With the market saturated by high-end accommodation, Far East Hospitality will open three new mid-tier hotels in Sentosa from April 2019 to cater to locals on staycation, reported Channel NewsAsia.
Located within the Palawan area of Sentosa, the hotels will span around 45,000 sq m and feature a total of 839 rooms. They will be two minutes away from the Imbiah monorail station, with Universal Studios Singapore just across the road.
“Out of 3,200 rooms in Sentosa, approximately 90-odd percent trade in the luxury tier,” said Far East Hospitality CEO Arthur Kiong. “So that provides us with an opportunity – not only to come in with a mid-tier proposition, but also to have a niche product to cater to a more diverse base of mid-tier travellers.”
Two of the hotels – The Outpost Hotel and Village Sentosa – are set to open in April next year, while The Barracks Hotel (pictured) will open in August.
Village Hotel at Sentosa is the biggest of the three, with 606 rooms targeted at business travellers, families and groups. It will feature themed pool zones, a lazy river pool and children’s play pool.
Offering 193 rooms, The Outpost Hotel caters to individual travellers and adults. Its facilities include a rooftop pool and bar and a hall for wedding celebrations.
The Barracks Hotel, on the other hand, will have 40 rooms only. The “highly exclusive” hotel will be housed in a refurbished conserved colonial building that used to serve as a tourism academy and military outpost.
Deloitte Southeast Asia’s transportation, hospitality and services leader James Walton believes the new hotels will help lure more locals to the island for a staycation.
Notably, of the 19 million people visiting Sentosa annually, around a third are locals.
“There’s a steady stream of people coming to the island, and what (Far East Hospitality) is looking for is more staycation opportunities for Singaporeans to boost the domestic tourism trend,” said Walton. “Because that will help address capacity issues during off-season and earlier in the week.”
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