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Travel Review: Grand Hyatt Singapore Staycation

By Friday, November 29, 2013 , , ,

It's the end of the year again and as work winds down, it is a must for all of us to indulge and pamper ourselves a little (and some). The past couple of weeks was insane for me at work and i really needed a break. My wish was answered by Secret Santa (or pretty elves ;)) when i received an invitation for a staycation at Grand Hyatt Singapore and i happily scooted off to my mini holiday right after my work even ended.

The Grand King in the Terrace Wing was my room for the stay. The generous 42sqm of warm and relaxing timber environment came with a functional extended workstation bathed in natural daylight. To keep guests entertained, a 37-inch flat screen television with personal audio/video connection, including a DVD/CD/VCD player, allows you to chill out from the comfort of the plush soft goose down king bed with fluffy pillows.

Other than the fabulous room, what i like about Hyatt is their willingness to listen to their guests. Hyatt is Listening, a customer oriented project, focuses on tailoring the stay for each and every of their guest. Hyatt Has It, one of the enhanced services for all guests, offer essentials such as a phone charger, curling iron, steamer, yoga mat, makeup remover wipes and razors to keep, borrow or buy! You only need to bring yourself to Hyatt and everything would be provided for. Best way to rest and relax!

On top of that, i received some special treats! Champagne, chocolates, along with pretty flowers are my kinda thing. ;)
The sweet girls at Grand Hyatt Singapore also threw in a decadently rich Blackforest cake to sweeten my stay. Perfect way to kick start the staycation!
With bubbly in hand, i had a nice warm bubbly soak in the lovely tub and experienced yet another nice touch by Hyatt with their high quality June Jacobs bath amenities. I love the light fragrance of the Green Tea and Cucumber infused products.
Guests staying in Grand Club Rooms also enjoy a host of additional benefits and privileges including complimentary Internet, and the use and access to their Grand Club Lounge, which serves complimentary Continental breakfast, evening cocktails and all day beverages.
Time for some light snacks at the Club! Canapes and cocktails are served daily from 6-8pm.
I helped myself to some delicious sweet and savory bites before my spa session. A mix of hot and cold finger food are available. Make your own salad with the fresh greens or go with some hearty pastas.

Gotta love the variety of cheeses available for the picking. Perfect with the selection of red, white and bubbly at the drinks station.

Next, i headed to Damai Spa to experience their Signature massage
Damai Spa has 11 all-encompassing treatment rooms and they incorporate exclusive spa products from the June Jacobs Spa Collection. Each treatment room has its own water feature in a nature-inspired setting. A Couples’ Room features an indoor stone tub overlooking a private outdoor water terrace with an open skylight. 

The massage was very relaxing. The therapist complimented me on my very firm and strong back but said that my upper back is rather tight. I certainly need to see her more often!
Each treatment room has its own shower but i took the opportunity to check out the public shower area shared with the gym. A sauna, steam room, hot and cold plunge pools are available in both the male and female locker rooms. Perfect way to rejuvenate after a grueling session at the gym.

After being kneaded thoroughly, i headed to dinner at Oasis, BBQ restaurant with an open bar, where chefs prepare meat and seafood selections a la minute on the open charcoal-fired grills. It's located on the 5th Level of the Terrace Wing, same level as Damai Spa, the gym and the pool.

All you can eat appetisers, main courses and desserts with free flow of Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc, D'Arenbery 'The Footbolt' Shiraz, Tiger and Heineken beers, margaritas and soft drinks for S$88 per pax. Buffet is available on Fri and Sat nights while platters are served on other nights. We saw that it was very popular with large groups.

A selection of the appetizers. The roasted sweet potatoes and tomato salad was delicious.
From the grill, there were some hits and misses. The first couple of prawns that we had were juicy and succulent, however the later batches were burnt and dry. The fish and roast beef weren't to our liking as they overdone as well. The sausages and the ribs however were noteworthy and had me going back for seconds. Surprisingly good was the roast duck which came with a Peking duck sauce. Yummeh.

Another part of the Hyatt is Listening project is to maintain their guests' health and well-being on the road. Their new menu offerings include fresh juices and smoothies, balanced portions and "create your own" options. We made our own fried brown rice with plenty of shredded cabbage and carrots, baby corn, mushrooms and some chili to taste. This was very addictive.

To feel like guilty about our meal, W and i had a self practice yoga session in the comfort of our room (which gave her the aches because i'm a mean yoga teacher). A call to housekeeper had the yoga mats sent over for our workout. Yay!
Woke up early for my morning Sun Salutation at the gym before heading for breakfast at the Grand Club Lounge. Buttery and crispy chocolate pain, served alongside eggs of our choice and plenty of juices, coffee, muesli and cheese. Perfection.
If you're planning to give yourself a treat (if you're not headed overseas which you should be doing), do consider the Grand Hyatt Singapore for a staycation. Thank you Nicole, Sandee and Indrani for the invitation once again!

Grand Hyatt Singapore 
10 Scotts Road, Singapore 228211
Tel: +65 6738 1234

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