Setting foot on Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore is like bidding goodbye to the fast-paced and stressful city. It is a stark contrast of heaven and earth, and all our senses are calmed upon stepping in to the posh property. The lobby on its own is one so welcoming that you know for sure you are going to have a memorable stay.
An oasis within the urban jungle; that’s what we’d like to think of Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore.
While Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore is a popular choice for conferences and meetings, it is really relaxing and exudes the resort vibes beyond those serious suits and ties. Nestled within a 15-acre lush greenery, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore has a whole belt of accolades to boast, and is frequently nominated as one of the best hotels in the world. Comprising three distinctive wings and providing excellent Asian hospitality, a stay at Shangri-La Hotel Singapore will redefine your ideas of luxuriating.
We share with you the highlights of our staycation in the Premier Balcony Suite, alongside many other perks of staying in this award-winning property such as its BonusChoice which entitles you to enjoy value-added benefits like dining credits and late check-out till 4pm.
Here are the 10 things that we love about our staycation at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore.
#1 OASIS RESORT WITH A UNIQUE TROPICAL GARDEN WING
It felt like we had scooted away for an island getaway. It felt like we had bade goodbye to civilisation and welcomed by a sanctuary. The check-in was a breeze, and we were escorted to our suite. The walk itself left us all marvelled, and the serenity calmed our nerves as we let go of everything that would not serve us anymore, and prepped ourselves for a wonderful staycation ahead.
The landscaping team is always hard at work and diligently grooming the property. Filled with palm trees and ferns in abundance, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore is really a well-loved oasis resort. There are three distinctive wings, and the Garden Wing is where you need to be at.
Inspired by nature, the Garden Wing went through a massive S$68 million renovation and revamp, and today, it features 158 homely guestrooms and suites. Soothe your senses as you listen to the cascading waterfall, and watch the koi swimming gracefully in the ponds. The environment and amenities are also child-friendly, in case you are wondering.
#2 YOUR HUMBLE ABODE FOR THE NIGHT – LUXURIATE IN THE POSH ROOMS
And if you stay at the Garden Wing, you will get a private balcony to yourself. Sink in to the plush arm chairs, sip some Earl Grey tea, and catch up on your reading while letting the breeze caress you lightly.
Suites in the Garden Wing come with a dining area and a kitchenette that comes complete with a Nespresso machine. Arty reads and books about Singapore’s histories are also available, or you can channel-surf with the in-house movie selections.
In the room, enjoy the sheer space and stay warm under the sheets while you breathe in the signature Shangri-La’s essence with notes of vanilla and ginger. The marble-cled bathroom is fully equipped with a bath tub, rain shower and double sinks.
We’d like to think of the Premier Balcony Suites as one of the ultimate luxury in Singapore, and there are only three in the property.
#3 LIVE IT UP WITH YOUR VERY OWN PRIVATE JACUZZI AND BBQ AREA
And if you put up at the Premier Balcony Suite, you can even have a BBQ party. Grill your favourite meats and enjoy them on the sun loungers; it is a private party that no one knows about. Or soak it up in your very own jacuzzi that overlooks the city.
How wonderful life is, now you’re in Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore!
#4 BUTLER SERVICE FOR ALL SUITES
Because who does not like to be waited on, right? For all suite bookings, a butler will be at your service 24 hours per day, and personalised housekeeping services are also part of the deal!
#5 PLENTY OF F&B OPTIONS WITHIN THE PROPERTY
You will never have to step out of the hotel. Dining options are aplenty – enjoy an international breakfast at The Line, treat yourself to an Mediterranean affair at The Waterfall, and have a dinner at Nadaman. Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore will cater to every palate for the discerning gourmet in you, so take your pick, and have very wonderful meals within the property.
For buffet spreads, go to The Waterfall and everyone’s favourite The Line. Need some dim sum and Chinese food fix? Shang Palace is for you. Afternoon tea indulgences can be found at The Rose Veranda and Lobby Court, while Nadaman is an aristocratic Japanese restaurant for fine traditional cuisine.
#6 THE LINE – ONE OF THE BEST BUFFET SPREADS IN TOWN
And yes, The Line. The highly popular The Line. Everyone loves a good buffet treat, and at The Line, be lost in the wondrous world of international and continental spread. You can eat a bit of everything and before you even reach the end, you might already be completely stuffed.
Yes, the spread is that extensive. Sixteen live stations for your ala minute dishes too, and a special drinks station where you can order the very satisfying Teh Tarik.
#7 ONE OF THE BEST SWIMMING POOLS IN SINGAPORE, COCOONED WITHIN TALL PALM
TREES AND BOUGAINVILLEA BUSHES
Undoubtedly one of the best pools in Singapore, who can resist taking a dip in the resort-styled pool that is cocooned within tall palm trees and bougainvillea bushes. There are several depths too, so the kids will be safe in their zone and the adults can take the deeper ends for a proper workout. Now, slap on your sunblock and bring out your prettiest bikini for a morning swim!
#8 UNWIND TO THE MUSIC IN THE LOBBY COURT
They call it the “Height of Style”. A popular gathering spot, the Lobby Court speaks of a grandeur of soaring pillars that resembles the ancient Roman columns – standing tall with pride. Musical performances are available from 1930hrs onwards, every Monday to Saturday.
Have yourself a cheongsam, Shangri-La’s signature cocktail, and pull yourself away from the hubbubs of your cosmopolitan life. Just sit back, unwind to the music, and breathe in life.
#9 CHI, THE SPA
To sum it all up, retreat to Chi Spa for the ultimate pampering. Allow the team of trained therapists to soothe those senses with their caring touch, and reap the benefits of the natural products and revitalising treatments.
The menu offers your usual body massages, foot reflexology, scrubs and mud wraps, including the award-winning Singapore Wave. Facials too, if you’d like. Unfortunately, the premise is only open to 18 years old and above. But that also means you have the space to relax in without disturbance, and in complete tranquility.
#10 BONUSCHOICE + CUSTOMISE YOUR SHANGRI-LA EXPERIENCE
Shangri-la Hotel, Singapore is currently offering the following two promotions:
BonusChoice entitles you to enjoy of one of the following value-added benefits – 1) arrival airport transfer, 2) departure airport transfer or 3) dining credit of S$145/room for your entire stay – in addition to complimentary Internet access and late check-out till 4pm.
Custom Stay, on the other hand, gives you the opportunity to customise your Shangri-la experience by allowing you to select the add-ons that you would like to enjoy during the stay. The room rate is based on Best Available Rate. The selection of the add-ons can be done after selecting their preferred room rate and checking the “Customise your stay” box under the “Optional Request” field. The add-ons give you substantial discount for dining credits, spa treatment credits as well as airport transfers. To opt for this package, simply click on the “Reservations” button to begin.
The hotel has many other room offers to cater to the different needs. To find out more, please visit www.shangri-la.com/singapore/shangrila/offers/section/rooms-suites
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