The Hotel The Peranakan-themed InterContinental Singapore hotel in Bugis has been a mainstay of the district’s rapid development in the last decade. Constantly raved amongst the top IHG properties in Singapore, this is an ideal location for staycation with Bugis Junction and the Bugis MRT Station linked to the hotel. For tourists, the centralised location of the hotel makes it an accessible point to get around to most of the tourist attractions in Singapore.
The property is currently running a limited time Suite Surprise room promotion. Here is how it works – reserve a suite experience starting at S$399++ per night and enjoy a stay in a mystery suite – which will only be revealed upon arrival. This is valid for stays from now until 30 September 2022, where this promotion includes a one-night stay in an exclusive suite. Depending on how lady luck shine on you, you may even be treated to the prestigious Presidential Suite (259 sqm), Junior Suite (52 sqm), Heritage Suite (55 sqm), Premium Suite (69 sqm), the grand Royal Suite (85 sqm) or the luxurious Ambassador Suite (114 sqm).
All Suite experiences will also include 20% savings on la carte offerings at the hotel’s flagship bistronomic Italian concept, Luce by Davide Giacomelli, 25% savings on total bill at Michelin recommended Man Fu Yuan and 25% savings on ala-carte or set menus, including Classic Afternoon Tea for two persons at the hotel’s The Lobby Lounge.
The Room Having stayed in the Club Deluxe Room previously, I checked into the Premium Suite on my recent stay situated at the top two levels of the hotel. It is a spacious 69 sqm suite room, with a good dose of natural daylight from the floor-to-ceiling windows.
Upon entry into the suite, there is a powder room right beside the entrance. Premium Suite guests also enjoy a two-way airport limousine transfer per stay and access to the Club InterContinental experience with a dedicated Club InterContinental Concierge team.
I was then greeted by the spacious living room area which include a long work table as well. This is perfect if you are on a business trip, or need to catch up on some work as the table size is good for two persons to work at the same time.
The bedroom is designed in a separate section of the suite, and I do like the light colour tones of the interior which makes the suite space more refreshed.
It is fitted with a comfortable king size bed where the mattress and pillows are relatively hard, to my preference. The sofa by the window is also quite the perfect spot to laze the afternoon away.
In terms of the bathroom, it comes with a standing shower and a bath tub. I guess the only downside is that there is no view when you soak in the tub!
Storage wise, I appreciate that there is ample space to store your luggage or belongings throughout the suite.
The Facilities The Fitness Centre opens 24/7, one of the perks of staying here for fitness junkies. It is a spacious gym, where the fitness centre has some of the newest equipment, including a quiet yoga room at the corner for the yogis. There is also sauna facilities within the bathroom in the fitness centre.
One level up from the fitness centre, the swimming pool gives a view of the city skyline while you sunbath. It is not quite the perfect pool for serious swimming as it is relatively small.
Located at level two of the property, I also checked out the Club InterContinental Lounge which comes as part of the suites benefits. It is lovely that the lounge design has Peranakan elements.
With all-day coffee and tea, with an afternoon tea set during mid-afternoon, and free-flow cocktails and hors d’oeuvres during the evening, there is very little reason for you to even step out of the lounge if you have no other plans. You can also choose to have your breakfast at the lounge, though the spread is much wider at the space of The Breakfast Room.
The Restaurants The newest dining addition to the property is Luce by Davide Giacomelli, an Italian concept. Other dining options include Cantonese restaurant Man Fu Yuan and the hotel’s peranakan-inspired salon The Lobby Lounge.
I chose to have breakfast at The Breakfast Room (which turns into Luce by Davide Giacomelli post breakfast time) where you can expect a fairly extensive spread of Continental and Oriental breakfast spread, fresh juices, cold cuts, desserts, and more.
Rants Not much privacy in the pool area due to the size constraint.
Overall Experience I had a great stay at the Premium Suite. It is cosy, comfortable and ideal to catch up on work as well. The overall experience is also made complete with access to the Club InterContinental where you will not go hungry or thirsty.
80 Middle Road
Tel: +65 6338 7600
For more information, check out the InterContinental Singapore Website.
Ranted by The Ranter