JAKARTA, 25 November 2015 – trivago; world’s largest online hotel search site, presents the 2016 ranking for the top ten hotels in Singapore, based on the comprehensive and impartial trivago Rating Index™ (tRI™). The ranking derives from over 200 million ratings gathered from all over the web, that crafted a comprehensive, fair and reliable index of hotel ratings—the trivago Rating Index™ (tRI™).
AMOY by Far East Hospitality has come out tops again in the latest ranking of hotels in Singapore, beating established brands Raffles Singapore and Capella Singapore which came in second and third. It is also the only boutique hotel to stand among international and Singapore-based hotel chains in the Trivago listing released on November 17, 2015. Opened in November 2013, this two-year-old heritage hotel located in the bustling business district of Singapore is converted from a collection of shop houses dating more than 170 years.
AMOY was named for Singapore's Fujianese people, who came from the Chinese city of the same name and exudes a historically-rich backdrop of Chinese culture. The rooms of this hotel are named after Chinese surnames like Chen and Huang, and decorated with traditional furniture and even a porcelain wash basin. Called charming and calming by New York Times, a part of the Chinese-themed hotel comprises Singapore's oldest temple, Fuk Tak Chi Temple, which has since been converted into a museum. The hotel is also attached to the shopping mall, Far East Square.
“We are honoured that AMOY Hotel has been recognised in this year’s Trivago Rating Index for Hotels. The hotel’s unique heritage styling has resonated with guests and credit must also go to the entire AMOY team for their passion, hard work and commitment. Moving forward, we will continue to strive for higher levels of service excellence,” said Arthur Kiong, chief executive officer for Far East Hospitality.
Earlier this year in January, the 37-room boutique hotel was named top hotel in Singapore in TripAdvisor's 13th annual Travellers' Choice awards, where Capella Singapore and Raffles Singapore came in second and third, respectively
Another unique accommodation which made it to the list is Village Residence Robertson Quay. Also by the Far East Group, this family-friendly service hotel has been ranked seventh best in Singapore. It houses 72 apartments complete with a fully-equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi and a free shuttle service to various locations like Raffles Place, DBS Building and City Hall every weekday morning.
“Far East Hospitality recognizes that the Indonesian market is not a homogenous market, but rather diverse. As a response to this, we are committed to providing different hotel options to cater to the different needs of Indonesian travelers by creating a variety of hotels with unique characteristics and psychographics. We humbly invites Indonesians to stay with us to experience a Far More Singapore experience,” close Arthur.
About trivago Rating Index™ (tRI™)
With over 200 million ratings gathered from all over the web, we’ve crafted a comprehensive, fair and reliable index of hotel ratings—the trivago Rating Index™ (tRI™). We use a nifty little algorithm to aggregate them, which provides a dependable and impartial score – whether a hotel has 20 reviews or 2,000. Based on a tried-and-true mathematical approach, our index is unbiased, clear and transparent. With daily updates, it is perhaps the most up-to-date rating index for hotels available.
Travelers find the ideal hotel for the best price on www.trivago.sg. trivago is the world’s largest online hotel search site, comparing rates from over 700,000 hotels on over 200 booking sites worldwide. trivago integrates over 180 million hotel ratings and 14 million photos in order to make finding the perfect hotel easier for users. Over 80 million visitors per month find their ideal hotel by using trivago’s various filters. trivago was founded in 2005 in Düsseldorf, Germany and currently operates 52 international country platforms in 33 languages.
About Far East Hospitality Far East Hospitality Holdings Pte Ltd (Far East Hospitality) is a regional hospitality owner and operator with a diverse portfolio of nine unique and complementary brands of hotels, serviced residences and apartment hotels, including Adina Apartment Hotels, Medina Serviced Apartments, The Marque Hotels, Oasia Hotels, The Quincy Hotel, Rendezvous Hotels, Travelodge Hotels, Vibe Hotels and Village Hotels.
With the recent acquisition of four new hotels in Europe under the Adina brand, Far East Hospitality owns and operates a combined portfolio of more than 14,000 rooms under its management across 90 hotels and services residences in eight countries – Australia, China, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Malaysia, New Zealand and Singapore, with more in its development pipeline.
Far East Hospitality is a 70-30 joint venture formed in 2013 between Far East Orchard Limited (a listed company under Far East Organization) and The Straits Trading Company Limited. In the same year, Far East Hospitality, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Far East Hospitality Investments (Australia) Pte Ltd, completed a 50-50 joint venture with Australia’s Toga Group.