10 Reasons To Stay At St. Regis Singapore

The quiet elegance of St. Regis Singapore begins at the lobby, where upon checking in, you are fronted with the famous "A Gathering of Immortals from the mid-19th century. (Photo courtesy of St. Regis Singapore)

St. Regis has always been one of my all-time favorite hotels in Singapore. It’s so centrally located– by Orchard Road— yet at a quiet corner, away from the crowds. The hotel is the epitome of timeless, quiet elegance,  with great food, exceptional service, and rooted in art.

I was thrilled to have been able to call it my home (once again) when I was in Singapore last week. In fact I loved it so much that despite being the type of person who’s always out first thing in the morning and back late at night whenever I’m overseas, I ended up taking a raincheck on my friends my last two nights to spend more time at my hotel— cocooning in my room, and for a quiet nightcap at Astor Bar.

Here are 10 reasons why I think you should stay at the St. Regis Singapore— or at the very least, check out their F&B outlets— they have new menu offerings!

1) Old World Elegant Rooms That Make You Never Want To Get Up And Leave (Truth!) 

My Grand Deluxe King room had a super comfortable king-sized bed set against a hand-painted chinoiseric silk wallpaper, framed by a wooden writing desk,  a 42″ flatscreen TV, and a red sofa festooned with Jim Thompson silk throw pillows– looking out to the Singapore Botanic Gardens. While most hotels maintain DIY coffee and tea facilities in the room as a standard, here it’s up a notch as fresh coffee and tea can be delivered to your room at any time of the day– complimentary! Their mini bar is also stocked with Ruinart Brut (which is apparently not for sale anywhere in Singapore, as they are exclusive to partner hotels), Chateau La Tour de By and Domaine A. Cailbourdin Pouilly-Fume.

Tip: All hotel guests have access to Remède Spa’s wet lounge facilities, ie. steam room, sauna, and an indoor and outdoor jacuzzi! 

St. Regis Singapore Grand Deluxe Room
The Grand Deluxe Room is painted in hues of red and gold, an understated opulence that likewise offers comfort (Photo courtesy of St. Regis Singapore)
Lucky ducky! The Ruinart Brut (not sold elsewhere in Singapore) is available in the room's mini bar
Lucky ducky! The Ruinart Brut (not sold elsewhere in Singapore) is available in the room’s mini bar, along with other choice wines, beers, juices and sodas

2) French Marble Bathrooms With Free-Standing Bath Tubs

Each bathroom features  a standing bath tub, where you can unwind smothered in bubbles, with the option of watching television while at it. Toilet and shower areas  (equipped with separate jet showers) are considerately enclosed from each other, in case you are sharing a room with a friend, and need privacy. Bath amenities are Remède.

St. Regis Singapore Grand Deluxe Room Bathroom
I’m warning you, this bath tub will make you second guess your plans of painting the town red!  (Photo courtesy of St. Regis Singapore)

3) 24- Hour Butler Service for All Hotel Guests

St. Regis is the only hotel in Singapore that offers butler service for ALL guests, a treasured hallmark of the brand for over a hundred years.  They are there to arrange for coffee or tea upon arrival, un-pack (or pack) your luggage, and attend to your needs for garment pressing (2 complimentary pieces per day). On this particular trip, I had been suffering from a bad migraine and was too exhausted to walk to the mall. I asked my butler to buy me ibuprofen– and it’s little things like these that make you truly grateful for hotels that go the extra mile for your well-being.

St. Regis Singapore- Butler- Alvin
Meet my butler Alvin who welcomed and introduced me to the facilities of my room

4) Living Within The Walls Of A Private Art “Museum”

The hotel houses one of the finest private art collections in Southeast Asia, with over 100 original works of art from Pablo Piacasso to Joan Miró to Fernando Botero to Cheong Soo Pieng to Georgette Chen, a great representation of both the East and West.  At 6 PM every evening, the St. Regis butlers conduct a 30-minute tour through the collections for hotel guests, giving insights to the lives of the artists and the inspirations behind them.

