Just 7 minutes away from Orchard MRT, Grand Hyatt is one of Singapore’s iconic luxury hotels located in the heart of Singapore’s shopping road. Situated just beside Far East Plaza, all your basic necessities from clothing, money changers, dining, to midnight cup noodles can be attained at an overwhelming convenience as such.
With 677 hotel rooms, 5 dining options, outdoor pool and a spa option, the hotel property itself is a hallmark of grandeur.
Going into the spacious lobby itself is telling of the high standards Grand Hyatt prides itself in. The use of natural elements within the property is a design pattern that rears its head ever so often.
Check-in was a breeze, with conscientious staff providing me a refreshing wet towel upon seeing a face that looked like I escaped the great flood.
The first words out of my mouth when I opened the door to my suite room was “OMG. I can play hide and seek here”.
Starting from 83 square metres and above, the Grand Hyatt’s suites are humongous and fitted with every modern convenience for a luxurious residential stay.
Each suite is decorated in warm timber and contains a small kitchenette, living and dining area, a separate guest restroom, walk-in wardrobe with bathroom and of course, the master bedroom.
There’s even a hidden extra guest bed beside the dining table that can be opened up if needed.
Through the bedroom leads further in to the huge walk-in wardrobe which has enough space for all the clothings I have ever owned.
Opposite the wardrobe is also the green marble tiled bathroom complete with shower and bathtub.
Modern speakers, 2 flat screen televisions and a DVD player provide in-house entertainment if you would prefer not to dwell at the work desk.
I’ve noticed that many, many hotels have speakers with connections that only cater to iPhones though, which makes my Android phone incompatible to use the awesome speakers. Considering the increase in Android users (although Apple still holds the lion’s share), perhaps hotels could cater to the other side as well.
To really wrap up the whole lavish image, Grand Hyatt’s suite even serves 2 complimentary Evian mineral waters not just in common folk plastic bottles, but in exquisite glass bottles.
Grand Hyatt is connected to by 2 buildings, the other of which links to Damai Spa, the Gym and Oasis restaurant.
As you explore the hotel, you will find a man-made waterfall just spurting from one of the floors, and a surprising amount of greenery amongst the urban concrete.
The immense tropical trees, together with the fast gushing sounds of water contrasts the grey stones of Orchard road with an injection of life and motion – the image of an hidden oasis is evoked for guests to behold.
As a club guest, you get access to the Grand Club Lounge that serves an array of canapes and freeflow evening cocktails, wines and beer for that special VIP treatment I so enjoy at every hotel lounge.
Other than evening canapes, you can also savour an assortment of all-day refreshments such as teacakes, nuts, chips and chocolates, complimented with tea and coffee service.
Guest service is attentive to each guests’ requirements, rushing about to meet their needs. Relax and use the internet or watch TV while in this exquisite suit only for club guests.
For a poolside setting amidst the lush greenery, Oasis has a small but very well-curated seafood BBQ buffet.
Enjoy a selection of freshly-grilled meat and seafood prepared daily à la minute on an open charcoal-fired grill with free-flowing beers, wines, margaritas and soft drinks daily from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. With endless booze and great quality meats, the pricetag of SGD $98.00++ is well worth it.
Another popular alternative I recommend is to dine at award winning restaurant Mezza9. The sunday brunch selection especially, featuring 9 different dining experiences within the restaurant itself, is not to be missed for its massive spread of cuisines.
Otherwise, there is also an Asian option at StraitsKitchen or Italian dining at Pete’s Place, all located within Grand Hyatt Singapore.
Grand Hyatt Singapore showcases all the finer touches in life for hotel guests with their opulent rooms and great hospitality. The stay here has truly been a sweet respite.
Grand Hyatt’s offer ‘The Suite Life’, allows an ultimate suite indulgence stay from $1100++ per night. This includes:
Available from 1 May to 31 July 2015, the Suite Life can be experienced with a prepaid booking for a minimum of two nights, starting from *SGD1100++ per room per night.