An Indulgent St. Regis Singapore Penthouse Experience
I used to think that staycations are a waste of time and money because honestly, that money is best spent on seeing the world and exploring new places right right right? BUT #adultworklife and limited leave + we can't go without an indulgent break for too long, so HELLO St. Regis Singapore!
I love the St. Regis Singapore, having lost count of the number of times i've dined here. She is a luxurious oasis in the off-Orchard belt, allowing business and leisure travelers the convenience, without the crowd.
We were then handed over to our personal butler (yes all guests get to experience the legendary St. Regis Butler Service), who brought us on a tour of our gorgeous room. But first, the view!
Of course i couldn't help but jump into the plush King-size bed with 600 thread-count bed linens and choice of as many types and number of pillows that i want. Yes 1 small girl and the need for a dozen feathery clouds all to herself. Go figure. While i was bouncing away, our butler took our drink orders (the off-the-menu hot chocolate is super delicious), set up our Bose system so that we can chill to our favorite Spotify playlists, unpacked our luggage, and then fixed us a bubble bath in our super luxe bathroom. Is he superman or what?!
I could stay in this bathroom forever. A free standing bathtub centerpiece is a must for any indulgent stay. It's even better if the tub is lined with French Breche de Benou marble. Bubbly time with bubbles anyone? You could also catch up on some tv on the strategically placed flat screen.
If you don't have time for a soak, there's also the adjoining shower with massage jets to reinvigorate you, complete with the revitalizing Remede Spa bath products. Love that minty and cooling feel.
The pampering continues at the Remede Spa, the first outfit outside of US. Individualised services are provided to scrub, knead, polish you into oblivion. Here i tried the award winning signature Warm Jade Stone Massage ($290/90mins), which uses both hot and cold jade stones to aid relaxation and improve circulation. Jr had the Body Revival ($260/90mins) treatment which rejuvenated him from head to toe (he had his first ever warm paraffin foot wax treatment here).
The relaxation continues after a spot of floral tea and handmade chocolates (make sure you bring home some, they sell them outside Brasserie Les Saveurs). We chilled out (separately) in the wet facilities that is available to all guests. I alternated between the Finnish cedar wood sauna and the outdoor jacuzzi. The indoors spa pool and heated wave loungers reminded me of the traditional Turkish baths!
You can also experience the world-renowned pedicure treatments designed by French Podiatrist Bastien Gonzalez at his Mani:Pedi:Cure Studio. Really really trust me, you'll never look at your nails the same way after.
We could have gone for the daily afternoon tour of the private art collection in St. Regis which features over 100 original scultures by world famous artists such as Columbian artist Fernando Botero, French painter Marc Chagall, American architect Frank Gehry among others.. BUT the bed beckons! We couldn't even make it down to La Brezza for Italian nosh by the pool, instead choosing to have one of their thin crust pizza sent to our room. Pizza and wine in bed is pretty swell too. ;)
To make up for the inactivity the day before, we woke early to squeeze in a pre-breakfast workout. The 24-hour guest access Fitness Centre is a great place for a quiet workout. After a quick warm up, we ran to and around the newly minted UNESCO World Heritage site- The Singapore Botanic Gardens. It's surely a good way to work up an appetite in time for the epicurean breakfast spread at the gorgeous French restaurant Brasserie Les Saveurs.
I love dining at BLS because it's so pretty. Go early, and be prepared to wait. If not, you could also choose to dine at La Brezza, which has a smaller breakfast selection. That works too if you prefer a quieter dining space.
Well this is the main reason why i chose to dine at BLS, the Epicurean Lobster Omelette. Seems like most people didn't know that they could order this a la minute. Well, it's quite a normal-ish omelette with slightly old-ish lobster chunks. The caviar and creamy bisque sauce makes up for it though.
If you love your carbs, you would be very satisfied with the breakfast pastries. Love the croissants, danishes, tarts, and sweets! I obviously had no issues having bread and butter pudding, waffles, and ice cream for breakfast.
Well if a western type of breakfast isn't your thing, then skip breakfast altogether and book yourself a Weekend Dimsum Brunch at Yan Ting. For $108/pax, you can feast on as many dim sum, hot dishes, and desserts as your appetite can stomach! Everything is fired fresh upon order which is PERFECT. Do not miss the steamed lobster, har gao siew mai, char siew sor and more. Expect a full post on this soon!