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Award-Winning Naumi Hotel Reopens Its Doors More Stylish Than Ever

Singapore, November 2013 - Following a multi -million dollar renovation, Naumi Hotel Singapore reopens her doors to the public this month.

With newly-renovated interiors by the multi-disciplinary design studio, White Jacket, Naumi Hotel’s new look features 73 stylish guestrooms, several fully-equipped meeting and event spaces, the new destination restaurant Table by Rang Mahal, and a re-designed infinity pool offering spectacular views of the Singapore skyline.

The hotel provides a rejuvenating retreat for both business and leisure tr avellers. Indulgently designed rooms feature designer furnishings, functional work desks with built in phone chargers for Apple devices, Blackberry and Samsung phones, seven layer bedding in 400 thread-count Egyptian Cotton, premium bath amenities from organic New York brand Malin + Goetz, complimentary high-speed WiFi, Apple TV ’ s AirPlay Mirroring allowing guests to screen what’s on their Apple devices to the television, as well as a complimentary well -stocked minibar.

Other guestroom highlights include the Naumi Angels, who, during turndown service, go to every room to offer complimentary drinks to guests, magic glass in all bathrooms to ensure privacy as well as sound-proofed rooms by a Parisian acoustic expert to ensure a great night’s rest.

What’s more, Naumi pays attention to the special needs of the female traveller, dedicating an entire floor for added privacy and soft lighting for picture perfection. Within each room, guest can pamper themselves with complimentary use of hair straighteners, yoga mat and sanitary products.

Naumi’s interiors serve as a perfect backdrop, from original design furniture pieces by B&B Italia, Poltrona Frau, Zanotta, Tom Dixon and Artemide amongst others, to an impressive collection of specially commissioned art pieces such as a six-foot tall spray painted policeman by graffiti artist
Tr853-1, Lenticular by Singapore based award-winning photographer Olivier Henry and That time of the day, you told me a story, a video installation by Aiman, which are exhibited throughout the hotel.

The exclusive Chanel and Warhol inspired rooms encapsulate the new Naumi look as they have been styled with interesting shapes and dramatic pops of colour, imitating the artists’ visions. Design also features in the staff uniforms. Created by DEPRESSION, the uniforms have been designed to emanate contemporary runway clothing. With an avant-garde twist, the women’s uniform features a soft yet structural cape with gold collar clips, while the men wear a deconstructed blazer with a modern split tailcoat.

Table by Rang Mahal, the hotel’s new all-day dining restaurant extends a holistic dining experience that Rang Mahal Restaurants is best known for. Serving up a diverse range of contemporary cuisine with Indian influence, the menu begins the day with a healthy breakfast specially developed by Naumi Hotel for a fresh start as well as a unique power breakfast for business travellers. Breakfast highlights also include fresh fruit juice and vegetable juice shots with beauty benefits such as collagen.

On top of breakfast, Table also features all day-dining and bento lunches designed for efficient, speedy lunches for business travellers.

Set amidst the Singapore skyline, Cloud 9, the already famous infinity pool has awe-inspiring views of the Singapore skyline and has been redesigned to accommodate 18-45 guests, perfect for private events and intimate solemnisations by the pool. Serving up favourite champagne and wine all day long, a refreshing drink by the pool is an experience not to be missed.

Naumi Hotel offers meeting and events spaces, with flexible configurations for up to 20 guests. Varta 1 and 2 are decorated with elegant ornate chandeliers together with Tom Dixon lamps complimenting plush leather sofas, high-tech AV facilities, Nespresso coffee maker, with WiFi internet providing an excellent location for business and private events.

As with every property under the Naumi Hotels Group, guests can expect to experience a warm sanctuary of comfort with the quintessential Naumi service, bar none.

Founder and Managing Director, Surya Jhunjhnuwala says “We are delighted to be re-opening the doors of Naumi Hotel Singapore. With stylish new guestrooms, meeting and event spaces, a sumptuous Indian-inspired restaurant and a rejuvenated pool area, Naumi’s redesign further shows its
commitment to providing the brand’s signature personalized service to all guests.”

