On my most recent trip to Singapore, I had a chance to visit one of my favorite hotel brands, the Intercontinental. The hotel is located near the Bugis MRT station. From there it was easy to explore Singapore. The hotel has recently undergone an update and it showed. I love when a hotel is fresh!
I found it interesting that they were inspired by the surrounding area for interior. Apparently, the traditional Singaporean shop houses were a large inspiration for the redesign. They’ve incorporated a notorious pattern that existed in the shop houses into many aspects of the rooms. Regardless of this, the room still had a very strong Intercontinental feel, which I love. Clean design with light colors and high-quality everything make Pierre happy.
The bathroom was also in the same design and very bright. There was a large bathtub and shower to stay squeaky clean!
One of the aspects of the Intercontinental brand that I enjoy the most, are their lounges. I’ve stayed in about 10 intercontinental properties around the world and they are very consistent in the quality. The way the afternoon tea was setup at this Intercontinental was actually offered in a different way than the other properties. Instead of going with the buffet assortment, they offered afternoon tea towers. They will replenish whatever you would like which is obviously very nice. However, in the big scheme of things, I prefer the buffet style that most of the Intercontinental hotels have.
The relaxation areas and fitness areas have also been updated. I love new fitness equipment! Everything in the gym was brand-new and working great. Really, an impressive amount of equipment. The pool is located one floor up from the fitness center. It has a fantastic view of the rest of Singapore. I headed up at night to capture some beautiful shots.
All this fitness and work got me excited for breakfast the next morning. I also went for breakfast in the executive lounge. The first day they offered a buffet selection and the second day it was à la carte. Both days the food was quite good and they have a great selection of both western and local dishes.
I stayed at the property for two nights and must say that it was a pleasure. Actually, I almost forgot to mention that the previous hotel had broken a handle of our luggage but we didn’t have time to fix it. The Intercontinental was kind enough to have the luggage handle repaired! Talk about service! To be honest, I wouldn’t expect anything less than the best with the Intercontinental brand. The property is beyond beautiful and I had a great stay. If you’re looking for a great hotel with a great location and good service, I would recommend you to stay at the Intercontinental hotel in Singapore!
80 Middle Rd, Singapore 188966
Phone: +65 6338 7600