The Blue Swan Daily brings you a round up of the latest key hotel news from across the South Pacific.
Raffles Singapore starts taking reservations
Raffles Singapore has started taking reservations for stays from August 1, 2019 onwards. The hotel is currently closed for the final phase of a careful and sensitive restoration, which is designed to retain everything that has made Raffles Singapore so special to travellers from around the globe – the striking architecture, heritage and legendary service of the hotel. Raffles will continue to offer luxurious all-suite accommodations with an expanded suite count of 115 and exquisite new suite categories. Guests will discover a refreshed Raffles Boutique, a new History Gallery, and new retail concepts within The Arcade, which will also feature a brand-new Raffles Spa, a holistic sanctuary for hotel residents and the community.
Sofitel Hotels & Resorts
Sofitel has partnered with Hainan Airlines to launch a premium collection of its iconic Sofitel MyBedTM products across the carrier’s business class cabins. Business class passengers flying onboard Hainan Airlines will now be able to experience the ultimate sleep-time bliss with the luxurious Sofitel MyBed™ in the sky. The Hainan Airlines partnership will take its ‘Hai Dream’ on-board sleep experience to greater heights with Sofitel’s signature bedding that includes a waist cushion, full-size pillows, duvet, bed sheet, feather topper and blanket. Made with patented technology of the highest thread count, the duvet cover, pillowcase and bed sheet collection features the airline’s latest Dream Feather design. The new collection of Sofitel MyBed™ sleep products is available in the business class section of select Hainan Airlines long-haul international routes departing from Beijing, Haikou, Changsha, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Xi’an, Shanghai, Tianjin, Chengdu and Chongqing.
The doors are now open at SO/ Auckland, bringing a new level of boldness to the local hotel scene in New Zealand. Renowned Kiwi fashion innovators WORLD worked with the SO/ Auckland team for more than three years to create an emblem, a signature design print, artwork, wallpaper designs, cushions for the chauffeured cars and attire for the staff that encourages individual expressionism. The emblem invokes the volcanic history of Auckland, the natural beauty of New Zealand and the history of the building itself, a former Reserve Bank which at one time housed the country’s gold reserves. The result is an energetic, social success, bursting with character and the true spirit of the city.