The Bus Collective: Changi’s new benchmark in sustainable luxury hospitality
The Bus Collective transforms Changi with eco-luxury suites in retired buses, pioneering sustainability in Singapore’s hospitality landscape.
SINGAPORE – Nestled in the heart of Changi Village, The Bus Collective isn’t just a resort hotel; it’s a testament to innovation and sustainability.
Οnce retired public buses, now transformed into elegant and eco-conscious luxury suites. This visionary project, a collaboration between WTS Travel (“WTS”) and partners, brings a truly one-of-a-kind experience to Southeast Asia.
As the sun sets over Changi Village, a fleet of repurposed buses stands tall, each one meticulously crafted to offer a unique blend of comfort and luxury. But that’s just the beginning. The Bus Collective isn’t just a place to rest; it’s a sanctuary where history meets tranquillity in a way that’s never been seen before.
The grand opening event was officiated by Minister Dr Maliki Osman, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for Education & Foreign Affairs and Grassroots Adviser for East Coast GRC GROs (Siglap). Under the Green and Vibrant pillars of the East Coast Plan, the project brings to life the possibilities of repurposing for sustainable actions. The Bus Collective will enhance the Changi Village leisure ecosystem and create employment opportunities.
WTS Travel Managing Director, Micker Sia said, “By introducing The Bus Collective, we are redefining luxury hospitality, and pioneering an eco-conscious approach to tourism in Singapore. This visionary project showcases the powerful synergy between nature, tourism, and environmentalism for the greater good of our community. Through innovative thinking and resourceful execution, we are breathing new life into retired buses, transforming them into an unparalleled experience for our guests.”
Unparalleled sustainability through repurposing
The Bus Collective stands as a testament to the potential of innovative design thinking in driving positive change. Each guest room, born from the rebirth of retired buses, not only rejuvenates these vehicles but also establishes a precedent for integrating eco-conscious practices within the construction and hospitality sectors. This approach showcases the harmonious convergence of creativity, environmentalism, and tourism, enriching our community and forging unforgettable experiences for both locals and tourists.
Ιntegrated luxury and environmentalism
The Bus Collective redefines luxury hospitality by seamlessly integrating elegant comfort with environmental consciousness. Luxury isn’t an afterthought; it’s the very essence of our hospitality. Guest rooms exude a blend of comfort and sophistication, boasting features like composite lamination, marble tops, invigorating rain showers, sumptuous beds, and lavish bathtubs. The service staff are adept at providing tailored experiences, ensuring that guests’ preferences are met with the utmost care.
Connecting to Changi Village’s vibrant ecosystem and to Singapore’s myriad attractions
Strategically positioned, The Bus Collective complements the vibrant Changi Village ecosystem, offering guests effortless access to attractions such as the Changi East Boardwalk and Changi Chapel & Museum. It offers an Experiences Centre that organizes mindfulness experiences as well as tours that look at the history and geography of Changi Village.
In support of the launch, WTS has introduced a fleet of 20 new travel coaches for the benefit of guests traveling locally to attractions, as well as overland to and from Malaysia. Inbound tours and Sit-In-Coach tours are becoming more popular with tourists. The new coaches provide a premium, comfortable travel experience for our guests – whether enroute to The Bus Collective, or on their journey to see the many wonderful attractions of Singapore.
The Bus Collective represents a significant milestone in the revitalization of Changi Village’s tourism landscape. As Singapore strives to become a sustainable urban destination, The Bus Collective leads the way by exemplifying how eco-conscious elegance and comfort can harmoniously coexist.
Diamantopoulos, G. (n.d.). The Bus Collective: Changi’s new benchmark in sustainable luxury hospitality. TravelDailyNews Asia & Pacific. https://www.traveldailynews.asia/hotels-lodging/the-bus-collective-changis-new-benchmark-in-sustainable-luxury-hospitality/