This article is brought to you by Far East Hospitality.Excerpt: Why this is truly the new gateway & getaway in Sentosa
Business travel is rarely associated with leisure - you often find yourself housed in a standard-size apartment somewhere in the city, with a concrete skyline as your view and limited eating options open in the vicinity at the end of your day-long meetings.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like having the harbour as your view instead? Or, even better - to have the beach at your doorstep, where you can take a stroll and soak your feet in the water as you unwind? Walk a little and you find yourself surrounded by some of Singapore’s top attractions.
To take things a little further - imagine a more relaxed setting to hold your business events and make them less mundane.
Far East Hospitality (FEH) is set to make these castles-in-the-air come alive in 2019 with its three new concepts located in one of Singapore’s top-rated destinations, also known as the state of fun, Sentosa.
Step into the premises, and you are likely to cast an eye on the largest of the three properties, Village Hotel at Sentosa. Holding 606 rooms to cater to families just as well as business visitors, the hotel is defined by its modern architecture and vibrant room aesthetics.
Meanwhile, The Outpost Hotel is an adult-oriented getaway, offering 193 stylish guest rooms featuring chic and bold aesthetics for individual travellers and couples. Built for guests who prefer exclusivity, the rooftop pool and bar is perfect for evening cocktails, candlelit dinners and intimate celebrations.
Taking luxury to new levels is The Barracks Hotel with just 40 highly-exclusive rooms housed in a conserved colonial building. Rich in heritage and history, the hotel offers an experience designed for the discerning traveller.
Situated near Sentosa Bridge at Artillery Avenue in the Palawan area of Sentosa, the cluster is connected conveniently to the mainland, about 15 minutes from the Central Business District, while providing a gateway to the island’s key attractions.
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A new venue for corporate funWith its large room inventory, Village Hotel Sentosa is a perfect spot for conferences, summits and group meetings, highlighted by one of its event spaces, The Commune, which can hold up to 480 guests.
The hotel also features the Pamukkale Pool, an infinity pool overlooking the seaside. Here, guests can enjoy cocktails from the pool bar, sunset views, as well as the daily evening fireworks by Wings of Time - offering an outdoor venue to close business deals and relax with clients, colleagues and family in one setting.
To further inject the fun factor, all three hotels are located in an ideal ‘centre-of-gravity’ venue for team-bonding activities and retreats, including two of the most scenic and challenging championship 18-hole golf courses in the region, as well as the 11-storey, 181 meters long Fort Siloso Skywalk trail.
So whether you’re planning a scavenger hunt, an office ‘amazing race’ or simply looking to conduct business over informal settings, you’ve got all the spots you’ll need right in one vicinity.
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An accommodation of choice for business travellersWhile some travellers prefer distance from the hustle and bustle during their getaways, others look for convenient and connected accommodation options. The three new hotels by Far East Hospitality attempt to provide a perfect blend of both priorities.
Filled with amenities, activities and event spaces, the possibilities across the three hotels are endless for families, business travellers and groups looking to connect, play and bond.
In fact, business visitors are encouraged to bring along their loved ones to leverage the location's proximity to Universal Studios Singapore, Sentosa Merlion, Palawan beach, KidZania Singapore, the LUGE, and a host of other family-friendly venues.
In addition to their accessibility to attractions, the hotels are aptly located in proximity to mainland meeting venues - a 16-minute drive to Suntec Convention Centre, the Central Business district (CBD) and a short cable-car ride to Faber Peak Singapore.
Each hotel has its own bus stop to exit the island, while the monorail's Imbiah Station is conveniently located at a two-minute walk away which ferries passengers to the mainland for free.
A new staycation spot with more bang for your buckIf you’re not travelling for business and are simply looking for a new and happening staycation location with an interesting theme, The Outpost Hotel will make a good choice on your list. Its a draw for individual travellers and young couples, more specifically millennials. Inspired by distinctive black-and-white design complementing the rooms, this hotel is the one if you appreciate attention to detail and yearn for exclusivity.
The cherry on top? You’ll get to treat yourself and your loved one to a candlelit dinner and evening cocktails in an intimate setting overlooking the sea - truly an experience you’ll never forget.
Further, staying at all three hotels is a perfect opportunity for you to bring your family and loved ones along for your trip - Universal Studios Singapore, SEA Aquarium, the beach, the Cable Car Sky Network and more will keep them entertained for hours while you attend to your business needs.
So, if you’re already planning a business trip, getaway, corporate activity or staycation and you’ve got one of these properties in mind, get ready because they’ll be opening for you in 2019. Village Hotel Sentosa and The Outpost Hotel open in Q1, while The Barracks Hotel opens in Q3.
Arthur Kiong, chief executive officer, Far East Hospitality, has a few words to summarise all you need to know about the hotels: “Located in a prime area in Sentosa, our new hotels offer guests the best of both connectivity as well as the serenity of an island getaway. It’s as near, or as far as you want it to be.”
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