A big attraction to Singapore and where most tourists spend their time is the bustling Orchard Road. There are also tons of hotels in and around this area to choose from. But what if you want to stay close enough to the bustle, yet in a peaceful surrounding? Well, that’s where the Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore comes in! This hotel is set on 15 acres of lush greenery and is just a short walk to the famous Orchard Road, full of shopping, restaurants and entertainment. And if you don’t feel like walking, the hotel even has a complimentary pickup and dropoff included to key shopping areas.
Did you know that the Shangri-La, Singapore is the flagship property of the Shangri-La chain of hotels. And that’s not all, the hotel has been consistently voted as one of the best hotels in the world.
The great part about this hotel is its large room inventory. Shangri-La, Singapore has a total of 747 rooms and suites housed in three very different wings – the luxurious Garden Wing, the contemporary Tower Wing and the exclusive Valley Wing.
We were lucky to be accommodated in the recently opened, Garden Wing, which is set amongst lush tropical foliage. The rooms in the Garden Wing exude a sense of tranquility. Each room has a balcony overlooking levels of greenery, complimentary internet access and complimentary breakfast served at the serene Waterfall Café.
I’m a total spa junkie as you have probably realized by now! So when I managed to fit in an appointment at the famous Chi Spa, I was excited and could hardly wait. Here is what I loved – the therapists are AMAZING! They really knew what they were doing! Every move was made with perfection, ensuring probably one of my best spa experiences till date! I tried the Singapore Wave, which I am told, has been inspired by the multicultural nature and positive energy of Singapore. It is a combination of traditional Asian Massage and therapeutic massage techniques for the ultimate uplifting experience.
Now on to the part we love! Weddings! The Shangri-La, Singapore has been known to have some of the city’s best banquet venues and has also hosted numerous distinguished functions. The magnificent ballroom is pillar-less and can host up to 1000 guests.
The hotel also has 15 other function rooms, which are suitable for various sized events. Now, what I really loved was the Wedding Lounge. This is a room filled with beautiful wedding related items, where you can sit and discuss your finer wedding details with the hotel’s wedding specialists. Here you can look at options for crockery, cutlery, glassware, linen and so on. You can even look at options for invitations and giveaways, which can all be arranged by the hotel.
Definitely a great service, especially if you don’t plan to hire a wedding planner! And what’s even better… the hotel has created some really great Indian Wedding Packages to choose from. All aptly titled – the Henna, Sangeet and Vivah collection of course with choices under the Vivah collection as Varr, Vadhu, Maharani and Maharaja. We loved how the hotel simplified the entire Indian wedding planning process and made it so enjoyable. No wonder, the Shangri-La, Singapore is among the top choices when it comes to Indian wedding venues in the city!