Trump-Kim summit: Some Singapore hotels taking back rooms set aside for travel agencies

Marina Bay Sands (left) and Shangri-La Hotel are seen as the likeliest locations for the summit, travel agents told The Straits Times.
Marina Bay Sands (left) and Shangri-La Hotel are seen as the likeliest locations for the summit, travel agents told The Straits Times.PHOTOS: REUTERS, KEVIN LIM

Several hotels are blocking off or taking back rooms that were already allocated to tour agencies, as they prepare for a jump in visitors for the summit between United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

These include the Shangri-La Hotel and Marina Bay Sands (MBS), which are seen as the likeliest locations for the summit, travel agents told The Straits Times. Both hotels declined to comment.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 24, 2018, with the headline 'Some hotels taking back rooms set aside for travel agencies'. Print Edition | Subscribe