Combining a homey atmosphere with hotel amenities, serviced apartments are an excellent option for singles, couples and families who are newly arrived in Singapore or currently between leases. Here’s a special look at six super short-term residences in Singapore (plus one in Jakarta).
PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Singapore
7500A Beach Road, +65 6296 2511
A choice of 90 one and two-bedroom suites, all with fully-equipped kitchens, washer-dryers, home entertainment systems and broadband internet.
Prices start from SGD290.00 per night for a minimum stay of seven nights.
Complimentary use of the swimming pool and gymnasium at the adjoining PARKROYAL on Beach Road hotel, plus access to the St. Gregory spa. Laundry, baby-sitting, room-service, optional access to buffet breakfast at Plaza Brasserie and shuttle service to peak business locations. Also includes round-the-clock security, maintenance and guest services.
Walking distance to Arab Street and Haji Lane, a 10-minute walk to Bugis Junction Shopping Mall and Bugis MRT train station. Five-minute walk to Nicoll Highway MRT train station. A 10-minute drive to the Central Business District and 20-minute drive from Changi International Airport.
Making a PARKROYAL serviced apartment your temporary home here will offer you the best of both apartment and hotel living.
In addition to options in Singapore, other PARKROYAL and Pan Pacific Serviced Suites properties include: PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Kuala Lumpur, Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Bangkok, Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Ningbo and Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Tianjin (scheduled to open in late 2014).
8 on Claymore Serviced Residences
8 Claymore Hill, 6737 8388
85 apartments, from a Studio Residence (32 square metres; fully functional unit with a washer, dryer and kitchen) through to two- and three-bedroom apartments, and a 175sqm penthouse with views of Marina Bay Sands. All rooms have LED TV, high-speed wired and wireless internet, DVD player, iPod docking station, Nespresso coffee machine and more.
$500 to $1,400 per night, minimum stay of seven nights.
Welcome hamper with beverages, daily breakfast, complimentary parking, outdoor swimming pool, children’s playground and pool, gym, barbecue area, residents’ lounge, 24-hour in-room dining, 24-hour security, in-house maintenance, housekeeping services on weekdays, babysitting, laundry and dry cleaning.
In a luxury residential area in the heart of Orchard Road, near a 24-hour supermarket, embassies, international schools, medical facilities, clubs (American Club, Tanglin Club), Royal Plaza on Scotts and the Orchard MRT train station.
A newly introduced complimentary weekday shuttle service takes residents to particular office locations, including Mapletree Business City, Marina Bay Financial Centre and Solaris.
8 on Claymore is the flagship serviced residence under Summit Residences of the Preferred Hotel Group and is managed by Royal Plaza on Scotts, the deluxe hotel next door.
Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard
96 Somerset Road, +65 6884 5222
A choice of 126 suites – a variety of one-bed and two-bed options, all with living spaces and fully-equipped kitchens. There are also one and two-bed penthouse suites, which are split-level duplexes in a loft design. All apartments have Smart TVs, washer-dryers and Bose home entertainment systems.
Prices start from SGD 365.00 per night for a minimum stay of seven nights. Rates include American breakfast (Mondays to Saturdays and excluding Sundays and public holidays).
20-metre mineral water swimming pool fitted with hydro rider and treadmill, hydro-therapeutic spa, fully-equipped fitness centre, relaxing sky garden, residents lounge with pool table, U-Divine massage chairs, library and car parking facilities. Plus, grocery delivery, laundry and dry cleaning, residents’ activities and pillow menus.
Right on Orchard Road, with all the major shopping malls like ION, Somerset 313 and more. A short walk to Somerset MRT train station. Heaps of restaurants nearby, plus the pretty bar-lined street of Emerald Hill. A 10 minute drive to the CBD and 20 minutes in the car to Changi Airport.
Attentive round-the-clock Personal Assistants to offer all sorts of support when you first get to Singapore.
Great World Serviced Apartments
2 Kim Seng Walk, 6722 7000
The 304 apartments, from one to four bedrooms, all have full amenities and fully equipped kitchens with convection and microwave ovens, washing machines, dryers and more. Penthouses and apartments with balconies are from the 31st to the 34th floor.
