beauty of gold.
Premium Japan Farmers Market is the first of its kind in Singapore to offer an extensive range of top quality vegetables, fruits, meat products, processed food products, and sake - all exclusively brought in from Japan.
You will also experience an unparalleled GO-ZEN bento experience presented by Japanese chefs, where you can look forward to creating your very own ready-to-eat bento box from a mouthwatering array of premium options, flown directly in from Japan to ensure freshness and quality.
Inspired by first class travel, YOTEL translates the language of luxury airline travel into compact but luxurious spaces without the hefty price tag. Uncompromisingly designed around the needs of guests, the new YOTEL in Singapore will take the essential elements of luxury hotels and place them into smart spaces that will deliver rooms or ‘cabins’ as they like to call them with everything you need and nothing you don’t.
There will be large open spaces and areas specially designed for co-working, social gatherings and exercise to create a real sense of community.
Opens 1st October 2017. Brilliant experiences await guests at YOTEL Singapore. It begins with their excellent location right on Orchard Road, one of the city's most vibrant shopping and entertainment hubs.
Flanked by iconic shopping malls, restaurants and hotels; guests can enjoy world class shopping, great food and entertainment right at their doorstep. Orchard Road’s bustling and incredible vibrant culture is also a perfect complement to YOTEL’s dynamic brand.
Their cleverly designed cabins ensure functionality and comfort in every one of YOTEL Singapore’s state of the art hotel rooms.
Cabins come with all your usual creature comforts and are innovatively designed with all the elements of a luxury hotel, delivered in a compact and smart way with high ceilings to give you that loft style feel.
They have a wide range of cabin types to suit every budget and every occasion, starting with their standard 'Premium Queen Cabin,' moving all the way up to their ‘VIP’ Suite.' find out more about their cabin types here.
Among the new exhibits visitors can explore is an immersive 3D virtual reality dive experience along the coral reefs at the Sisters’ Islands Marine Park. They can also observe life between the tides through a mangrove mesocosm, likely one of the first of its kind in the region, where mangroves are planted under controlled conditions to mirror the natural environment as closely as possible. Besides providing an opportunity for visitors to learn more about mangrove habitats, the mesocosm will also allow researchers or schools to conduct observations or simple experiments.
Another new exhibit is a viewing pool where visitors can study sea anemones, sea cucumbers, feather stars and other intertidal organisms up close. The Public Gallery will also feature aquariums for visitors to admire coral reef organisms such as sea fans, sponges and reef fish, and learn about NParks’ coral conservation efforts.
Singapore’s first Marine Park spans about 40 hectares, encompassing Sisters’ Islands and the western reefs of both St John’s Island and Pulau Tekukor. The Sisters’ Islands Marine Park serves as a platform for outreach, educational, conservation and research activities related to our native marine biodiversity. The location was chosen due to its variety of habitats including coral reefs, sandy shores and seagrass areas.
Step inside the first Singapore store of French luxury leather goods brand, Moynat located at Takashimaya, Ngee Ann City.
Moynat's first atelier was opened in Paris in 1849 by trunk-makers Octavie and François Coulembier. They joined forces with Pauline Moynat, a specialist in travel goods, to open the first store of avenue de l’Opera.
The French luxury house is known for its leather goods, accessories and textiles.
Moynat's first patent is for a sturdy waterproof canvas coated with Gutta Percha, a tropical sap, which guaranteed that trunks were completely watertight.
DFS Group, the world’s leading luxury travel retailer, unveiled its updated duty-free stores at Singapore Cruise Centre (SCC) on 2nd August. Since being awarded SCC’s first ever master duty-free and general merchandise concession in December 2016, DFS has created a retail environment inspired by the local landscape that delivers DFS’ signature luxurious shopping experience.
For the first time, SCC consolidated a number of its existing duty-free concessions across six categories including wines, spirits and tobacco, beauty and confectionary into a single contract. The stores, which are located at SCC’s Tanah Merah and HarbourFront terminals span seven outlets and are accessible to travelers arriving and departing from Singapore by ferry or cruise ship.
DFS, Singapore Cruise Centre is home to over 150 brands and offers an assortment of retail products from alcohol, tobacco, cosmetics, fashion to travel accessories. The extensive range also includes many exclusive items in wines and spirits, available for purchase only at DFS. The retail experience and offering also grants travelers an opportunity to purchase all essential travel items before embarking on their outward journey.
