Far East Hospitality boosts presence in Singapore

Far East Hospitality is growing its presence in Singapore, with extensive property enhancement programs, plans to export its hospitality management expertise, and an aggressive review of services to match changing travellers’ needs.

Singapore-centric efforts for the next six to eight months include new properties, completion of refurbishment works for existing properties, and plans to enhance services for bookers, travel consultants and emerging groups of travelers.

On the regional front, Far East Hospitality is in exploratory discussions to manage hotels in various markets across the region. The move is in response to the growing tourism in Singapore, with tourist arrivals in Singapore expected to rise 6.6 percent annually from now till 2015.

Far East Hospitality is the hospitality management business of Far East Orchard, a listed company under Far East Organisation. Its portfolio in Singapore comprises eight hotels and nine serviced residences with a combined inventory of more than 3,400 units; as well as the Sri Tiara residences in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Through its four brands - Oasia, Quincy, Village and Far East Collection - Far East Hospitality offers a range of short and long-term accommodation options island wide for business and leisure guests.

Far East Hospitality will manage East Village Hotel, the flagship Village hotel which will officially launch by the first quarter of 2013. It will offer guests the experience of exploring the Katong precinct.

Far East Orchard is also redeveloping Plaza Atrium, a former commercial building in Kuala Lumpur, into a serviced residence property.

Far East Hospitality is also the first hospitality operator in Singapore to target medical tourism with a three-month tie-up, until December 2012, with local medical providers. Available at Oasia Hotel, travellers looking to incorporate health and wellness checks can take advantage of the medical facilities located around the hotel.

For corporate travelers, dedicated resources have been set up to support travel consultants. Bookers too can now look forward to an enhanced reward program.

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