$8,000 to $23,000 per month ($350 to $2,000 per day, minimum stay seven nights)
State of-the-art gymnasium, near Olympic-sized swimming pool, tennis court, basketball half-court, outdoor heated Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna, children’s wading pool, Kidz Lounge with indoor and outdoor playground, pool lounge, professional laundry, children’s activities, movie nights and baby-sitting services.
The property adjoins the Great World City shopping centre which has a Cold Storage supermarket, cinemas, food and beverage outlets, retail shops, cafés, doctors, dentists, and more. Shuttle buses run to the CBD, Orchard, Chinatown and the MRT.
A refurbishment programme was completed in August 2013. Great World won the BCA Green Mark Platinum Award (2012) for a water system that uses chilled water to cool apartments, instead of traditional air-conditioning units, reducing harmful emissions and also utilities usage.
Pets are welcome.
180 suites, three one-bedroom layouts – all featuring a living and dining area adjoining the bedroom – plus two-bedroom options (with the addition of an en-suite bathroom). All suites feature a washer-dryer, fully-equipped kitchenette with premium appliances and a modern sound system. There’s even a pillow menu and high-speed wifi throughout.
Prices start from SGD330.00 per night for a minimum stay of three nights. Rates include breakfast (Mondays to Saturdays and excluding Sundays and public holidays)
A fab rooftop swimming pool, fully-equipped fitness centre, dedicated meeting room, residents’ lounge, grocery delivery, laundry and dry cleaning, residents’ activities, a shuffle service to main business spots and car parking.
Walking distance to Arab Street and Haji Lane (lots of restaurants, cafes and trendy bars), a 10-minute walk to Bugis Junction Shopping Mall and Bugis MRT train station. Five-minute walk to Nicoll Highway MRT train station. A 10-minute drive to the Central Business District and 20-minute drive from Changi International Airport.
The 24-hour Personal Assistant service is pretty special and addresses most needs – from packing to personal check ins.
Wilby Central at 15 Queen Street, 6868 1888 and Wilby Bukit Timah at 25 Wilby Road, 6305 0505
Wilby Central: 138 units; studio and two-bedroom with kitchen.
Wilby Bukit Timah: 181 units; one- and three-bedroom with kitchen and balcony.
Wilby Central, $4,500 to $8,000 per month.
Wilby Bukit Timah, $5,000 to $8,500 per month.
Wilby Central: residents’ lounge, gymnasium, sauna.
Wilby Bukit Timah: swimming pool, BBQ pits, residents’ lounge, tennis court, car park.
Services available: scheduled shuttle bus, housekeeping, 24-hour security, laundry, dry-cleaning, concierge services.
Wilby Central: malls, restaurants, cinemas, museums, MRT stations.
Wilby Bukit Timah: schools, restaurants, clubs.
Wilby Central: The location has recently been zoned as an Arts District.
Wilby Bukit Timah: New facilities include meeting rooms, a huge function room and a lounge for residents.
Wilby Central is fully equipped with Plasmacluster Ion Generators from Sharp.
Wilby Bukit Timah offers “Wilby Pure” packages that emphasise eco-friendly and health-focused technological innovations.
*NEW IN THE REGION*
Fraser Residence Menteng, Jakarta
Just opened in Central Jakarta, Fraser Residence Menteng is made up of 128 serviced residences in a contemporary, minimalist design, featuring full-length windows that let in plenty of natural light, and spacious and well-appointed interiors.
The fully furnished apartments have separate living, dining, kitchen and
bedroom areas, with well-equipped concept kitchen and dining facilities, a comprehensive home entertainment system, a washer and dryer, complimentary high-speed internet and more.
In the complex, you’ll find a 24-hour fully equipped gym, an indoor spa and an outdoor pool, a children’s wading pool and playroom, plus a library, a restaurant, a residents’ lounge and more. Fraser Residence Menteng also offers meeting facilities, business services, 24-hour security and CCTV surveillance, 24-hour reception and concierge services, daily housekeeping and laundry.
Nearby attractions include Museum Joang, the National Gallery of Indonesia, Grand Indonesia, Plaza Indonesia and Sarinah Department Store.
Psst…! Frasers Hospitality also has several properties in Singapore, elsewhere in the region and beyond. For more information about them, call 6415 0323 or visit the website.
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