Believe it or not, this was my first trip to Asia ever and to Singapore. Well if you don’t count Maledives which is more like a perfection bubble. We stayed in St Regis hotel in Orchard neighbourhood and it proven to be a great choice. I must admit, that I was a bit surprised, my husband chose this one, if there is also a Four Seasons, which we both love and it is often our choice, like this one at Koh Samui.
Anyways, back to our hotel. St Regis Singapore is located in the very busy area full of shops and amazing restaurants. It takes only 10 min to walk to Les Amis, two Michelin star restaurant (review coming shortly) and many other ones. For me, location of the hotel is always important. I like to walk everywhere, so I loved our location. For the most touristic places you have to take a taxi, but it is quite cheap and easy to get to.
The hotel has a features very ostentatious lobby, with gorgeous marble floors, enormous crystal chandeliers and art worth its own gallery. The rooms are modern and comfortable with luxury marble bathrooms and incorporated Bose sound system. What I loved also were the wide halls with gorgeous wall paper of flowers and birds and the light colour carpets (also with flowers and birds). It gave the hotel very fresh and Asian look. In Europe, you wouldn’t find many hotels with birds and flowers as a main design of the carpets.
St Regis Singapore has several restaurants in the hotel. Yan Ting (Chinese), LaBrezza (Italian), Brasserie Les Saveurs (French) and Shinji By Kanesaka (Japanese). So the choice is really yours. As Singapore is very famous for having the best food in the world, some of the food I tried in the hotel was pretty amazing too. During the day, if I wanted an informal lunch without any fuss, I went to Italian restaurant, which is conveniently located next to the swimming pool. You can choose to eat outside, which looks more informal, or inside with AC. You can literally spend the day by the pool and just jump of the sun lounge to get a simple Italian food. I tried pizza, Parmesan souffle and risotto. All of that food wasn’t mind blowing but very good and as a restaurant by the pool, I thought it was perfectly nice.
The Chinese, Yan Ting, on the other hand was excellent. The service, the food, atmosphere and design, everything was a perfection. We ordered a Pecking duck and Suckling pig (greedy us) and one dish was better than the other. The cocktails were spot on too. Brasserie Les Saveurs is in the lobby of the hotel and it is the place where you would have normally a breakfast as well. Really nice option for a delicious lunch if you don’t feel like sweating outside on the way to the restaurant.
The Japanese is excellent too. The only thing is you sit at the counter and while I do like it when eating in Japanese restaurant alone, I am not a fan when sitting there with someone else. However the food is worth is and fish is so fresh you can taste the sea.
There is a great Astor Bar, named after St. Regis’ founder John Jacob Astor IV. Every night there is a live music and the cocktails are spectaculars.
Things to do
St Regis Singapore has a great gym with Technogym equipment and an amazing Remede Spa. It is the first Remede Spa outside of USA. You can choose from wide selection of treatments which always helps especially after a long flight. Of course, you can also spend the day by the pool and relax.
Service across all levels of the hotel is excellent, knowledgeable and warm. Only after couple of days, they knew how I take my coffee and the doormen refer to us by name and always remembered where we went to by a taxi. Never failed to welcome us back to hotel and ask how was such and such place. For me, these kind of little details makes me feel very welcomed.
I hope will go to Singapore more often from now one. And if I do, I only want to stay in St Regis Singapore. For some it might feel a bit like a great business hotel, but for me, it works. The location, the service, the food, everything is as it should be and I wouldn’t stay anywhere else.
Have a chic day