Conveniently located on Scotts Road, at the start of the Orchard Road shopping precinct, the Grand Hyatt Singapore is one of the country’s most reputable business hotels. Over the last weekend, I had the opportunity to spend some time with the hubby and staycate in the Grand Hyatt Singapore’s Grand Room.
Check-in at 2pm on a Saturday afternoon was a breeze and it wasn’t long before we had our keycards in hand and headed off to the lifts and to our room. As the lift opened it’s doors to our floor, we were surprised to see that it had a well-furnished sitting area of its own where it would be very convenient to set up a business (or casual) meeting with someone without having to bring them into your room – to me a room (even a hotel room) is not someplace I want most people walking into… you never know what you might leave lying around.
The Grand Room boasted a King-sized bed, lazy chair (which the hubby immediately settled into) and a work area off to the side that broke off to the side of the room near the windows which kept it apart from what I call the ‘lazy’ area of the room. I thought the natural daylight that came in through the window, and the fact that it feels like I was in another room, helps if I wanted to get some work done.
Now my favourite (and most important) part of the room… the bathroom. I was pleasantly surprised with the space and thought put into the bathroom. You have your sink for washing up, a standing shower, a bathtub, a close-door toilet and a dressing table which would make it very convenient for 2 people to get ready in the room easily.
I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the wardrobe opens from the main room and had a door on the back to allow you easy access to your clothes if you were in the bathroom as well. This meant I could get completely (and comfortably) get ready in the bathroom with having to come out into the main room dripping wet and fumbling with a towel.
As for the in-room facilities, there was a fully stocked mini-bar with premium brands (not complimentary), conveniently located input points at the work area and while there wasn’t a Nespresso machine (to the husband’s dismay), there was a nice tea set (to my joy)… and to our joint surprise, a wine opener! (Editor’s note: You’ll be surprised how many hotels seem to lack the ability to provide a wine opener in the room.)
The room had a decent view that overlooked the pool and the tennis courts which prompted us to quickly get changed and go cool off. The pool was pretty big (for a business hotel) and allowed us some respite from the heat. There’s also a restaurant right beside that allows you to conveniently order drinks (or food) as you relax and unwind.
For dinner, there was no shortage of food options with Orchard Ion, Wheelock Place, Shaw Towers and Lucky Plaza just a few minutes walk away. And while the hotel has quite a few food options itself, the two of us decided to just pop beside to Far East Plaza to get something that was well… cheaper.
We spent the rest of the night nursing a bottle (or couple) of wine to the background of Sylvester Stallone and his team of Expendables… perfect.
The next morning the staff were kind enough to give us an extension (an hour) to check-out. However, when we got down the wait was a little longer compared to check-in. Apparently a tour group was only just coming in and getting cleared.
I thought an express checkout option would have worked great, but we couldn’t see one. Once we did get to the counter though, it was really quick and consistent to our stay, the staff were really polite (housekeeping would greet us as we walked by).
This year, the Grand Hyatt leverages on its location as the perfect launchpad along the shopping belt (and just before the ERP gantry) for visitors looking to take advantage of the annual Great Singapore Sale by offering guests discounted rates during the period.
From 6 June 2015 to 2 August 2015, guests that decide to take up the Great Singapore Sale 2015 room package enjoy 10% off the Hyatt Daily Rate and receive shopping vouchers from BCBG, Karen Millen and Warehouse worth a total of SGD 120 per room per booking.