HOSPITALITY

Raffles Hotel GM: Recovery to pre-Covid levels likely only in 2023 or 2024

STAFF of Raffles Hotel Singapore who were placed on extended leave of absence in June have returned to work progressively since staycations resumed in Singapore, and the hotel got busy with its "...

Singapore Kitchen Equipment execs in graft probe

CATALIST-LISTED Singapore Kitchen Equipment on Sunday said executive director and chief executive Sally Chua Chwee Choo and executive director Alan Lee Chong Hoe are on bail amid a corruption...

Genting empire keeps dividends even as casino, resorts sting

[KUALA LUMPUR] Companies in the Genting group are keeping up dividend payments despite the conglomerate facing its gravest challenge yet as the pandemic roils its collection of casinos, cruises...

Bigger role for service robots in pandemic

LONG promoted in the name of productivity but having gained limited traction in the past, service industry robots are gaining prominence as the Covid-19 pandemic compels firms to reduce contact...

Ascott turns apartments into work suites amid telecommuting trend

Working adults and students looking for an alternative to work from home or study can book fully furnished suites that are equipped with high-speed Internet and other amenities, as part of a new...

New relief fund and pledge of 1,000 jobs extended to hospitality and F&B workers

SINGAPORE-based hotel chain Park Hotel Group and YMCA of Singapore, as well as Helpling, a home-services company, have stepped up to extend support to workers in the hospitality and food and...

Raffles Hotel cuts 15% of staff to cope with Covid-19 fallout

ANOTHER hotel operator is trimming its workforce as tourist arrivals and receipts continue to take a hit from Covid-19.

Singapore May visitor arrivals plummet to just 880

SINGAPORE had just 880 visitor arrivals in May 2020, as the country remained closed to short-term visitors to stem the risk of importing Covid-19 during the second month of its "circuit breaker"...

Hospitality startup K Hotel raises S$2m in seed funding

K HOTEL, a Singapore-based hospitality firm with around 300 beds across six properties, has raised S$2 million in seed funding led by private investor Noel Neo, who has joined the startup as its...

How Covid-19 is inspiring the hospitality sector to raise the bar

THE world certainly feels odd right now. Everyone's plans are no longer existent, from weddings to staycations to overseas holidays. Even though we can go get our haircuts and slowly return to our...

ARA H-Trust shutters two-thirds of hotels, slashes workforce, cuts pay amid pandemic

ARA US Hospitality Trust (ARA H-Trust) has temporarily closed about two-thirds of its hotels, slashed its workforce and cut the pay of senior managers in response to the worsening novel...