Singapore is a great city. It’s such a great place to eat, shop and explore the vibrant nightlife. There are some great new expanded areas (Marina Bay and Sentosa) that tourists can enjoy and really soak up the atmosphere of this dynamic place. I was recently in town to attend a wonderful Starwood conference for a few days and had the pleasure of staying at The St. Regis Singapore and also W Singapore at Sentosa Cove. Singapore is turning 50 this year and it was great to be part of the celebrations. I believe that more festivities to celebrate this occasion are planned for next month so a nice time to visit if you have the time. Today’s post will focus on a brief review of St Regis Singapore and will post one later this week on the fun and quirky W Sentosa. Enjoy!
The St. Regis Singapore Situated in the exclusive downtown and embassy quarter (just off Orchard Rd), this property is in a great spot to explore Singapore’s attractions and hotspots for dining, culture and entertainment. This understated elegant property has 299 beautiful guestrooms and suites which are so striking and ooze luxury (which one would expect from this leading Starwood brand!). Each room features crystal chandeliers, original art pieces, lush fabrics, customised furniture and wonderful amenities. The one highlight for me (although one that I still struggle with!) is the St. Regis Butler service. It really is such a treat to have personal Butler service when staying at a St. Regis property (all their properties around the world offer this service) and it was great to have some assistance to unpack and get my stay sorted within minutes of arrival. When my butler opened the door to my room and welcomed me in with a big St Regis smile, it was impressive to hear my favourite music artist (guess anyone? Clue: initials are MJ) on the sound system and my preferred flavour of tea waiting to be consumed. Nice touch. This personalisation of personal preferences and VIP service (this extends to shoe shining, garment pressing and end of trip packing) prior to a guest check-in is really special and sets the tone for the duration of a guest stay. It’s personal, intuitive and very much appreciated.
The suites at this property are really special which all fall into ‘ The St. Regis Suite Society’ portfolio – a worldly collection of luxuriously appointed suites for the discerning traveller. I checked out the Penthouse Room and wanted to move in immediately (no, really , I did). I didn’t get to try the Remede Spa on site however I did do a walk through and it really is very beautiful. For those travellers who like a manicure/pedicure combo, I was told they have a special treatment by internationally acclaimed ‘Bastien Gonzalez’ which combines beauty and well-being (sounds pretty spectacular). The 24-hour fitness centre overlooks an outdoor pool where I did some morning laps before my meetings started on both days. A really nice way to start the day and listen to the sounds of Singapore waking up. The food and beverage at hotel is outstanding and I was really impressed with Brasserie Les Saveurs (French), La Brezza (casual Italian), Yan Ting (Chinese), The Drawing Room for breakfast (fantastic options) and Astor Bar for a drink (or two) before bed. Lastly, the art pieces in the hotel (Picasso, Fernando Botero and more) are breathtakingly beautiful. I found myself feeling like I was walking around an art gallery as it really would have to be one of the biggest collections in a hotel I have ever seen. Impressive. Overall, The St. Regis Singapore is the perfect location for your next stay to Singapore if you would like to experience true luxury in a great location.
Goldman Group clients receive exclusive benefits with our competitive rates which include daily breakfast, USD100 food and beverage voucher and a room upgrade (subject to availability). Great value! We visited a fantastic tailor called Kevin Seah to be measured for a specially made business shirt of our desire (thanks Starwood!) and I can’t wait for my order to arrive. Located at 55B/C Boat Quay, Kevin and his team are quintessentially cool. http://kevinseah.com/