By Dian Hasan | December 10, 2009
In the notoriously competitive world of high-end luxury hotels, there aren’t that many new players, at least not in the sense of a new luxury brand that is going international and expanding across the world. Luxury hotel guests are famously fickle and vehemently brand loyal. One such newcomer is the St. Regis, an expansion that’s been riding on the strength of the original St. Regis New York, and now… proudly available in the world’s major cosmopolitan cities.
Here’s a look at the excellent St. Regis Singapore, the lion city’s latest luxury entrant that has quickly become a permanent fixture on the social agendas of the creme de la creme of Singapore’s high society, and address of choice for discerning global business travelers.
The hotel’s hallway walls are covered in hand-painted chartreuse silk with delicate sparrows balanced on branches. Guest rooms open to a vestibule covered in burled, polished walnut, succeeded by marble and then a plush carpet. The interior is elegant, classic furnishings, a giant flat-screen on the wall in front of a super comfortable bed with a quilted leather headboard. Lighting and blinds controlled electronically. Remede bathroom amenities. In short, a blissful hotel experience.