SINGAPORE - Guests who check in at Millennium Hotels and Resorts' (MHR) South-east Asia hotels will be now be offered a one-week digital subscription to The Straits Times.
This initiative by MHR and the Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) began last week, and was announced in a statement by MHR on Monday (Nov 26).
To read the digital newspaper, guests need to log on to a specially created webpage to create a complimentary account and key in a coupon code, which is given to them upon check-in.
There are a total of 10 participating hotels - Millennium Hotel Sirih Jakarta in Indonesia; Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur and Copthorne Orchid Hotel Penang in Malaysia; The Heritage Hotel Manila in Philippines; Millennium Resort Patong Phuket in Thailand; as well as five Singapore hotels - Orchard Hotel, Grand Copthorne Waterfront, Studio M, M Social and Copthorne King's.
Thousands of travellers who want to keep up with the news with ST will be able to enjoy this benefit when staying at these hotels, in particular, Singaporeans who want to stay connected to news at home when travelling in the region.
Mr Warren Fernandez, editor-in-chief of SPH's English/Malay/Tamil Media Group, said: "When you are away on business or holiday, there is no better way to stay in touch with things happening back home, as well as in the world around us, than having easy access to The Straits Times online.
"This partnership makes that possible, and our readers are the main beneficiaries. We hope that many more of them will stay connected with us, long after they have returned home."
Mr Tan Kian Seng, group chief of staff and interim chief executive of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels, said: "When we travel, we sometimes miss out on news that is happening back home. Our partnership with SPH hopes to provide our Singaporean guests a way to keep abreast of news from home, even when they are on the move.
"The Straits Times is synonymous with Singapore and as a home-grown hospitality brand, we feel that guests will appreciate this slice of home, especially when they are in foreign lands."