A gateway to the neighboring Indonesian Riau Islands, DFS, Singapore Cruise Centre is modern and fresh, incorporating nautical elements that reflect the nearby island destinations. Both Batam and Bintan are popular destinations from Singapore. The main retail space at both the arrival and departure areas has been expanded to 6,000 sq ft. to accommodate over 6.3 million ferry passengers and 560,000 cruise passengers annually.
The DFS HarbourFront departure store is also home to an exclusive Whiskey Bar and Cocktail Bar, where guests can sample from a range of whiskies or indulge themselves in specialty cocktails made from fresh ingredients by DFS’ in-house bartenders.
Discover the new Longchamp Boutique at ION Orchard where you can find its new Ready-to-Wear area, VIP room and can design your very own Le Pliage leather bag at their Made-To-Measure Atelier, Longchamp’s first personalized service in Singapore.
French luxury House Longchamp was founded in Paris in 1948 by Jean Cassegrain, is still owned and run by the Cassegrain family today.
Longchamp is an international brand that has maintained momentum and energy across the decades. It epitomises French flair, fresh and inspiring creativity, as well as sharing the active lives of women across the world who enjoy a touch of luxury every day.
Refreshing advertising campaigns and exciting collaborations with artists underline the contemporary and sometimes playful spirit of Longchamp, which owns more than 252 exclusive boutiques worldwide.
Oakwood Asia Pacific Ltd, a member of Oakwood Worldwide, the global leader in furnished and serviced apartment solutions, has unveiled Singapore’s first Oakwood Premier property.
Strategically located in the heart of the city’s vibrant Central Business District (CBD), in the highly anticipated new OUE Downtown building, Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore will mark the second Oakwood property in Singapore, following the March opening of Oakwood Studios on Orchard Road.
Blending urban style with nature-inspired elements, the Oakwood Premier serviced apartments are designed to give sophisticated travelers a relaxing home, with all the luxuries of a hotel.
Located above the new retail mall in the OUE Downtown skyscraper, an elegant lobby welcomes guests to an intimate oasis in the CBD; where they can seek respite from their fast-paced
The property offers a range of premium facilities, including an outdoor infinity pool and Jacuzzi, The Fitness Center by Oakwood, contemporary lobby bar, outdoor barbeque, The Oakwood Executive Club and Boardroom, residents’ lounge, Se7enth restaurant, and more, all managed by Oakwood.
Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore features 268 mid- and high-level residences, comprised of a mix of stylish studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. With a minimum stay of seven nights, all units are furnished with either a kitchenette (Studio) or fully equipped kitchen (one- and two-bedroom apartments), Samsung mobile phone and tablet, washer/dryer (one- and two-bedroom) and complimentary launderette access (studio).
The convenience provided by these amenities is paired with the hospitality, wellness services and personalized concierge services of a five-star hotel. From health and fitness trainers, beauty and grooming experts, spa treatments and prestigious tailors, guests of Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore will have insider access to some of the city’s best services at OUE Downtown.
Business and leisure travelers who need a discreet and luxurious environment will find Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore an ideal base from which to explore the city or live like a local, benefitting from airport transfers, complimentary daily breakfast and housekeeping, 24-hour customer service and in-room dining.
Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore is set to continue the tradition of superlative service currently offered by existing Oakwood Premier properties in Bangalore, Jakarta, Manila, Seoul, Tokyo, Guangzhou and Incheon.
Once the heart of horse racing and precinct for the first plane to fly over Singapore in 1900s, Farrer Park has since evolved into a buzzing commercial community with plenty to do, see and eat. Park Hotel Farrer Park, is a brand new 300-room hotel situated in this vibrant enclave.
Park Hotel Farrer Park enjoys a prime location atop Farrer Park MRT station, providing unbeatable accessibility around the vicinity, to the city and Central Business District. Standing tall amongst surrounding shopping complexes, quaint restaurants and historical shophouses, the 20-storey new-build hotel with its sleek glass exteriors offers panoramic views of the vibrant district.
It is home to a mix of 300 contemporary guest rooms, Sky Loft and Premier Loft rooms coupled with modern amenities, the hotel also features three dining outlets, a swimming pool and gymnasium ideal for business travel or family holidays.
