Crowne Plaza Changi Airport named as the world's best airport hotel by Skytax. All images: Crowne Plaza Changi Airport
Crowne Plaza Changi Airport has been named the World's Best Airport Hotel and also the Best Airport Hotel in Asia by London-based Skytrax, a global source of airline ratings and reviews.
The double accolades were announced at the 2015 Skytrax World Airport Awards last week in Paris.
Five of the world's top 10 airport hotels are in Asia, with Regal Airport Hong Kong at No. 2, Pullman Guangzhou Airport at No. 4, Novotel Citygate Hong Kong at No. 8 and Langham Place Beijing at No. 9.
The World's Best Airport Hotel Awards were decided by votes from 1.56 million airport hotel guests worldwide and they represent 65 nationalities. Their votes were based on their guest experience, including hotel service staff standards, cleanliness, comfort of rooms and accessibility between terminal and hotel.
In the same survey, Changi Airport retained its title of World's Best Airport for the third year in a row as well, marking the sixth time that the airport has won this top title since the annual Skytrax awards started in 1999.
Connected to Changi Airport Terminal 3 by a fully covered link-bridge, the 320-room Crowne Plaza Changi Airport hotel features a 24-hour fitness centre, a spa and an outdoor pool.
The lobby lounge of Crowne Plaza Changi Airport
The hotel, which opened in 2008, will increase its room count by 243 rooms with the opening of a new wing next year.
Mr Sunshine Wong, general manager of Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, said: "We consistently aim higher and strive hard to improve our guest experience. We look forward to holding on to this prestigious honour, not just for this year, but for the years to come."
This article was first run in The Straits Times newspaper on March 18, 2015. For similar stories, go to http://sph.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/travel.