Singapore Pan Pacific Hotel: Business or Pleasure

Luxury Hotels: Singapore's Pan Pacific hotel located in the heart of Marina Bay, a shopping haven of more than 500 shops and restaurants near the Singapore River is 37 levels of pure luxury living. Voted the World's Leading Business Hotel for three years running, this blockbuster has 778 contemporary rooms and suites. All are decorated in soothing tones with glorious views courtesy of the floor to ceiling windows.

Rooms here come with all the bells and whistles you could possibly need. Roll those credits for remote controlled window roller blinds, IDD telephone with voicemail and data port, flatscreen television with 36 channels, Herman Miller ergonomic chair and spacious work desk, wireless Internet access, the latest automatic Bartech mini bar, marble bathroom with separate shower and bath configuration and toiletries by "YU'I" which means "friendship" in Mandarin or of course reads as "You and I."

Those staying in the hotel's Presidential Suite are able to enjoy even more extras including mood lighting, Bose home entertainment systems, Pharo whirlpool tub, steam room, wooden sauna, pillow menu, a Hollywood style pop up television in the bedroom and a round-the-clock pantry stocked with all manner of things including ice cream.

The hotel has six prize-winning restaurants which consistently find their way into Singapore's Top Restaurant lists. These include the classy white-walled 'Global Kitchen' with its marble floors and elegant dark wood fittings and which offers Asian and European selections.

At the top of the hotel on level 37 famed for its panoramic views is "Hai Tien Lo" a circular Cantonese restaurant with a priceless Chinese porcelain collection. Guests can choose between a la carte or set menus which feature up to 60 highlights including classic dim sum, roasts, noodles, rice, soups, meat, seafood and a stunning variety of desserts.

Japanese restaurant, Keyaki, on level four is approached through a typical Japanese garden and footbridge over a koi pond. Guests can choose to eat in the main dining room or in a semi-private dining area. Cuisine here is ultra top notch and those who are hungry or just love Japanese food can unwind with a ten-course brunch. From sashimi, steamed egg custard and assorted tempura to deep-fried sand borer, sea urchin with seaweed salt and teppanyaki beef or pork, the only problem is deciding which to choose.

Sophisticated Zambuca Italian restaurant and bar is on level 3. Opulent black silk panels, ebony fittings and a floor-to-ceiling wall of sparkling black quartzite make this the place to celebrate a special occasion. The menu here is a clever combination of Asian truffles, traditional risotto, classic game dishes and fishing-net-fresh seafood. Cosy banquettes are perfect for people-watching while the main dining area features a modern glass private dining room perfect for events or dinner parties.

After all that indulgence, the swimming pool with underwater acoustics is an attractive option, or those who prefer their exercise to be a little more serious may prefer one of the two tennis courts or gymnasium with its state-of-the-art equipment. Or, of course, you could just chill in the spa.

Gilly Pickup

Gilly Pickup is a journalist / travel writer /photographer and author living in London, UK. Her features are published in national newspapers, luxury magazines, in flight and cruise titles. Besides travel, she publishes features on arts and culture, food and wine, wildlife, health, well being and history. See more on her websites and ...(Read More)

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