Concierge: Sofitel So's stroller service, Hong Kong tours with personalities

Sofitel So Bangkok has free strollers in its lobby that come with a guide on how to use them.
Sofitel So Bangkok has free strollers in its lobby that come with a guide on how to use them. PHOTO: SOFITEL SO BANGKOK

Sofitel So's free stroller service

Sofitel So has introduced a free stroller service at its hotels in Singapore and Bangkok.

At Sofitel So Singapore, Bugaboos with limited-edition seat liners from the Bugaboo + Andy Warhol collection are available, while Sofitel So Bangkok has Bugaboo Cameleon3s and Bugaboo Bee3s in its lobby that come with a guide on how to use them.

Strollers are available on a first- come-first-served basis, but guests can reserve them.

E-mail Sofitel So Singapore at and Sofitel So Bangkok at

The Reverie Saigon opens

Luxury hotel The Reverie Saigon will open in Ho Chi Minh City on Sept 1. The interiors of the 286 rooms reflect Italian extravagance and include furnishings from luxury Italian furniture brands such as Provasi and Colombostile.

A room costs between US$450 (S$630) and US$550, while a suite is priced from US$800 to US$15,000.

One of the hotel's highlights is its spa and recreation centre, The Spa, which occupies two floors and houses 10 treatment rooms, a 120 sq m gym and outdoor jacuzzis.

For more information, call +84 8-3823-6688 or visit

Explore Hong Kong with celebrities

J Plus Hotel by Yoo has launched celebrity-led tours that focus on the food, fashion and arts and culture scenes in Hong Kong.

The tours will be led by celebrity chef Walter Kei, fashion stylist Humphrey Cheung and culture writer Johannes Pong.

Up to six participants are allowed on each tour. Prices are dependent on the length and extent of the experiences.

Summer rates at the hotel start at HK$1,600++ (S$290).

For more information, visit

New fare class on Vietjet

In April, Vietjet added another class of travel, Skyboss, which offers premium services, including priority check-in, 20kg check-in baggage allowance, priority seat selection and airport lounge access.

Prices for a two-day, one-night trip from Singapore start at $500.

Vietjet flies twice daily from Changi International Airport to Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City.

To book tickets, visit

Deborah Lee

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 16, 2015, with the headline 'Concierge'. Print Edition | Subscribe