Staycation alert: Two refurbished hotels offering re-opening deals

We love it when hotels undergo refurbishment—everything’s shiny and new, plus there’re usually re-opening deals to make the most out of. Case(s) in point: Fairmont Singapore and Lloyd’s Inn have completed their makeovers and are holding opening promos that can get you a staycation from just $138.

At Fairmont Singapore, guests can look forward to a brand new hotel lobby, a new iPad check in/out system and spanking new Fairmont Premier Rooms in the revamped North Tower, which boast Peranakan elements like grey/purple/dark wood color schemes and kebaya-style curtain sheers. To herald its refurbishment, the hotel’s offering introductory room rates (through December 30) from $368 upwards on weekdays and $318 upwards on weekends—the package will get you one-night accommodation in a new Fairmont Premier Room, complimentary breakfast for two and free internet access. Visit the hotel’s website for more info.

A cheaper staycation option is boutique hotel Lloyd’s Inn, which has also gone through its first revamp after 23 years of operations. This cozy, low-key hotel is situated in the heart of Orchard Road, and its new quarters feature elegant, minimalist interiors—think lots of bare white walls and exposed concrete—with greenery in every room. (Psst, we suggest opting for the suites, which boast outdoor bathtubs that open up to the sky). The hotel’s opening promo (through June 30) will get you a Standard Room from just $138, with complimentary breakfast and internet access—that’s really affordable for a staycation, and the hotel’s really chic to boot. See its website for more details.