Known for its refined elegance, The St. Regis Singapore, which sits on a quiet section of Orchard Road, stands out as one of the city’s premier accommodations.
The almost decade-old The St. Regis Singapore has hosted numerous celebrities and government officials such as pop star Jay Chou and former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. It’s the choice accommodation of many VIPs because of its excellent security, signature butler service, as well as the regal refinement of its interiors, designed by Wilson Associates.
A massive hand-cut chandelier welcomes visitors upon entering the lobby, which serves as a haven for pieces by local and international artists. The hotel houses an impressive collection of artworks, including those by Frank Gehry, Pablo Picasso, Eng Tow, and Chen Ke Zhan. Occasionally, Ke Zhan and other local artists visit the property to speak with visitors and discuss the inspirations behind their art. Aside from that, The St. Regis Singapore also hosts the “Art of Living” for in-house guests, a daily, 30-minute tour conducted by a butler who will share insights into each masterpiece.
Floor-to-ceiling windows bath the double-height lobby with natural sunlight. A grand staircase, a recurring feature in every St. Regis hotel, leads to the upstairs ballroom, while a fountain can be found nearby with a William Zorach sculpture serving as its centerpiece.
A cozy nook serves as The Drawing Room, where guests can dine on their choice of French pastries paired with fragrant teas. Overlooking a lush garden is dining establishment Brasserie Les Saveurs. Bright chandeliers and floral motifs bring a period feel to the restaurant, which serves mod-French cuisine and Old and New World wines.
The St. Regis Singapore’s 299 lavishly appointed rooms all come with bespoke locally made furnishings. King-sized beds dominate the Executive Deluxe Rooms, which are draped in the hotel’s signature linens. The window seat is adorned with silk throw pillows while a solid wood desk provides ample space for those who need to get their work done.
Meanwhile, the 90-square-meter Specialty Suites brings sophistication to a whole new level. Situated on the 18th and 19th floors and overlooking Singapore’s skyline, they come with a separate luxe living room, which has an imposing leather-bound writing desk, a shelf-full of coffee table books, and a sleek 42” television screen. Premium signature linens clad the king-sized bed, while hand-painted wallpaper adds a touch of whimsy to the sleeping quarters.
Delicate French Breche de Benou marble vanity tops give the bathrooms a sense of opulence. Here, the free-standing tub which directly faces a television is just where you want to soak after a long day spent outdoors in Singapore’s humid weather.
Things to Indulge In
Take time off from enjoying the well-appointed rooms to soak in the ambience of the Astor Bar. Adorned with Picasso lithographs, the bar serves the hotel’s signature drink—Bloody Mary—but with an inventive Singaporean twist. Called Chili Padi Mary, it mixes chili padi, Chinese old ginger, and lemon grass instead of the original ingredients (Worcestershire and Tabasco).
Or enter the relaxing sanctuary of Remède Spa, the first of its kind outside the United States. Its soothing music, mood lighting courtesy of a stalactite-inspired chandelier, and icy blue and silver interiors bring the utmost sensory delights to the guests. Highly recommended is the Warm Jade Stone Massage, which uses carefully crafted gems to deliver a relaxing healing treatment.
Finally, a trip to the Little Red Dot would not be complete without indulging in food, and the property’s classic Italian restaurant, LaBrezza, is certainly a great place to do so. We recommend dining al fresco while looking at the deep blue pool outside. Standouts are the Tagliolini All’astice, a homemade pasta topped with pan-seared Boston lobster; and the Merluzzo Patata Viola e Acciughe, composed of Atlantic cod and purple potato topped with lemon sauce.
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