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Published on : Friday, July 1, 2016
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has opened the doors to Holiday Inn Express Singapore Katong in the city’s first heritage town, the Joo Chiat neighbourhood of Katong. Offering a refreshing, affordable and hassle-free stay for guests, the 451-room hotel is the third and largest Holiday Inn Express hotel to open in Singapore.
Nestled amongst a charming trove of cultural landmarks, rows of famous Peranakan eateries specialising in traditional Chinese-Malay cuisine, and colourful shop houses, the hotel makes it easy for travellers to explore a different side of Singapore through the area’s diverse offerings and unique architecture.
Guests will be a stone’s throw from retail stores and eateries at Parkway Parade Shopping Centre and the I12 Katong Mall, while nearby East Coast Park offers lovers of the great outdoors an opportunity to go for a job, cycle, paddleboard or even windsurf at the popular beach park.
Those eager to try renowned local restaurants will find themselves drawn to the famous 328 Katong Laksa, an aromatic curry-based noodle soup which is a favourite among locals and visitors alike.
Situated a short 15-minute drive from Singapore Changi International Airport, the Holiday Inn Express Singapore Katong is located in the eastern region of Singapore, offering convenient access to the city’s Central Business Districts, exhibition, convention and conference centres, making it a smart accommodation choice for savvy business travellers.
Leanne Harwood, Vice President, Operations, South East Asia and Korea, IHG, commented: “With the opening of the first Holiday Inn Express hotel outside the Singapore city centre, we now offer a more diverse range of location options for travellers in this multi-faceted city. One defining factor of the Holiday Inn Express brand is our hotels are located close to a range of food and entertainment options, and we couldn’t have asked for a better location than the colourful precinct of Joo Chiat to open the hotel.”
Adel Aramouni, General Manager, Holiday Inn Express Singapore Katong, agrees saying, “The new hotel is a smart choice for business and leisure travellers alike who appreciate value, combined with close proximity to the best facilities our city has to offer. We’re delighted to be welcoming guests to Holiday Inn Express Singapore Katong from today.”
As with over 2,400 Holiday Inn Express hotels around the world, guests can select from contemporary-designed queen or twin guest rooms and enjoy a comfortable stay at Holiday Inn Express Singapore Katong with the consistency and reliability of a global hotel brand.