With the millennial generation now making up a large percentage of the workforce, itâ€™s no surprise that hospitality companies have created brands, such as Capri, dedicated to this segment. We check into its newest property in Singaporeâ€™s CBD to find out what it can offer.
My 29m2 Studio Executive came with extra furnishings such as a cooker hood, hob, a microwave, plates and cooking utensils. This was unique as very few hotels in the city state offer this in their regular rooms.
The propertyâ€™s general manager, Vernon Lee, shared that business travellers who were on short-term assignments for about two weeks usually liked to book this configuration as it allowed them to do some light cooking should they miss food from home.
The bedside tables were inspired by the tiffin boxes used to store food in Singapore’s yesteryears. There were ample USB ports on both sides of the bed, but I especially liked the wireless charger positioned under the lamp at the work desk. That came in extremely handy â€“ and was a relief â€“ as I forgot to bring a wire to charge my iPhoneX.
I did however, find it cumbersome to climb in and out of the bathtub to access the shower, and would have preferred a shower stall instead.
In-room Wi-Fi was speedy, and there was no limit on the devices connected per room.
There are two interconnecting meeting rooms, the 45m2 Pod 1 and the 78m2 Pod 2, on the second floor. When connected, the rooms are able to hold 54 people in classroom-style, or 120 people in standing cocktail.
On the same floor is also the executive lounge, named The Den. The Denâ€™s furniture ranged from plush sofas to functional chairs resembling business class seats on an aircraft – all in lively candy shades. Guests can utilise wireless chargers and enjoy free-flow coffee and snacks such as sandwiches and biscuits. There were also several board games on offer, which could accommodate one to four players.
There is a rooftop pool with underwater speakers (a very nice surprise); steam rooms; a fully-equipped gym that boasts Prama, an interactive fitness platform; and the 24/7 Spin & Play launderette with an Atari Pong table.
JĂ™N Restaurant is the sole all-day dining onsite, serving up local dishes like salted egg chicken and Teochew-style steamed fish, alongside innovative offerings such as Chilli Crab Rillette Kueh Pie Tee and Baked Chempedak Crumble.
The restaurant is the site of the buffet breakfast service, and my stomach was very pleased with the spread. I thought that most of the dishes I tried were tasty, in particular the hokkien mee.
Most were courteous and helpful when approached, except for one who was a little rough around the edges, though itâ€™s nothing a little training wonâ€™t fix.
Its enviable location, smack in the middle of Telok Ayer, is perfect for business travellers who work in the CBD area. And after a day of meetings, the hotel is also a convenient base from which they can explore the city, as there are four MRT lines (green, red, purple and blue) within a 10-minute walking radius.
Number of rooms 304