Despite its busy location, The St Regis Singapore offers a relaxing and romantic respite once you’re tucked inside its gorgeous walls. Here are five reasons to check in for an urban stay-cay.
From the opulent lobby to the plush guest rooms, the interiors here are beautiful – tastefully regal and romantic with a grand European feel. The 299 rooms and suites are decked out in lovely golden, blue and green shades, with jade-hued marble coffee tables, crystal chandeliers and chic marble bathrooms with luxurious freestanding bathtubs.
And the hotel’s fabulous artwork doesn’t hurt either. With a collection of over 100 original paintings and sculptures by celebrated artists such as Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Fernando Botero, Frank Gehry and Anthony Poon, it’s like walking through a museum. In fact, there’s a 30-minute Art of Living tour offered daily to guests who want to explore the property’s private art collection.
It isn’t just the exquisite interiors and impressive art collection that give The St Regis a five-star feel – it’s the personalised attention offered to each guest, too. Unique to this Singapore hotel is its bespoke butler service, which includes luggage unpacking and packing services, garment pressing, freshly brewed tea and coffee brought to your room 24-hours a day upon request and more. A true treat, indeed.
The hotel’s contemporary French restaurant, Les Brasserie Saveurs, is stunning, with floor-to-ceiling windows, to-die-for chandeliers and beautiful floral accents throughout. Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner are available, as well as The Grand Astor Afternoon Tea (Monday to Saturday; $49 to $53) and an indulgent Sunday champagne brunch ($148 to $395).
The hotel’s LaBrezza restaurant, which overlooks the pool, offers Italian specialties and seafood dishes – the Tuscan panzanella salad with burrata and Boston lobster is a signature here – for both lunch and dinner, with al fresco and indoor seating available. Choose from the à la carte menu, or opt for the six-course degustation experience ($128 per person). There’s also barbecue night on Fridays from 7 to 10pm, with free-flow Prosecco, wine and beer for $143 ($88 without alcohol).
The ground floor’s Astor Bar is a don’t-miss for whisky lovers. Decorated with deep wood, leather and contemporary art-adorned walls (check out the Picasso lithographs!), it’s a super-swanky spot with an air of masculine sophistication. Choose from a selection of over 200 whiskies, or go with wine or a classic cocktail – the whisky sour is divine.
Additionally, the hotel has all-day dining in The Drawing Room, located in the hotel lobby, plus Yan Ting, a lovely fine dining Cantonese resto that serves lunch and dinner.
Whether you want to lounge by the pool with a gin and tonic, and a burrata salad from La Brezza, or book an appointment at the lavish spa, there’s plenty of rest and relaxation to be had here. The pool area is quiet, with limited seating, which sort of makes it extra serene; there are even some loungers in the water! Overlooking the pool area is a fitness centre for a pre- or post-pool workout. Meanwhile, Remède Spa, also on the second floor, offers everything from a warm jade stone massage and cooling jade facial to eucalyptus scented steam showers, ice fountains, Dead Sea salt baths and Rhassoul clay wraps.
Sure, once you’re inside the hotel you may not want to leave (and who’ll blame you?). But if you do decide to get out and about, you’re right in the heart of town; pop over to nearby Tanglin Mall or the countless shopping meccas on Orchard, or hit the Singapore Botanic Gardens for a walk or a picnic. There’s nothing like the sheer convenience of staycationing right in town – it’s a true treat without the hassle of a ferry or a flight!
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