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A Singapore Hotel Will Pay You If It Rains During Your Vacation

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The exterior of the InterContinental Singapore.
Courtesy of the InterContinental Singapore.

  • InterContinental Singapore has introduced the ‘Rain Resist Bliss’ package.
  • Suite guests will be reimbursed if heavy rain disrupts their vacation plans.
  • The reimbursement comes as a voucher, to be spent at the hotel within a week.

A five-star hotel in Singapore is offering a unique solution to guests whose vacations are ruined by heavy rain.

InterContinental Singapore has announced a new room package, “Rain Resist Bliss,” which will reimburse one night’s stay if rainfall disrupts planned activities.

According to CNN Travel, which reviewed a press release from the hotel, guests will be paid out if rain “exceeds 120 cumulative minutes within any 4-hour block of time during daylight hours.”

The outlet said the package only applies to suite guests, where prices begin at around $600 a night for junior suites and cost upwards of $4,000 for a presidential suite.

Andreas Kraemer, the hotel’s manager, told CNN Travel: “​​I was chatting with a group of friends about what’s next in luxury travel, and one of them jokingly commented that being able to guarantee good weather would be the next level of ultimate luxury travel.”

This led to the creation of the “Rain Resist Bliss” package, the outlet reported.

In a statement provided to BI, Kraemer said: “We decided to offer a first-of-its-kind ‘Rain Resist Bliss’ package so guests can confidently book a stay any time of year and make the most of all that The Lion City has to offer, rain or shine.”

CNN Travel said the refund comes as a voucher, which must be spent at the hotel within a week. The hotel told BI that it is equivalent to the value of a single-night room rate.

According to Singapore’s meteorological service, rainfall is “plentiful” in the island country, with it raining an average of 171 days of the year.

Much of the rain is heavy and accompanied by thunder, it said.

The meteorological service noted that while there is no distinct wet or dry season in Singapore, it’s often particularly wet in November, December, and January.

March 5, 2024 — This story has been updated to include a response from the InterContinental Singapore.

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