Five new hotels for price-conscious travellers

14 Sep 2016 by Clement Huang
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Hotel Vagabond

WHERE Singapore

OPENING DATE October 2016


PRICE From US$168

INFO The opening of this boutique property along Syed Alwi Road, just outside Singapore’s CBD, will represent the debut of Starwood‘s Tribute Portfolio brand in Singapore. It will be the only Asian hotel to feature interiors with French designer Jacques Garcia’s signature maximalist style. Guests can expect a Parisian-chic vibe with plush bedding, Italian marble, glass mosaic bathrooms, and mahogany furniture.

Best Western Premier Genting Ion Delemen

Best Western Premier Genting Ion Delemen

WHERE Genting Highlands, Malaysia

OPENING DATE September 2016


PRICE From US$86

INFO Malaysia’s popular mountainous resort area, Genting Highlands is set to attract more travellers than ever, with a series of exciting new developments – including two retail malls, as well as the world’s first 20th Century Fox theme park – to open very soon. The 299-room Best Western Premier Genting Ion Delemen is  strategically placed to cater to the influx of leisure travellers and provide them with upscale accommodation.

Hotel Jen Beijing

WHERE Beijing, China

OPENING DATE January 2017



INFO As the second Hotel Jen-property in China’s capital, Hotel Jen Beijing will be based in the Chaoyang CBD, and feature a nature-inspired design by Stickman Design. Along with an all-day dining restaurant and gastropub, the hotel will also be home to a 3,500 sqm fitness centre, with an indoor swimming pool, boxing room and fitness studio attached. There will also be a spa offering reflexology and other therapeutic treatments.

Amba Taipei Songshan

WHERE Taipei, Taiwan

OPENING DATE August 2016



INFO Located just five minutes from the popular Taipei 101 tower, and directly connected to Songshan Station, the guestrooms at Amba Taipei Songshan are equipped with complimentary wifi, a 48-inch HD TV, Bluetooth speaker and Nespresso machine. Bathrooms offer a shower room fitted with dual Ecostat Comfort rain shower and massage shower heads, while the larger rooms also include bathtubs. Facilities include the modern steakhouse Que, as well as a number of meeting spaces that can accommodate up to 200 people.

Infinity pool at AVANI Riverside Bangkok

Avani Riverside Bangkok Hotel

WHERE Bangkok, Thailand

OPENING DATE September 2016


PRICE From US$158

INFO The hotel is located along Bangkok’s Chao Phraya riverside and includes 248 guestrooms, all of which face the river. Guests can choose from a number of F&B outlets, including drinks at The Long Bar, all-day dining at Skyline and deli snacks at The Pantry. Leisure facilities include a fitness centre, rooftop swimming pool, and Avani Spa. The highlight here is the hotel’s signature touch treatment – an oil massage coupled with facial and stretching techniques designed to energise, balance and refresh the skin. The hotel is also home to over 4,500 sqm of flexible space.

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