Naumi Hotel originally opened in September 2007 and has already garnered an enviable list of awards before it was closed for refurbishment. Naumi Hotel is part of the Singapore based group of luxury boutique hotels, Naumi Hotels, which opened its second property Naumi Liora, in November 2012.

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Naumi Earns 2012 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence

Singapore - 28 May 2012 – Naumi is proud to announce that it has received TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence award for the second year running. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve highly positive traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Approximately 10 percent of accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receive this award.

To qualify for the Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travellers on TripAdvisor. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.

“Winning this award is recognition of our high standards of service and genuine hospitality that our team consistently delivers to our guests,” said Henry Maillet, General Manager of Naumi Hotels. “We strive to offer our customers a memorable experience, and this accolade is evidence that our hard work is translating into positive traveller reviews on TripAdvisor.

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Naumi Liora Arrives in Chinatown

Singapore - 8 March 2012 - Naumi is delighted to announce that it will be opening the doors of her second hotel in Singapore at Keong Saik Road in October 2012. Upon completion of a multimillion-dollar renovation, the former Saff Hotel will be rebranded as Naumi Liora.

Refreshed and revamped by Urban Arc architects, the hotel, which was originally built in November 1858, will unveil 79 inspiring rooms and suites that average 20 to 41 square meters, a fresh and reconfigured lobby and functional fitness spaces. The inherent spirit of the building’s heritage is not lost, however, as the original timber flooring, windows and patios and even the building’s signature tangerine colour have been preserved to complement and contrast against its vibrant and contemporary update.

Located in the heart of Chinatown, Naumi Liora is a 10 minute walk from the highly accessible Outram Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station, which sits on the East-West line and provides direct transit to Changi Airport. The new acquisition is a radiant landmark that puts the traveler close to the authentic spark of Singaporean experience in the colourful Chinatown district yet is within minutes from the Central Business Disctrict, Tanjong Pagar, as well as a plethora of specialty shops and award-winning restaurants.

Immerse into the cultural heritage of Keong Saik Road, where the once notorious street evokes memories of rickshaw pullers, opium dens, secret society clans and 2/ Naumi Liora Arrives in the Heart of Chinatown ladies of the night. Guests may expect a high level of personalized service that was reserved for the rich Chinese towkays (wealthy businessmen) in the past.

Standing out among heritage buildings and historic sites, Naumi Liora will offer an experience that caters to passionate travelers and business professionals who, in the quest for uniqueness of living, desire a travel experience with a spark.

“We wish to engage today’s traveler in a warm sanctuary of comfort with a stylish design concept. The hotel exemplifies the group’s architectural and design philosophy for city hotels,” says Mr Surya Jhunjnuwala, Managing Director of Naumi

Hotels. He adds, “The Naumi brand has been consistently recognised as one of the best and I am confident that Naumi Liora will continue to represent the highest standard of hospitality — passionate, enthusiastic and intuitive.

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Naumi Goes Smart with Mobile Website

Singapore - 21 February 2012 - Naumi is proud to announce the launch of a new customer focused solution – guests can now conveniently access hotel information and confirm room reservations from any Web-enabled mobile device at www.naumihotel.com.

Created with simplicity and functionality in mind, a mobile-friendly version of the site optimized for smart phones was developed, providing a rich user experience with speed, convenience and functions of the full Web site for mobile users.

Within minutes, users may access information and view images of rooms and facilities, special offers, and book a room on a mobile-friendly reservations page. The personal touch is not lost, however, as Naumi staff are just a “push-to-call” or “push-to-email” away.

According to a post in May 2011, Google Mobile Ads Blog reported that “19% of hotel queries come from mobile devices” and that user queries mainly involved researching, booking and sharing their travel plans and experience.

“Today’s travelers have an increasing need to be connected to the internet on the road and we are confident that our mobile website will provide invaluable convenience for them,” said Peter Wong, Hotel Manager.

