Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre (Deluxe Suite)
Recently, I've returned to Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre for a weekend staycation, mainly to earn some points for my IHG SPIRE Elite Requalification. I've book a club room and was glad to receive an upgrade to the Deluxe Suite (with city view).
The Hotel did not change much during my last stay at the Junior Suite in late 2016. As I've book a Club Room, I also had access to the Executive Lounge with its accompanying benefits of Continental Breakfast, Afternoon Tea, Evening Cocktails and Canapes coupled with all day non-alcoholic beverages.
After having an ice cold beverage in the midst of the hot tropical Singapore weather, we had some sandwiches with home-made egg mayo, tuna mayo and yes, fried chicken nuggets. Well, I don't expect nuggets in a Hotel's Executive Lounge, but I dont mind having a few to relive some childhood memories, Nuggets with chilli sauce.
After Afternoon Tea, we checked-in to our Suite.
The spacious 50sqm Deluxe Suite has an expansive living room, study table, 2+1 configuration sofa, LCD Flat Screen TV and a Guest Bathroom.
The Suite has also a separate bedroom with either views of Cuppage or the Istana Park. My current Suite has a comfortable King Size bed, walk in wardrobe, a luggage rack and also LCD TV.
Previously I've stayed in the Suite with Park View, they share many similarities but the main difference would be the bathroom. For my existing suite, bathroom is vanity with standing shower, however the other suite has a bath instead.
As part of the Executive Lounge benefits, we had the evening cocktails, free flow alcoholic drinks and select cocktails at the Executive Lounge with Canapes such as 3 hot dishes, a salad bar, sushi, biscuits, pastries and also desserts.
In essence, the property has been the same since my first visit 3 years ago. I felt that it is time for the hotel to undergo some change, especially with their exteriori common areas, executive lounge. With many new hotels in the area, especially with Holiday Inn Express Singapore Orchard nearby. The property faces multiple challenges to remain relevant in today's market.
I look forward to returning to the property. however. this time is to Tandoor for their Sunday Brunch.