Centrally located in the heart of Singapore, ibis Singapore on Bencoolen has consistently clinched TTG’s Best Economy Hotel in Asia Pacific since 2009. Despite the honours, the hotel has not been resting on its laurels. They have recently enhanced their guests’ experience by introducing greater connectivity, mobility and access to information through their latest Queen and Twins Rooms With ‘Extra Benefits’. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful staycation at one of these privileged rooms.
Before we get round to the ‘extra benefits’, let’s recap some of the existing ones.
1. Unparalleled Location
Location has always been a key factor in the accommodations deliberation process. As a traveller, I would deem location to be a ‘benefit’ during my short stay at a destination. ibis Singapore On Bencoolen is easily accessible from the airport through Bugis MRT Station and just walking distance to popular tourist destinations such as Bugis, Central Business District, Little India, Mustafa Center and Orchard Road. Singaporeans spending the weekends on staycation can take the opportunity to explore the quaint boutiques at Haji Lane and soak in the rich heritage at Kampong Glam.
2. Familiar ibis Quality & Standards
Everyone enjoys essential familiarity when travelling overseas. Securing my accommodations at one of ibis Hotels Worldwide put my heart at ease. I know I can focus on planning my trip and attractions to visit because I know I can count on ibis for a comfortable, no-frills experience.
3. Fast & Reliable WIFI Connection
No one can endure the pain of slow and wobbly WIFI connection at their hotel, myself included. Crafting my next blog post was a walk in the park …. of course the wine helped too. Other than room WIFI, there are also numerous desktops and Mini iPads made available for guest use at the hotel lobby and restaurant.
4. Full Fitness Gym With Classes
Instead of the usual inadequate hotel gym, the innovative folks at ibis Singapore On Bencoolen partnered with California Fitness at Bugis Junction to offer all their guests full gym facilities completed with fitness classes, steam room and sauna. How cool is that!
If you are already wowed by the above, wait till you upgrade to their Queen or Twins with ‘extra benefits’. An exclusive floor that offers much more.
5. Unlimited 3G as well as Local and International Calls & A Complete City Guide To Singapore
ibis Singapore on Bencoolen introduces its newest guest service, a handy smartphone which provides guests with unlimited 3G internet, local and international calls, and a complete city guide to Singapore.
In addition to offering you great connectivity throughout your stay, handy also supports efforts to be more sustainable, by reducing the need for printed materials, such as in-room directories, and by providing useful information about the hotel’s full range of green facilities.
The handy phone can be taken outside of the hotel and used throughout your stay to help you navigate Singapore and uncover some of the city’s best attractions, bars, restaurants and activities, thus reducing hefty download bills that are often associated with traveling.
5. Bamboo Bicycle & Free EZ-Link Card
The hotel offers complimentary Bamboo Bike and EZ-link card to help guests minimise travel inconveniences (imagine trying to get your hands on an EZ-link if you are a tourist in Singapore) and also carbon print as they explore the island. You will be amazed that each of these Bamboo Bee Bikes take more than 38 hours to be created by their skilled artisans. Go Green In Style!
6. Auto Enrolment Into Le Club Accorhotels Membership
All guests who book or upgrade to rooms with ‘extra benefit’ will enjoy auto enrolment into Le Club Accorhotels Membership to enjoy dedicated check in counter for priority check in, early check ins and late check outs, loyalty programs and direct access to Duty Manager throughout their stay.
Both overseas visitors and local staycation goers will love the thoughtful gestures put together by ibis Singapore On Bencoolen for their latest rooms with ‘extra benefits’. I personally dig ultra cost saving handy phone, convenient bamboo bicycle and the lazy late check-out.
Will you be booking your next stay soon?