This property of the Regent Hotels and Resorts brand name, is owned by Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG). The hotel opened in 1982 as the Pavilion Intercontinental Singapore and then as Regent Singapore in 1988. Today, this property is one of Singapore’s most high-end, legacy hotels, in a premium location.
What’s it like?
As soon as I set foot inside Regent Singapore, I leave out the urban chaos of the neighbourhood and find myself in the stylish confines of this city hotel. The lobby, tastefully done with exquisite décor elements and beautiful colour schemes, is buzzing with business travellers, families, and local professionals using the hotel’s meeting facilities.
Where is it?
The hotel is extremely well-situated, just minutes away (by foot) from Orchard Road’s shopping and entertainment hubs. It is also about 15 minutes away from the Central Business District and about 40 minutes from Singapore Changi Airport. Most tourist attractions are also easily accessed from here and there are many public transport options as well.
Rooms I stayed in the Regent Club Executive Suite, which featured a spacious living room, leading into a bedroom, a changing area, a bathroom and walk-in closet. The beautiful balcony is a nice touch and is perfect for a morning cup of tea, looking out at the Singapore cityscape. I found the living room large enough to have a couple of colleagues over for a morning meeting or evening drinks. Added perks included a Nespresso machine, a complimentary smartphone for local use and access to the dedicated lounge for Regent Club guests. The hotel features 440 rooms and suites, spread across different categories.
Food and Drink
Regent Singapore is a veritable F&B hub with a multitude of unique outlets. I had a formidable Italian dinner at Basilico (don’t miss the espresso bar and walk-in wine cellar) and another great meal at Summer Palace, whose Cantonese menu has earned it a Michelin star. Informal meetings are best held at Manhattan, a vintage-style bar, considered to be among the finest cocktail bars in Asia.
The banquet and conference facilities in the hotel are spread across 1,565 sqm. Additionally, the Royal Pavilion Ballroom accommodates up to 700 guests.
The hotel’s swimming pool is an urban oasis and is a great place to unwind and soak up the tropical sun. To enjoy some relaxing moments, you could even book yourself an afternoon tea at the elegant Tea Lounge.
I loved this hotel for its great Asian hospitality, top-notch amenities and varied F&B options.
Price: Upwards of SG$350/ ₹17,500
Contact: Regent Singapore, 1 Cuscaden Road, Singapore 249715