This place was handpicked (by yours truly) for a business trip and it turned out to be the best decision ever. It also helped that they are an Accor partner hotel so I could earn some decent points for my 6D5N stay.
I’ve stalked this place ever since it first opened last year, waited for its teething problems to be over, and booked my tickets once there was a window for a 3 day trip to this town, which I honestly haven’t heard of until the Pullman news came up. And so we took that random 20-hour flight on Air Asia on a random Friday for this really chill short trip.
For some reason, I booked a SQ flight to Hanoi during a promotion @ only $268nett per pax but I picked SilkAir to come back due to better flight timings. It was my first trip to Vietnam and I was excited about it. Thankfully, I found Mercure and it was time again to clock more points into my Accor Silver.
I am so happy that Accor took over this property, and just in time!
With SPG and Shang properties in HK looking surprisingly dismal for a combination of factors, I decided to focus on Accor properties for this trip to buff up my Accor membership. Frankly speaking, none of the Novotel properties stood out. And no Sofitel choices either. So I literally jumped for joy when I spotted this recently rebranded and refurbished Park Lane (its old name) property.
This was the last night of of guided Hokkaido tour and boy am I glad that we were placed here! Apart from feeling like a whale from the 7days of non stop eating, maximum sleeping, and minimum walking, I managed to collect enough braincells to take pictures and remember sufficient details for a review.
I was excited to visit the property as the official photos look really nice and it is in fact time for Singapore to welcome a brand new Mercure on top of the tired looking Mercure Roxy. Doesnt hurt that I have Accor membership too.
I finally went to Novotel Melaka (Malacca)!!
I’ve been stalking the property for quite a while, because it’s new, and the last time I’ve been to this small town was 2007 maybe?
And of course I once again stalked the Accor 40% Super Sale to secure this place at a superb deal for my 4D3N leisure trip with a slightly different agenda, other than shopping and eating hehe.
Prior to arrival, I had emailed the hotel to enquire about the upgrade in accordance with my Accor Gold membership and responses were prompt – was told they will try their best for me.
I was stalking for staycation options for a weekend in September when Accor decided to have their bi-annual Private Sale! 40% off was really hard to resist and I’ve been wanting to try Grand Mercure Roxy Singapore, the only Mercure in Singapore. I’ve tried Mercures in Melbourne, Bangkok, Phuket, and Beijing – all not bad at all! And so it was booked for 26-27 September and we were all set!