Located close to the Malaysian border at Tuas, the hotel lies close to the International Business Park and is just a short, free shuttle ride away from the famed Resorts World Sentosa, in all of its entertainment glory.
Primely positioned close to the natural surrounds of Jurong Lake, the 557-room hotel is the first international hotel chain to open in this rapidly developing district. Genting Hotel Jurong offers a choice of superior and deluxe rooms and suites, all of which include complimentary wifi and satellite TV channels on their flatscreen televisions.
Those on the hunt for solid retail therapy will relish in Genting Hotel Jurong’s competitive room rates, which save plenty of cash in the wallet for the slew of shopping malls nearby. Toted as one of Singapore’s latest hotspots, the countless outlet stores, fashion boutiques and international brands at Jem (50 Jurong Gateway Road), Westgate (3 Gateway Drive), Big Box (1 Venture Avenue), IMM (2 Jurong East Street 21) and JCube (2 Jurong East Central 1) are sure to give Orchard Road a run for its money.
If you’re looking to escape the buzz of the inner city, a stroll through the picturesque sights of the Chinese and Japanese Gardens that are positioned within Jurong Lake Park are sure to ease the mind. Otherwise, take a dip in the hotel’s outdoor pool or blow off some steam in the gym.
If the kids are in tow, there’s plenty of fun to be had at The Rink, an ice skating venue at JCube that acts as a great escape from the tropical heat. For a more educational adventure, The Science Centre Singapore (15 Science Centre Road) is just a stone’s throw away too and is filled with fun facts and ever-changing exhibitions ranging from natural wonders to the wonderful world of technology.
If your trip entails more business than leisure, Genting Hotel Jurong is also well-equipped for holding MICE events, featuring the versatile Genting Ballroom, which can be partitioned into three sections for greater flexibility. This pillar-less 426 square metre ballroom offers a capacity of up to 300 guests, making it a popular venue for seminars, conferences, corporate luncheons, dinner and dance events and wedding banquets.
When it comes to nosh, guests can look forward to buffet breakfasts, which are served at Festive Café during the week, and buffet lunches and dinners on the weekends and public holidays. We recommend exploring local haunts in the surrounding area, to get a sense of this understated area’s character.
Keeping sustainability in mind, Genting Hotel Jurong has also implemented a series of environmental measures, including introducing rainwater reservoirs and recycling bins. The hotel also offers the convenience of a self-service launderette, with drying and ironing facilities on the premises, as well as vending machines offering snacks and cold drinks, instead of your run-of-the-mill mini bar.
The property is connected to the MRT network via Jurong East station while the AYE highway is a short drive away. A 24-hour free shuttle service connecting Genting Hotel Jurong with Resorts World Sentosa is also available, allowing guests easy access to the island and its multiple attractions.
Images courtesy of Resorts World Sentosa
• Genting Hotel Jurong, 2 Town Hall Link, tel: 6577 8888, rwsentosa.com
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