Top 5 Hotel Stays of 2015 by JLTravelLounge - Jeremy Lee's Travel & Photography

Top 5 Hotel Stays by JLTravelLounge


2015 has been an great travel year for JLTravelLounge, under my Footprints of the Year, we have covered 6 cities, 25 hotel reviews and numerous location & attraction reviews.

It is the time to look forward to the start of a new year and also to look back at some of the memorable hotel stays. 

1. Overall Hotel/Resort Stay Of The Year

InterContinental Hua Hin Resort

Read about my review of the King Club Suite or the Club Twin Room.

One of my most loved hotel of all times, the luxurious 5 start InterContinental Resort is located at Hua Hin, 2 hours drive south from Bangkok. I totally enjoyed the inclusive club experience at the club lounge, the awesome pool and direct access to the Hua Hin Beach.

Special Experience : Arrange with the Hotel for the "Making Merit" session where you will give a basket of snacks/drinks to monks who are walking to the temple along the beach for the return of a prayer. 

InterContinental Hua Hin Resort - Hotel Common Area
InterContinental Resort Hua Hin - Infinity Pool

2. Luxurious Hotel Stay Of The Year

InterContinental Singapore

Read about my review of the  Heritage Suite

My preferred choice of hotel in Singapore, exceptional club lounge and home to my favourite dimsum place, Man Fu Yuan. The Heritage Wing offers great view of the accompanying shopping arcade. The service is impeccable. 

Special Experience : Dine at the Man Fu Yuan chinese restaurant for a wonderful Dimsum expereince.

3. Luxurious Resort Stay Of The Year

Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua

Read about my review of the Luxury Club King Room with Pool Access

During my stay at Bali, I chanced upon the newly opened Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua with direct access to the Nusa Dua beach. The awesome Sunday Brunch at Cut Catch Cucina is a great way to start your beach vacation! A Magnifique experience indeed!

Special Experience : Gaze at the stars from the lobby bar whilst enjoying one of their signature cocktails

4. Select Service Hotel/Resort Stay Of The Year

Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay

Read about my review of the Standard Queen Room here

How many times do we get to see a HIX that offers an rooftop infinity lap pool, open air gym, a 2 storey high lobby with pool table and table soccer facilities at the common area? Not forgetting an air-conditioned bar serving hot meals and happy hour promotion.

Special Experience : Enjoy the roof top view of the Singapore Cityscape during sunset. 

Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay - Rooftop Pool

5. Staycation Pick Of The Year

Pan Pacific Singapore

Read about my review of the Pacific Skyline Suite

The absolute staycation experience when you are able to enjoy a glass of champagne whilst overlooking the majestic view of the Singapore skyline from the top floor Pacific Club Lounge. Beautiful appointed suites, no wonder its the flagship property of the Pan Pacific Hotel and Resorts.

Honorary Mention

InterContinental Dubai Festival City

Read about my review of the One Bedroom Twin Suite 

The first InterContinental Dubai which offers breathtaking view of the Dubai Skyline, it is here where I took one of my favourite shots during my Dubai trip. The sumptuous buffet breakfast spread, exclusive club lounge with amazing range of books making it an extremely relaxing experience. 

InterContinental Dubai Festival City - View From Room

Cheers to a better 2016!