Keywords: Hotel - Room review - Hyatt - Orchard - Luxury
Month of visit: November 2020
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Strategically located in the busiest part of the Orchard shopping district, Grand Hyatt Singapore is a leisurely stroll away from Orchard MRT station. This luxurious property is renowned for its array of on-site dining venues as well as a nature inspired concept, a break from the hustle and bustle of Orchard Road.
We stayed at their Grand Corporate Suite, a premium suite under the World of Hyatt program. This expansive suite has a floor size of 108 squared metres and retails over $2000 a night. Booking this room entitles guests access to the Grand Club Lounge as well as complimentary minibar drinks and welcome amenities.
Grand Corporate Suite
The welcome area immediately after entering the suite had classy monochrome marble tiles and a built in wooden cabinet to the left from the entrance.
Entrance and welcome area of the suite.
The first cabinet door concealed a small fridge stocked up with can and bottled drinks. The drawer adjacent to this contains chips, chocolates and a bottle of wine. All these items are chargeable and the price list can be found on the cabinet-top. Sharing this space were four complimentary water bottles, an elegant tea set and a floral ornament.
Minibar items with price list.
Directly opposite this wooden cabinet was a powder room. This simplistic yet classy room was functional. Standard amenities like hand towels and hand washing gel were also provided.
Powder room immediately upon entering the suite.
Beyond this welcome area was the main part of the suite. This area was relatively spacious, well carpeted and had a rectangular geometry accommodating the living room as well as the dining room. Overall, the suite had a wooden theme.
The living space had two large sofas, each comfortable seating three guests and can double-up as sofa beds during the night. There were also two cushioned low stools. In the middle of these sofas and stools was a low table. A rather small television was supported on a free standing mount in the living area. Beneath it was a DVD player.
An elegant living room area with ample seating.
Directly adjacent to the living space is the dining area. Here, guests will find a large six-seater dining table beneath two lamps. The seats were rather comfortable and this space is ideal for having meals and doing work. Beside the table was a low wooden cabinet affording more storage spaces and on top of it was a bluetooth speaker.
A large six-seater dining table.
Connected directly to the dining room was a small but fully functional marble tiled kitchen with wooden carpentry. Here, guests can do light cooking on an electric stove. A Nespresso machine, a microwave oven and a large refrigerator were available in this kitchen. The beverages inside the refrigerator were complimentary for suite guests.
A fully functional kitchen within the suite.
Heading back out to the main part of the room and into the other entrance was a corridor that connected the bedroom to the rest of the suite. In this corridor, a work station can be found with standard amenities for the business travellers. This area had an elegant wooden finish with artistic decors that gave a vibrant feel.
Work station along a corridor connecting the bedroom to the rest of the suite.
The bedroom was rather large and consisted of a king sized bed, a vanity table and a lounge chair inclined at an awkward angle. Consistent with the rest of the suite, the bedroom had a nice wooden finish. A flat screened television was mounted onto the wall so guests can enjoy their shows from the comfort of the bedroom.
Bedroom of the Grand Corporate suite.
The suite had a less than impressive view however, with all its windows facing the back of Orchard road with views of Far East Plaza. To the right, a partially obstructed view of the pool could be seen.
Views from the room towards the back of Orchard road.
The bedroom was connected to a large walk-in closet where standard in-room amenities such as a safe, ironing amenities, laundry bags and hangers could be found. There was ample space to place luggages and shopping bags. A second door to enter and exit the suite could be found in this walk-in closet.
Walk-in closet with standard amenities and an exit door.
The marble tiled en-suite bathroom was massive and spotless clean. It came with a dual sink and standard bathroom amenities like dental kits, hand soap and moisturisers. There was also a large soaking tub as well as a handheld and rain shower. Premium body wash and shampoo gels were provided. The toilet area comes with an accompanying bidet and the shower room functions as a built in steam room. There was a seating area for guests to enjoy the steam room and the drainage was pretty decent so the room was not overly wet.
An oversized marble bathroom equipped with a steam room.
All club and suite room guests were entitled to the club lounge access temporarily located at Mezza9. The space itself was quite large and the dim lights gave a relaxing mood. Meanwhile, breakfast was served at Straits Kitchen.
Evening cocktails and canapés hours at Mezza9
The club lounge was open throughout the day serving light snacks such as nuts and cookies. The evening cocktails and canapés hours were held here between 6-8PM. A wide selection of beverages including alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages were made available. In addition, a very impressive array of hot and cold dishes were served. The food and drinks were bottomless throughout these two hours. The highlight would be the rock oysters on ice which was extremely fresh and the plant based burger which was really tasty.
Club lounge service at Grand Hyatt hotel, Singapore.
Breakfast at Straits Kitchen
Breakfast was served at Straits Kitchen, a restaurant on the lobby level of the hotel. Served in a sit-down buffet concept, guests can order multiple rounds of food and drinks. From the beverage menu, coffee, tea, fresh juices and teh tarik were available. Meanwhile, the food menu had a variety of dishes from continental to local delights like carrot cake and nasi lemak. Overall, it was a hearty breakfast.
Continental and American breakfast at Straits Kitchen.
Concluding remarks: Grand Hyatt Singapore is well renowned as a business hotel in the heart of Singapore. However, during these trying times, the hotel has came up with a number of staycation packages to attract local tourists. These include dining inclusive rates or heavily discounted room rates with complimentary upgrades. It is worth pointing out that the hotel is one of the older properties having been built in 1971 so some areas appear dated. However, the service rendered and quality of food during our stay were impeccable. The evening cocktail and canapés hours were one of the best we have experienced anywhere in the city. We would highly recommend taking advantage of one of their staycation packages while they remain available.