While the “heartware” remains distinctively Shangri-La, the interiors have experienced a significant rejuvenation to reveal a refreshed lobby, brand new rooms and suites, three novel restaurant concepts, and a revitalised club lounge. In doing so, it dons the cloak of being an urban resort, steeped in luxury and the finest quality.
Sweep up the grand driveway, step into the lobby and marvel at the breath-taking ceiling art installation by renowned Japanese designer Hirotoshi Sawada, made of thousands of cascading stylised leaves, reminiscent of a Tree Canopy amidst a vibrant tropical oasis.
The iconic Tower Wing’s 503 guestrooms and suites are completely refurbished with a luxurious new look. Choose to stay in any of the 360 Tower Wing Deluxe Rooms, 79 Horizon Club Deluxe Rooms, soon to open family-themed rooms and suites, as well as five One-Bedroom Suites and the newly added 250 square metre Grand Suite.
Changi Airport Group (CAG) has announced the completion of construction for its new passenger terminal building, Terminal 4 (T4). The next stage of development will be focused on its interior fittings, as well as preparing it for operations as the terminal will open in the second half of the year.
Construction work on the new terminal, located at the southern end of Changi Airport, commenced in early 2014. In addition to the two-storey passenger terminal building, the construction involved the development of two multi-storey car parks providing 1,700 parking spaces, a two-storey taxi holding area, as well as three vehicular and pedestrian bridges spanning across Airport Boulevard to create new channels of access to T4.
A 68-metre high ramp control tower has also been constructed to enhance air traffic controllers’ management of aircraft movements in the apron and taxiways around the terminal. Completed in under three years, the T4 project involved over 4,000 workers at the peak of its construction works.
For the first time at Changi Airport, T4 will see a terminal-wide implementation of fast and seamless travel (FAST) initiatives to enhance passenger experience and operational efficiency. The preparatory works in the lead-up to its opening will involve the installation and testing of key airport systems and processes including the new FAST self-service and automated options covering check-in, bag-drop, immigration clearance and boarding.
There will also be training and familiarisation programmes organised for airport staff and partners, to prepare them for operations in the new terminal.
Mandai, in Northern part of Singapore will be developed into a 126ha eco-tourism hub. The area now houses the Singapore Zoo, the River Safari and the Night Safari. But from as early as 2020, they will be joined by two new attractions - the Bird Park, which will be relocated from Jurong, and the new Rainforest Park.
When completed, Mandai’s eco-tourism hub is expected to attract more than 10 million visitors each year, as well as generate a significant number of jobs in conservation research, tourism and hospitality, said developer Mandai Park Holdings as it launched the construction phase of the project on Monday (Jan 16).
Singapore and Malaysia have signed the legally binding bilateral agreement that paves the way for the implementation of the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur High-Speed Rail (HSR) project last month. This mega rail link project will cut travel time between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur to just 90 minutes, compared with more than four hours by car.
The high-speed rail line is slated to start by Dec 31, 2026. The line between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur will be 350km long and have eight stations. It will go across the Strait of Johor via a 25m- high bridge near the Second Link. Raffles Country Club in Tuas will be acquired by authorities and will need to vacate its premises by 31st July 2018 so to make way for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail project.
Ascott Orchard, the new fashion-inspired serviced residence, is linked to Paragon shopping mall through a covered bridge and is part of CapitaLand’s landmark integrated development that also comprises a high-end residential development.
Located in the most fashionable shopping destination in Singapore, Ascott Orchard will offer guests an exclusive and smart living experience. The premium serviced residence is well suited for expatriates, business travellers and tourists as it is a few minutes’ walk from Orchard as well as Somerset Mass Rapid Transit stations with easy access to the Central Business District, world-class shopping malls and premium medical facilities.
Following the refurbishment, the SwissÃ´tel Merchant Court has an increased number of Premier Rooms (238 rooms), Eighteen Swiss Select Clarke Quay Rooms and six Swiss Select Studio Rooms, which offer a private balcony with a view, Swiss Advantage Rooms (160) and two exclusive Swiss Executive Floors (51 rooms) including a refreshed Swiss Executive Lounge, three Suites, three Food & Beverage outlets, a column free ballroom and seven function rooms.
