While staycations remain the primary mode of holidaying away from our homes this year, it may be hard to conceive something fresh cropping up in the travel space. But the launch of a premium bookings app is bringing with it the promise of a new and more exciting way to travel—even if it’s only from one end of the island to the other.
HoteLux has made its debut in Singapore with a network of 4,000 luxury hotels worldwide that its members can easily access, book and receive exclusive privileges at. Among those privileges are dining and spa credits, complimentary room upgrades, daily breakfast and perhaps most excitingly for seasoned travellers everywhere—a double dip on points from both the app and the hotel’s own loyalty programme.
“Booking luxury hotels through emails is probably best left to our grandparents,” quips managing director Yihao Shi. He’s not wrong—technology has made nearly every other aspect of our life instantaneous, so why should travel be any different? Traditional luxury travel booking methods require long lead times and plenty of back-and-forth correspondence, all of which can be cut out with an app like HoteLux. “You have many different agents already offering concierge-style travel services, but no one has consolidated all these resources into an easy-to-access digital platform. That is what has been missing in this sector.”
Scan through HoteLux’s clean interface and you’ll find a list of Singapore’s best hotels—from Raffles Hotel to Shangri-La. Under each destination are further benefits you can expect to receive, ranging from an additional free night’s stay to extra credits to use around the hotel.
Tangible perks aside, what sets HoteLux apart from other bookings apps is its drive is to make your stay at any destination a little extra memorable. Shi adds: “When you book with HoteLux, you’ll always find a personalised letter from your hotel management team in your room upon check in. The service team will also take extra good care of any special requests, whether you’re celebrating a birthday or an anniversary. These are special touches that elevate your experience in ways that matter.”