While I’d never stayed at a Four Seasons hotel before, the name itself evokes images of both luxury and tradition. On entering Regent Singapore my high expectations were quickly met. After a seamless check in I was shown to my room. Despite the late hour, a selection of sweet treats and a steaming pot of camomile tea were awaiting my arrival, both of which I devoured in a matter of minutes as I settled into my five-star suite.
Lucy Pearson | Cover Image © Regent Singapore
The Four Seasons Executive Suite
The Four Seasons Executive Suite where I stayed had two bathrooms, a writing desk, a sofa, a cloud-like double bed and a walk in wardrobe; the ideal level of luxury without being too showy. With L’Occitane bath products, waffle robes and indulgently soft slippers, I settled in for an uninterrupted night of bedtime bliss.
For me, one of the very best things about my stay at Regent Singapore, amongst almost everything about it, was the complimentary mobile phone that came with my room. It came with free international calls and more than enough data to last the duration of my stay. We’ve all been there when setting out to discover a new city; the pain of trying in vain to find Wi-Fi spots while in the midst of exploring new districts unknown; the getting lost when Google Maps refuses to connect; thus leaving us little option but to admit defeat and hail the nearest cab. While it was a small addition to my stay; it was a significant one, and gave me the freedom to explore Singapore while searching for restaurants and landmarks on the go, without the added stress of a looming mobile bill on my return to Australia.
Foodie Heaven at Regent Singapore
The buffet breakfast on offer was a serious foodie heaven. With everything from French toast and maple syrup, to cooked breakfasts, fresh fruit platters, Danish pastries, nuts, seeds and cereals, the decision of what to eat was nearly impossible. The first morning I settled for a cooked breakfast followed by pancakes and spent the rest of the day walking it off. On my second morning I enjoyed a delicious breakfast in bed in my suite which was heaven.
Located on the eleventh floor, the Regent Club is a swanky lounge that serves complimentary sweet treats in the afternoon followed by cocktails with hors d’oeuvres as evening sets. It was the perfect place to unwind in style while enjoying a prosecco or two before dinner.
With five different on-site bars to choose from, Regent certainly celebrates all things culinary. I visited Manhattan, an atmospheric adults-only space inspired by New York glamour of days gone by. With a mouth-watering cocktail menu and elegant interiors, it sparked images of the dimly lit wine bars New York is known for.
The dinner menu at Basilico included a vast buffet for both starter and dessert with an a la carte menu for the main course. The options were plentiful, the presentation perfect and the food itself delectable. If you’re a fan of seafood, try the grilled lobster, it was undoubtedly one of the best dishes I’ve eaten.
Luxury Spa and Wellness
Regent offers plenty of ways to stay active during your stay and balance out all of those amazing in-house dining experiences. A large, fully equipped gym is open 24 hours for guests, with personal trainers available on request for one-on-one sessions. Regent’s outdoor pool offers another way to get moving or simply to cool off after a steamy afternoon spent exploring the city.
After an afternoon spent pounding Singapore’s oh-so-clean pavements, I was invited to Regent’s sister hotel, The Four Seasons Hotel and their L’Occitane Spa, where I was treated to a 90-minute Néroli & Orchidée Relaxing Massage. Exclusive to Singapore, the treatment combines a scrub with a massage fragranced with scents from both the Mediterranean and Madagascar. The therapist paid particular attention to my shoulders and back, having noticed they were both tense and through her unique techniques that included both traditional massage and stretching, the aforementioned knots were slowly unwound. A treatment that effects both body and mind; I left the spa feeling relaxed and rejuvenated, albeit slightly bereft that I’d have to return to Singapore if I ever wanted the same treatment.
A short walk from the beautiful UNESCO listed Singapore Botanic Gardens, the famous Orchard Road, a large variety of shopping, dining and entertainment options and Marina Bay, Regent Singapore is the ideal base for exploring everything the city has to offer.
Regent Singapore, A Four Seasons Hotel
1 Cuscaden Rd, Singapore 249715
The Fit Traveller was a guest of Regent Singapore for this stay. As always, the opinions, words and images are authentically our own.
Lucy Pearson is a certified bookworm, wanderluster and a qualified yoga teacher with a thirst for adventure and love for life.
Lucy has her own blog, The Unlikely Bookworm and also contributes to Stylist Magazine and Hip and Healthy.