All rooms are well appointed and furnished with a full range of amenities to serve both leisure and business travellers alike. They include a complimentary Handy smartphone, which allows guests to surf the Internet and make IDD calls to 10 selected countries, high-speed internet access, coffee and tea making facilities, in-room safe, and a well-stocked resident’s bar. Two separate IDD phones with individual data ports are standard for all rooms. To meet the high demands of corporate travellers on the go, dedicated Work & Surf areas are available in the hotel lobby with complimentary high speed Internet access throughout the hotel.
For discerning travellers, rooms on the Executive floors provide a well-stocked resident’s bar, in-room Nespresso coffee machine, daily complimentary breakfast and evening drinks at the Swiss Executive Lounge, two separate IDD telephones, high-speed internet access, a separate data port, international plugs at the writing desk and an ergonomically designed work area to ensure optimum comfort while working.
For guests travelling with kids, the SwissÃ´tel Kids Room promises loads of merry for kids up to 12 years of age.
Decorated with toys and books, the room offers beds with adorable themed bedding and colourful clothing hangers in the wardrobe. Writing desks and chairs in fun colours are also available for children to work on their paper crafts. The bathroom comes with child-friendly amenities such as a step stool, flavoured toothpaste and vibrant coloured plastic tumblers. For toddlers, a baby bathtub and bath toys will be provided. To keep the kids entertained, the Kids Room is equipped with a selection of books and entertainment options including Xbox, Wii games, DVD players, DVD movies and kids’ channels on cable TV. For outdoor activities, kids will enjoy the water slides and wading pool located on level two of the hotel. Babysitting service is also available at a fee.
Rugged Gentlemen Shoppe is a humble bricks and mortar store, gathering time-lasting garments, goods and craft to accompany you in forging unforgettable memories along your adventures.
It is an enclave to share our passion for heritage, culture and good-old fashioned quality with your friends from all walks of life.
Like a journey on an old, reliable Steam Locomotive, Rugged Gentleman Shoppe believe that traditional and historically well-built products will take you far in time, even while the scenes change with every turning wheel.
Tumi will soon have an outlet at The Shoppes, Marina Bay Sands.
Since 1975, TUMI has been creating world-class business and travel essentials, designed to upgrade, uncomplicate, and beautify all aspects of life on the move. Blending flawless functionality with a spirit of ingenuity, we’re committed to empowering journeys as a lifelong partner to movers and makers in pursuit of their passions. Designed in America, for Global Citizens everywhere. The brand is sold in over 260 stores from New York to Paris to London and Tokyo, as well as the world’s top department and specialty stores and travel retail in more than 75 countries.
A new Passenger Terminal Building (PTB) will be built at Seletar Airport to accommodate a growth in air traffic.
The new PTB, which will be constructed at the eastern side of the airport, will boast improved facilities and amenities, and support growing general aviation activities as part of the larger Seletar Aerospace Park.
Construction is set to start in October, and the terminal building is expected to be ready by the end of 2018.
Nestled in the heart of vibrant Robertson Quay along the iconic Singapore River, M Social Singapore offers accommodation in away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It features an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre. Guests can enjoy meals at the in-house restaurant or have a drink at the bar.
M Social Singapore is 800 m away from Robertson Walk and 900 m from UE Square Shopping Centre. It is a 1.9 km-walk to Chinatown MRT Station. Chinatown Heritage Centre is 1.1 km from M Social Singapore, while Sri Mariamman Temple is 1.3 km from the property. The nearest airport is Changi Airport, 18 km from the property.
M Social Singapore is the latest addition to Millennium Hotels and Resorts' signature Leng's Collection. Featuring 293 rooms and suites, this designer hotel overlooks the vibrant Robertson Quay precinct that is home to a plethora of quaint dining, entertainment, and shopping options including Central Mall and UE Square Mall.Stay and discover our distinctive Millennium hospitality in Singapore.
Samsonite continues to infuse innovation and new ideas into travel re-igniting the sophisticated and special experience of the past. Today, Samsonite continues to lead the luggage category with those same core principles, further expanding Shwayder's vision globally with design and innovation into product categories and consumer targets. Samsonite's tagline - "Life's a Journey" - embodies the brand's transformation and future, symbolising the role Samsonite has in the multi-faceted lives of travellers.
