News Round Up: Hilton Singapore Offer, New Radisson Blu In Cape Town & More

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Bits & Pieces that don’t warrant a post of their own.

Hilton Singapore Offer:

To honour Singapore’s Golden Jubilee celebrations the Hilton Singapore and the Conrad Centennial Singapore have launched a new promotion – SG50.

Conrad Centennial SIngaporeImage courtesy of Hilton

The terms of the offer are simple – pay for 2 nights and get the 3rd night free. Reservations must be made by 31 August 2015 and the deal is available until 31 December 2015. More details and full terms and conditions here.

Air France Adds Seasonal Flight to Cuba

Air France has said that it will add an additional weekly flight to Cuba from October 2015 increasing its weekly departures to 11 – but this appears to be just for the winter season.

Air France operates a Boeing 777-300, equipped with 468 seats, on a daily schedule throughout the summer season, and an additional four weekly flights (Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday) in winter 2015.

Flight times are as follows:

AF946 – CDG – HAV: 16:30 – 20:25

AF943 – HAV-CDG: 22:50 – 14:05 (the following day)

Marriott Adds An Autograph Collection Hotel In Portland, Oregon

The Press Hotel, described as a “lifestyle boutique” hotel has joined the Marriott family of hotels as part of the Autograph Collection.

The Press Hotel PortlandImage courtesy of The Press Hotel


The Press Hotel is brand new (opened in early May) and is located in the historic Portland Press Herald newspaper building. Early reviews on TripAdvisor are mostly good but it’s much too early to be able to reach a solid conclusion.

The Autograph Hotels were added to the Marriott portfolio to add a boutique range to the company’s offering. With so many Marriott’s being designed to similar, boiler plate, specifications, it’s easy to feel that their main hotel chain lacks some charm and the Autograph Hotels were brought in help combat this perception. My own experiences with Autograph Collection hotels are limited but a stay at St. Ermin’s in London was memorable and I’d definitely visit again.

Carlson Rezidor Announces The Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Cape Town.

Carlson have announced a new Radisson property, in Cape Town, to be opened in late 2016. The Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence will feature 338 rooms housed in “Triangle House” an iconic 23 storey office building in Cape Town’s Foreshore precinct.

The Foreshore precinct is located in the centre of Cape Town’s financial and law district and the new hotel will sit just 500m from the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

The 338 rooms will be sub-divided into 214 bedrooms and 124 apartment including a penthouse on the top floor. Amenities at the hotel will include:

  • All-day dining restaurant & bar
  • A lobby bar cafe
  • Lounge
  • Executive Club lounge
  • Swimming pool with bar and terrace
  • Gym
  • Underground secure parking.

Featured image: courtesy of GotCredit