Those booking a suite here will not be disappointed – rooms are wonderfully spacious, beautifully furnished and feature all the hardware you’d expect from a five-star business hotel. There’s complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi/internet connection, Bose stereo, iPod docking station, a personal Nespresso machine and large flat-screen TVs in both the bedroom and living area.
In the main bathroom, a free-standing tub offers the views over the city for the less shy bather – don’t worry, electronic blinds are on hand to protect your vanity. For alternative viewing, the bathroom mirror comes with built in TV screen which magically disappears when not in use. In the guest toilet, a giant Alessi basin pays homage to the best in contemporary design – just one example of the many stylish touches evident throughout the hotel’s polished interior. With understated elegance, the hotel successfully blends cleansing marble and dark woods, with soft textures and natural fabrics, creating a cool but sophisticated environment that’s brought to life with design flourishes.
From the lift buttons, set in antique Chinese chests on the Ground Floor to the spectacular views from the dynamic reception area on the 32nd floor, The Westin certainly makes a very strong first impression.
Suite guests gain automatic entry to the hotel’s Executive Club Lounge, which serves breakfast (Champagne breakfast on the weekends), all-day beverages, afternoon tea and evening cocktails with canapés on the 35th floor, right next to the outdoor pool terrace. Here the infinity pool offers breathtaking views of the surrounding city and a great place to lounge and enjoy the Singapore sunshine.
Other leisure facilities on the 35th floor include a huge fully-equipped fitness centre and the Heavenly Spa, which offers an Aromatherapy Steam Room, Experience Shower and Whirlpool as well as regular treatment rooms. Wellness is a concept taken seriously by The Westin and healthy choices are evident throughout the guest experience, particularly on the menus of the four F&B outlets – even children can choose from an ‘eat well’ menu!
Restaurants at the hotel include Cook and Brew, a casual gastro pub, popular with the after-work crowd, the ground floor cafe Daily Treats and the all-day dining buffet style Seasonal Tastes. Alternatively enjoy the sweeping views from the lobby lounge on the 32nd floor, where a unique high tea offers premium seafood (think oysters, lobster and sushi) and champagne in place of the more traditional scones and cream.
With Marina Bay within a short stroll and both the Raffles Place and Downtown MRT stations a few steps away, The Westin is easily connected to the rest of the city making it suitable for both business travellers and holiday makers.
The Westin Singapore, 12 Marina View Asia Square Tower 2, tel: 6922 6922, thewestinsingapore.com
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