Boutique hotels see 20% increase in occupancy rates during APEC period

Boutique hotels in Singapore are seeing a 20 per cent increase in occupancy rates, thanks to the APEC meetings.

The 288-room Link Hotel at Tiong Bahru have been offering business packages with free broadband internet and Asian buffet since last month.

And business is up by 20 per cent, with the hotel being almost fully booked.

Another draw is that the hotel is not affected by road closures, unlike those near the APEC meeting venue at the Suntec Convention Centre.

Interestingly, another boutique hotel near the venue is also fully booked.

The 40-room Naumi Hotel along Seah Street said it was fully booked even before the APEC meetings started.

Source : Channel NewsAsia – 12 Nov 2009

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