Grand Hyatt Singapore is the Hyatt group’s flagship property in Singapore, in the premium category. The group also has its concept high-end outlet, Andaz, in Singapore, which opened in 2017.
WHAT’S IT LIKE
As soon as you walk into the hotel, you will be impressed by its amazing energy. As you walk through the sliding doors, you leave the chaos of Orchard Road behind you and are instantly welcomed into its elegant albeit energetic vibe. Everywhere you look, there are business travellers, holidaymakers and locals walking through the hotel’s premises, lending a lovely buzz to the ambience.
WHERE IS IT
The hotel is located just off Orchard Road, a stone’s throw away from the major malls like Ion Orchard and Takashimaya. The Orchard Road MRT station is just a few minutes away. The business hub of Raffles Place is a quick 15-minute taxi ride away.
The hotel boats 677 rooms and suites, spread across different categories. Most rooms boast beautiful city views over the Singapore skyline, while others overlook the neighbouring green patches. In terms of decor and design, the rooms feature an elegant, rather minimalist decor in pleasing pastels, perfectly suited for the business traveller. I stayed in a 2 Twin Beds Deluxe category room, which featured a large living room and a work desk, in addition to a comfortable couch and large 42-inch television. The living room opened out to a spacious bedroom, closet and washroom. This 54 sqm room, generous by Singapore standards, also featured June Jacobs bathroom amenities.
FOOD AND DRINK
The hotel boasts many food and beverage outlets, for different times of the day. The lobby-level eatery, 10 SCOTTS, opens at noon and is buzzing with energy throughout the day. It is a great place for a business lunch, coffee meeting or even high-tea with friends. StraitsKitchen is an all-day eatery, recreating some of Singapore’s favourite dishes in an open kitchen layout, and in a buffet format. Don’t miss a meal at mezza9, which, as its name suggests is on the hotel’s mezzanine level and features a stylish menu of Asian and Western favourites. The sushi bar is worth a mention and the seafood counter is a definite must-try at this massive restaurant.
The hotel’s Grand Club Lounge, accessible to certain room categories, is a great place to enjoy all-day snacks, coffee, afternoon tea and, sundowners by evening. The hotel also offers 16 residence-style events spaces with open loft kitchens.
LEISURE: The hotel boasts a beautiful outdoor swimming pool, best enjoyed on those balmy Singapore afternoons. After a long and tiring day at meetings, pencil in an appointment at the chic Damai Spa — and its adjoining fitness centre — where treatments are inspired by the “Singapore lifestyle”, taken from Chinese, Malay and Indian wellness traditions.
The hotel has all the creature comforts of a modern business hotel and is within easy reach of Singapore’s business districts as well as the shopping and dining thoroughfares.
10, Scotts Road, Singapore