A table holding vases of pink amaryllis and red hydrangeas arranged artfully greeted us as we stepped in from the sticky Singapore air. A silent sigh of relief followed as the chill hit, accompanied by the subtle signature Four Seasons scent. As we drifted over to check in, the jet lag induced fog enveloping us was broken by a smile from the front of house. After a 30-hour journey, heaven was the only way to describe this scene.
Luxury Room with a View
As we entered our Deluxe Room at the Four Seasons Singapore the generous picture window offered a view to the iconic cityscape, framed with rich greenery. The tropical tree line colours the path reaching up Orchard Avenue to Marina Bay. For me, this was a quintessential Singapore image. The view is something we savoured during our stay, in full view from the king sized bed, lounge chair with ottoman and desk. The interiors reflected the typical refined and elegant stylings of the Four Seasons brand in warm tones, dark wood and luxurious design accents. The pink marble bathroom was equally as grand. Complete with a tub for two, large shower, double vanity and a separate WC. There was ample room to relax, recharge and settle in to the city.
Make room for a big breakfast during your stay as the buffet at One-Ninety restaurant is caters to every cultural culinary preference. Dark timber tables are spread out through the comfortable mezzanine dining space, accented by rich blue upholstered chairs, modern artworks (the hotel features 1,500 Asian and international art pieces) and chartreuse coffee pots.
Two solid suar wood tables were covered with a selection of fresh food. One was home to tropical fruits, cereals, superfoods and fruit juices. The other presented delicate slivers of snow fish, salmon and trout, smoked chicken and duck and salads prepared using fresh produce from the hotel’s own vegetable garden. Don’t panic, there’s also a corner filled with pastries and breads right out of the oven if you in the mood for a little comfort food.
On the lower level, you’ll find an egg station and American breakfast favourites. Japanese rice, broiled salmon, cod and other Asian signature dishes like rice congee, wok fried carrot cake, Nasi Lemak are set out with all of their condiments. Needless to say, you may not need to make any lunch plans. However, if you do work up an appetite One-Ninety does serve up a Mezze style buffet lunch and dinner, featuring their award-winning seafood and steaks from the grill with salads, cured meats and desserts.
The hotel’s award-winning Chinese restaurant, Jiang-Nan Chun is set to reopen, next month. Enjoy their mouthwatering signature duck, dim sum and double boiled soups crafted from fresh, local ingredients. Even if we’re not guests at Four Seasons on our next Singapore trip, this must-visit restaurant is already on our list.
Staying Fit at the Four Seasons Singapore
A morning swim in one of the hotel’s two outdoor pools is a must during your stay. The sun was beaming during our stay so we couldn’t resist some time spent courting rays by the roof top pool, inclusive of a perfect panorama of the city from the 20th floor. The pool staff were lovely and even delivered cool towels, iced water and fresh cut fruit to our day beds.
The pool and jacuzzi on level three is a great option for some serious laps or a post work out recovery swim. It’s just a few footsteps from the expansive state of the art fitness centre. Cardio equipment, cable machines, a free weights area and functional training equipment are all on hand, as are the staff worn advice and refreshments as you need them. Tennis enthusiasts are spoilt for choice at the Four Seasons with two outdoor and two indoor, air conditioned courts on site, catering to players who aren’t accustomed to the city’s humidity.
Singapore’s First L’Occitane Spa
The Four Seasons Spa & L’Occitane offers a menu of luxurious indulgence using L’Occitane products. From aromachologie massages to their tailored Provence-style packages and Four Seasons Exclusive Treatment using neroli and orchid flower essences, nothing can ease those post-shopping aches and pains like a little pampering.
Four Seasons is set in the ideal location for a little retail therapy. Located just a block from ION Orchard, Far East Plaza and other large shopping malls, restaurants and cinemas. Marina Square, Chinatown and Little India are only a ten to 15 minute taxi ride away.
The Fit Traveller was a guest of the Four Seasons Singapore for this stay. As always, the words, opinions and images are authentically our own.
Four Seasons Hotel
190 Orchard Boulevard
Skye is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Fit Traveller. She is a journalist, writer, photographer, intrepid traveller and a former personal trainer with a passion for helping others reach optimal health. As a TV journalist and producer, Skye has worked for household names such as 60 Minutes, Sunrise, TODAY and Nine News. She has also written for Women’s Health, Fodor’s Travel and Yahoo7 Travel, among many others.
Skye created The Fit Traveller as a beautiful online space and community where people feel inspired to escape the desk to move and explore more.
Equally comfortable in a 5-star resort or hiking a far-off mountain, Skye loves the unexpected and enriching life experiences that each trip brings and can often be found in a backstreet chatting to locals with her camera in hand.
Skye is based in Sydney, working to master the balance between motherhood and her insatiable appetite for adventure.