Whenever I think of Singapore, I always remember the lavish building at the corner of Scotts and Orchard Road with its iconic green pagoda roof, where the Singapore Marriott Hotel stands.
Upon arrival Singapore Marriott Hotel , I was immediately greeted by the staff with wide smile, asking for my luggage while I went to the reception lobby to check in. The lobby is a spacious, high-ceilinged hall with a long reception desk at the back near the main elevator, concierge desk on the right and Java+ restaurant at the front. It is an “East-meets-West” design with ornamented walls and beautifully decorated ceilings. There are also comfortable sofas in the centre of the area for guests to sit and relax.
I stayed at the Studio, this spacious room is located at the corner of every floor. It has really expansive windows, thanks to its location. The room has a separate work desk and bedroom, with comfortable king-size bed and dedicated vanity area. My room had views of Orchard Road, which is really pleasant at night. The bathroom had a double rainshower and separate wash basin with associated amenities as expected from Marriott Hotels worldwide. Also, were a complimentary coffee/tea maker, ironing board, hairdryer, walk-in wardrobe, in-room safe and high-speed internet access. Even though the hotel has a long history, my room looked surprisingly modern.
What I love the most about this hotel is the ‘resort-feel’ swimming pool area located on level 5. This beautifully open space area rising between Singapore’s skyscrapers, overlooking the ION orchard shopping mall. Here, guests may unwind beside the pool or enjoy delicious Western cuisine in a venue with casual ambience and tropical feeling in the one and only chic alfresco restaurant, Pool Grill. Or experience the fully equipped fitness centre or relax at the Retreat Spa.
Besides its 24-hour room service, guests at the hotel may also use the babysitting service on request, disabled access rooms, in-house laundry/valet, limousine service, onsite parking and complimentary valet parking, foreign exchange service and tour desk. All deliver the highest level of hospitality service to ensure maximum guest satisfaction, and all staff at the hotel were friendly and helpful, I felt so welcome here.
Another great feature of Singapore Marriott Hotel is its highly strategic location, just next to the most famous shopping area in Singapore, Orchard Road and Scotts Road, also close to Botanic Gardens and adjacent to Orchard MRT station, several banks, cafes, nightclubs, and moneychangers: truly convenient.
Text by Dennis Latif | Photos courtesy of Singapore Marriott Hotel
Singapore Marriott Hotel
320 Orchard Road
Phone. +65 6831 4776