Marina Bay Sands Singapore Orchid Suite Staycation Review24 June, 2011
Marina Bay Sands is Asia’s leading destination for business, leisure and entertainment, delivering once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Located in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District, Marina Bay Sands’ iconic design have transformed Singapore’s skyline and its tourism landscape since it opened on 27 April 2010. Thanks to Marina Bay Sands communications team, PassportChop.com had the opportunity to experience the luxurious Marina Bay Sands Hotel Orchid Suite, world-class theaters and performances and enjoy the best shopping and dining in the region.
Named after Singapore’s national flower, the 90-square meter Marina Bay Sands Orchid Suite provides an exquisite experience with its beautifully designed bedroom and living room. What’s most amazing is the size of the bathroom – despite comprising a set of double sinks, bathtub, separate cubicles for shower and toilet area, there are still lots of space to walk around! The complimentary set of Paiza (a Las Vegas Sand trademark) bathroom amenities is comprehensive (covers shampoo, body wash, conditioner, body lotion, sewing kit, nail file, body scrub and many other stuff) and generous in terms of volume.
Remember the Heineken walk-in wardrobe ad? Marina Bay Sands Orchid Suite guests are just as likely to be amazed by the spacious walk-in wardrobe and its attention to details e.g. soft velvet hangers (for the more delicate ladies’ clothes) and the dressing table with its large mirror as well as a portable lighted magnifying mirror.
Guests need not fight over the remote control for their favorite shows – there are TWO 40-inch flat screen TV – one in the living room and the other in the bedroom. There are also complimentary internet (both wired LAN and wireless Wi-Fi available) all around the suite – connecting to the internet is also very intuitive (no difficult passwords to remember – if you know your room name and your last name, you will be able to connect!). For the business travellers, the work desk is equipped with a universal power socket where you can plug in your laptop or phone charger without the need for an adapter – you can also print/scan documents with the All-In-One printer setup on the desk.
Each of the 230 Marina Bay Sands hotel luxury suites come with butler service – if you need a dinner reservation or secure tickets for the latest theater performances at Marina Bay Sands Theaters, simply call the butler via the Priority Service on your room phone.
For a quick preview of what the Marina Bay Sands Orchid Suite looks like – see how spacious it is (the Orchid Suite belongs to the junior suite category and is the smallest of all Marina Bay Sands suites), check out the following video:
Marina Bay Sands Orchid Suite guests also have exclusive and privileged access to The Club at Marina Bay Sands, located on the 57th floor of hotel towers within the Sands SkyPark. At 200m above the city, overlooking the stunning Skypark infinity pool, guests can enjoy the restaurant and lounge for breakfast with a view, non-alcoholic beverages throughout the day, evening canapés and cocktails, as well as, use private meeting space, and complimentary wireless internet while relaxing in the lounge.
The Club’s breakfast menu includes a choice of fresh, healthy options and chef prepared omelets. Afternoon tea will tempt you with a selection of fine pastries, scones and tasty savory treats. Delectable light evening meals can be had at the wine bar, where refreshing cocktails await you. Guests staying in the club rooms and suites can access the 218-seat lounge throughout the day, and enjoy perks such as all-day non-alcoholic beverages; free wireless internet, usage of iPads and laptops as well as newspapers and magazines.
Hotel guests also have exclusive use of the 150 meter Sands Skypark infinity swimming pool, the world’s largest outdoor pool at 200 meters above ground level. At this height, guests can enjoy the best view of the CBD skyline and catch a great view of key events e.g. National Day performances, Formula 1 race in Singapore.
The design of the infinity pool created the illusion where you could just swim off the edge of Marina Bay Sands but don’t worry, it is not as dangerous as it seems. The pool isn’t very deep – only at 1.2m but it gets quite crowded especially during weekends so if you would like to enjoy the pool all to yourself, wake up for a dip in the pool before enjoying a great breakfast at the Club.
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