Trying to escape touristy hotspots like Phuket and Koh Phi…
What do you expect from a perfect weekend? Sleeping in, a late breakfast, some relaxing time… Right?! The Westin made that possible: During my stay in Singapore I got to spend the weekend there and was absolutely thrilled about their concept. Late check-out at 3 pm, extended breakfast buffet and yoga lessons by the pool overlooking Singapore’s magnificent skyline. Yes please!
The moment I got to Singapore I really was amazed by all the magnificent skyscrapers the city has to offer. The one is more colourful or extravagant than the other. From Sentosa Island where I started my trip it was just a short ride to get into the financial district of Singapore. In the financial district you will find head offices from big international banks, insurance firms but also tech firms like Google. Even though I work and life in Frankfurt this skyline knows to impress me with its contemporary architecture and use of colour. This really something different in comparison to Europe. After I had stretched my neck from looking up so much during the taxi ride I had arrived at The Westin Singapore which is located in one of those beautiful skyscrapers.
At arrival I was friendly greeted by the bellboys who took care of my suitcases. Once I entered the property I was kindly escorted to take the elevator up to the 32 floor where the lobby is held.
The lobby is pretty impresses with a gorgeous view over both the financial area as well of the port of Singapore. Because of that, you really get the taste and vibe of this bustling city. Its really fun to see how the big container ships go slowly to port and are being of loaded and how businessman walk down below in the financial district. This really captures a part of the spirit of Singapore.
After I had my welcome-drink, some strawberry-infused water, I was directed to my new room in Singapore. Located on the 42nd floor I had a perfect view of the city skyscrapers. The room is nice and spacious and the bed feels like a cloud. Never have I experienced this level of comfort from a bed. The bathroom has a unique feature too. While lying in the bathtub you can enjoy the awesome view over the city, which never gets old.
After I opened my suitcase and scattered all my “important” 😉 stuff around the room, it was time for me to head out to the swimming pool. Located on the 35th floor this infinity pool overlooks the city and the ocean. It was such an incredible sight with so much going on. On the same level you will also find a well-equipped gym and a spa.
After a refreshing dip it was time to explore more of downtown Singapore. With a metro stop just on walking distance I went from the financial district to Chinatown and other parts of the city. You will be able to read more about that in my other blog post about “What to do in Singapore” which is going to be online soon.
After all that exploring I surely had build up some appetite. Singapore is well known for its fancy restaurants and bars but this time I wanted to follow the advice of a taxi driver which had pointed out a nice food court which is almost located in front of the Westin hotel. Here at the “Maxwell Food Centre” I could find such delicious good food. All the different cuisines are represented in this particular food court and nothing is more fun than to experience this local vibe. At the food court you will see a lot of local people and not a lot of tourist which really gives this food court its old authentic Asian charm.
After a full belly of spicy Asian food and some yummy sate I finally fell on my heavenly bed. Next to my bed I found a bag of cookies that the turndown service left for me- a sweet little surprise. Before I closed my eyes I just glanced one more time at the skyline of Singapore before dosing of into deep sleep.
The next morning I woke up early to do some yoga at the pool which is hosted by the hotel in the weekends. After my lovely session I went to the breakfast area to select some healthy and nutritious food. The breakfast buffet had a nice variety between Asian and European food. Besides your normal standard dishes it was possible to pick some super foods and other healthy items.
Check-out on Sundays is 3 pm, which was perfect and allows you to just stay in bed longer or enjoy some pool time before checking-out.
After my breakfast I spend some time in the beautiful lobby over looking the harbour and the incoming ships, feeling a little sad to leave this beautiful place already. Hope to spend some more nights when I am back in Singapore,
Thank you to The Westin Singapore for this amazing stay.