With stunning architecture, stylish interiors, top-quality restaurants and bars and a full service spa, it’s not hard to see why we’ve fallen in love with JW Marriott Singapore South Beach
Slumbering in a plush bed, waking up to a gourmet brunch, and taking a load off with a massage… It’s obvious why staycations are such a hit here in Singapore. A relaxing weekend “away” without the hassle of air travel and confusing itineraries? Who could say “no” to that? There are lots of boutique hotels and luxurious accommodations to pick from in Singapore, but one stylish five-star hotel has recently caught our attention. Besides its fabulous location in the city centre, the JW Marriott Singapore South Beach hotel has everything you could possibly want in a staycation: gorgeous architecture and designer rooms, plenty of delicious dining options, and a full service spa.
Experience a five-star designer hotel
We’re sure you have already seen the stunning exterior of the JW Marriott Singapore South Beach hotel – after all, it’s pretty hard to miss the towering building with its curved façade; but we think the interiors are even more spectacular. Combining historical architecture with contemporary design, the hotel is practically a work of art. We’re particularly taken with the Grand Ballroom, housed in a 1930s heritage building and featuring the jaw-dropping ‘Forest of Lights’ installation of 11,000-odd lights hanging from the ceiling. Art lovers, the hotel also has over 30 installations and artworks by acclaimed artists from Singapore, Southeast Asia and around the world.
The hotel rooms are equally impressive – not only are they decorated with modern details and artwork, they’re also fitted with thoughtful amenities and smart technology like a Wi-Fi enabled phone and an Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) system.
Enjoy mouthwatering food from premium restaurants to a fabulous buffet brunch
You don’t have to venture too far for dinner here. The place houses five superb restaurants and bars, including celebrity chef Akira’s namesake restaurant Akira Back, and the heritage-inspired watering hole Court Martial Bar. But if you’re bringing along the kids or just looking for a scrumptious buffet chock-full of amazing local and international bites, Beach Road Kitchen’s Sunday Brunch buffet is our top pick.
After you’ve marveled at the sleek interiors, grab a table in the sprawling restaurant. While the children are busy with the cupcake and pizza-making stations in the kids’ corner, you’ll be digging into a buffet spread comprising Spanish mussels, French oysters and Boston lobsters from their temperature-controlled Seafood Room, freshly-made pizza as well as a tomahawk steak and grilled-to-order meats and seafood. Of course, if you have a taste for local food, there are also beloved Singapore favourite dishes such as chicken rice and roast duck. Finish off your meal with desserts ranging from pastries, piping hot waffles, crepes and nonya kuehs (Peranakan cakes). Remember to save some space for the signature chocolate chip cookie ice-cream sandwich!
Plus, quench every thirst with a top up of $70++ to enjoy a free flow selection of Taittinger Champagne, red and white wines, hand-crafted martinis, Peroni beer and more.
Beach Road Kitchen, Level 1 South Beach Avenue, Sunday brunch buffet is available from 12-3pm every Sunday, p. 6818 1913, e. email@example.com. Prices start at $108++ per adult and $54++ per child for Sunday Brunch buffet, and $178++ per adult for Sunday Champagne Brunch buffet which includes Taittinger Champagne, red and white wines, hand-crafted Martinis, Bloody Mary, Peroni Beer, home-made flavoured teas and lemonades. From now ’til 31 Dec, children 12 years old and under can dine for free with every paying adult.
Luxuriate in the calming oasis that is Spa by JW
If you ask us, no staycation at JW Marriott Singapore is complete without a visit to Spa by JW. Stop by the Curator’s Desk, where you’ll be introduced to both full-service spa treatments and express treatment options – choose from 12-, 25-, and 40-minute services that range from shoulder massages to hand treatments. You’ll also get to experience their express spa suites with an exclusive massage pod that uses chromatherapy, aromatherapy and audio-visual therapies for maximum benefits in minimal time.
If time’s on your side, then opt for the full-body massages, body scrubs, facials or nail services that last for 50 or 80 minutes. Our vote goes to the Signature Massage, which is personalised to the needs of every guest. This 50-minute massage uses a calming orchid oil that will relax your tight muscles.
Spa by JW, Level 2 East Tower, 10am to 10pm, p. 6818 1939, e. firstname.lastname@example.org. Book an Experience Spa staycation package from now ’til 30 Dec 2017 to enjoy a 30-minute head, shoulder and lower back massage for two, on top of your staycation from $300++ per night. Book the package here.
JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach, 30 Beach Rd, Singapore 189763, p. 6818-1888.
All prices are subject to 10% service charge and prevailing government taxes.
This article is sponsored by JW Marriott Singapore South Beach