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Monday, September 09, 2013

[Hotel Review] Shangri-La Singapore Presidential Sutie

Occupying a spacious 346 square meters, the luxurious Shangri-la Suite (also known as the Presidential Suite) in the Valley Wing of the Shangri-la Singapore Hotel is probably one of the largest hotel rooms one can find in the city state. For over two decades, this has been the preferred 5-star lodging for many heads of state and dignitaries when they visit Singapore and it’s easy to see why. Featuring two bedrooms, its own gym, a personal butler and even its own private entrance, the suite is almost like its own world, away from the conviviality of the three main towers that comprise the Shangri-la Singapore. If you have 10,900 Singapore Dollars (USD 8,720) to spare, this is certainly a luxurious way to spend it!

 I had the opportunity to check out the Presidential Suite during my last stay in Shangri-la Singapore. Coming in from the private entrance, I was greeted by a most elegant, marble-floored hallway, the type I would often picture a butler leading me to if I ever get to enter one of those stately palaces of Europe. This made for a nice segue way to the entertainment area, fitted with beautiful walnut timber flooring from the United States and handmade rugs.  This huge room contains the living, drawing and formal dining areas, the type I could easily imagine the presidents of the world sitting in while discussing foreign policy with their advisers. The living area is at once very much refined but at the same time fitted to easily suit the needs of business magnates and world leaders. The seating space here could easily fit more than two dozen people.

 the living area

 working area in the suite!

dining table

There is also a large balcony that offers a spectacular panoramic view of the lush gardens, swimming pool and exteriors of the two other wings of the Shangri-la. But the highlight to me is the imperial-looking master bedroom – made even more so by the very fact that the likes of Obama, George Bush and President Aquino of the Philippines had slept in the bed – complete with Italian silk bedspreads – gracing the room.  As if the level of detail is not enough, all guests staying in the suite are presented with their own personalized bathrobes, pillowcases and stationery.

master bedroom – the likes of beckham, obama, george bush and president aquino of the philippines have slept on this very bed

 spacious bathroom adjoining the master bedroom – this is bigger than some of the hotel rooms in singapore’s newer boutique hotels

a private sauna overlooking the lush Tanglin area of singapore

in-suite gym

the second bedroom – for dignitaries staying, this is usually where the bodyguards sleep
Shangri-la Hotel Singapore
22 Orange Grove Road
Singapore 258350
Tel:+65 6737 3644

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