Hotel promotions and openings

17 May 2009


Accor’s budget hotel chain Formule 1 is offering Standard Rooms, single or double occupancy, at 20 participating hotels in Australia for AU$49 (US$37) per night until June 12. Bookings must be made on a Friday and stays are until July 31. Advantage Plus members are not eligible for the promotion.

Park Hotel Clarke Quay in Singapore has an opening rate from S$198 (US$134) nightly that’s valid till August 31. Perks include a buffet breakfast, complimentary internet access, executive set lunch at Brizo Restaurant and Bar, free non-alcoholic drinks from the minibar and one-way River Taxi ride from Clarke Quay, discounts off restaurants, laundry and dry cleaning. Bookings of 14 nights and more net a complimentary upgrade to the next room category.


• The Accor Group will be managing the Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich, which opens in the emerging CBD of Tianhe in late 2010.

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) will launch its second luxury hotel, InterContinental Asiana Saigon, in Vietnam in September. The new hotel will feature 305 rooms, including 19 suites and a Presidential Suite, a 600-seat ballroom, meeting rooms, spa and restaurants among other facilities.

Taj Exotica Resort and Spa makes its debuts in mid-2010 on The Palm Jumeirah project. It will feature 228 guestrooms and 34 suites, restaurants, bars, a business centre with meeting rooms and boardroom banquet halls, retail arcade as well as Taj Group’s signature Jiva Spa.

Sandy Goh

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