The new Ibis Styles Singapore on Macpherson finally opened its doors on the 3rd of April, 2016. I managed to do a site inspection on this property, the first under the Ibis Styles brand in Singapore during their very first day in business.
The hotel is situated in an up-and-coming portion of the country, near the industrial areas of Paya Lebar and on top of what’s touted to be the new Macpherson Mall. The property’s quite a walk from the nearest MRT stations – Potong Pasir and Macpherson MRT stations are both 1km away – though there is a bus stop nearby. More importantly, the property offers complimentary shuttle services to the MRT station.
For those not used to the Ibis Styles brand of Accor, it is a step-up from the regular Ibis brand which is well-known for its budget proposition. In the case of this particular property, this meant a swimming pool, gym and rooms that are above 20 sqm in size.
The rooms at Ibis Styles Singapore on Macpherson are bright, with designs focused on colorful repeated shapes and dots and mirrors with bold contours. The concept gives me a distinct futuristic feel. Although all priced the same, the rooms come in varying designs and sizes, with the largest room being 26 sqm.
The size of the bathrooms also vary. They can be as big as in the photo you see above. But I also saw variations that were smaller.
As mentioned previously, the hotel comes with a pool. Although not particularly large, I love its elongated and curved shape, with trees here and there. It gives off a quasi-urban-resort feel.
There is also a gym which is quite compact but has a good concentration of equipment for a workout.
The hotel has an all-day dining restaurant which features rather bold and colorful interiors (like the rest of the property!). The menu’s more focused on tapas or bite-sized items though I was told that concept buffets are in the works!
The property is currently offering an opening promotion with room rates that start from $138++ per night, including buffet breakfast and internet access. Reservations can be made on ibisstyles.com, through telephone on (65) 6622 6000 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ibis Styles Singapore on MacPherson
401 MacPherson Road
Official Reservations Website