Who doesn’t love an opportunity to get away from it all and indulge in some ‘me’ time? This is obviously why staycations are so popular in Singapore, and it’s also why Honeycombers got together with The Westin Singapore to bring you a chance to win a fabulous staycation with your best friend!
Not that long ago, the team at Honeycombers had the chance to do a fabulous, fashionable swimwear and brunch shoot at the very stylish The Westin Singapore hotel … While we took our very glamorous photos of our favourite models, we were totally blown away by not only The Westin Singapore’s amazing infinity pool perched 35 stories above the city centre (who wouldn’t be really?) but also the friendly and efficient service from the hotel’s staff and the very, very yummy food.
The infinity pool on the 35th floor is right next to the Westin Workout fitness studio with state-of-the-art equipment and customized workouts for guests to keep up with their fitness routines. You can even get sports shoes and workout gear thanks to the New Balance Gear Lending programme if you forget to pack yours, plus there’s the Run Westin programme that has maps for 5-kilometer and 8-kilometer running or walking trails around the hotel.
If food is more your thing, The Westin Singapore has a number of places to eat, on the 33rd floor is Cook & Brew a gastro-bar with great classic bar meals plus Singapore’s favourite comfort food alongside great wine and over 50 different types of beer (yes, more than 50 beers to try); there’s also Seasonal Tastes, the hotel’s signature restaurant with amazing views of Singapore and a huge variety of tasty dishes; we also tried the in-room dining options which were enormous and yummy down to the last bite. I have to say, The Westin Singapore also produces the best iced coffee I’ve ever tried – no, really, it was exactly sweet enough and not at all bitter; perfect. If you’re more of a health and wellness person, The Westin Singapore also has a Super Foods Rx menu of nutrient-rich foods designed to help keep you energised.
On top of the great service and yummy food, The Westin Singapore’s location is really kind of magical. Tucked into the new CBD area on Marina View at Asia Square Tower 2, there’s very little ‘giveaway’ that this super luxurious hotel is there; even the lifts up to the lobby on the 32nd floor are deceptively elusive with their buttons hidden in a set of theatrical cabinets. Once you get to the lobby, of course, you are just stunned with the brilliant cityscape and ocean view.
When you check in for a staycation, you can indulge in all the hotel’s wellness and health programmes like the Heavenly Spa by Westin which has six treatment rooms, a whirlpool, and a steam room. Like all Westin hotels, you’ll also get to experience the Westin Heavenly Bed with its patented pillow-top mattress, and the Heavenly Bath & Shower that comes complete with White Tea Aloe bath products and a custom designed bathrobe, of course.
The other thing that is super cool about The Westin Singapore is that it’s actually very close to some great Singapore food and entertainment options. We love that it is within walking distance of our office on Telok Ayer (with all this area has to offer) and just a jump away from the hipster cafes and restaurants of Ann Siang Hill and Club Street. On the other side of The Westin Singapore, and also practically within walking distance, are the fun experiences and exhibitions you can find at the Art Science Museum at Marina Bay Sands, and the National Gallery Singapore.
We were really impressed with the whole concept of the hotel, and we also didn’t really want to leave. So, since we know our readers love a good staycation, we reached out to The Westin Singapore – who very kindly agreed; they’re so nice – to see if we could organise for our readers to have the same experience we did.
The Westin Singapore is located at 12 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 2, Singapore, 018961, p: 6922 6888