We arrived in Singapore late on a Friday night. Despite being fairly well rested from our Korean Air flights, by the time we got to the hotel, it was midnight.
Our taxi pulled up to the Westin, and the entrance was typical Westin fashion: classy and minimal. I was surprised, however, that check-in was actually on the 32nd floor.
In fact, not only is check-in located on the 32nd floor, but there are only 14 actual floors of hotel, as it occupies floors 32 to 46. Our stay was for three nights, and I used suite night award to upgrade. I’ve had pretty poor luck in the past with SPG upgrades, but I was happy to see the process work well in advance for this stay! After a long day of flying and site seeing, it was going to be nice to settle into our suite.
The woman at check-in was very friendly, and she let me know that as a platinum member, we could have complimentary breakfast in the lounge or at their restaurant, Seasonal Tastes. Terrific. We hit the elevator to make our way to the room.
The suite was really nice. Everything was brand new and modern. It had a two bathroom floor plan, which I really like having. When you first walk in, there’s a large entry way, a door to the bathroom, and then a turn to the right. Here the room opens up into the living room and desk. There’s a large couch with a coffee table as well as a desk. Everything is nicely positioned to get a good view of the sea. The large HDTV is mounted on a partition that divides the living room and the bedroom. There are doors on either side of it, and i have seen this type of floor plan at a few different hotels, most recently at the JW Marriott in Dubai I’ll include some pictures of the room, but it’s probably best to just go straight to video walkthrough of our suite.
The bedroom was large, and there were floor to ceiling windows all around. This was called a “sea view suite,” and indeed, we had a nice view of the boats at sea.
The bedroom was equipped with another TV, as well as an alarm clock / iPhone speaker dock. We made good use of the dock.
The bathroom door is off the bedroom, and the bathroom was really large, with a great Westin rain shower, a separate tub, and two sinks.
We were really happy with the room. It was modern, very new, and very clean. We crashed and went to bed, ready to explore Singapore the next day.
I woke up and in preparation for my first meal in Singapore, I hit the gym at the Westin. Here’s a (blurry) look:
I thought it should have been larger, but then I remembered that this hotel really didn’t occupy that many floors, and thus the Westin isn’t really that big. After my workout, I stopped by the lounge to give it a quick look before Katy and I went to breakfast at the real restaurant.
The lounge is quite nice, and it is right next to the pool area. They served a very good looking breakfast, but I knew the hotel buffet probably have a much better spread in the actual restaurant so I was here just for looking. That being said, we ended up using the lounge a fair amount during our trip. Katy and I would go in there to relax and catch up on e-mail, but we never really ate a meal there. I went to get Katy in our suite, and then it was time to head down to breakfast!
I love high-end Asian hotel buffet breakfasts, and the Westin Singapore didn’t disappoint. Noodles, dim sum, fresh fruit, eggs to order, smoothies, pastries, etc. You could get it all. We only ended up eating there one morning, though… This was Singapore, a foodie paradise, and we had restaurants and Hawker markets to visit!
In terms of location, I was quite happy with the Westin Singapore. We were a ten minute walk from the Marina Bay Sands hotel, where Katy and I were able to go up to the top for a drink.
It’s also a close walk to a very good Hawker centre, a good beginning spot for one to start his or her quest for amazing Singapore street food.
Singapore is an awesome place to spend a few days. We can’t wait to go back. I definitely recommend the Westin for SPG Platinum members, as the free breakfast in the restaurant is top notch. Additionally, if you have suite night awards, we had luck here. Maybe you will too!