The Four Points by Sheraton Singapore, Riverview (due to open 1 July 2016) offers the convenience of a great downtown location while being nestled alongside the Singapore River. Known for its many shops, Robertson Quay is opposite our hotel. At night, the area transforms into a bustling nightlife venue with an array of wine bars, alfresco restaurants, art houses, and cafes. Chinatown and Orchard Road are also within easy reach for shopping. Changi International Airport (SIN) can be reached by car in 25 minutes.
Keep in touch via free wireless High Speed Internet Access throughout the hotel. Work out in their 24-hour fitness centre. Take a dip in the outdoor pool. Grab a bite in one of their restaurant venues, or sit back and sip your favourite drink in their lounge. Their function rooms are great for meetings, social events, family reunions, and group gatherings.
They understand that the best comforts in life aren’t complicated. Choose from their 476 guest rooms and suites with great city or river views, and enjoy their Simple Pleasures (SM), including High Speed Internet Access and free bottled water daily. Let yourself drift away in the crisp linens of the plush Four Points signature bed after a long day of business or sightseeing.
After a year-long renovation that saw a series of new restaurants and new spaces created, the InterContinental Singapore is finally ready to open its doors and display its new look to the public.
Taking full advantage of its location in one of Singapore’s strongest cultural districts, the hotel, first built in 1995, is now back with a fuller sense of its place in the Bugis area. This means there is a stronger emphasis on heritage with highlighted Peranakan influences in the Main Tower of the hotel.
One of the main points of the renovation was to firmly establish and connect the hotel to its surrounding areas. Bugis is one of Singapore’s prime heritage locations and a strong centre point for the arts and culture. Elements of this was incorporated into its design even back in 1995, so that the facade of the hotel closely resembles a three-level shop house.
With its Peranakan architectural influences also comes the culture’s strong sense of hospitality. Spaces throughout the lobby and lobby lounge are designed to be inviting. The Concierge Lounge, located in the lobby area, takes on the feel of a Peranakan living room — a place where traditionally hospitality begins. To this end, special artefacts and mementos are placed around the areas to give guests a sense of the area’s art and culture.
The hotel is made up of two towers, the main building and the heritage wing which had been previously renovated in 2011. For this renovation, the main focus was the lobby lounge area, restaurants as well as the rooms and suites.
Rooms and suites also take on a strong Peranakan appeal as well as touches of the shophouses in the area. Colours, patterns, even the air vents were inspired by those found in old Singapore houses. The suites, their renovation only just completed recently, are larger spaces with sitting rooms. Located on the 16th floor, the suites include living room areas and separate bedrooms.
The new Mercure Singapore on Middle Road has 395 heritage inspired rooms, and is located in the heart of Singapore, leisure, business and cultural districts.
Also situated 5 minutes from Bugis MRT and next to one of the CBD's most vibrant markets, Bugis shopping has everything expected of the savvy traveler in today's world. The hotel includes a lobby lounge and bar, a premier lounge, four small meeting rooms and two restaurants. Facilities include a gym, a swimming pool and sky deck.
The third and largest Holiday Inn Express in Singapore, Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong will be a perfect choice for guests who want a true ethnic accommodation experience in the heart of Singapore’s rich heritage district.
Located in the Katong area, guests will be ushered into a world of beautiful restaurants, cafes and bars. On top of that, they will be a stone’s throw away from local food gems found in roadside stalls.
The hotel is set to have a vibrant and bustling environment as it will be built atop restaurants, bars and retail outlets. The 225 contemporary rooms will have magnificent views of the Singapore River and the city’s skyline.
Take a step back into nature at Oasia Hotel Downtown, where you can enjoy luxurious comfort within a towering vertical garden.
The hotel is covered with a verdant green facade, complete with alternating 30-metre tall sky gardens. Added convenience comes from having the MRT right at your doorstep; guests will be situated right in the heart of Tanjong Pagar, one of the city’s hippest areas chockfull of bars and eateries.
Plaza Premium Group, the pioneer and industry leader in providing Premium Airport Services, announces the official debut of Aerotel today in Singapore, the airport transit hotel arm under the Group that offers a stylish hideaway in the heart of airports.
Aerotel Singapore is a one-of-a-kind airport transit hotel in Changi Airport to provide travellers in transit with excellent accommodation and convenient booking hours. Located on Level 3 in Terminal 1 of the airport (near Boarding Gate D41), Aerotel Singapore is the Group’s inaugural flagship transit hotel and the world’s only transit hotel equipped with an outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi and pool-side bar in the airport restricted area.
