This property (formerly known as South Beach Hotel) has intrigued me ever since it opened for business. Back then, it was such a breathe of fresh air for the local hotel landscape and it expectedly created a small rustle amongst hotel lovers. Room rates were not terribly affordable hovering around $400, but of course for a designer hotel.
Fast forward to now, its been re-branded as a JW Marriot (finally the 2nd Marriot in SG!) and still an iconic designer hotel which deserves a fair bit of attention.
Such a view right!?
It was a much anticipated CNY staycation, especially so when we booked a suite for 3pax (3rd pax at an extra charge). It was my first Crowne Plaza experience in Singapore (actually, ever) and I was super excited!
Its also a unique location – going for a holiday but not actually flying? I thought it would be a special thingy for me and family.
I’ve dined at this SPG property in Singpore countless times and always loved how nice the property seems and how impeccable everything seems. The location itself (32nd floor lobby!), the not-crowded buffets (SPG points!), and seemingly romantic lobby lounge (where I get to order my fav avocado ice cream too). All these add up to a certain level of expectation for the rooms itself.
I almost managed to stay back in 2014 but some family thingy happened and we cancelled the staycation. Bummer.
Fast forward to this year, lucky me chanced upon their flash sale (see below) and booked for 1 night. Was super excited about it – finally!!
I finally made it here!
Ever since Millennium Group announced M Social’s opening, so much has been written about this sexy hotel. I walked by one weekend with a friend and the then newly opened property offered to open up its rooms for me to see. I was blown away by how sexy (and quirky) the property is.
Picked this property for a 4D3N staycation to avoid the blazing sun, but mostly because Hotel Jens are the only properties which allow chilldren in their Club Lounge. Had tried Hotel Jen Gateway last year so decided to try this this time.
I was excited to visit the property as the official photos look really nice and it is in fact time for Singapore to welcome a brand new Mercure on top of the tired looking Mercure Roxy. Doesnt hurt that I have Accor membership too.
This hotel has such a youthful vibe, it makes me feel old. I’ve been here countless time to wine and dine, but never to stay. And I have to admit: the only reason why we picked this spot for our 3D2N family staycation was because this is about the only hotel in Singapore whose lounge allows kids below 12 to enter. It was such a painful experience trying to find places who welcome the little tot.
I was stalking for staycation options for a weekend in September when Accor decided to have their bi-annual Private Sale! 40% off was really hard to resist and I’ve been wanting to try Grand Mercure Roxy Singapore, the only Mercure in Singapore. I’ve tried Mercures in Melbourne, Bangkok, Phuket, and Beijing – all not bad at all! And so it was booked for 26-27 September and we were all set!
(my first actual post. Yay!)
We have been trying to arrange a getaway of sorts with Kong & the gang for eons. After all, the last was.. 2009 (6 years ago *gasp*). Plus we were getting a bit tired of weekend potlucks that was limited to 3 hours-ish.
So we talked about staycations – the perfect idea for a quick break without having to deal with passports and customs for 6 adults and 3 young tots. Then comes along one fine day when I saw Mandarin Orchard’s facebook post in my newsfeed – SG50 Special Singapore Staycation deals at 50% off! After sounding like a naggy mother chasing after availability for days, the dates were fixed for 15-16 August hehe.