Singapore Opens Quarantine-Free Hotel and Conference Centre
Singapore has opened a purpose-built "bubble" facility, dubbed Connect@Changi, to support Covid-safe meetings between foreign business travellers and Singapore residents.
As reported previously by Business Traveller, the opening was postponed from January to allow for finishing touches to the facility. The project was developed by a consortium led by Temasek Holdings, which includes Changi Airport and hospitality giant The Ascott.
Robin Hu, Head of International Policy and Governance at Temasek, said:
"Without such a facility, travel options are essentially binary – either stay at home due to travel restrictions, or fly overseas and endure long periods in quarantine."
"After close to four months of intense, round-the-clock construction and collaboration with our partners, various government agencies, vendors and subcontractors, we are now ready to offer business travellers the option of resuming in-person meetings in a safe and contained manner, and do our part to catalyse economic recovery for Singapore and across the region."
Room rates start at S$384 (US$289) for a 24-hour stay, which includes three meals, round-trip airport transfers, and mandatory Covid-19 tests.
Offering the "test-stay-work-
By May, Connect@Changi (https://connectatchangi.sg/