Travelling is one of the best ways to relax our body and soul, as well as to reconnect with our family. But if travelling is not an option due to time constraint, budget, etc, staycation is always a good alternative.
Two weeks ago, we went on a staycation at Grand Park City Hall. Strategically located in Singapore’s Civic District and a short five minutes’ drive from the CBD, Grand Park City Hall is an architectural gem with a harmonious integration of conservation shophouses in a modern architectural style.
This 333-room hotel has won the hearts of countless guests with its impeccable service, refurbished guestrooms, spacious meeting spaces, gourmet cuisine and pampering spa therapies. Its unique architectural style has also earned itself a prestigious Architectural Heritage Award.
The moment we stepped into our room, we were wow-ed by the spacious connecting rooms and unique children-friendly design. Little Edison giggled with delight the moment he saw the colourful bed sheets and furniture in the room. He even has his own children bathrobe!
The hotel is so thoughtful to provide complimentary activity sheets, toys and books to keep him occupied in his room.
Our cosily-designed room, on the other hand, features the classic tones of brown and gold wood with a huge executive work desk and high-speed Internet access.
Both connecting rooms have their own marble clad bathrooms with combined standing shower, bath tub and quality toiletries.
As part of the benefits under the ‘Staycate Plus’ package, we were given a complimentary upgrade to Crystal Club Deluxe Room.
Crystal Club is Park Hotel Group’s executive club which offers exclusive indulgences for the most discerning leisure, and it’s exclusively located at the top floors. Some of the Crystal Club benefits include private check-in and check-out at the Crystal Club Lounge, complimentary breakfast and all-day light refreshments, complimentary evening cocktails and business support services.
Now, let’s check out the hotel’s pool. This is the main outdoor swimming pool, and it has a small heated Jacuzzi tucked away in the green foliage. A soak in the heated Jacuzzi instantly melt away my tiredness and stress from a long work week.
After spending an hour at the pool, we were ready to enjoy a sumptuous buffet dinner at Indulge at Park. Set in an atrium with a waterfall backdrop, Indulge at Park has spacious and comfortable seatings for its guests.
Watch That Fire! BBQ Dinner Buffet
In their weekend BBQ dinner buffet, guests can enjoy the freshest selection of meats and seafood infused with a snazzy array of BBQ rubs, spice blends, marinades and brines. The highlights include BBQ Pork Loin with Sweet Miso Rub and Sichuan Pepper Coat, BBQ Beef Rib Eye with Guinness Marinade, and BBQ Chicken with Tunisian Harissa Spice.
While I was busy at the BBQ section, V was more than impressed with the huge selection of fresh seafood including crabs, ocean prawns, fresh oysters in half shell, crayfish and sashimi.
This buffet dinner is available every Friday and Saturday from 6.30pm to 10.30pm. It’s priced at $58++ (Adult) and $29++ (Child).
The next day, we woke up to a beautiful Sunday and kicked start our morning with a hearty breakfast at Indulge at Park that serves a mix of continental and international spreads.
A staycation will never be complete without a pampering spa treatment (or at least for the ladies!). I went to experience the best of Asian full body massage at Spa Park Asia. After a 60-min session of aromatherapy body massage, I felt instantly refreshed and rejuvenated.
It’s a Carnivore Carnival! Sunday Buffet Lunch
Meat lovers will definitely enjoy this buffet lunch. Even if you’re not a meat lover, you will find the softly marbled cuts of tender meats and innovative meat creations too hard to resist.
There are more than 50 types of meat dishes to choose from, complete with fresh seafood on ice, various Asian and Western delights that are carefully crafted to whet your appetite. The must-try includes Whole Baby NZ Lamb Carcass marinated with fresh herbs and spices, Braised Australian Wagyu MS 8-9 Chuck Roll with Truffle Jus and Slow Roasted Baby Spanish Suckling Pig.
This buffet lunch is available every Sunday from 12 noon till 3pm. It’s priced at $50++ (Adult) and $25++ (Child).
In summary, Grand Park City Hall is ideal for families to take a short break without going too far. The Family Moments room package completes the whole staycation experience with affordable prices. Late check-out till 3pm, complimentary upgrade, impeccable service, wonderful spa therapy, and exceptional cuisine – I simply couldn’t ask for more.
Thanks Grand Park City Hall for the awesome staycation experience!
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GRAND PARK CITY HALL
10 Coleman Street
Tel: (65) 6336 3456
Disclosure: This is an invited media stay. All opinions are honest and are my own.