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World’s Best Airport Hotel expands capacity by 75 per cent

Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, named the World's Best Airport Hotel by Skytrax World Airport Awards in 2015 and 2016, has opened a new 10-storey wing, increasing its total capacity by more than 75 per cent.

The extension, designed by Singapore-based architectural firm WOHA, features 243 Business Rooms spanning across two room categories - the 28-sqm Business King, and 38-sqm Business Twin. Together with the existing rooms, the hotel's capacity now stands at 563 rooms.

Primed to cater to the needs of business travellers, rooms feature convenient amenities such as in-built USB charging ports, wireless printing and a mobile handy phone (with complimentary unlimited local and IDD calls for selected countries), which offer a conducive environment for guests to work on the go. 

Commenting on the launch, Leanne Harwood, vice president of operations of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), South East Asia and Korea, said that the hotel's "strategic location and seamless connectivity to Changi Airport perfectly caters to transiting passengers." 

In the vicinity are major business hubs like Changi Business Park, and Singapore Expo and Changi Exhibition centres, making it convenient for MICE travellers. The hotel is also connected to Changi Airport Terminal 3 via an air-conditioned pathway. To make their way downtown, guests can hop on the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) with the Changi Airport station a mere three minutes away. 

In addition, the hotel is an ideal venue for intimate high-level business meetings, as decision makers have been known to fly in just for the meeting and fly out again in a heartbeat after signing the deal, said Alice Wong, director of sales and marketing of Crowne Plaza Changi Airport on the side of the launch event.  

She added that companies with a regional presence have also chosen to hold their meetings at the hotel as it is convenient for overseas associates to attend.