“Come back to Sunrise and Sunset” – that is what the flagship Park Regis Singapore hotel encourages its guests to do. Just relaunched after a S$3 million revamp over six months, the refurbished and swanky new Park Regis has a lot more than a stellar location in the Clarke Quay area to shout about. I got a preview of the comfort which its guests will enjoy.
Restaurants and Reception
The hotel entrance leads immediately to its two restaurants – Twenty3 Drink & Dine is a bar and lounge which serves up breakfast and Aussie fare, and Royal Pavilion which offers Cantonese fine dining.
Where do guests check in, I wondered.
Interestingly, the reception is on level three. Apparently, this allows for a more relaxed and quiet check-in and check-out experience, without the flurry of movements at the drive-through and ground level. The reception is styled as a welcoming lounge, with two iMacs for guests to use and complimentary fruits for guests to grab.
The hotel’s general manager Jason Dowd, a native son of Down Under, said the hotel’s bed is its “signature experience”. All 202 rooms feature a luxurious bedding package which includes lightweight, hypoallergenic ‘micro cloud’ pillows, with an extra four inches of “Simmons Beautyrest Convoluted Foam Toppers” specially designed to relieve stress, tension and pressure points. The 100% Egyptian cotton bed linen has a top-of-the-range 400-thread count. It will be hard to get out of bed.
The hotel is also thoughtfully equipped with soundproof doors and carpet. I couldn’t resist my usual butt-bounce-thrice test (when no one was looking) to see how springy the bed was. The bed passed the test with flying colours.
Colours, in the case of the Park Regis, refer to a lush purple theme and warm timber accents found throughout the hotel. There are four room categories- the standard room is of either Park or Merchant class (hint: go for Merchant, which faces outward and offers a great view of the surrounding Singapore river and pubs).
Each of the eight Quay rooms open directly to the pool area with its own private alcove. All rooms are open-concept, feature an open sink area and floor to ceiling windows, and offer complimentary wifi and digital newspapers.
The best rooms are the Regis class, the largest of the lot – rooms offer a dining area, lounge and capsule coffee machine. You may get one of the coveted three rooms where the lounge is al fresco, essentially a balcony that offers a great view of the bustling Clarke Quay nightlife below.
For fitness buffs, Park Regis offers a 25-metre outdoor swimming pool with a cascading waterfall. I loved the fact that the deck chairs were immersed within the pool, not alongside it. Both the swimming pool and the adjacent gym are open from 6.00 am to 10.00 pm.
There’s also a rooftop bar on the fourth floor, which was still in the works when we visited, but will be ready soon.
In tandem with Park Regis’ “Come back to sunrise and sunset” marketing campaign theme, from April through December 2015, guests are invited to get a taste of its hospitality with an exclusive room package that offers themed sunrise and sunset activities.
Think “sunrise” and “sunset” mocktails, yoga classes at dawn and cafe hopping amid the numerous Aussie offerings in the vicinity. Look out for more details coming soon!
Park Regis Singapore
23 Merchant Road
Tel: (+65) 68188888
In a joint contest with Alvinology.com, we are giving away a two-day-one-night weekend stay at Park Regis Singapore to one lucky reader!
To win, simply follow the below steps:
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This contest ends on 27 March 2015. The winner will be notified via email. Good luck!
Contest terms and conditions:
- The winner is required to upload a message/photo and tag Park Regis Singapore during the stay with the hotel.
- The stay is valid for weekends only (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays) and must be redeemed within the period of 1 April to 31 May 2015, subject to availability.
- The winner is responsible for transportation from place of origin to the hotel.
- This contest is open to all, and not limited to Singapore residents.