Even standard rooms come butler-equipped at this swanky Orchard Road address.
The fleet of shiny Bentleys in front of this striking metal-and-glass-clad tower indicates the lavishness within. Inside the grandiose marble lobby, reception formalities are carried out at one of three antique-inspired writing desks before a more personal greeting from your butler, one of whom is assigned to each of 299 guest rooms spread over twenty floors. Leafy views of Singapore’s Botanical Gardens enhance the rooms, which are already endowed with designer touches like hand-blown glass lamps on leather-top desks with speaker phones and thoughtful office supplies to complement high-speed broadband Internet. Other amenities include 40-inch flat-screen high-definition televisions with CD/DVD players, complimentary daily newspapers and blackout blinds that are the savior of jetlagged travelers. Off the clock, slide into the oversize claw-foot bathtub, put on a cuddly bathrobe and slip into Egyptian cotton percale bed linens. You can also venture beyond your private sanctuary to impress important clients by ordering one of the 3,000 wine bottles that line the walls of Decanter, the low-lit street-facing lounge.