InterContinental Singapore (Premier Suite)
InterContinental Singapore underwent a major refurbishment in 2015-2016 for the rooms located in the main tower block. During my last stay, I managed to review the Ambassador Corner Room. During my recent stay though, I was upgraded to their Premier Suite, a spacious L shaped room located at the middle column of the tower block.
As a Club InterContinental guest, I was ushered to the Club InterContinental Lounge from the main reception for my check-in procedures. (You may reject this gesture if you find it a hassle, which I do regularly if I am on business travel). My room was prepared and ready at 12noon which was a great.
The Club Premier Suite located on the top floors of the InterContinental Singapore has a room size of 52 sqm, featuring an common bathroom, open concept living area with workstation and your own private bedroom.
I had my first stay at InterContinental Singapore in 2013, which was this very room (albeit different floor) but in the original decor. This renovated suite looked so much better after they were refurbished.
The bathroom came with a separate bath and shower, featuring a deep soaking tub with luxury bath amenities from Agaria and a private rainfall shower area.
One of the benefits of staying in the tower block is having a good view of the city as compared to the shopping arcade in the Heritage block.
I personally prefer to dine in room when I have access to such a nice view and we ordered dimsum from Man Fu Yuan (One of my favourite Chinese restaurants in Singapore) for lunch. Reason for having a light lunch was that being a Club InterContinental Guest opens me up to an array of benefits such as complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea, evening cocktails & select canapes at the Club InterContinental lounge.
I have featured a separate review of my experience at the Club Lounge at the end of this stay review.
Due to the unique colonial decor, the building looks just simply gorgeous at night (not sure whether did the alcohol from the evening cocktails influence me in anyway somehow). I went to the pool and Jacuzzi area for a few shots before heading back to my room for a good night sleep and an early wakey for the International buffet breakfast at Ash & Elm.
The International Buffet breakfast at Ash & Elm features a live juice station (always my favourite), a cold cuts and cheese area, cereal, nuts, pastries, bread, continental staples such as bacon, beans, potatoes, a live egg station made to order and my favourite orientation stations with Japanese food, porridge and local dimsum.
I always enjoy my breakfast with a glass of freshly squeezed juice, hot porridge with condiments, honey baked ham with an over easy plus some assortments of meat/fish followed by fruits.
The breakfast spread at the Restaurant is very good, however, I would prefer to have an more exclusive dining experience at the Club Lounge. Read more of my Club Lounge experience as below.