As the sector champion for the hotel industry, STB focuses on industry development, capability enhancement, and the regulation of hotels in Singapore.
It 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 2017
|No. Of Rooms ||2017||2016||
|Number of hotels*||420||413||
|Number of rooms*||67,084||63,850||
Source: Singapore Tourism Board
* Includes hostels with more than 4 rooms.
Hotel pipeline as at 4Q/2017
|No. Of Rooms ||As at 4Q/17||As at 3Q/17||As at 2Q/17||As at 1Q/17|
Supply in the Pipeline*
Source: Urban Redevelopment Authority
* Refers to new development and redevelopment projects with planning approvals (i.e. Provisional Permission, Written Permission). A Written Permission (WP) is a final approval, as compared with a Provisional Permission (PP), granted under the Planning Act for a proposed development.