Standout hotel guestrooms

15 Dec 2010

Every hotel promises to offer something unique, whether it’s quality service or a prime address . And of course, the guestrooms. Here are a few around the region that stand out for us.

Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore – Premier Bay View Rooms

What are they like? The five in this category are all on the first floor, with each unit incorporating a spacious private outdoor sun deck with sweeping views of the Marina Bay waterfront.

Unique feature: The two at each corner of the first floor have their own private jacuzzi, but be forewarned, you and guests lounging at the rooftop Lantern bar have full view of each other.

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Hard Rock Hotel Macau – Rock Star Suites

What are they like? There are only two in the entire hotel and, of those two, one is themed around Hong Kong singing icon Jackie Cheung. The room features a video greeting from the star, his memorabilia, a 180-degree view of the Cotai as well as a gift set with an autographed DVD. Other amenities include a DVD player and surround sound systems, butler service and iPod docks.

Unique feature: The suite also features Jackie Cheung’s piano which has presumably provided him with inspiration for many of his hits.

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Ibn Battuta Dubai – Ibn Battuta Suites

What are they like? These are themed around Ibn Battuta, the 14th century “Marco Polo” of the Middle East. The hotel follows his travels and has designed each floor to reflect the countries he visited – China, India, Persia, Egypt, Russia, Siam, Turkey, Tanzania, Morocco and Andalusia. Each floor has three Battuta suites – 20 in total.

Unique feature: Each suite, measuring up to 85-square-metre, has its own balcony and great attention is given to detail in staying true to the culture being showcased. For example, the China suite features an intricate Chinese tea set and lamps.

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Le Suites Orient Shanghai – Bund Studios

What are they like? This boutique hotel has the entire Bund at its doorstep – literally. The Bund studio rooms are located at the corner of the building, offering a sweeping view of the world-famous avenue. Free wifi internet access are among the perks.

Unique feature: Being corner situated already creates a sense of spaciousness, and allows not just the sight of the Bund but that of Pudong, Shanghai’s amazing new central business district.

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Park Hyatt Sydney – Governor Suite

What are they like? While the hotel boasts that almost all rooms have unrivalled views of one of Australia’s most recognisable icons, the best is undisputedly from their top suite – the Governor Suite. This 185-square-metre product consists of a living room, bedroom and dining room, and a total of six balconies.

Unique feature: Panoramic view of the harbour from Harbour Bridge to the Opera House. This view can also be enoyed while soaking in the bathroom’s deep tub.

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Alisha Haridasani

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