Words & Photos by Sharon Tan
Intercontinental Singapore, situated in the heart of Bugis spells LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION! It’s the quiet oasis in the hustle and bustle of Bugis. Surrounded by shops and eateries in Bugis Junction, one only needs to walk in air conditioned comfort to either hail a taxi or to get to the MRT as everything is hosted under one roof.
The peace and grandeur greet us as we enter through the main entrance, a step back into an era of history when the Peranakans ruled the Straits of Malacca. Touches of Peranakan history is widely prominent in the décor – Intercontinental Singapore is no doubt the only such Peranakan luxury hotel.
The hotel houses a massive 403 guestrooms, including Deluxe Rooms, signature Peranakan inspired shophouse rooms and a range of luxury suites. The hotel’s distinctive feature is its 65 Peranakan inspired shophouse rooms and suites where wooden window shutters overlook the streets below evoking life of the bygone era. Guests in these Peranakan style room are granted exclusive access to the Club Intercontinental Lounge where they can enjoy a personal check in and check out in the lounge as well as a host of other benefits such as complimentary refreshments, newspapers and free wifi.
Breakfast in the Club Intercontinental includes a good spread of local and western affair, from the humble nasi lemak to made-to-order eggs Benedict washed down with freshly squeezed juices such as starfruit juice.
Enter Club Intercontinental mid afternoon to enjoy the afternoon tea. Nothing but the best as the TWG blend tea is served with little delightful nibbles which include traditional Nyonya cakes.
In the evening, enjoy a selection of cocktails including the famous Singapore Sling as you unwind and unleash the day’s stresses.
When you’re done enjoying Club Intercontinental, retire to your room with state-of-the-art Bose wave sound system, cleverly designed inbuilt worldwide adaptor sockets, iPod docking stations and not forgetting the humongous welcoming bed equipped with Sealy Posturepedic mattress and goosedown duvets as well as pillows.
In the bathroom, there’s no fighting over the dual sinks, the only decision required would probably be the question of either having a soak in the massive bathtub or a power shower in the refreshing Grohe rain shower system.
Singapore Grand Prix Experience Package
For those seeking the thrill of the world’s only night race, Intercontinental Singapore is now offering the “Singapore Grand Prix Experience” package from the 19-21 September 2014.
Included in the package are a pair of 3 day Premier Walkabout tickets to the 2014 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix with access to the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre and Padang main stage. Priced at $990++ per night for the 3 night stay between 19-21 September, the package also includes overnight accommodation in the Deluxe Room for two, complimentary breakfast at the Olive Tree Restaurant featuring an international spread, complimentary internet access and a late checkout.
Thats all folks, we are now being whisked away in Intercontinental’s executive car to the airport for our next flight!
80 Middle Road Singapore 188966