Designed by travellers for travellers, Aerotel Singapore is parked near the boarding gates, and is travellers’ tranquil oasis between flights. Employed with antique brick walls, fine timber and quality fabric in grey and aqua, Aerotel’s design brings about a contemporary and chic yet elegant feeling from the moment one steps into the lobby. In addition to its warm lighting, signature fragrance and soft acoustics, Aerotel Singapore creates a stylish and homey experience for transit travellers to escape from airport’s hustle and bustle.
Equipped with supreme quality bedding fabrics and pillow menu, the 70-guestroom Aerotel Singapore offers three types of comfortable room options with respect to size. Bathrooms offer powerful hot shower and a selection of natural skincare products to make sure guests stay fresh and relaxed while in transit. Selected rooms can even have a stunning view facing the breathtaking airport runway where a surreal scene of A380 aircrafts are just parked a stone’s throw away.
As the world’s only transit hotel equipped with an outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, pool side bar and gym facilities in transit zone, guests are invited to spend their transit time at the pool to enjoy the cheering sunshine of Singapore and busy aircraft movements, or workout at our fitness corner.
With hours of operation around-the-clock, Aerotel Singapore offers flexible booking hours, from SGD55 to SGD135 for a minimum of 6 hours. Guests can also enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi access during their stay.
The Crown Plaza Hotel extension is Singapore's first private sector commercial project to use Prefabricated Pre-finished Volumetric Construction (PPVC) techniques, where rooms complete with finishes, fixtures and fittings were done in China before being shipped to Singapore to be installed on site.
Developed by OUE, the hotel extension is Singapore's first private sector commercial project to use PPVC techniques. Rooms complete with finishes, fixtures and fittings were done in China before being shipped to Singapore to be installed on site.
The first batch of shipments of prefabricated rooms arrived in Singapore earlier this year. The new extension is expected to be completed in June, and will add another 243 rooms to the existing 320.
Now open, Hotel Vagabond is Singapore’s first experience-driven luxury boutique hotel with a Salon area designed to immerse guests in the theatre of art, food, drink and conversation.
he 42-room hotel is also the first and only hotel in Asia to feature interiors by the celebrated French designer Jacques Garcia. Garcia is best known for his design of Hotel Costes in Paris, Hotel Danieli in Venice, Hotel Mamounia in Marrakech, and most recently the Nomad in New York.
The heart and soul of Hotel Vagabond is the Vagabond Salon – a modern interpretation of a Parisian salon – where guests have the opportunity to mingle with resident artists over a beautifully crafted cocktail, dine amongst a performance, watch an independent film, or listen to a jazz quartet.
Guests of Vagabond Salon can enjoy a five-star dining experience courtesy of 5th Quarter, a collaboration between Satinder Garcha and celebrated restaurateur Loh Lik Peng, run by award-winning Executive Chef Andrew Nocente and offering cuisine using traditional methods of curing meats with the aid of modern instruments to maintain the integrity of flavours.
Drinks are served from Bar Vagabond, conceptualised by renowned drinks collective Proof & Company and offering an eclectic rotating selection of handcrafted cocktails, artisan spirits and wines, and a curated collection of rare and exotic teas and coffees. Craftsmanship is a central feature of Bar Vagabond’s style, with drinks that blend an unexpected attention to detail with a generous measure of theatre.
With 5,000 square feet of luxurious interiors, superb acoustics, and dressed in thick red velvet curtains, the Vagabond Salon is also designed to work as a fully integrated, adaptable event space.
Hotel Vagabond is the only hotel in Singapore to offer a rotational Artist in Residence programme. With an emphasis on writing, photography and performance art of all kinds, artists are invited to apply for residencies of up to three months. Artist Cocktail Hour in the Vagabond Salon will start each evening at 6pm; a time for hotel guests and other Vagabond folk to talk and interact with the artists in residence.
Whether traditional aluminium cases or light luggage made of the high-tech material polycarbonate, the Rimowa design is unmistakable due to the groove structure of its case shells. An innovative approach and exceptional demands when it comes to quality are just a couple of the aspects that make Rimowa one of Europe's leading luggage manufacturers.
Hotel Yan has opened in the upcoming Jalan Besar area.
