HAIRSPRAY: Premiering in Malaysia & Singapore

 

The eight-time Tony Award-winning musical, HAIRSPRAY, will premiere in Malaysia and Singapore this September!

The musical was inspired by the 1988 film by John Waters of the same name. An American romantic musical comedy, it starred Ricki Lake, Divine, Debbie Harry and Sonny Bono, among others. The film became a cult classic, and in 2002, was adapted into a broadway musical.

In 2007, another film adaptation of Hairspray was released which starred John Travolta, Zac Efron and Nikki Blonsky.

HAIRSPRAY centers around Tracy Turnblad, an overweight teenager who loves dancing and is a fan of the Corny Collins Show. When one of the show’s stars leave, Corny Collins holds an audition, and with the help of her friends, Tracy makes it onto the show. Her dancing skills also attract the attention of Link Larkin, the heartthrob of the show.

However, life is not all roses for Tracy. The Corny Collins Show’s manager, Velma Von Tussle and her scheming daughter, the dance queen Amber, are not happy with the decision to have Tracy on the show. As they plot to destroy Tracy, all hell breaks loose.

HAIRSPRAY is a show that guarantees great entertainment for the whole family, so be sure not to miss it!

It will run from 17-22 September 2013 at the Plenary Hall, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Malaysia. Fraser Place Kuala Lumpur is proud to be the official hotel of this event. And if you’re planning to catch the musical in KL, good news! Buy 2 tickets at RM980.00nett and enjoy 1 complimentary room night stay inclusive of breakfasts for 2 persons. For more info on this promotion, you can contact sharifah.laila@frasershospitality.com.

From there, the show will move on to Singapore, where it will run from 26 September to 1 October at the Esplanade Theatres. All Frasers Hospitality properties in Singapore, including Capri by Fraser Changi City, are official hospitality sponsors for the musical.

Tickets are on sale now, so hurry and book your tickets today!

Anime Festival Asia 2012

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Anime fans rejoice! This month, the Anime Festival Asia returns to Singapore for a three-day extravaganza from 9-11 November and it’s looking amazing!

Highlights of the festival include I Love Anisong concerts, a regional cosplay championship, Moe Moe Kyun maid and butler cafes and a Japan future entertainment zone. An upcoming Japanese anime “K” will also be launched at the event.

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Special guests and celebrity cosplayers will also be flying in specially to speak with fans who will be able to hear first-hand, industry information on upcoming anime offerings and behind-the-scenes stuff. They’ll also be showcasing their craftsmanship and costumes, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to see them in person!

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With such awesome activities and events lined up for the festival, anime enthusiasts, music lovers, and Japanese pop culture fans are bound to have fun.

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When: 9 to 11 November 2012

Where: Singapore Expo Halls 7 and 8

If you’re an anime fan and are planning to attend the festival, do consider a stay/staycation at Capri by Fraser.

Capri by Fraser

Capri by Fraser in Singapore is ideally located just moments from Expo and 5 minutes from Changi Airport.

With 313 spacious studios with kitchenettes, and the smartest facilities (fully equipped gym, swimming pool, laundrettes equipped with Xbox Kinect, Wii etc on every floor, spa suite with ofuro-style private baths and TVs, and more) designed around your lifestyle, Capri by Fraser represents a new concept in hospitality.

So BOOK a stay with us today!

Frasers Hospitality Pte Ltd Launches Hotel Residence Brand That Tunes Into iPad Generation

Frasers Hospitality Pte Ltd Launches Hotel Residence Brand That Tunes Into iPad Generation

Global Roll-Out Starting with Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City

Singapore, 9 May 2012 – Drawing on its experience as a world leader in serviced residences, Frasers Hospitality Pte Ltd (Frasers) today unveiled its new brand, Capri by Fraser, the latest addition to its portfolio, which will include more than 73 properties in 39 cities worldwide within the next three years.

Designed to meet the lifestyle needs of the digital generation, Capri by Fraser cuts through the conformity of typical hotels by offering residents an extensive range of facilities and customisable services together with the comfort and convenience of a full serviced residence. This includes the option of cooking and doing laundry while being constantly connected through high-speed and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel residence.

Urban inspired, high-tech and intuitive, Capri by Fraser empowers residents with a menu of intelligent services to choose the way they want to rest, relax and recharge. Its “always on” e-efficiency experience includes iPad activated check-ins, interactive e-concierge, AirPrint and Wi-Fi e-Print facilities for business, meeting rooms with interactive walls, and a Data Box to charge all digital devices. Should residents so wish, a selection of unique leisure experiences, ranging from Harley motorbike rides and sports car drives to salsa dancing and personal pilates sessions, are also available as part of Capri by Fraser’s customisable online menu.

The hotel residence’s spacious suites, complete with premium bathrooms, walk-in wardrobes, fully equipped kitchenettes and living areas, provide a relaxing abode for residents that allow more freedom of space than that of the average hotel room. They also come fitted with impressive home entertainment systems that include LED TVs, DVD players and iPod docking stations to add to the pleasure of “staying in”.

Public areas become expanded social living spaces that adapt to different moods and functions with a wide range of food and beverage options including a bar, an all-day café and deli where food is accessible 24×7. A laundrette offers different types of play from Wii and XBox Kinect to boardgames so that doing laundry becomes more of a social experience. The 24×7 flexibility also extends to that of working out in the Gym.

“Capri by Fraser bridges the gap between hotels and serviced residences to meet the short term accommodation needs of the 24×7 digital generation who work and play to a different beat from that of the business travellers of the past,” said Mr Choe Peng Sum, Chief Executive Officer of Frasers Hospitality Pte Ltd.

“Market feedback has indicated that while regional travel stays are becoming shorter, usually between one to two weeks, they are also becoming more frequent, with professionals working longer, irregular hours across different time zones. So whether it is the home comforts of a personalised space where they can have the convenience of preparing their own meals even at 4am, or the independence of doing their own laundry whenever they want, Capri by Fraser is focused on enhancing the work-life balance of our guests with the flexibility and freedom to rest, relax and recharge according to their individual lifestyle needs.”

All Capri by Fraser properties will have hotel licences and there are plans to roll out the brand aggressively across Asia, which will start with the launch of its flagship property Capri by Fraser @ Changi City, Sinagpore in the third quarter of this year. This will be followed by the opening of two more properties Capri by Fraser @ Bangsar, in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and Capri by Fraser @ District 7-HCMC, Vietnam.

Frasers Hospitality Pte Ltd’s current portfolio, including those in the pipeline, stands at 73 properties in 39 key gateway cities, and more than 12,200 apartments worldwide.

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