IHG Hotels and Resorts has opened a Holiday Inn property in Singapore in partnership with RB Capital.
The 300-room Holiday Inn Singapore Little India is a rebranding of the former Park Hotel Farrer Park and is set to undergo renovations in due course.
The hotel is located in the Little India neighbourhood and has direct access to Farrer Park MRT station through its lobby, while Changi International airport is a 20-minute drive away.
The hotel is the first in Singapore to feature the new Holiday Inn brand design which includes a dining and workspace concept.
IHG already manages two of RB Capital’s Singapore hotels – the Holiday Inn Express Clarke Quay and Intercontinental Singapore Robertson Quay.
Rajit Sukumaran, Managing Director, South East Asia and Korea, IHG said:
“Holiday Inn Singapore Little India, which is located in one of Singapore’s most vibrant districts, rich in culture and history and a popular neighbourhood for travellers to visit, will be a great addition to our portfolio and a wonderful, contemporary example of the next generation Holiday Inn.
“As travel recovers and we write the next chapter for this iconic brand around the world, it is owners such as RB Capital that will enable us to bring to life the designs and concepts that are guaranteed to deliver a memorable guest experience and demonstrate the brand’s competitive advantage.”
Kishin RK, Founder and CEO of RB Capital added:
“As Singapore prepares to embark on the endemic Covid-19 roadmap with the gradual opening of its borders to international travel, I am confident that the hospitality industry will bounce back strongly.
“It’s the perfect time to relaunch this hotel with a new brand, new positioning and a design-led renovation so we are poised for recovery and ideally positioned to contribute to Singapore’s success as the country reopens.
“New attractions and infrastructure projects planned for 2021 to 2030 bode well for the future demand of tourism in Singapore. The Singapore government’s management of the Covid crisis with the lowest fatality count globally has gained the confidence and trust amongst corporations globally to explore this city as an attractive hub for themselves and their businesses.”
IHG Hotels and Resorts currently operates 11 hotels in Singapore, and is set to debut the Voco brand at the beginning of 2022 with the Voco Orchard Singapore.