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Crowne Plaza Changi Airport opens new extension

The new business rooms of Crowne Plaza (Photo: Koh Mui Fong)
The bath room of the new rooms at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport which boast touches such as Orla Kiely toiletries.
A new 10-storey extension increases room capacity by 75 per cent as the hotel gears up towards Jewel Changi Airport’s opening
Published: 5:40 AM, August 4, 2016
Updated: 8:31 AM, August 4, 2016

Singapore — Good news for travellers. Crowne Plaza Changi Airport has on Monday unveiled a new extension block for the hotel. This bumps up the capacity by 75 per cent, bringing the total number of rooms to 563.

The 10-storey extension is designed by Singaporean architecture firm Woha (also behind ParkRoyal on Pickering) and the 243 rooms there will overlook Jewel Changi Airport once it is completed in 2019.

Rooms are equipped with touches that would please business travellers — from a writing desk with a Herman Miller ergonomic swivel chair to wireless printing facilities for guests to remotely print their documents and get them delivered to the rooms.

Vice-president of operations at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), South-East Asia and Korea Leanne Harwood said that the Crowne Plaza Changi Airport which opened in 2008 had always seen healthy demand. “By expanding the hotel’s capacity, we are in an even better position to support the growth of Changi Airport and to provide quality accommodation to over 17 million visitors expected in Singapore each year,” she added.

Besides Crowne Plaza Changi Airport ramping up its rooms, UK-based no-frills boutique hotel brand Yotel will be opening a 130-room property within Jewel Changi Airport in 2018. Serene Lim