Friday, 6 November 2015

The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore

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The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore

 The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore

Say the name Ritz-Carlton and immediately I think of glitz and glam. Overlooking Marina Bay and its associated iconic landmarks, the location certainly promises to fall in line with the luxurious reputation of this brand. Recent renovations, flawless service and a rather fabulous club floor, don’t disappoint either on our recent trip.

Located on the highest floors of the hotel with views over Marina Bay or the city skyline, a suite booking ensures the full charisma of this luxury property is captured. From the Premier Suite of 60sqm up to The Ritz Suite of a whopping 218 sqm, a tranquil retreat with hard-to-beat views is promised.

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Club Premier Suite

We’re in a corner room, a Club Premier Suite with Marina Bay Views for the weekend, and from entry to exit we feel like celebrities. Staff are waiting on our floor for in-room check-in with fresh fruit cocktails and chilled moist towels to greet our arrival. We have on-demand butler service delivering newly brewed coffee and tea at our request 24 hours a day, and an incredibly competent concierge service that seems to predict our needs before we even know we have them ourselves. Complimentary shoeshine, pressing of clothes upon arrival, and a couple of items laundered each day too is included.

The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
View From Club Premier Suite
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
Chocolates - It's all in the details
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
Hand Crafted Sweets

And, that’s without even leaving our room. Head upstairs to the Club Floor and we enter the chief pampering zone. Once our eyes are unhooked from the magnificent panorama of Marina Bay viewed from a bird’s eye perspective, we’re able to appreciate the custom-tailored furniture, hand-woven carpets, teak and marble flooring and shimmering crystal and wood wall panels that altogether combine into a space of comfortable swankiness. The Drawing Room, which is literally a ‘drawing’ room equipped with easel, sketchpad and pencils, makes us smile. The division of a larger space into smaller intimate areas is another appreciated mark in design.

The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
Bubbly at Brekkie

Gourmet privileges surely rival the best of club lounges we’ve had the pleasure of capitalizing on anywhere in the world. Not just the usual light breakfast and evening cocktail is provided, but five distinct culinary indulgences are scheduled each day: breakfast; midday snacks; afternoon tea; hors d’oeuvres and cocktails; and desserts and cordials. And… that’s not all folks - a quality selection of wine and champagne are available all day long – not just limited to cocktail hours. An enomatic machine showcases six quality drops of which we enjoy a Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc, and a French Riesling. Champagne cocktails must also be tasted (and too are available free flow) and who can resist ordering one (or three) in such a magnificent setting. For more variety in food and beverage, Colony on the ground floor is an epicurean’s delight. We’re so spoiled up here for the moment however that leaving the Club Lounge doesn’t even cross our minds. If it did though we have a complimentary limousine service that will chauffeur us around the immediate precinct.

The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
Champagne Cocktails in the Club Lounge

We do eventually leave the Club and it’s back to our suite for the night. With two divergent sleeping characters (an early bird and a night owl), separate bedroom, bathroom and living quarters are always appreciated. Sealed off from a large living room and study area, hubby can watch his late night games, and I may rise before the crack of dawn, each without disturbing the other. Even if our waking hours were the same, there’s a 46-inch LED TV and DVD player in both the living room and bedroom, so our individual preferences in screen entertainment continue to be catered to.

The lush feather bed, enormous in size and accessorized with a choice of pillows is one of the most wonderful we’ve slept in. Remote controlled black out and day blinds ensure a distraction-free sleep, and the feeling of lying in bed in the morning and unveiling the iconic Marina Bay in the frame of the window is indisputable bliss.

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View From Bed

Oh and I haven’t yet mentioned the bath. Long enough to house my lengthy frame comfortably, partnered with Asprey bath products and an octagonal window mounting the skyline, soaking here all day is a very pleasant notion. Separate shower and toilet, double sinks, a walk in closet – the amenities are almost on par in terms of space as our apartment’s entire living area.
 
