We loved the Conrad Centennial Hotel during a stay in March, 2014.
Would another stay in late December be as wonderful?
On this trip, we were staying for three nights prior to our 14-Day Asian Holiday cruise. We arrived very late (actually in the very early morning) due to some flight delay/re-routing issues as we traveled to Singapore.
Once again, we splurged by arranging an airport pick-up by the hotel car. This is a wonderful service when you’ve been traveling for more than 24 hours, and just want to get to your hotel quickly.
We were assigned to room 3121, which is exactly the same as room 2821 of our prior stay room, with the exception that 3121 is conveniently located on the executive floor.
Once again, we loved the extensive breakfast buffet options at Oscar’s. There is every kind of international breakfast food imaginable offered, but we especially loved the Asian and Indian specialties. (Hilton Honors Diamond Level guests are offered their choice of complimentary breakfast in the executive lounge, or in Oscar’s on the lobby level.)
One of the things that we appreciated most about the executive lounge on our prior stay was the fact that it has a posted dress code and a no children policy, making it a quiet oasis for business, or a relaxing pre-dinner cocktail.
Although the sign was still posted, the “rules” seemed to have disappeared (possibly because it was prior to Christmas). The result was a packed, over-crowded and messy lounge with no room during cocktail hour.
We headed to the hotel’s first floor Lobby Bar, were we discovered a major upgrade to the signature gin & tonic since our prior stay.
The cocktail is served on a slab of slate, with a cocktail glass with ice and gin. You add the artisanal tonic (from an individual bottle) and the slices of fresh orange, lemon and lime, along with star anise and a stick of cinnamon.
It seems a little random and overdone, but the resulting cocktail is refreshing and utterly delicious.
On Sunday night we had a better experience at the Executive Lounge by visiting a little later. The views of Singapore from the lounge are stunning.
For example, you could see the red and white spheres in the Marina Bay in preparation for the New Year’s Eve celebration where Singapore would ring in 2015, the year of the country’s 50th anniversary celebration.
One more thing that we loved at the Conrad Singapore: we tried the Concierge App on our iPads, and ordered different kinds of several different kinds of toiletries.
Have you stayed at the Conrad Centennial Singapore Hotel? How was your experience? Please share in comments below.
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