Decked out in rustic iron and wood, the hotel reflects the area’s heritage as a warehouse and industrial district, remnants of which can still be seen today. Be greeted by casual elegance from the moment you step into the hotel lobby where high ceilings, washed concrete walls and exposed steel pipes epitomize the fuss-free design. Subtle accents add a touch of vibrancy while wide, open spaces seek to create a community of like-minded people in a place away from home.
Hotel Yan’s simplistic form and utilitarian appeal promises a refreshing and calming environment for urban dwellers and suburbanites alike.
Right where Singapore meets the world, is the island’s next destination — Jewel Changi Airport. A unique mix of lush nature and urban energy that will bring together a world of ideas in leisure, shopping, and dining. Creating first-class experiences to delight and inspire.
Work has started on Project Jewel, the new retail and lifestyle complex at Changi Airport.
The glass-and-steel complex to be built on the open-air carpark in front of Terminal 1, will be the central hub connecting airport Terminals 1, 2 and 3.
The complex, to open by end 2018, will have five storeys above ground, and five basement levels. It boasts a gross floor area of about 134,000 sq m that will be used for retail, airport operations, attractions and a hotel.
The multi-storey complex will be encased in a distinctive glass and steel dome. It will also feature a waterfall as high as five storeys or 40m within a lush indoor garden. There will be an estimated 270 to 300 retail tenants.
It will connect the three existing terminals and Changi Airport MRT by foot, and add a passenger handling capacity of three million to Changi's current tally of 66 million per year.
There will be facilities dedicated to the fly-cruise and fly-coach passenger segments to make travel experiences smoother.
Terminal 1 will also be expanded to allow more space for the arrival hall, baggage claim areas and taxi bays.
Diageo Global Travel together with DFS Group have launched the Johnnie Walker House retail showcase within DFS Group’s new wines and spirits flagship store in the central atrium of the departures concourse at Singapore Changi Airport, Terminal 3.
The establishment of Johnnie Walker House Singapore marks the seventh addition to the expanding international network of whisky embassies. This follows the success of existing flagships in Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul and Chengdu, as well as travel retail theatres in the airports of Taipei and Mumbai. The milestone also celebrates the first Johnnie Walker House in Singapore and Southeast Asia.
The design of Johnnie Walker House Singapore is inspired by the combination of two elements. The first draws from the rich, progressive travel heritage of epic ocean voyages that took Johnnie Walker from the four corners of Scotland to the four corners of the world, making it the world’s first global brand. The second is the evergreen custom in luxury retail of using trunk shows to provide tailored, exclusive experiences to valued clients.
When travellers step into Johnnie Walker House Singapore, they are transported into a retail theatre of a larger-than-life luxury steamer trunk. Designed and built by award-winning Singapore-based design agency Asylum, the highly tactile environment of leather, copper, marble, bronze, wood and steel finishing, brings to life the history, provenance and pioneering spirit of Johnnie Walker.
To commemorate the inauguration of the Johnnie Walker House Singapore, a limited edition of the Johnnie Walker Blue Label will be exclusively available at Singapore Changi Airport. The ivory-coloured ceramic bottle puduced by Wade features the landscape of Scotland and the skyline of Singapore in the brand’s hallmark Willow design. The collectible was illustrated by Dawn Ng and pictorially depicts the historic journey of Johnnie Walker from Scotland to Singapore – from the time John Walker & Sons was established in 1820, in Kilmarnock, to 1885, when the Johnnie Walker whiskies had made their way to Singapore as one of the world’s first modern luxury icons.
Established in 1994, BritishIndia is a lifestyle brand that currently has over 40 outlets across Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines. Created for the tropics and inspired by the grand romance of the Colonial era, they offer timeless designs created with the philosophy of comfort and effortless dressing for both men and women in mind.
They currently have 6 main lines: Classic, New Classic, Pure, Traveler, Adventurer, Travel & Yoga; each line offering a different story to suit various occasions of contemporary tropical lifestyle.
In addition to the breadth of their collection, they are also known for our depth in sizes flattering figures of many shapes.
For those looking for a pint before their flight, they can now chill out at the new Carlsberg Sports Bar.
Carlsberg, the Official Beer of the Barclays Premier League, has opened its first full-fledged sports-themed bar in Changi Airport to bring travellers and those in transit an immersive environment to experience Premier League football at its best.
Together with food and beverage operators, De-Prospero Pte Ltd, the new bar, located in Terminal 3 boasts a full sports theme complete from interior décor to staff attire and an exciting new bar menu.
