7 reasons why we love The St. Regis Singapore
For our wedding, the kind folks from The St. Regis Singapore has kindly offered us a 2 nights stay in the hotel. Here are 7 highlights of my St. Regis Experience.
1. Superb location
Located in the heart of Orchard Road, The St. Regis Singapore is one of Singapore’s most eminent luxury hotels. It’s away from the hustle and bustle of the crowds, giving us some tranquility. And if I want to go shopping, the main shopping belt is just 10 minutes away.
2. The room is spacious lah!
Hand-painted chinoiserie silk wallpaper provides a luxurious backdrop in the beautifully adorned room which was used as my makeup room during my wedding night. I can’t praise Michelle Huimin’s work enough. The red evening gown by Bridal Veil is elegant yet feminine and certainly very different. It is neither too simple or complicated, while giving it a shape-enhancing effect. Plus the fresh roses that my makeup artist Alicia placed on my head, the look was completed instantly.
I was so tired after the wedding dinner and I was so looking forward to return to the hotel’s king-size bed robed with St. Regis signature linens and hugging Jim Thompson silk throw pillows. I love the sofa bed where I can sit myself at the charming bay window, overlooking the city’s view. The rooms are all generously proportioned with plush custom furnishings evoking a sense of timeless elegance.
3. For the arty-farty
I was first intrigued by Dragon-Riding Bodhisattva (2001) by Li Chen located outside the hotel. St Regis houses one of the finest private art collections, 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. If you love art, you should join their 30-minute art tour at 6pm every evening to understand the inspirations behind all the art pieces in the hotel.
4. Luxurious Afternoon Tea at Brasserie Les Saveurs
Elevating the traditional staple of afternoon tea, relish The Grand Astor Afternoon Tea with freshly-baked sweet and savoury scones, hand-made waffles, crepes served a la minute, classic sandwiches and hot delicacies in three-tiered stand, together with a whole array of tantalizing desserts while enjoying a captivating live performance by their resident pianist.
Brasserie Les Saveurs’ Afternoon Tea is available from Mondays to Fridays 3pm to 5pm at $49++ per person, Saturdays 3pm to 5pm at $53++ per person and Sundays 4pm to 6pm at $53++ per person.
5. Give your body some love at Remède Spa
The St. Regis Singapore houses the first Remède Spa outside the United States. The spa offers a wide range of customised revitalising experiences inspired by water and the finest ancient rituals of the bathing art. Because of its location, I will drop by for massage once in a while. I have a specific spa therapist that I go to every time (I paid for my massage of course) because she knows exactly where are my body aches and does it exceptionally well.
During our wedding vacation, we took on a Couple Retreat package which included the Remède Customised Body Scrub (30 Minutes), Remède Customised Massage (60 Minutes), Remède Customised Facial (60 Minutes), Bathing Ritual (30 Minutes), light lunch and selection of fine aromatic teas or champagne.
In addition, Remède Spa also houses Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio by Bastien Gonzalez. A trained podiatrists provides an excellent manicure or pedicure service, smoothing out callouses and dead skin, resulting in pretty happy hands and feet!
6) Excellent Cantonese Dim Sum At Yan Ting
My favourite restaurant in St Regis Singapore? Of course it’s Yan Ting! This is the best dining venue to bring your family and business associates for a meal. The hearty Cantonese fine dining dishes stay faithful to the traditional cooking techniques with immense diversity of ingredients used to bring out the natural flavours of the freshest ingredients.
My recommendation is to head for the Weekend Dim Sum Brunch (from $108++) and be enthralled by delectable dim sum delights. Brunch will always begin with specially crafted signature delights (one serving per pax) – Double Boiled Fresh Abalone Soup with Black Garlic and Wok-baked boston lobster with superior stock.
Following that, you can order as much dim sum as you want. The restaurant has recently added new items. My favourites are Steamed Pork & Shrimp with Black Truffles, Meat Dumpling in Chilli Oil, Fluffy Steamed BBQ Pork Bun, Steamed Pumpkin and Radish Cake. During the weekend brunch, they also offer old cantonese favourites, seafood, poulty, beef and pork, vegetables, rice and noodles, and desserts. For a more intimate affair, you can also opt for the new dim sum set menu with signature highlights. It’s always happy tummy moments whenever I dine there. You can also have a choice of exquisite champagne.
The restaurant is so popular that they’ve created 2 seatings (10:30am – 12:30pm; 1pm to 3pm) just to be able to accommodate as much as they can! Weekend Dim Sum Brunch only available on Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays.
7. All pasta fans should head to LaBrezza
Presenting a scrumptious a la carte menu with a wide selection of epicurean antipasti, handmade pastas, tantalising pizzas, and other flavours of Italy, LaBrezza combines traditional culinary techniques with modern inspirations, complete with exceptional seasonal ingredients and fresh product originated from Italy.
Seafood aficionados can partake in an assortment of seafood selection like Astice alla catalan, a whole poached Boston lobster, green peas purée and fava beans, served with Sardinian vegetable salad, black olives and shaved bottarga. I am more impressed with their pastas. Tagliolini all-Astice ($38 piccolo, $51 regular) is in fact my favourite from the menu. It appears to be a simple dish, just homemade silky smooth tagliolini pasta with pan-seared Boston lobster. The garlic and Italian basil add richness and the cherry tomatoes provide acidity and freshness to reduce the heaviness. Taking inspiration from Milan, Chef Luca’s saffron-infused creamy Risotto alla Milanese ($23 piccolo, $30 regular) is also another gastronomic delight of traditional Italian cuisine. Presenting a creamy rice cooked in cheerful saffron yellow, it is served with sweet tender bone marrow. Read more about LaBrezza’s menu here.
Don’t forget the Weekend Prosecco Brunch with free flow of Prosecco wine and a buffet of gourmet antipasti, imported cheeses, handmade pastas and tempting dishes of grilled meats, seafood, pastas and desserts. You can choose to dine in the refined comforts of LaBrezza’s light interior or opt to revel in the al fresco surroundings of our tropical spa pool.
Luxury Romance at The St. Regis Singapore
Celebrate your love and ignite your passion at The St. Regis Singapore where timeless elegance resides. The package includes:
– Exquisite breakfast for 2 at Brasserie Les Saveurs
– A bottle of champagne during your stay
– A bouquet of freshly cut flowers
– 60-minute massage for 2 at Remède Spa
Rates start from only SGD410++ per night for our Executive Deluxe Room. A minimum two-night stay is required.
The St. Regis Singapore
Address: 29 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247911
Phone: 6506 6888