For all the staycation ideas we have all been through, now let us introduce you on a new term – Daycation!
Whether you are catching a red-eye flight the next day with sleeping kids, trying to fill up the boring weekends, or even just saving money for vacations to come by pretending to be a tourist in our own country. This Daycation idea is going to blast you off for a “chop-chop” unique experience you never thought you can ever do so with any other hotels or resorts!
Mind you! This daycation shall happen within the newest most happening mall in Singapore, being one step away to one of the world’s tallest indoor waterfall, and modeled after the first-class luxury airline travel, let us bring you a tour to Asia’s first YOTELAIR at JEWEL Changi airport Singapore! + giveaway coming up, so read on!
Guests not only can choose the hours of stay with a minimum of 4 hours and additional 2 hours block after, there are also self-check-in kiosks, served with multifunctional 24/7 cafe, private shower cabins, and gym! Allowing guests who need to transit or traveling tourists to find convenience and everything they need to refreshen up or bed down from a matter of hours to days.
For us, it’s more than just stay, it offers convenience when we have a day plan to spend at the airport – I mean there are tons of things to play, eat, and discover in this new exciting mall that shapes liked a dome!
We loved this DAYCATION with the kids!
AIRLINE STYLE: self-check-in/check-out kiosks
You may enjoy the no-hurry VIP treatments at check-in desks, but ask any parents – we begged to have this process to be over fast and soon so we can hurry head to the rooms and settle the over-excited kids who happened to look liked highly-wired up spring toy whenever they go to a new hotel!
Replacing the traditional front desk with airline-style kiosks, parents, I mean us appreciate this god-send convenience, to get checking-in and out, all done in a speedily few seconds. From the check-in to processing our room keys, it’s all do it yourself!
This process may be easy for some, but have no worry if you need any help anytime. You will still have your friendly YOTELAIR front desk crews hanging around if ever you prefer the traditional way to get to your rooms!
Speaking about first-class luxury found on airline travel, what comes to our mind, would be the high-end amenities provided, combine with space-saving, smart technology, and comfortable resting space. Compare to what other hotels are offering, YOTELAIR Changi doesn’t disappoint with the affordability and flexibility on its rates.
With the interior shaped liked space-cabin, we discovered the unique out-of-the-space designs that made us feel liked we are staying in one!
PREMIUM QUEEN cabin: adjustable SmartBed™
Our premium queen room fits 2 adults comfortably, however with two kids around, we were given two rooms instead, all because the family rooms with bunkbed were fully taken up prior to the soft opening month earlier this year.
All the cabins come with signature, award-winning SmartBedTM, that glides at a touch of the button from a couch to a fully flat double bed, coupled with their gel-memory mattress and luxury bedding to complete the recipe for a great sleep and levels up the entire daycation experience.
The little black button is found at the side of the bed. Another fun adjustable function of the room would be the mood lighting which changes from bright white light to a dimmer purple light for the guests to optimize every resting time.
We were quite impressed by how thoughtful the planning behind the foldable stool, pull-out table and dedicated space under the bed for luggage. Though it might look liked putting puzzles together, eventually, space was well optimized. It’s workable and doesn’t involve any complicating steps to set it up.
What prompts us now is whether we really need that much floor space in hotels anymore if all we need is to find it! However, YOTELAIR Changi does serve a different set of tourists that includes those who merely just need a space to rest and nothing more.
As for us, our daycation began with getting our room key then leaving our luggage in the room and we head out for lunch before we came back again for a quick nap, and then out again to explore the new mall further. Our premium queen cabin served the perfect purpose.
For a room-spanning across 10 sqm, YOTELAIRChangi premium queen cabin manages a simple and minimalistic approach to its bathroom design. Designed similarly to an airline-inspired bathroom, all essentials were well-prepared – shower gel, shampoo, towels, refreshing rain shower, toiletries, hairdryer, etc without lavishing on additional irrelevant spaces.
As the toilet was placed behind the bed, the kids had fun watching their parents taking turns to shower. To add in some privacy, the curtains can be drawn as well.
Without compromising on quality, we had a chance to lavished on premium Australian product – Urban skincare shower toiletries to nourish our skin and restore mineral balance as this product promotes cruelty-free and is free from paraben, SLS, and MIT!
Urban Skincare for Urban life!
FAMILY cabin: Queen & bunk bed
A notable point about this hotel is the fact that it allows you to book a minimum hour of 4 hours block for $80 only. The flexibility of having a cabin for hours enables transit guests or even who decides to do a daycation liked us to plan for a family day out at JEWEL CHANGI to have the rest they deserved!
KOMYUNITI: 24 hours of free coffee and tea*
Want to try some hot dishes? Komyuniti even serves Mac & cheese or Teriyaki chicken with rice. Hot and cold soft drinks are available alongside beer, wine, and spirits.
Breakfast for us on the second day, had assorted muffins, fruits, cereals, hot beverages, yogurts, and toasts! In a hurry? just grab and go, but if you do have a day to spend, just plug in your laptop, spam on their FAST WIFI and take your time to savor the incredible view of the HSBC Rain vortex that comes with its various performance thru out the day!
