Situated along what is affectionately known as ‘The Orchid Belt’ because of the eponymous name of the main thoroughfare, the Grand Hyatt Singapore offers one of the most luxurious stays in Singapore, located right in the heart of the action, and a place where Far Eastern tradition meets European custom.Within walking distance of some of the major museums and art galleries, and striking distant of boutiques and designer malls – as well as the city’s business district, the hotel is situated in the perfect spot for both work and play.
Whisked in from the humid streets, visitors are greeted by staff who wait patiently in the lobby to greet you – with iPads ready to complete the check in process in mere minutes. Each of the 677 rooms and suites features a stripped back affair, with minimalist being the key design ethos. Full of teak woods, white linens and dark-brown marble worktops, everything has been designed around ensuring comfort and a well-rested night. Feeling a million miles away from the hustle of Orchard Road outside, the accommodation feels tranquil and full of Feng Shui.
Outside there is a large pool area complete with a bar, BBQ restaurant and pool-side cabanas with fans to keep the afternoon mists away. Surrounded by a multi-storey myriad of tropical plants, waterfalls and rock features – with hidden seating areas in between – the terraced areas feel like a hidden oasis in the city.
Back inside the hotel there are several floors of dining and drinking options – the real draw of the hotel. Across five award-winning food spots there is just about any cuisine you can think of on offer. Mezza9 is a melting pot of flavours in a contemporary setting where east meets west, 10Scotts serves up both Asian and European afternoon tea and cocktails, Straits Kitchen is a strictly Singaporean inspired buffet and offers some of the best local cuisine around, the Oasis restaurant offers freshly grilled meats and Pete’s Place is an Italian restaurant that feels like a little corner of Rome in the Far East. Each dining option looks and tastes as mouth-wateringly good as the last. Expect some of the most hospitable service and portions that keep on coming.
Located on the hotel’s 21st floor is its Grand Club, which is only accessible for those staying in suites or Hyatt loyalty members. Offering complimentary food (from sushi to sandwiches) and drink (including cocktails) throughout the day, it is the perfect please to finish up a business pitch or catch up with clients after meetings.
Underneath the hotel is BRIX, a nightclub that doesn’t shut until the early hours. It has become a favourite with both ex-pats and locals, with a queue of luxury cars and glamorous guests outside from midnight every day of the week. Inside, drinks flow eagerly while cover bands and DJ’s provide the soundtrack to roaring party atmosphere. Hotel guests receive complimentary entry and priority access, being whisked past the line of millionaires for that true VIP feeling.
There is also a state of the art fitness centre and spa that focuses on promoting well being through Chinese, Indian, Malay and European practices. The eleven treatment rooms are the perfect place to zone out from a hard day seeing the sites and sampling the experiences of the city.
The Grand Hyatt Singapore has become synonymous amongst visitors to the city for its all-in approach. Every whim of the guests is catered for around the clock with anything you want being made available. The service is unrivalled by its local competitors (and Singapore has one of the highest number of hotels per city in the world), the atmosphere is jet-set and the sleek hotel feels like a seamless coming together of cultures. This is truly a hotel for people who work hard and play hard.
Grand Hyatt Singapore – Grand Dulux King Room from £230 a night
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