Staycations have become increasingly popular in Singapore, it is surely a regular family retreat for many of us. If you’re planning a surprise staycation for your family, you would want the hotel room to be spacious with add-ons like roll-away bed and breakfast for your kids, as well as late check-out to maximize your stay. As you know, kids always ask for “extra time” whenever they stay in a hotel.
Instead on splurging on these add-ons, why not get them complimentary for your hotel stay? On top of these, you and your family can enjoy one of the largest ground level swimming pool facilities with water play features, as well as exclusive Club Lounge privileges that are guaranteed to give you and your loved ones something beautiful to remember.
Sounds great? Yes, the deal will be unveiled now!
Shangri-La Hotel Singapore has recently launched the “Family Stays for Free” staycation at their Tower Wing’s Horizon Grand Premier Room that is specially tailored for families to spend quality time together.
I must admit that this is one of the BEST staycations I’ve ever had! And the hotel room is the BIGGEST I’ve ever stayed in. Check out the Horizon Grand Premier Room that we stayed in and you’ll be wowed!
Some quick facts about Shangri-La Hotel Singapore:
Opened on 23 April 1971, the hotel is the flagship and the first hotel of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts. The hotel has 747 guestrooms and suites spread over the Tower Wing, Garden Wing and Valley Wing, 127 serviced apartments and 55 luxurious condominium units. The hotel boasts 15 acres of landscaped gardens which are visible through the glass walls enclosing the lobby and dining areas, and has been referred to as “Singapore’s other botanical garden”.
The hotel marbled bathroom is supersized and glamorous! It has a separate standing shower and bath tub, with premium L’Occitane Jasmine bath amenities.
At this point, you may wonder how big this room is. The answer is a whopping 72 square metres – which is close to the size of a two-bedder unit in my apartment! It has a king-sized bed, a complimentary roll-away bed for Edison, an executive writing desk, minibar, generous wardrobe space, comfortable seating area and a stunning bathroom (pictured above).
On top of the personalized card for us, there’s a fresh fruit platter, a box of chocolate, a tea set (love it, so nostalgic!), and a welcome kit for Edison. It was our wedding anniversary, so the hotel staffs surprised us with a cake and beautiful roses all over the room. I was so deeply touched by their kind gesture.
When the electronic curtains are rolled-up, the beautiful pool and garden view is unveiled through the floor-to-ceiling windows.
HORIZON CLUB LOUNGE
The main perks of being a Horizon Club guests is that we can enjoy the convenient use of a private lounge located on level 24 from 6am to 11pm daily, along with the following complimentary benefits:
- Daily breakfast at a private breakfast venue
- Wine, cocktails and canapés from 5pm to 8pm daily (children below 12 are welcome before 6pm)
- Beverages served all day
- Wide selection of newspapers and magazines
- Suit pressing and shoe shine service
- Use of meeting room facilities for two hours per day
- Private work stations in Horizon Club Lounge
Meeting Room at Horizon Club
No staycation is complete without a dip in the pool. The outdoor swimming pool is surrounded by lush tropical landscaping and comes to life at night with a captivating fiber-optic lighting display. The pool area also offers a heated Jacuzzi, a children’s play pool and graceful fountains.
Gym next to the swimming pool
During our stay, we also visited the lush landscaped gardens in the Garden Wing. The combination of cascading waterfall with koi swimming in the pond and lush greenery makes it an ultimate urban resort in Singapore.
Yeah, my cool boy!
BREAKFAST AT THE LINE
The Line is one of the most popular buffet restaurants in Singapore, and we’re so delighted to enjoy a sumptuous breakfast here.
I was more than impressed with the variety and quality of food here. Western, Asian, Chinese, Japanese, Malay, Indian – you’ll be absolutely spoiled for choice with the various types of delectable cuisine for a wholesome breakfast.
On top of the pancakes, waffles, bacon, sausages, cereal, fruits, yoghurt, ham, cheese and omelettes, we were completely blown away by the various types of doughnuts. I was also thrilled to find local styled kaya and peanut butter toast.
Last but not least, as guests of the Horizon Club, we enjoy personalized check-in at the Horizon Club reception. Under the “Family Stays for Free” promotion, we also enjoyed late check-out at 6pm.
All in all, we had a memorable staycation with exceptional hospitality from the heart. Although the price tag seems like a premium to pay, what you get is a 72 square metres luxury hotel room with unlimited servings of food, wine and cocktail as well as access to Lounge facilities. And of course, the most attractive part is the late check-out at 6pm – it feels like you’re staying for two days! You get to enjoy two rounds of cocktails and high teas. I highly recommend it.