As one of the newest hotels added to our cityscape, Park Hotel Alexandra is a hotel quite unlike the others in town. You might think it is strange to build a hotel in a relatively old neighbourhood, but that is precisely what had us falling in love.
Park Hotel Alexandra is no less polished and modern, and we have since had two staycations at the property. You bet we loved it.
Complete with an infinity pool, a premium roast buffet, one of the most gorgeous bars in Singapore and a stylish coffee place all within the premise, Park Hotel Alexandra is a charming one and here is Why You Should Avoid The Crowd in Town And Whisk Away to Park Hotel Alexandra.
To celebrate its grand opening, Park Hotel Alexandra has launched TRAILS OF ALEXANDRA, an interactive, discovery-oriented Facebook campaign. Stand to win attractive prizes including a 1-night staycation in a suite by answering a fun-filled quiz that revolves around the Alexandra neighbourhood! Scroll to the end of the article to find out more.
Situated just beside Ikea @ Alexandra, Park Hotel Alexandra is barely five months old. There is something about new hotels that we love; perhaps it is the exploration part and all the first impressions. Like an empty canvas waiting to be painted on, we stepped in with zero expectations. And we were welcomed by a nature-inspired oasis.
Park Hotel Alexandra boasts earthy tones and muted colours, creating a warm environment that is homely and comforting. It is very much unlike your typical business hotels which can come across as serious to some, and the fact that it sits within the charming neighbourhood of Alexandra makes it even better when you need somewhere quiet to put up at.
Being pretty much self-contained, Park Hotel Alexandra will keep you occupied during your stay. It is akin to a resort stay, where everything is within the property and there is no need to step out to meet the world at all.
We will begin with the infinity pool that sits on the seventh floor. Who can resist taking a dip here?! This 25-metre infinity pool overlooks Alexandra neighbourhood, including the iconic building The Interlace and endless greenery of the Southern Ridges. It is one respite that you’d need from all the hustle and bustle, and what makes the pool even better is the swim-up bar. Enjoy some cocktails or a glass of fresh juice in the calming waters; sounds like life, ain’t it?
And then, we have the bar. You would never expect to find such a swanky open-concept bar in Alexandra, until Aqua Luna came along. This gem of Park Hotel Alexandra is quite the perfect spot for some after-work drinks, or if you simply want a non-crazy place to enjoy your drinks in the company of your precious ones.
Honestly, funky bars in the city centre are aplenty, but you have to settle with the crowd, and that is what we do not like. And that is also why Aqua Luna is for us, where we wind down with cocktails and a beautiful sunset.
From now till 13 November 2015, quote “ladyironchef” when you reserve your table at Aqua Luna and get 50% off your second drink (of lower value). Advance reservation is required, with a minimum of 2 guests (up to 12 adult patrons) in a single bill.
The Carvery is the hotel’s only restaurant, but it suffices to feed every carnivore. Primarily a buffet restaurant that specializes in meat (you guessed that from its name, yes?), The Carvery offers a gastronomical experience with its different roasts and meats. It is a dream for meat lovers, and while we are sucker for seafood when it comes to buffet, we’d gladly trade them for this spread at The Carvery.
By the way, if you are there for dinner, they serve what is easily the best Yorkshire pudding in Singapore – you have to try it yourself!
Need some coffee? Head down to the lobby and you will be welcomed by the aroma of fresh brew from The Coffee Belt. This new kid in town is one sexy coffee place who is serious about its coffee.
Though minimalistic in appearance, the coffee packs a punch and the barista makes latte art for takeaways too! The pastries and sweets are such pleasers, particularly, the Valrhona dark chocolate cake is awesome – moist and decadent with melty chocolate bits within, and topped with sea salt to balance the sweetness.
And of course, you must be wondering about the rooms now. We stayed on the 19th floor, which is the highest of three Club Room levels; we are too spoilt by the convenience of a club room. The rooms and suites come in different configurations, but the similarity of them all lies in the spanking clean interior with contemporary touches. Two different views to pick from – city or pool. We’d pick the pool anytime.
All rooms come with a 42″ full HD Smart LED TV, and are equipped with wifi, so you can surf without worrying about chalking up your bills. Your basic needs are definitely met with pressed sheets, fresh towels, premium toiletries, and the other miscellaneous such as coffee and tea making facilities.
The strategic location makes it a refreshing alternative from the hotels in the city. Highly accessible via public transport with neighbouring shopping malls, food centres and offices, Park Hotel Alexandra is just minutes away from the city centre; you get the convenience, and you get the peace.
TRAILS OF ALEXANDRA
Be a tourist in our own country by exploring the best kept secrets around Park Hotel Alexandra and answering simple questions at apps.facebook.com/trailsofalexandra.
Between 3 to 30 November, embark on an online explorative quest through the interactive map of Alexandra and stand a chance to win attractive prizes! What’s more, encourage your friends to take part in the quiz on Facebook to increase your chance of winning the big prize – a 1-night Weekend Staycation in a Suite!
Park Hotel Alexandra
323 Alexandra Road
Tel: +65 6828 8888
Nearest Station: Queenstown / Redhill
This post is brought to you by Park Hotel Alexandra.