When it comes to staycation, there is a nice selection of hotels to luxuriate in, get pampered with 5-star services and satiate the appetite with culinary delights by celebrity chefs. It’s purely rest and relaxation for a short retreat without the hassle of crossing borders. That’s why these days the lazy traveller in me enjoys being a tourist at home.
Right smack in the bustling heart of Marina Bay among our favourite shopping malls including Marina Square and Suntec City, Pan Pacific Singapore is synonymous with elegance and opulence. After an $80 million extensive transformation two years ago, the hotel redefines standards of comfort and convenience, boasting 790 contemporary rooms and suites, modern facilities and award-winning restaurants.
We were invited to experience a weekend staycation at Pan Pacific to celebrate my birthday. Lo and behold! The Harbour Studio extends a warm welcome with sweeping panorama of probably the most photographed skyline in the city.
Spectacular views from the balcony of our room.
Fitted with guest-centric and functional enhancements, the room features a living and dining area with quality furnishings including a plush sofa, two lounge chairs and coffee table, ergonomic Herman Miller desk chair, two wall mounted TVs, Nespresso coffee machine and a luxurious bathroom complemented with Elemis bathroom amenities. Complimentary WiFi is included as well.
The cosy bedroom and living room are tastefully divided by a lattice screen.
Nespresso coffee maker
Celebrating birthday with Champagne and delicious chocolate cake. Thanks to Pan Pacific Hotel!
The dining scene at Edge is well suited for diners who want a sensorial experience with a la minute presentations at seven exciting food theatres serving a smorgasbord of mouthwatering delights including Boston lobsters, French and Canadian oysters, ‘live’ grill Wagyu beef, prime ribs and suckling pig. The Duck Confit Ravioli is a hit too.
Freshly made sushi rolls
Cheese lovers go for the two-metre Cheeseboard spreads with 30 varieties of artisanal Cheese and Raclette a la minute.
Feast-On-Wheel serves signature seafood and meats such as home cured salmon and crispy Kurobuta Pork Belly. Like the name sounds, they serve the food to guests’ tables. Just bring along the stick printed with your table number and pass it to the chef when you order the food.
The ‘live’ theatres presents a variety of Asian cuisines including Chinese, Malay, Indian, Singaporean, Thai and Japanese.
Indulge the sweet tooth at the Dessert Station! There are at least 20 creations of fanciful desserts such as Candy Crush, gluten-free velvet cake and chocolate brownie.
Sunday Champagne Brunch at Edge is available from 12pm to 4pm, one of Singapore’s longest brunches. It includes unlimited Veuve Clicquot champagne, selected wines, beers and cocktails.
To soak in the picturesque panoramic views of Marina Bay, city skyline and the sea, pop by the exclusive Pacific Club to enjoy afternoon tea or sunset cocktails and canapé.
From the balcony of our guest room, the mesmerizing city skyline with the nightly laser show at Marina Bay Sands.
Bed, Brunch & Bliss
Available on Saturdays until 28 December 2014, Pan Pacific Singapore offers Bed, Brunch & Bliss one-night staycation for two persons in a Harbour Studio Room, complemented with the ever-popular Sunday Champagne Brunch (usual price S$158/adult) for two at Edge. Priced from S$525, this package offers late check out at 5pm on Sunday and 30% savings for dinner at hotel-operated restaurants and bars.
Special thanks to Pan Pacific Singapore for giving us a wonderful holiday on home ground!
Pan Pacific Singapore
7 Raffles Boulevard