DestinAsian – The newly opened InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay has everything visitors can expect from a luxury hotel. Thereâ€™s the location for oneâ€”itâ€™s the first hotel to rise at The Quayside, a development that brings a new lease on life in a neighborhood that has, for many years, played catch up to the more pumping Clarke Quay and Boat Quay.
Its posh 225 studios and suites come with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer views of the leafy expat estate, while showcasing a streamlined appearance thanks to teak-paneled floors and walls. Ditching the traditional massive work desk and ergonomic swivel chair are cozy seating alcoves with space-saving coffee tables.
But there’s one thing that the harried business traveler will love more than its location and interiors: a do-it-yourself cocktail kit. Conceptualized by local spirits firm Proof & Company, the kit answers guestsâ€™ need for a stiff drink to decompress after a long, arduous work dayâ€”and perhaps even pretend to capture some of Mad Men magic.
Designed by SCDA, the same team behind the countryâ€™s National Design Centre, the hotel also has the tropical-inspired Quayside Lounge, which serves afternoon tea and carefully curated evening tipples. Dining destination Publico serves up authentic Italian cuisine, which guests can enjoy at an adjoining balcony overlooking the nearby river. Those looking to drink at a more social environment can head over to Izy Sushi, a fusion of a watering hole and restaurant.
Guests staying in between October 12 and November 30, 2017 can enjoy rates starting from US$211 per night. Visit the hotelâ€™s website to know more.