National Day Parade gives Singapore bayside hotels a staycation boost

Bayside hotels in Singapore have seen an uptick in occupancy rates for the National Day long weekend, with this year’s National Day Parade (NDP) having a centralised physical event at The Float@Marina Bay.

The highlight of the annual extravaganza is the spectacular fireworks, and hotels near the show venue will provide a vantage point for guests who wish to catch the awe-inspiring display live and in person.

Hotels around the Marina Bay area have seen a boost in enquiries and bookings for the long National Day weekend

Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay, Singapore saw an increase in its staycation bookings following the announcement of the NDP live show. To date, the hotel’s NDP Skyline National Day Celebration package with guaranteed fireworks view over the Marina Bay has boosted bookings by approximately 20 per cent, according to general manager, Melvin Lim.

The hotel’s in-house mixologist will also be serving up special cocktails at the Skyline Bar, located at the rooftop of the hotel. Lim elaborated: “It (Skyline) is an open space, and guests who prefer to have a drink at our Skyline Bar will have full views of the fireworks.”

Federica Brugnara, director of sales & marketing at Andaz Singapore, said that bookings have doubled on the back of the NDP hype. The hotel will be rolling out special in-room picnic baskets for guests to enjoy the parade and fireworks display from the comfort and safety of their rooms.

Usha Brockmann, director of communications at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore, also told TTG Asia that they have seen a rise in booking enquiries for the long weekend period.

The hotel is located within close proximity to the venue set for the NDP, with a selection of rooms and suites facing the Marina Bay area, allowing guests to catch the National Day action from the comfort of their room, Brockmann said.

Some hotels near the bay area will remain as dedicated government quarantine facilities over the National Day period and will not be able to capitalise on the spike in interest as they are unable to accept any leisure bookings.

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