Breakfast: 06.30am – 11.00am (open buffet)
All day refreshment’s: 11.00am – 10.00pm (open buffet)
Overnight: 11.00pm – 06.30am (snack buffet)
GET FIT: 24 hours of GYM time
SHOWER CABINS: freshen up before flight
If you are on transit or just came from a plane trip (assuming you are not intending to stay over for more than 4 hours) one-time use of the shower rooms are available for walk-in with a rate of $20++.
MISSION CONTROL: room service
JEWEL: kids/family friendly offerings
- Fun Toast (level 4)
- Pow Sing Chicken rice (B2)
- Lenu noodle restaurant (Level 4)
- Mothercare (Level 4)
One particular nursing room comes with a family area with slides and play area – find it at level 5 Canopy Park!
That night during our daycation, we got to attend the premiere screening of THE AVENGERS ENDGAME, and we felt so lucky that we had the night spend at our premium queen rooms as the movie ended really late into the night. Both of boys were utterly worn out by the time the movie ends, but compared to the rest of the moviegoers, all we did was to walk back from B2 to level 4 and back to our cabins!
It was the perfect plan for the day, really, without having to fuss over finding the transport back while dragging our strollers and the kids. For those, we are planning for a daycation at YOTELAIR Changi, going to the movies would be the best way to end the day.
One more – If you haven’t been to the new dreamers theatre at Shaw Theatre that comes in colorful seats, ball pit, tunnels, and bean bags, you are missing out BIG! See below for my Instagram post on the new features that Shaw Theatre offers!
View this post on Instagram
Imagine going to the cinemas without worrying your kids run around or scare of the dark! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 Godsend Privilege for PARENTS To finally catch your movies with the kids OMG! Well, yesterday at @avengers movie premiere we got to experience the best movie moments (more for the kids though coz we still have to chase the baby around) for 3 whole hours! . . . Benefits for the @shawtheatres new Dreamers cinema includes having a softer audio, soft lightning (we had winnie the pooh, Peter pan, toys story characters on the wall lights around the hall), ball pit and tunnels, plus bean bags for just lazing around thru out the whole movie! Wulala! . . . Didn’t got the chance to take photos yesterday so we came back again since we are also having a media stay at the new @yotelair in @jewelchangiairport! Definitely had the best staycation experience ever! See more of our staycay moments on our IG stories today! . . . . #familystaysg #shawdreamers #shawtheatres #jewelchangiairportg
View this post on Instagram
📣📣📣 ARE YOU GOING TOO? Today’s the first day opening of the long awaited Canopy Park at @jewelchangiairport! We had our preview last week and I’m excited to share some of the shots we took with the boys! Find new adventures in this recreation wonderland on level 5 of our newest Jewel mall at @changiairport! . . From mazes to bouncing nets, it’s all fun! Take a stroll along creative garden trails, glide down giant slides or hide in bowls of gentle mist. We had to run to the next event so we had a chop chop tour but it was worth waking up at 7am for all these! . . . For the rates and packages you need to purchase to get on this whimsical land, go to my IG STORY to see, I screenshot all the bundles for you! @edelman Thanks for the invite again! #goodtoshare #familysg . . . #jewelchangiairport #canopypark #familystaysg #sgmums #sgkids #sginstagram #sgig #exploresingapore #singapore #instakids #indoorpark #sgparents #sgdads
DAYCATION at YOTELAIR Singapore Changi Airport
ONGOING PROMOTION : (NOT TO BE MISSED!)
YOTELAIR Singapore Changi Airport (Landside) is located within Jewel Mall, between Terminals 1 and 2.
- Please look out for Lobby H. You will find the entrance of the hotel after exiting the elevator.
- Alternatively, you may take the escalator direct to level 4 upon entering from arrival hall Terminal 1.
- For passengers who are coming from Terminal 4, there will be a complimentary shuttle service to Terminal 2. Guests coming from Terminal 2 can take a linked bridge via Jewel.
WIN! YOTELAIR Changi Premium Queen x One Night Stay!
Family Staycation Sg is giving away above mentioned stay to FOUR LUCKY winners!
Contest Period: 24 June – 7 July 2019, Winner Announcement: 7 July 2019
- Follow all the steps seen on our INSTAGRAM & FACEBOOK to win this!
- 4 lucky winners will be randomly selected and the results will be announced at the end of the contest.
- The winners will be entitled to 1 NIGHT STAY AT PREMIUM QUEEN ROOM
- Stay period: valid till 31 Dec 2019.
- All results are final.
- The prize will be non-transferable, non-refundable and non-exchangeable for other dates/times
- Collection details will be advised via confirmation email.
- Other terms & conditions applied.
Disclosure: Giveaway prize is sponsored by YOTELAIR Singapore Changi Airport.
If you like our articles, com’ on follow us on our Facebook page!
Want to be featured on FamilyStayationSG.com ?