Sept ‘17 Travel News: Stay at Oakwood Premier OUE for the Singapore GP, Ascott Wins 14th Award, Updates from Xian Bar and Cathay Pacific New Routes
The latest updates on travel from around Asia.
Oakwood Premier: A New Place to Stay for the Singapore GP Weekend
Hotels rooms in Singapore will be packed this weekend for the F1 race, but you’ll know where to go for a relaxing and elegant stay, just 15 minutes away by Grab from the track. Recently opened and located in the new work-play-live destination OUE Downtown, seasoned travellers who prefer having all the comforts of home, in addition to hotel services, will enjoy a stay at the Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore, any time throughout the year really. Amenities at this luxury serviced property includes: Se7enth restaurant, in-room dining options, the Oakwood Executive Club lounge, lobby bar, an outdoor infinity pool and jacuzzi, high-speed internet connectivity, 24-hours fitness center, and outdoor barbeque. Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore’s proximity to Chinatown, will sate the needs of those looking to do a little urban exploration. oakwoodasia.com
Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards 2017 Names the Ascott “Best Serviced Residence Brand.”
Going the extra mile makes a big difference, especially in the hospitality industry, and for that reason, the Ascott Limited has received 109 awards this year, across the group’s properties around the globe. Most recently, they’ve been awarded ‘Best Serviced Residence Brand’ by the Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards 2017, winning the title for the 14th consecutive year. The awards are based on votes by 30,0000 frequent business travellers. Over in Singapore, Ascott Raffles Place also picked up the award for ‘Best Serviced Residence’ in Asia Pacific for the ninth time. www.the-ascott.com
Xian Bar at East, Beijing Unveils New Offerings
Headed to Beijing for the weekend? Award winning Xian Bar at East Hotel has unveiled some exciting updates. Located on the first floor of East, Xian’s vibe is distinctly artsy, inspired by its whimsical neighbour, the 798 Art District. In addition to their perennial collection of wines and whiskies, Xian has expanded its offerings to keep up with the growing scene in Beijing, with an all-new outdoor bar — called the Craft Container — serving craft beers on tap. The selection includes brews from three of Beijing’s favourite craft breweries, Jing-A, Slow Boat and NBeer. When glorious weather rolls around, settle in with your favourite craft pint while listening to energetic live tunes from Unity, Xian’s house band, as well as chow down on fresh pizza and oysters from the kitchen’s newly revamped menu. www.xian-bar.com
New Non-Stop European Routes on Cathay Pacific
Shortly after launching flights from Hong Kong to Gatwick, Madrid and Barcelona, Cathay Pacific has expanded Hong Kong’s accessibility to three more European cites: beginning from next summer, travellers can fly non-stop from Brussels, Dublin and Copenhagen to Hong Kong. Cathay will operate the Brussels and Dublin route four times a week, whilst the Copenhagen route flies three times a week. Servicing the three new routes is the Airbus A350-900 aircraft, which features new seat and cabin design, as well as enhanced inflight entertainment system and on board wi-fi. The airline’s long-haul fleet is one of the youngest in the industry, at just about five years old. lifewelltravelled.