As the sector champion for the hotel industry, STB focuses on industry development, capability enhancement, and the regulation of hotels in Singapore.
STB works closely with other government agencies and hotel owners and operators to drive strategic alignment towards development of a vibrant and innovative hotel sector. These include driving yield to ensure sustainable hotel performance, promoting industry competitiveness and supporting a pro-business regulatory environment. STB will work with the hotel industry on productivity initiatives aimed at raising the value and appeal of hotel-related jobs, improving service quality, and ensure continuous improvements to sustain the industry’s development in the long run.
In addition, STB also undertakes the administration of the Hotels Act and Regulations and reviews the hotel regulatory framework to ensure that it remains relevant and responsive to this dynamic industry while protecting the interests of the consumers and the public.
Number of licensed rooms as at 31 December 2018
|No. Of Rooms||
|Number of hotels||410||420||413|
|Number of rooms||66,994||67,084||63,850|
Source: Singapore Tourism Board (Includes hostels with more than 4 rooms)
Hotel pipeline as at 2Q/2019
|No. Of Rooms||
As at 2Q/19
As at 1Q/19
As at 4Q/18
|Supply in the Pipeline*||4,756||3,495||2,823|
Source: Urban Redevelopment Authority
*Pipeline supply refers to new development and redevelopment projects with planning approvals (i.e. Provisional Permission, Written Permission).
- Hotels Act
- Singapore Tourism (Cess Collection) Act
- Singapore Tourism (Cess Collection) Regulations
- Hotels Licensing Regulations
Any premises renting out 4 rooms or more to guests staying less than 7 days would need to possess a valid hotel licence issued by the Singapore Hotels Licensing Board (HLB) to operate such a business.
Please visit the HLB website for more details.
Q: How do I acquire a hotel licence in Singapore?
A: Any premises renting out 4 rooms or more to guests staying less than 7 days would need to possess a valid hotel licence issued by the Hotel Licensing Board to operate such a business. Please click here for more information on the procedures and requirements to apply for a hotel licence.