"Dancing Nude Couple" by Fernando Botero on the 1st floor above the lobby level
“Dancing Nude Couple” by Fernando Botero on the 1st floor above the lobby level (Photo courtesy of St. Regis Singapore)
Frank Gehry_Untitled_St. Regis Singapore Lobby Entrance
“Untitled” by Frank Gehry right by the lobby entrance (Photo courtesy of St. Regis Singapore)
Cheong Soo Pieng - Going To The Market- St. Regis Singapore
“Going To The Market” by Singaporean artist Cheong Soo Pieng. Jackson Sim, senior marketing manager shares with me, “Every Singaporean actually owns a piece of Cheong Soo Pieng– if you open the SGD50 note, it is his “Drying Salted Fish.” (Photo courtesy of St. Regis Singapore)

5) Centrally Located by Orchard Road And The Embassy Row

While St. Regis is centrally located by Orchard Road (specifically on Tanglin Road), it’s away from the hustle and bustle of the crowds, giving guests some tranquility. It’s 3.2km to 4km away from Dempsey Hill, Tiong Bahru, Little India, Haji Lane, China Town, and about a 15-minute drive to Sentosa.

Li Chen- Dragon-Riding Bodaghisattva- St. Regis Singapore Entrance
A lot of people think this is Botero but it’s actually Li Chen’s “Dragon Riding Bodaghisattva” by the entrance of the St. Regis on Tanglin Road

6) Steak And Seafood Grill Indulgence On Monday And Tuesday Evenings At Brasserie Les Saveurs

Brasserie Les Saveurs’ gorgeous hand-cut crystal chandeliers, floor to ceiling windows and colorful floral stained glass decors– coupled with the buffet spread of quality Continental and Asian dishes make breakfast  a daily stunning affair. (Plus, as St. Regis invented the Bloody Mary, guess what they serve during breakfast– the Virgin Mary, look out for it!)

Recently, they’ve launched the Steak and Seafood Grill Indulgence on Monday and Tuesday nights where prime cut meats like Japanese Wagyu Sirloin, Grain Fed, MB +9, Australian Black Angus Porterhouse Cut, Grain Fed, Aged 21 Days, Australian Kurobuta Pork Chop,and fresh seafood like Jumbo Mexican Tiger Prawns, Norwegian Superior Wild Salmon and Whole Live Boston Lobster, are prepared a la minute over the grill by Chef de Cuisine, Thomas Cruise,

Brasserie Les Saveurs Entrance- St. Regis Singapore
Stunning forever.. Brasserie Les Saveurs makes dining here both a culinary and visual treat
St. Regis Singapore- Brasserie Les Saveurs- Steak & Seafood Grill Indulgence
Premium meats are offered at the Steak and Seafood Grill every Monday and Tuesday nights

7) Excellent Cantonese Dim Sum At Yan Ting– and An Ongoing Don Perignon Pairing Menu

I’ve always loved Yan Ting’s weekend  brunch. In fact, it’s become so popular, that they’ve created 2 seatings (10:30-12:30; 1 PM to 3 PM) just to be able to accommodate as much as they can!

They currently also have an ongoing pairing menu with Dom Perignon Vintage 2005, where chef Tony Wun Shun Kong has created a special seafood-based menu to pair with the rare vintage’s flowery yet spicy finish, until the end of the year. (SG$676++ for two persons, inclusive of one bottle of Dom Pérignon Vintage 2005 )

