Shangri-La Singapore: Iconic luxury on Orchard Road
Shangri-La is a brand known and loved around the world- the pinnacle of luxury accommodation and consistently one of the top names in the game when it comes to the 5-star experience. This world-renowned brand got it's start here at the Singapore property, so the famous Asian luxury hospitality that made Shangri-La the industry giant that it is today is on full display here at their magnificent hotel in the heart of Singapore's Orchard Neighborhood.
There are a few travel brands around the world that have become like family- it's such a relief when we're traveling all the time to come back to a property or a brand we know and love, and know exactly what level of service and and accommodation to expect. We've gotten quite familiar with the Shangri-La brand over the past few months, and we were so excited to be able to check out their Singapore property a few weeks ago.
Singapore is one of our favorite cities in the world, and the Shangri-La Singapore was the perfect place to stay on our quick stop through. They are located just at the quiet end of Orchard road on an expansive property with several towers and wings. You can easily walk to the happening areas of Orchard or to the SMRT station to get around Singapore, but the property itself is a luxurious oasis that you can't help but love!
As we always do, we'll highlight some of the reasons we love the Shangri-La Singapore as well our favorite brand-signatures that make Shangri-La one of the most renowned names in luxury five star accommodation!
Shangri-La Singapore's location is in our very favorite part of the city- Orchard Road. Endless shopping, nightlife, dining for every budget and palette, central to all transport and never a dull moment. What sweetens the deal though is that the property is at the quiet end of Orchard Road. Still only a 5-10 minute walk to the middle of the action, but the tranquil, quiet immediate area tricks you into thinking you're far removed from the madness when you get home from a hectic day of shopping and fighting the crowds.
Shangri-La's singapore property is absolutely massive- 15 acres, to be exact- and every inch is beautifully manicured and meticulously maintained. The pool is surrounded by lush tropical gardens and there's numerous paths and areas to explore outside. Manmade waterfalls, ponds, rock formations covered in beautiful greenery and a stunning structure called "The Orchid" that can be rented for a romantic dinner are just a few of the outdoor elements that make the grounds unique and wonderful. The hotel boasts a grandiose lobby with live jazz in the evenings, three different wings, a plethora of dining options and a luxurious spa, so there's something for everyone. We stayed in the newly renovated tower wing and can't wait to return!
The Club Lounge
We've talked about the club lounge at Hotel Jen before (another chain under the Shangri-La brand), and while we thought it couldn't be topped, Shangri-La brings the lounge to a new level. You'll have to pay extra for a club-level room and access, but it's worth every penny. 24-hour access to a beautiful space for working, meeting, or enjoying some peace and quiet in an exclusive setting is something that we've come to know and love about Shangri-La's family of brands. You'll have access to snacks and drinks around the clock, a beautiful breakfast buffet in the morning, afternoon tea, an extravagant cocktail hour with delicious hors d'oeuvres and a lovely selection of wines, beers and spirits- worth the upgrade alone. The top-floor view of the city through gigantic windows doesn't hurt, either!
Origins Grill + Bar
We had one of our favorite dining experiences in a long time at Origins Grill and Bar, one of Shangri-La Singapore's newest fine dining option. A mouth-watering selection of craft cocktails are categorized by theme and each tells a story from a different area of Singapore. They focus on sustainably sourced local seafood and some of the best beef in the world (I had the snow-aged Wagyu beef and it changed my life), and the service was exactly what you'd hope for- attentive and not a detail missed but warm and personal. The Chef de Cuisine, Heidi Flanagan came out to check on our food personally and it became immediately clear why the food had some much flavor and creativity- chef Heidi was a fireball of energy and attitude and she was absolutely delightful. We'd come back to Origins just to have a drink with her!
We loved our stay at Shangri-La Singapore, and it was so cool to see the birthplace of this iconic luxury brand. It's no surprise why Shangri-La has grown to become a household name and a pillar in the luxury travel space with this impressive property. We'll be back for sure!
**This post was sponsored by Shangri-La Singapore but our opinions, as always, are our own