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Bathtub

During this stopover we barely make it out to discover other areas of the hotel, but the seven acres of manicured gardens, a 24 hour fitness centre, spa and tree-lined pool will be on our agenda for the next trip.

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Pool at The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
Limousine Transfer

Reasons to visit: stunning views over Marina Bay; well worth the upgrade to a Club room – it’s one of the best club lounge experiences we’ve had around the world; heavenly bedding; thoughtful, friendly and gracious service.


The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
7 Raffles Avenue
Singapore 039799
+65 6337 8888


24 comments:

  1. PURE OPULENCE!!!!!!!!!!!!

    What on earth is that thing on top of those three towers - the view from the bed??
    Looks like a combination of an aircraft carrier and a oil tanker?
    And also that "white lotus" looking building?
    My God you and Caning Cordobes are spoilt (Written with green stuff pouring
    out of my mouth and skin pores - ha ha)
    Cordobes should be keeping fit - seems he will be going to "pot" ( no not that
    stuff - I mean the fatty stuff) - the Andalusian steeds and the Pampas would
    be better for him or water skiing across the Straits of Malacca.
    Cheers
    El Colin Cordobes - the self appointed fitness advisor.

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    1. Yes daily workouts are certainly in order.
      The structure that looks like a surfboard on top of the building (Marina Bay Sands) has a number of food and beverage outlets on it and an enormous swimming pool with what you can imagine are stunning views of the city.The other building is an exhibition and science centre. I don't have a photo of it in this post but also just near The Ritz-Carlton is an arts centre that's in the shape of a durian!

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  2. Another beauty. Love the soothing pastel colours of the suite and the views.

    Handsome guy there, looks Japanese. The hearing aid is to keep in contact with the kitchen people or what? I've noticed some big places have that - the captain uses it to instruct and direct his subordinates. Sure beats shouting out the orders like an army officer! :D

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    1. Thanks for drawing my attention to the hearing piece - I didn't actually notice it. I imagine it would be used for what you suggest. It's such a stunning place we really felt uninspired to leave the lounge as we were so comfortable there.

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  3. Waouuu...I am speechless... I know that jealousy is an ugly default ... but that is how I feel ;-((  What a wonderful stay... In addition, served by a good looking guy! Wonderful photos! ;-))

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    1. You see... another reason to consider a Singapore detour as part of your planned Malaysia trip. ;-)

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  4. With such stunning views and immaculate amenities, I'd probably won't leave the room either! ;)

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  5. Now that is what I call a great view from an accommodation place. Great photos too..

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    1. You'd be hard pressed to find a better view in Singapore.

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  6. Gorgeous and elegant, spectacular views and fine dining and relaxation at its best! There is also a Ritz Carlton Hotel here in Montreal! :) :)

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    1. Linda, you keep beckoning me to visit Montreal. You've got all the food tips sorted out for me, and now the hotel too! I'm feeling pretty good about an upcoming visit. ;-)

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  7. Fit for a king! or a queen. ;)
    The club suite and handmade sweets look rather Japanese to me.
    The windows are so bagua.
    Good fengshui, right? ;)

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    1. Yes and the little sweets were mini mochi with various fillings inside.

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  8. Wow! The view is stunning! Have a fabulous weekend!

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    1. Great views right? It was hard to draw ourselves away from the windows.

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  9. Some impressive luxury here! Singapore in style.

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    1. Agreed. A great way to see Singapore.

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  10. I'm guessing it is quite expensive as well. Such views! Stunning.

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    1. I'd say it's worthwhile for a special trip. If you upgrade to a club room, you do get an excellent deal however with food and drinks all day long, some laundry and pressing and a limousine shuttle around the area included. We even had a butler that would bring freshly brewed tea and coffee to our room at any time of the day.

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  11. Singapore, one great place. Modern and vibrant city. The hotel is amazing.

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    1. The Ritz-Carlton is surely a great place to capture the vibrancy of Singapore.

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