04 Nov 2020

Marriott International and Wildlife Reserves Singapore collaborate to launch “wildlife staycation”

Marriott International and Wildlife Reserves Singapore collaborate to launch “wildlife staycation”

Fancy a staycation at a luxury five-star hotel which throws in a private buggy ride to see the animals at the Singapore Zoo or experience an exciting river safari to say hello to the cute and lovely giant pandas? Now, you can!

Marriott International and Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) has entered into a collaboration to launch a unique “wildlife staycation” bundle to provide an immersive staycation for adults and children that is inclusive of hotel accommodation, daily breakfast and the choice of one of two new Wildlife Encounter packages, which offer admission to the parks and a customised experience with the animals and their animal care teams. Guests can take their pick between the two available packages: Singapore Zoo Family Experience with Orangutans or the River Safari Panda Forest Family Experience.

Additionally, guests can also select either a personalised buggy tour of the zoo or Jurong Bird Park based on their preferences, along with a S$55 voucher that may be used on food and beverage or retail at the parks. The “wildlife staycation” bookings will be valid until Jan 31, 2021.

Marriott International’s area vice-president for Singapore, Maldives and Malaysia, Rivero Delgado, said the tie-up aims to encourage Singaporeans to explore a different side of the island, “Our new experiential staycation packages, along with the offerings from WRS, will allow us to engage with our regular guests as well as young guests through insightful, educational yet personalised experiences.”

WRS, which operates the Singapore Zoo, Jurong Bird Park, River Safari and Night Safari, will curate unique interactions  with its animal care teams which will share stories to “personalise the animal encounters”. “Through this collaboration with Marriott International, we can jointly grow the nature-quotient in the community of holiday makers right here at home,” said WRS chief marketing officer Irene Lin.

The participating hotels under the Marriott brand are: The St Regis Singapore; W Singapore – Sentosa Cove; The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore; Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel; Sheraton Towers Singapore; Four Points by Sheraton Singapore, Riverview; and The Vagabond Club.

This collaboration comes hot on the heels of other hospitality groups jumping on the staycation bandwagon in hopes that the year-end peak season and the gradual easing of Covid-19 restrictions will tide them through the current COVID crisis.