Shangri-La Hotel. Singapore.


Singapore. – A place of secluded luxury ideal for beginning any journey.

Set in 15 acres of lush manicured gardens, the flagship Shangri-La Hotel Singapore offers a sanctuary from which to escape the city. One steeped in old school hospitality and tradition, with the correct relaxed ambiance and balance.

Regularly voted as one of the best in the world, this first hotel in the Shangri-La group is undeniably one of Singapore’s grandest, with 750 rooms spread over its three wings.

The Tower Wing was the first to open in 1971 and features a vast lobby with tall marble columns, a grand staircase and floor-to-ceiling mural depicting the Lost Horizon mountains of author James Hilton from which the name Shangri-La became synonymous with Paradise.

The Valley Wing which has become the choice for the more discerning traveller, including heads of states and royalty, a true epitome of exclusivity that extends to a private lobby.

I stayed in the Garden Wing which after an extensive renovation offers a homely welcome enhanced by the soothing sounds of cascading waterfalls, koi ponds and bougainvillea colad balconies from which to take in the Singapore skyline.

My suite offered space, a king size bed, large bathroom, all amenities and a view towards the pool and gardens. It delighted in every way, especially after a long flight. I settled in to enjoy a Nespresso, take a long shower and comfy nap before heading down for lunch.

There are plenty of choices in the food and drinks department including The Line, one of Singapore’s most sought after buffets. There is fine Cantonese at Shang Palace, Japanese at Nadaman and the recently-opened Waterfall Ristorante which offers authentic Southern Italian creations, this is where I enjoyed lunch with the charming marketing team.

For pampering CHI, The Spa is the place. There’s also a fitness centre and gym and leisurely laps to be enjoyed in the pool. The location in a high end neighbourhood just off Orchard Road with it’s enchanting roadside antique shops and glitzy designer shopping malls, couldn’t be improved on. It’s a good spot.


The opulent Asian-styled lobby. Pic supplied. 


The doorman, pic provided.


View from my room across the Garden Wing and the Singapore skyline with a view of the balconies and rooftop gardens.


The pool which seemed to have people enjoying it every time I looked.


My luxury suite in the Garden Wing, chocolates, a delicate Chinese tea-set and all amenities catered for.

A stay here is a treat in every sense. If you’re watching your budget remember to check the price categories of the various rooms and wings to see which best suits you. Otherwise pop by for a meal and walk around the gardens while in Singapore, it does feel in that moment like the city disappears.

Children are welcome, weddings and conferences are offered.

For more info have a look at their website or email: Follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram too.

For more on my time in Singapore, see here.

Leaving the hotel with the media team and Joleena Seah, Director of Communications and Josephine Tee Assistant Communications Manager. What an incredible team!

No Comments Yet

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Dawn Bradnick Jorgensen
My latest travel video below.

Botswana Tourism launched a Stay Home, travel tomorrow Campaign Video.

Botswana Tourism has launched an evocative 'Stay Home, Travel Tomorrow' campaign and allowed me to s…

The Incidental Tourist

The Incidental Tourist is a Personal Travel Blog of a conscious traveller with a deep love for Africa, its people and the environment.

Here I bring you narratives, stories, video and photographs from my travels around the globe, including accounts of gorilla trekking in Uganda, tree planting in Zambia, turtle rescue in Kenya, setting up temporary home in Lisbon, accommodation and restaurant reviews, as well as details of the conservation efforts that I support.

A self proclaimed earth advocate and beauty seeker, I invite you to join me and share In my love of sustainable impact travel – and the rich offerings of our beautiful world.

Follow me on social media
Follow me on Twitter
Dawn Jorgensen | The Incidental Tourist@DawnJorgensen
2.4K Following 12.8K Followers
RT @travelmassive: 📣 2 more weeks to apply – Join the Social Entrepreneurship Competition in Tourism! 🏆 Prizes: Mentoring & Coaching, Cas…
RT @wanderlustmag: We love the incredible street art of #Porto, #Portugal. Which piece is your favourite? > @visit
RT @BudgetTraveller: 40 pictures that will make you want to visit San Sebastian #SanSebastianTourism #kaixodonostia
RT @thailandsa: Another unique must-see! Chiang Rai's Wat Rong Khun, with its incredible beauty, is designed, built, and owned by a Thai na…
5 Archipelagos Where You Should Island Hop
Follow me on Bloglovin’ Follow
error: Do understand that my content is protected, should you wish to use my words or pics, kindly email me at Thank you.