The Singaporean island of Sentosa will be adding three hotels with a total of 839 guestrooms to its inventory in mid-2019. The island will focus focus on expanding its midscale hotel market while attracting staycation guests.
At Artillery Avenue in the Palawan area of Sentosa, The Village Hotel Sentosa, The Outpost Sentosa and a third hotel (the name will be confirmed later in the development process) will operate under Far East Hospitality's management. “Sentosa is a regional tourist spot," Arthur Kiong, CEO of Far East Hospitality, said in a statement. "It has a host of attractions and is easily accessible to the Central Business District, making it an ideal location amongst travelers who are here for leisure or business. However, the mid-tier segment in Sentosa is underserved."
The 606-guestroom Village Hotel Sentosa has maintained this goal to target the mid-tier market, including travelers from regional and international markets and Singaporeans taking family weekend getaways. Meanwhile, The Outpost, which has 193 guestrooms, will target young couples looking for exclusivity. The third hotel—a 40-guestroom property—will target guests in the upscale market.
The three hotels will increase Sentosa's current portfolio of 13 hotels with 2,500 guestrooms in total. As the island attempts to grow its visitor numbers, Sentosa has planned to improve connectivity and develop new and upgraded attractions. These include the complete overhaul of the Merlion Gateway, an approximately 30-acre site starting from Resorts World Sentosa, through Merlion Plaza and to Sentosa's beaches. Upon completion, which is expected by 2021, the new leisure site will have an elevated walkway and increased capacity for pedestrians. Also, the Skyline Luge Sentosa will get two new tracks.