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Hilton Singapore to move to IHG and become a voco hotel

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IHG has announced that it is taking over the Hilton Singapore hotel on Orchard Road.

The property is scheduled to join IHG on 1st January 2022, when it will become the first voco hotel in South East Asia.

The change appears to have been driven by the decision of The Mandarin Orchard Singapore to rebrand as the Hilton Singapore Orchard. This will be the largest Hilton property in the Asia Pacific region.

Hilton Singapore to move to IHG

voco is IHG’s new ‘conversion’ brand. We discussed voco and conversion brands here, but in simple terms they allow an existing hotel to join a global group without having to spend heavily to meet a huge list of ‘brand standards’. Whilst this can sound like a bad thing, in reality there is a high level of quality control. The voco hotels we have seen to date (voco St David’s in Cardiff was reviewed here) have been decent.

voco is starting to attract new build hotels as well, with the first new property just opened in Edinburgh.

You can learn more about the voco brand on this page of the IHG website.


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Comments (34)

  • Tony says:

    If anyone is interested, they Hyatt offer on Plat seems to be cumulative – possibly with a twist, as it was all in one property. I stayed at the Andaz in London a couple of weeks back. Returned a few days back for meetings in the cafe and pub, all the bills together exceeded 250 so the 100 off has been triggered! Interestingly the bills coded differently on the statement.

    • Ikaz says:

      Good to hear, I am staying there this weekend and have a separate stay elsewhere to hiylt £250

  • Bagoly says:

    Is Mandarin Orchard as a brand so far below Mandarin Oriental (Top End?) that changing to a Hilton (not Top End) makes sense?

    • YC says:

      No relation to MO. No idea the need to go to Hilton, it’s a very popular hotel in a fantastic location.

  • Sam says:

    Hilton Singapore has been a long-established property and is one of the Hilton properties on the higher tier in terms of its size, quality and standard (conversely I’d argue that a number of Hilton in London should be branded as DT instead!). I’m surprised they have made the re-brand in tandem with taking over another hotel in the area. Perhaps Mandarin Orchard and Hilton Singapore are owned by the same owner?

    • BuildBackBetter says:

      That’s quite common in hotel industry. They know which hotels are up for renewal and start looking at options including signing up a new hotel.

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