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Naumi Acquires a Second Hotel in Singapore

7 September 2011 – The multi award-winning boutique hotel, Naumi, is set to open its second hotel in 2012. This announcement follows the sale of The Saff by The Royal Peacock Hotel Pte Ltd to the Hind Group for slightly under $42.1 million.

Similar to Naumi Hotel at Seah Street which was retrofitted from the former Metropole Hotel in 2007, the second hotel at Keong Saik Road will also be refurbished to a trendy, upper class development with 79 designer rooms. The hotel, which has yet to be named, will borrow its modern concept from Naumi; but unlike its luxurious and contemporary counterpart, it will offer a trendier vibe to the well-heeled traveler seeking a quality hotel in a quaint location and at affordable rates.

“The Naumi brand appeals to business travellers, couples, families, and various groups across the market; and Chinatown is an immensely popular destination with a rich heritage that appeals to a wide range of market segments. This new addition gives guests the option between our luxury and value brands, providing two distinct and attractive choices within prime locations. We are very pleased to be adding this development to our portfolio,” says Mr Gaurang Jhunjhnuwala, Director of Naumi Hotels Pte Ltd.

The total refurbishment is targeted to be finalized in the first quarter of 2012, after legal completion of the acquisition. This will add to the existing number of 40 rooms under Naumi Hotel’s management, bringing it to a total of 119. The group has further expansion plans for more hotels in Singapore and in the region, with key countries such as Australia and Vietnam targeted as the next growth phase.

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Naumi Uses iPad for Its Service Interface with Guests

26 July 2010 – Always one to embrace the new, and in this case technology, Naumi has introduced the sexy & savvy iPads as service touch points at its Front Desk and F&B areas like Naumi Bar & Lounge.

iPad, being a mobile and powerful communication platform allows Naumi guests to provide their guest feedback online when they check out. A host of other information such as destination attractions, company profile, facilities’ photos and F&B menus can also be browsed in the various e-books incorporated in the iPad.

The user experience and interface is truly made more interactive with iPad. Imagine getting connected with a selection of premium whiskeys, wines, sakes, cocktails and more by viewing beverage tasting notes accompanying each bottle label image featured in the e-menu. At Naumi Bar & Lounge, guests at a glance can find joy of discovering our food and beverage offerings in a novel way.

During breakfast or whilst waiting for a client, guests are able to conveniently surf the net, read their local newspaper, play interactive games and get connected with the world at their fingertips.

Internally, this new device becomes a handy tool as well for the Events and Sales departments to showcase Naumi in a tech-savvy way to clients. Staff could enthuse and engage customers better through the visual presentations of Naumi’s rooms and events facilities uploaded onto the iPad. 

“The iPad is a breakthrough in technology that allows us to focus on providing a seamless experience for our guests who are mostly tech savvy. In keeping with our commitment to constantly innovate and offer trendsetting value-adds to complement their stay and lifestyle, we trust this becomes another icon our guests can look forward to”. Mr Surya Jhunjhnuwala, Managing Director of The Hind Group.

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Naumi Ranked As One of World's Best Hotels on Expedia

26 May 2010 – Expedia® travelers have ranked Naumi Hotel among the world’s best hotels on this year’s Expedia Insiders’ Select™ list. The list formally recognizes individual hotels worldwide that consistently deliver excellent service, a great overall experience and a notable value. The full list represents only a small percentage of the world’s top hotels from the more than 110,000 hotel properties offered on Expedia.

“Creating an experiential stay for guests with something different to remember by is what Naumi Hotel envisages to be. With the Naumi Aide, the service ambassador equivalent, guests are ensured a well pampered stay. We are glad that we have been able to meet our guest’s expectations and we will definitely strive to continually impress.” Says Mr Surya Jhunjhunwala, Managing Director of Hind Group.

The 2010 Expedia Insiders’ Select™ list is compiled based on the more than one million Traveler Opinions hotel reviews collected by Expedia, combined with a value rating and the local market expertise of more than 400 Expedia employees in local markets worldwide, resulting in an easy-to-browse list that provides travelers with a powerful way to find the perfect hotel using the trusted insight of other travelers like them. The list showcases the diverse selection of travel destinations and hotel properties.

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