Days Hotel Singapore offers ‘handy’ smartphones to guests

Traveling to Singapore? Want some help with local maps, overseas call or etc? Days Hotel Singapore at Zhongshan Park is here to help by means of “handy” service. The hotel can loan guest a Samsung GALAXY Note with unlimited 3G Internet Access and unlimited phone calls to 26 countries.

'Handy' device - a convenient smartphone rental service specifically designed for travellers visiting Singapore.

Here is the Press Release.

Days Hotel Singapore at Zhongshan Park first property in Singapore to offer ‘handy’ smartphones to guests

New service to provide travellers with unlimited 3G internet, local and international calls to 26 countries

Singapore, 21 January 2013:  The newly opened Days Hotel Singapore at Zhongshan Park has become the first property in the country to offer travellers a unique service called ‘handy’, a convenient smartphone rental service specifically designed for travellers visiting Singapore.

‘Handy’ will be available to customers with a one-night package stay at Days Hotel Singapore at an attractive rate of S$142. Also available at an affordable rental fee of S$18nett per day, ‘handy’ will provide travellers with a Samsung Galaxy Note device, which comes with unlimited 3G internet access, as well as unlimited phone calls to 26 countries, Singapore inclusive. The device will also be preloaded with a mobile city guide specifically designed for tourists visiting Singapore and a handpicked selection of other travel-friendly smartphone applications. The hotel has teamed up with Tink Labs, a Hong Kong based company, for this service which provides a comprehensive mobile travel platform to inbound travellers.

“Days Hotel Singapore at Zhongshan Park is part of an integrated development in Balestier which is an area rich in culture and history. We want to ensure travellers make the most of their stay with us and offering ‘handy’ will help them explore some of the best places in Singapore,” said Tony Cousens, General Manager, Ramada and Days Hotels Singapore at Zhongshan Park.

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Offering a combined total of almost 800 rooms across the three- and four-star hotel segment, the Ramada and Days Hotels Singapore at Zhongshan Park is the first hotel-by-the-park development in the country and is expected to play an integral part in the transformation of the Balestier locale. The S$300 million development will also include a commercial tower, a shopping mall, and a range of restaurants and bars flanking Zhongshan Park offering guests and visitors a wide choice of dining options.

“We are excited to work with the Days Hotel Singapore, who shares our passion for innovative travel, and enhancing the way people experience all that Singapore has to offer.  Whether traveling for business or pleasure, no one should have to lug around paper maps, multiple SIM cards, heavy guide books, or be misinformed by out-of-date information.  We want our customers to experience the same level of connectivity while travelling in Singapore as they do at home, and to never get hit with an exorbitant mobile phone bill the month after their trip,” said Terence Kwok, CEO and Founder of Tink Labs Limited, the holding company offering handy services.

Offering ‘The Best Value Under the Sun’, the 14-storey Days Hotel Singapore at Zhongshan Park, opened its doors to guests at the end of last year and has 405 contemporary guest rooms decorated in a vibrant avant-garde style. The property has all ‘the smart basics’ that every traveller seeks in a hotel room, such as complimentary hi-speed WIFI, 24-hour gym and a hearty breakfast worth waking up for. The hotel also has an all-day dining restaurant, 21 on Rajah, offering a wonderful selection of Mediterranean, local and South East Asian fare.

The 17-storey Ramada Singapore at Zhongshan Park will be the only four-star international chain hotel in the Novena district. When open, the hotel will have 384 well-appointed guest rooms with contemporary elegance enhanced by distinctive décor and refined touches designed to cater to both business and leisure travellers. The hotel will feature an all-day dining restaurant, Flavours at Zhongshan Park, offering Straits Chinese and western cuisines as well as The Heritage Lounge lobby bar, 24-hour room service, a business centre, gym and a pool. The hotel will also offer 540 square meters of meeting and banquet space, making it a perfect venue option for smaller-scale corporate meetings, social and wedding events.

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About Days Hotel Singapore at Zhongshan Park

Days Hotel Singapore at Zhongshan Park is a member of the Days Inn brand which is a member of the Wyndham Hotel Group family of lodging brands. Days Hotel Singapore at Zhongshan Park offers comfortable and stylish hotel accommodation with smart basic amenities for both leisure and business travellers. All guest rooms are decorated in two signature colour schemes and come equipped with free high-speed WIFI access, an in-room fridge, an electronic safe, hairdryer, complimentary mineral water as well as coffee and tea-making facilities.

About Ramada Singapore at Zhongshan Park

Ramada Singapore at Zhongshan Park, is a member of the Ramada brand which is a member of the Wyndham Hotel Group family of lodging brands. All rooms are elegantly designed and equipped in a contemporary and chic style. With a total of 384 guest rooms, including 27 connecting rooms, an all-day dining restaurant and room service, a swimming pool, gym, business centre and The Heritage Lounge Lobby bar, the Ramada Singapore at Zhongshan Park is currently the only four-star hotel from an international chain in the Balestier and Novena area.

Both Days and Ramada Hotels are independently owned but operated under a management contract with an affiliate within the Wyndham Hotel Group.  Wyndham Hotel Group is based in Parsippany, N.J. Additional information is available at www.wyndhamworldwide.com.

About Tink Labs

Founded in April 2012, Tink Labs is a technology company that believes in the capacity for mobile technology to simplify life’s many complications and is the first in the world to provide a comprehensive mobile travel platform to inbound visitors. We combine our zeal for problem solving with our flair for creativity to develop exceptional products that take the annoyance out of traveling. We are the pioneers of fun and innovation, and the products we create reflect that philosophy.

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About handy

Tink Labs’ pioneer product is handy, a convenient smartphone rental service specifically designed for any traveller visiting Hong Kong or Singapore. It’s a city guide on a smartphone that comes with unlimited 3G internet, local and international calls. The development of handy is the first step toward achieving our goal of addressing the needs of the global traveller, and we’re excited to have already partnered with the Hong Kong and Singapore Tourism Boards, Cathay Pacific, SIA Holidays, MasterCard, TransAsia Airways and the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens.