Whether it's a 'workcation' or relocation, identifying the location for extended-stay visitors and travellers is right up there among the decision criteria.
This article is brought to you by Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Beach Road, Singapore.
Singapore has consistently ranked in the top globally when it comes to facilitating remote work – coming in ninth in both NordLayer's Global Remote Work Index and Workmotion's The Cities Best Facilitating Remote Work over the last two years.
Each of the indices assessed a host of factors to put together their lists including remote working compliance, cost of living, civic infrastructure, livability, digital security, socio-economic attractiveness, physical and digital comfort, as well as COVID-19 response.
Singapore's inclusion as the only Asian market to make the top 10 is significant as it emerges from the pandemic as a very attractive location for businesses and employees alike. From its swift and efficient COVID-19 response to reopening its borders, and companies’ adoption of remote work, it has left many of its previous regional competitors trailing in its dust.
The pandemic has not only played a significant role in cementing Singapore’s importance on the global stage, but it has also brought about significant changes around employee wellness, discussions around mental health, and more broadly, people the globe over re-evaluating what they want from work and their jobs. Words like ‘remote’, ‘flexibility,’ and ‘workcation’ are now commonplace in HR’s lexicon.
As these trends move from perks to entitlements, expect to see more businesses focus on the employee experience as the ‘Great Resignation’ makes it increasingly difficult to attract and retain talent.
Singapore’s national policies and manpower landscape continue to provide businesses a leg up when it comes to attracting talent in the region. To match that, businesses will now need to provide a more holistic experience for their employees, especially when it comes to wellness.
Whether it’s a permanent relocation, conference or workcation, making sure your employees are safe and well is now paramount to companies. Selecting a residence that emulates those values has got to be on top of your list, whether you’re chalking out a corporate housing policy for your incoming expatriates or relocation clients, or are yourself considering a move to the ‘Lion City’.
Discover the new, find comfort in the familiar
Situated in the vibrant enclave of Beach Road and Arab Street, the 180-suite Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Beach Road in Singapore is the perfect choices for business, relocation, leisure or indeed a fusion of the above – workcation or business-leisure (termed ‘bleisure’).
Within close distance to the Central Business District (CBD) as well as some of Singapore’s major retail centres, this property is conveniently located with access to both the Nicoll Highway and Bugis MRT line, with complimentary shuttle services to the CBD and other key locations.
Residents can choose from four types of apartments depending on your needs, from a one-bedroom deluxe suite to a two-bedroom premium suite, with each suite offering some of the best views in the city. All living spaces fuses contemporary design with a warm familiar touch for a quintessential extended-stay experience, and feature well-appointed and fully furnished interiors that exude relaxation and practicality.
Each suite includes a fully equipped kitchen; well defined living, dining and bedroom areas; ensuite bathrooms with premium amenities; wash-cum-dryer facilities, LCD televisions with local and cable channels, and wired and wireless high-speed internet.
But the perfect serviced apartment is just one part of what makes a great workcation. It’s the additions that elevate the experience into something special.
Think about the daily breakfast and housekeeping, personalised welcome hamper, 24-hour personal assistant, concierge and security services, a shuttle bus service, Pacific Lounge, the Living Room (residents’ lounge), meeting rooms, rooftop infinity swimming pool, 24-hour fully equipped fitness centre, and car park – the additions that make Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Beach Road an all-encompassing home away from home.
A refreshing extended-stay experience
Singapore may be a small island but it sure packs a punch for visiting expats as much as it does for locals. From hosting the annual Formula One race to global summits in healthcare, B2B and more, to an array of attractions, the most recent being Jewel at Changi – there's plenty to keep one busy. Notwithstanding the nation’s global nickname of being the ‘Garden City’ with green spaces such as Botanic Gardens and MacRitchie Reservoir, the city sure sets itself up to support physical and mental wellbeing for all.
General Manager Damian Tan paints a picture: “Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Beach Road is designed for extended stay travellers, with well-appointed suites featuring modern, luxurious furnishings, ‘VOUCH’ digital concierge, a fully equipped kitchenette with filtered drinking water faucet, and laundry facilities.”
He adds: “Your home away from home, a host of lifestyle offerings await, from round-the-clock personal assistants, buffet breakfast, housekeeping services, to a cosy resident’s lounge with pool table, modern fitness centre and rooftop swimming pool boasting views of the Singapore skyline.”
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This year and beyond has brought about long-lasting changes to employees, employee experience, and how we think about work. From hybrid to remote to the workcation these trends are here to stay. And the companies thriving in this war for talent are the ones prepared to offer their employees the greatest suite of services to embrace this changed dynamic.
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