To get the most out of this esteemed locale, look out for one of their recently renovated Marina Bay Suites. These amazingly spacious rooms, spread over 62 square metres, offer a generous living area with surround sound system, large flat screen TV with on-demand content, DVD player and beautifully curated furnishings and art pieces. A balcony offers an uninterrupted vista of the bay, with floor to ceiling windows in both the living area and bedroom affording the same brilliant view. The enormous bathroom is complete with a bathtub, walk-in shower and bidet – the suite also offers a separate toilet, should you be entertaining guests. As you would expect, all bedding and toiletries are top of the line, with a deep, carpeted floor adding to the decadently luxurious feel. The bedroom also features large flat screen television and highspeed internet is available throughout via Wi-Fi or cable.
There is a dedicated 24-hour concierge on call for your every need. Not only that but the discreet service delivers treats and refreshments during the day, like herbal tea in a unique Chinese tea set, set in an ornate wooden chest. Breakfast can be ordered in-room but we recommend the amazing international spread available at Melt ~ The World Café. Here, you can treat yourself to a true feast, either cushioned in airconditioning or alfresco on the verdant patio. With a huge choice of delicacies from around the globe on display, it’s the ideal way to start the day in style.
Mandarin Oriental Singapore, 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square, tel: 6338 0066, mandarinoriental.com
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