Whether or not you are a fan of the franchise, Pokémon Go is a worldwide phenomenon you can’t escape, and now, it has won you over hook, line and sinker. During your morning commute, between lunch breaks, and as the sun goes down, you’re always on the lookout for Pokémon to catch, Pokéstops to stock up on supplies, and Gyms to conquer.
So why pause the game when you’re on a vacation? Imagine catching a Pikachu, while relaxing by the hotel pool! With these seven PARKROYAL hotels around Asia Pacific, you can get within spitting distance from a variety of Pokéstops and rare creatures.
There are many reasons to stay at the award-winning PARKROYAL on Pickering – the lush sky gardens, the avant-garde architecture, the outdoor infinity pool. Now add to that list the abundance of Pokémon-catching opportunities. Besides the three Pokéstops right outside the swanky hotel-in-a-garden, the 2013 Hotel of the Year (awarded by World Architecture News) is also located near the teeming Chinatown district, where plenty of lures are being released every day.
Address: 3 Upper Pickering St, Singapore 058289
Pokémon spotted: Psyduck, Slowpoke, Rattata, Caterpie, Poliwhirl, Poliwag, Pidgey, and Pinsir
2. PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur (hotel and serviced suites)
Looking for that elusive Pinsir? If you’re staying at PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur, you might just luck out and catch one hanging around the hotel lobby. Besides the three Pokéstops in the building, there’s also another one close by at the Devil Head wall graffiti spot. Not far from our hotel is PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Kuala Lumpur near Changkat Bukit Bintang, where you can catch Pokemons like the Koffing straight from our Skypool and add some XP points from the five other Pokéstops just a few steps away. After all the Pokemon hunting has worked up an appetite, head to a bar nearby for a hearty meal to fuel you for the rest of the day.
Address: Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Pokémon spotted: Rattata, Goldeen, Krabby, Poliwag, Pidgey, Gastly, Dodrio, Ponyta, Zubat, Bulbasaur, Meowth, Scyther, and Pinsir
Picture this: You’re taking a romantic stroll along Batu Ferringhi beach. All of a sudden, you spot Pikachu you’ve wanted to catch for ages. You toss that Pokéball. It works! Doesn’t that sound like paradise? An oft-frequented island in Malaysia, Penang is probably one of the most picturesque spots in Southeast Asia to find a Pokémon. And this resort is a treasure trove of those adorable characters, both common and rare. PARKROYAL Penang Resort is also home to two Pokéstops, both of which are accessible from the hotel’s Javana Lounge, Tamarind Brasserie, Garden, and Massage Hut.
Address: Balai Polis Batu Feringghi, Shamrock Beach, 11100 Batu Feringghi, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Pokémon spotted: Pikachu, Magnemite, Meowth, Voltorb, Zubat, Pidgey, Staryu, Eevee, Weedle, Pidgeotto, Nidorina, Abra, Krabby, Psyduck, Spearow, Clefairy, Bulbasaur, Squirtle, Metapod, Raticate, Ekans, and Sandshrew
There are a handful of staple stomping grounds in Singapore, where you’ll find the coolest of crowds, and two of them are right next to PARKROYAL on Beach Road. Haji Lane and Arab Street form the offbeat and artistic Kampong Glam, lined with graffiti-adorned shophouses and quirky bars. With easy access to not one, but six Pokéstops accessible in the hotel premises, you can continue on your quest to be the best while working out at the gym or getting a tan beside the swimming pool.
Address: 7500A Beach Rd, Singapore 199591
Pokémon spotted: Eevee, Gastly, Muk, Pinsir, Tangela, Sandshrew, and Meowth
Though the hotel isn’t a Pokéstop, there are loads around the vicinity at Darling Quarter and Darling Harbour. Spend a day savouring the scenic Sydney harbour, as well as neighbouring attractions such as the Dockside Pavilion and Powerhouse Museum. And don’t worry about running low on energy after walking 5km to hatch that Pokémon egg. Head back to the hotel to recharge, before you continue your Pokémon-finding odyssey.
Address: 150 Day St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Pokémon spotted: Pidgey, Zubat, Bulbasaur, Staryu, Poliwhirl, and Rattata
From ancient temples to hipster restaurants and bars, Yangon, the erstwhile capital city of Myanmar, is a haven of old and new haunts. You can sit by the sidewalk and enjoy a traditional cup of tea by day, and grab an artisanal glass of cocktail by night. And yes, you can fulfil your dreams of becoming a Pokémon trainer there too. With a stay at PARKROYAL Yangon, you’ll be within immediate reach of at least three Pokéstops in the hotel, as well as at the Yawmingyi Church and Methodist English Church.
Address: 33 Alan Pya Phaya Road, Dagon Township, Yangon 11191, Myanmar
Situated a mere five minutes away from the airport, PARKROYAL Saigon is a convenient spot for frequent travellers and aspiring Pokémon trainers to spend the night. It’s in the vicinity of a number of Pokéstops, including Mr Lion, Military Base 7, Hoang Van Thu Park, Da Minh Church, and Dai Giac Pagoda, and they can be accessed from within the hotel too. While you’re strolling around the neighbourhood with your phones out, why not hit these Instagram-worthy cafes as well, and give yourself a treat, both culinary and visual?
Address: 311 Street, 309 Nguyễn Văn Trỗi, Phường 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Pokémon spotted: Staryu, Pidgey, and Bulbasaur
Planning for your next vacation? Book a stay at any of these Pokémon Go-friendly PARKROYAL hotels.