Stay Here: Shangri- La, SingaporeBy Gemma Perlin
In a bustling metropolis like Singapore, finding a tranquil oasis amidst the urban chaos and humidity is the secret to a really wonderful stay. Our journey in sticky July to Singapore led to discover a haven of opulence in the enchanting world of Shangri-La Singapore. Nestled in the heart of the city, this elegant escape seamlessly intertwines timeless luxury with contemporary marvels. Conveniently situated in a vibrant district ten minutes from the infamous Orchard shopping street, the Shangri-La Singapore offers the perfect starting point to explore the city’s myriad treasures. Within a leisurely stroll, you’ll find yourself amidst the bustling streets of Singapore, where delightful shops, charming cafes, and most excitingly for us dairy free ice cream await you And when it comes to iconic landmarks, the hotel’s strategic location ensures that the city’s most renowned attractions are just a short Grab taxi or few metro stops away.
Shangri-La Singapore: The Lowdown
The masterful work of renowned architects and designers is evident throughout the property. From the moment you set foot inside, the hotel’s enchanting ambiance surrounds you. The combination of natural elements, such as lush gardens and serene water features, along with contemporary touches, like sleek glass facades and state-of-the-art amenities, creates an environment that exudes a sense of effortless cool.
Shangri- La Singapore: The Rooms
Each accommodation at the Shangri-La Singapore epitomises a harmonious blend of sophisticated style and absolute comfort. Meticulously designed, our room was a luxurious haven with a minimalist yet hugely comfortable aesthetic. Our room’s closet was the size of my kitchen in London, being able to have such ample space to unpack made us feel immediately at home. We were trialling the Better Sleep Package, which includes a curated wellness dinner in the room, a neck and back massage, some lovely products such as a pillow spray and bath salts and the ability to order SEVEN pillows yes seven, from their menu. Despite landing from London and being totally jet lagged thanks to the programme we had two incredible night sleeps in the bed that was so comfortable it was hard to drag ourselves away from.
The Shangri La Singapore staff were incredible. From the moment you arrive, you’ll be greeted with genuine warmth and hospitality. From the lovely bartenders Cherry and Aki in the Origins Bar making the most iconic cocktails, which were genuinely unique and thought provoking, to the staff happy to take dietary requirements and provide a sumptuous feast in the Shang Palace. Despite the grandeur and scale of the hotel, there was an intimacy and personal touch felt created by all the different areas and activities. It has the facilities of a beach resort hotel despite being in a city. You can spend time at the pool, play tennis and even have an exquisite moment of calm at the Spa. We recommend the hour head and neck massage a sure fire way to unwind any tension from your flight.
If you are looking for a hotel with multiple restaurants and facilities, a luxury vibe and a prime location, look no further than the Shangri-La Singapore. We couldn’t recommend this spot more for a city break where you actually want to spend time in the hotel. If you are feeling fancy, we recommend upgrading for Horizon Lounge access, where you can eat breakfast on the 24th floor up with the skyscrapers. It was there we really felt the spirit of this exciting city more than anywhere else of our trip.
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