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One may ask, "what is the objective of this blog?"
It is simply to share my experiences at various hotels and how fantastic (or otherwise) they are!
My focus would be on the hotel or resort itself and the rooms (as well as the food) and not the nearby attractions.
Despite my reluctance for flights, I have began to appreciate the joys of traveling and hotel stays and I hope my reviews would help people choose a good hotel and plan a better trip or staycation.
The very first hotel on my blog would be the St. Regis Singapore.
The St Regis is one of the brands under the SPG programme which is currently aggressively expanding in the Asia-pacific region. Other brands would include W, Sheraton, Aloft, Westin, etc
The hotel is located at Tanglin Road which is at one end of Orchard Road, and is hence away from the main shopping belt.
Food and some shopping can be done at the nearby Tanglin Mall or Tanglin Shopping Centre if one is into antiques and such.
The hotel is easy to locate and one should have no major issues finding it.
As evident in the picture below, the entrance is rather grand and there is a nice and famous sculpture (by Botero) next to it.
Upon entering the hotel, one would see the beautiful and magnificent grand chandelier.
The grandeur of the place is perfectly captured by the glistening crystals.
In the late afternoon, one would be greeted by the sight of this visually, and also by the singing echoing from the Astor Bar right beside the entrance.
The two-storied lobby is huge and opulent, characteristic of a St Regis and there are often art pieces and large floral arrangements on display.
One of my favorite places is the nice sitting area on the second floor near Yan Ting (Cantonese Restaurant) where one can have a good view of the first chandelier and listen to the music from the Astor Bar without looking awkward standing at the hotel entrance.
I find the elevators rather slow, the lighting too dim and the decor was a little too weird. Nevertheless, the nice little seat inside has found many users.
I once witnessed a full-figured lady kick off her heels and sat down triumphantly on the seat, declaring "this seat is for me!' to her amused companion.
On the way to the room. the corridors are well-lit but that touch of opulence seems to be missing, in contrast to the lobby. There are hardly any decorations and the doors are plain.
The ROOM:My room (a glorious surprise!) was a
Caroline Astor Suite.
From the website, the room is 80 to 90 sq metres and comes with breakfast, evening cocktails and canapes.
It is very well-decorated and the size is considered very big for a hotel at Orchard Road.
It comes with a double basin with marble-top beside the shower area, and another basin next to the toilet.
A full-length mirror occupies one side of the shower space.
The bathroom is open to view from the bedroom with the bathtub just next to the vanity top and this would be ideal for a couples retreat.
|Bears not included.|