St. Regis Singapore- Yan Ting- Exquisite Dim Sum Selection
Apart from signature dishes like Peking Duck wrapped with Trio-Color Pancake, Crispy  Suckling Pig and Braised Whole Abalone in Superior Oyster Sauce, Yan Ting’s Dim Sum Set Menu (SG $53++) is also popular among guests (Photo courtesy of St. Regis Singapore)
Dom Perignon Vintage 2005 Promotion at Yan Ting, St. Regis Hotel Singapore
Trio of Appetizers: Steamed Pork and Shrimp Dumpling with Black Truffle; Steamed Shrimp Dumplings with Squid Ink; and Steamed Scallop Dumpling with Asparagus, are part of the Dom Perignon Gastronomy Journey at Yan Ting (SG$338++/ person; min. of 2 persons, inclusive of a bottle of Dom Perignon) (Photo courtesy of Dom Perignon)

8) Pasta Parade and Risotto Revelry at La Brezza

The Italian trattoria-style La Brezza spotlights pastas on  Wednesdays, and risottos on Thursdays by Chef de Cuisine Luca Moioli. For SG$48++/ head, a choice of four medleys of pasta (from Venetian-style Bigoli Pasta with Pan-Seared Duck Foie Gras to Paccberi Pasta filled with Kurobuta Pork Cheek) or risotto (from Black Squid Ink Risotto with Tempura Oyster to Carnaroli Risotto with Pumpkin and Muscovy Duck Ragout), are served over two courses in a duo of tasting portions.

St. Regis Singapore- La Brezza- Risotto Revelry
A choice of four out of six risotto medleys can be had every Thursday for SG$48++ per person at La Brezza (Photo courtesy of St. Regis)

9) Full Head To Toe Pampering At The First Remede Spa Outside Of The USA 

I had the Perfect Synergy Treatment (SG $360++), a Bastien Gonzalez signature (Naomi Campbell is a fan!), which was 75 minutes of four dexterous hands– one pair on the face (customized facial) and another on the feet (Bastien pedicure) performed by two therapists working in tandem. My face was treated to microdermabrasion to clear the pores and refine pigmentation, while resident podiatrist Steve Desobeau took to giving my feet a very meticulous pedicure, smoothing out callouses and dead skin, resulting in pretty happy feet! Highly recommended!

St. Regis Singapore Remede Spa Wet Lounge
Remede Spa in Singapore is the first outside of the USA. Its wet lounge facilities are also available to all hotel guests, whether or not they book at treatment at the spa (Photo courtesy of St. Regis)

10) Nightcaps, afternoon-caps, morning-caps at Astor Bar

St. Regis Singapore- Astor Bar
Early afternoon at Astor Bar. It gets really full after office hours running all through the evening! One of my all-time favorite places for a cozy nightcap in Singapore

Astor Bar has always been one of my favorite bars, I love the classic, masculine feel of the place, with plush leather sofas spaciously arranged throughout the place. As a female, I’m comfortable walking in alone to have that one last drink before calling it a night. Since the Bloody Mary was invented at the St. Regis in New York, you should have one here. They also have a Singapore version of it called Chili Padi Mary made from lemon grass, chili padi and ancient Chinese ginger. This particular trip, I chose to unwind with some wine. If the wines on the menu aren’t your fancy, look at their premium wines on the enomatic wine machine– I had Château de Beaucastel’s beautiful white Châteauneuf-du-Pape, as well as a few amazing grand crus. Look for bartender Imran, he will take care of you.

Château de Beaucastel's White Châteauneuf-du-Pape at Astor Bar, St. Regis Singapore
A rare white Chateaueuf du Pape! Have it at Astor Bar

St. Regis is located at 29 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247911. For more information and bookings,  phone (65) 6506 6888, fax (65) 6506 6788, or visit <stregissingapore.com>

Some special offers they currently have:

· Refined Rewards, Exceptional Experience [Weekend Staycation]: Rates start at SGD396++/ night (minimum of 2 nights), with a complimentary SG$200 dining credit 

· All Day, All Yours [Your 24-Hour St. Regis Experience]: Rates start at SGD407++ / night, and you get to check out the same time as you check in

· Celebrating Singapore’s Golden Jubilee [#SG50Staycation Experience]: Exclusively for Singaporean residents, weekend rates start from SG$394++/ night