The award-winning ramen emporium has unveiled its latest concept store - Ippudo Express – in Terminal 3 of Singapore’s Changi Airport.
A unique product available at this new concept store is the offering of Japanese dip sandwiches. Made with premium ingredients, the sandwiches offered include hearty fillings such as chicken, beef and shrimp, complete with flavourful Ippudo homemade dips for a twist of flavours on the palate
Ramen fans will not be disappointed with the options offered at the Changi location, which boasts a well-rounded mix between soup bases and flavours. New and exclusive Miso Butter Tonkotsu offers a flavourful, fragrant broth while other special ramen include the original Hakata Tonkotsu, fiery delights Spicy Tan-Tan Men and Spicy Miso Tonkotsu, wholesome and refreshing Hakata Mentai Tonkotsu, as well as the unique dry ramen served hot - Maze Sob.
Ippudo Express @ Changi aims to provide a quick and convenient option for travellers on the go, featuring a selection of fresh salads in convenient takeaway packaging, including best-sellers Nikumiso Tofu Salad and Cobb Salad, as well as new additions Japanese Chicken Salad and Beans Salad.
Housed in a row of 17 two-storey conserved shophouses, the premise is furnished with well-appointed rooms and suites, complemented by thoughtful touches and impeccable service. The hotel is equipped with a total of 88 rooms and suites with six different categories on offer, all of which feature interiors of rich wood and intricately handpicked finishings and plush beds.
Nestled in the vibrant Bugis enclave, known for its colourful past and equally colourful present, you will find much charm in this heritage building. As a serene urban sanctuary, it exudes a sense of relaxed elegance and is an ideal retreat to unwind, recharge and explore in one of the city’s most sought-after and culturally-rich areas.
The hotel’s shophouse exterior draws inspiration from the rich heritage of South East Asia, providing the perfect foil for the hotel’s historic design. The interior consists of matching tones and blends rich, dark brown colour palettes together with warm lighting, contributing to the rustic feel of the hotel. The design is a subtle mix of the serious, fun and quirky. The overall feel is then completed with the contemporary design accentuated with tasteful and historic touches.
The lobby is furnished with textured wooden tables and ottomans, with, nature-inspired design featured in different areas and corners. Be enthralled as you enter the hotel and be greeted with quirky animal-shaped chairs (think Rooster and duck), framed-up seashells and photos of birds - pointing, it almost seems, to the building’s past life as a seafront property.
Steeped in the mantra of "Simplicity in Luxury" are Hotel Clover 33 Jalan Sultan’s unique Loft Suites (17 units). The 30 – 38 sqm loft suite boasts a private living area on the ground level and an indulgent bedroom with a pair of Siamese daybeds on the mezzanine level. These cleverly-designed loft suites are ideal for not just leisure but also corporate travellers, providing comfortable abodes with leisure-enabling convenience.
For the ultimate indulgence, prepare to be enchanted by the uniqueness and authenticity of Hotel Clover 33 Jalan Sultan’s Garden Suites (3 units). Each unit has a different South East Asian touch with different décor and ornaments to complement the overall feel. Of the three suites, each featuring an elegantly-appointed bedroom and a private garden, there are two Garden King Suites – one is Indonesian-inspired while the other takes on a Peranakan feel. The third Garden Suite, a Garden Lavish Suite, channels a beautiful Thai quality and boasts a built-in hydro bath.
As an urban sanctuary with a rhythm all its own, a great highlight of the hotel is 19 of its uniquely-designed Garden Rooms, featuring an airy patios decked with wood and lush vertical gardens. Enjoy relaxing under the sun at such patios in the comfort of your own rooms. Alternatively, hit the gymnasium for a morning workout or spend an hour or two at their cosy lounge on the ground floor if you are looking for a little space of your own.
Aromatherapy uses plant materials and aromatic plant oils, including essential oils and other aromatic compounds for the purpose of altering one's mood, cognitive, psychological or physical wellbeing.
Nila aromatherapy bar helps you to incorporate essential oils into our daily activities.
The store has a wide range of ultrasonic diffusers and pure essential oils, you can use when traveling to purify the hotel rooms, in bedrooms for a soothing and relaxing blend and when at work with Peppermint, Rosemary and Frankincense to stay focused.