From new skybridges and plush bars, to recycled art displays and a mother-of-pearl ceiling that automatically dims, the recent enhancements at some newly-renovated hotels are often stylish and green.
These hospitality trends reflect the rise of responsible tourism and the wish for wellness that the pandemic has accentuated.
At recently revamped hotels such as Capella Singapore and a trio of Pan Pacific Hotels Group properties, the new looks as well as novel experiences planned by the hotels entice staycationers. And when international tourists return, hoteliers hope the redesigned properties will be a fresh encounter for them.
With more than 90 per cent of Singapore’s hotel revenue generated by international tourism, the industry has had to look long-term. But many have taken this opportunity to upgrade and create new experiences for the guests they do have. These include a pet “spa-cation” at Capella Singapore and the world’s first augmented-reality hotel art tour at the Ritz-Carlton.
Hotels that recently completed renovations – or are now embarking on facelifts – include Goodwood Park Hotel, Crockfords Tower, Travelodge Harbourfront, Andaz, Amara Singapore and Oasia Resort Sentosa (the former Le Meridien Sentosa).
But if you’re looking to plan a staycation now, here are seven hotels that have completed their renovations and are offering guests a new experience. Pack your bags!