According to Expedia’s recent Vacation Deprivation survey, 70% of Singaporeans identify themselves as being vacation-deprived, making Singapore the second vacation-deprived nation in the Asia-Pacific and third globally. With 6 long weekends taking place in 2016 and increased flights on budget airlines, there’s no more excuses for not taking a quick vacation. Travelling on a budget is more realistic than ever with the help of low cost airlines and affordably priced accommodation. Going to the most popular cities in Southeast Asia such as Bangkok, Bali and Phuket, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your bank account to have an exhilarating and relaxing weekend away.
With Holiday Inn Express you can have affordable accommodation in five-star locations. This, combined with a low-cost airlines such as Tiger, Scoot and AirAsia, provide an exciting 3-day weekend getaway for under $500.
Below we take a look at some Holiday Inn Express properties with reasonable nightly rates in prime locations around Southeast Asia.
1. Take a weekend trip to BANGKOK and stay at the Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sathorn
Centrally located in the heart of the Bangkok, Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sathorn is the perfect affordable option for a weekend trip away. Explore Bangkok’s thriving riverfront by taking the hotel’s free shuttle boat service from BTS Saphan Taksin or take a short walk to Patpong or Silom Night Street. Start each day off right with Holiday Inn’s Free Express Start Breakfast or a Grab & Go option and discover the charming city of Bangkok feeling relaxed and worry free!
Roundtrip Airfare on Scoot Airlines from Singapore to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi: approx. $275.00 SGD
A standard room at Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sathorn for 2 nights: approx $140.00 SGD
Total Travel Cost: $415.00 SGD
2. Take a weekend trip to BALI and stay at the Holiday Inn Express Bali Raya Kuta
With easy access to Bali’s major local attractions such as Kuta Beachwalk, the ultimate entertainment destination in Bali, Holiday Inn Express Bali Raya Kuta offers you quick beach access and quality accommodation. Located only 5 minute drive to Kuta Beach, Holiday Inn Express is ideal for a swift beach escape. With the hotel’s free express breakfast and free wifi, guests can connect easily connect with friends for a day shopping at Legian Shopping Centre or lying on the beach after a delicious meal. After an exhilarating day exploring the island, recharge by going for a swim in the hotel’s outdoor roof top pool.
Roundtrip Airfare on AirAsia from Singapore to Bali: approx $250.00 SGD
A standard room at Holiday Inn Express Bali Raya Kuta for 2 nights: approx $85.00 SGD
Total Travel Costs: $335.00 SGD
3. Take a weekend trip to PHUKET and stay at the Holiday Inn Express Phuket Patong Beach Central
Right at the heart of Patong Beach Central, Holiday Inn Express Phuket Patong is a resort-style hotel only a short 2 minutes away from Phuket Paradise Beach. The 277-room hotel features large swimming pools, a fitness center, a library, green space to relax in and guest rooms with private balconies and high-quality bedding. When not dipping your toes in the crisp white Phuket Paradise beach sand, fulfill your island holiday with window shopping along Beach Road Shopping, Patong Promenade and Jungceylon Shopping Mall. With an array of water activities to participate in on the beach, starting off your holiday with a Free Express Breakfast each morning will save you spending added costs on food and allow for more focus on fun.
Roundtrip Airfare on Tiger Airways from Singapore to Phuket: approx $170.00 SGD
A standard room at Holiday Inn Express Phuket Patong Beach Central for 2 nights: approx $120.00 SGD
Total Travel Costs: $290.00 SGD
By booking direct through an IHG website, you can be sure to get the Best Price Guaranteed and earn IHG Rewards Club points during your stay.