Singapore: The Westin Singapore Part 1
The wife and I wanted to tried out the new The Westin Singapore and took the opportunity to book it when we saw there was a special pricing on their website around 2 months before we stayed. The rate was SGD340 before the 10+7% taxes. The nett price we paid was around SGD400.
The Westin Singapore is at the new financial centre of Singapore, next to the very prominent Citibank Tower and very near to Shenton Road. You might confused it with Swissotel The Stamford (that is near City Hall), if haven’t visited Singapore for some times. Many tourist and even locals still call Swissotel The Stamdord, Westin. If you take a taxi from the airport, I heard people get sent to the wrong hotel too. Tell the driver Asia Square Tower 2. We are locals and took a taxi to the hotel and the taxi driver did not know how to go there!
The hotel is on the upper part of Asia Square Tower 2. They occupy Level 32 to 46 of the tower. You take a lift from the ground floor to Level 32 to check in. There are enough staff on Level 1 to guide you up. We got up to the 32 and check in and asked if we got a upgrade with our SPG Gold Status and after verifying we are indeed Gold, they swapped our sleeve for our keycard. (I have been having problems, it seems I am not always recognised as Gold after I merged my accounts).
We got upgraded to the Westin Executive Club Floor. We were on Level 43.
The rooms are indeed big, nice and new.
The King size bed that we spent our night. The bathrobe on the bed seems to be the signature style because a friend who is a fellow ‘points chaser’ also had the similar photo and checked in the same day!
The room we were in was an odd angle one but it was still nicely done up. There’s a thin ‘peep’ window as we call it that can see the seas.
What we liked most was the bathroom! It’s really huge and bright!
The shades in the bathroom are all electronically controlled if you feel that it’s too open, especially at night. People downstairs (i.e. on the pool level) can see clearly, we left it open to check our own rooms.
There’s a nice rain shower and also a bathtub facing the southern seas of Singapore. You can see the ships that are all waiting to dock in the bathroom.
The fittings are all from the Japanese brand Toto.
The WC is in a separate ‘room’ behind the shower.
The thing we observed is that the WC room had a night light bulb on if you turn your night light on in the room. Nice little touch!
Took the above photo to show that you can stand right till the glass to view below. If you are not afraid of height, stand on the aluminium ledge. We could see the ‘infinity pool’. Included in the view is the construction below, which will probably take a few more years to complete. It’s the recent new MCE highway mess.
If you like a swim, the pool is popular and there’s free wifi at the poolside too. It’s an infinity pool but you can be seen by the various bank employees of Citibank and DBS if you swim here. LOL!!!
You can see many people working on their laptops under the big brollies by the pool here.
You will immediately like the bedroom and the bathroom as you enter in. It’s big (not sure if it’s the same for the non Exec rooms), bright and new. If you dislike old properties with dated design, this hotel probably is for you.
The little ‘still to be completed things’ includes having no hair dryer in the bathroom. There’s no sockets for you to plug it in, so you have to blow your hair in the main room. In the main room, the sockets are either beside the bed or the work table. Beside the bed or work table there’s no mirror, so ladies, this will really drive you up the wall. They should be able to fix this soon.This article has been viewed