New mid-tier Sentosa hotels to open from April 2019, catering to locals on staycations

New mid-tier Sentosa hotels to open from April 2019, catering to locals on staycations

The Village Hotel  (Photo: Far East Hospitality)
The Outpost Hotel will add 193 rooms catering to individual travellers and adults. It will feature a rooftop pool and bar, as well as a hall for wedding celebrations. 

The Outpost Hotel (Photo: Far East Hospitality)
Meanwhile, the smallest of the three - The Barracks Hotel - will be "highly exclusive" with 40 rooms. It will be housed in a refurbished conserved colonial building, which formerly served as a military outpost and tourism academy.

The Barracks Hotel (Photo: Far East Hospitality)
The new hotels could help draw more locals to have a staycation on the resort island, said Mr James Walton, who is the transportation, hospitality and services leader at Deloitte Southeast Asia. Currently, an average of 19 million people visit Sentosa annually, with about one-third locals.

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"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 Mr Walton. "Because that will help address capacity issues during off-season and earlier in the week."He added: "As long as they can continue to offer good rates for Singaporeans to take staycations on the island, that can have a multiplier effect as people come for the staycation but stay for other entertainment as well."
Source: CNA/nh(hm)
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