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Month of visit: May 2021
Youtube video review: Premier Suite (JW Marriott Singapore South Beach) | Hotel Review
Situated just two minutes away from Esplanade MRT and five minutes from City Hall MRT, JW Marriott Singapore South Beach is a luxury hotel close to multiple shopping malls such as Marina Square, Suntec City and Raffles City Shopping Mall. This hotel is one of the higher end Marriott Bonvoy properties in Singapore, alongside W Singapore and The St. Regis Singapore. All rooms and suites are stylishly designed, and its uniqueness is unlike any other in Singapore.
In this review, we stayed in their premier suite, which measured about 100 sqm in floor size. This suite is one level higher than the entry level deluxe suite and you may read up on our stay at that room category here. The premier suite offers either a city view or a Marina Bay view, with the latter requiring a supplement fee. The lobby of the hotel was rather narrow and on weekends it could get very crowded. It took us more than 30 minutes to complete the check-in formalities.
Checking into JW Marriott Singapore.
The common areas of the hotel were well lit and had a very modern touch. The suites were all situated at the corners and so they were the furthest guest rooms from the lift.
Brightly lit lift lobby and walkway to guest rooms.
The premier suite is truly beautiful guest room and you can appreciate it fully in our immersive 360-degree room tour below.
360-degree room tour of the Premier suite.
The welcome area of the suite has a chair and a bench for guests to remove and wear-on their footwear. There's also a laundry cabinet where guests can leave their dirty laundry if they're planning to utilise the hotel's laundry services. At the corner was a decently sized powder room.
View of the entrance and from the entrance of the suite.
The powder room had a very simple design, with an overall black and white theme. Two hand towels were found below the basin and a soap bar was also available.
Powder room at the welcome area of the suite.
The room itself has a very contemporary and stylish look, with leather finishings and designer furnishings. The living space was extremely large and could easily accommodate a large gathering. Instead of a conventional coffee table, a number of short wooden logs served that purpose.
Overview of the living space.
A work desk was conveniently located at the back and basic amenities such as a telephone and writing materials were provided. Also, a care kit consisting of surgical masks and a bottle of hand sanitiser were on the desk.
Work desk for the business travellers.
Near the work desk was a minibar area hidden behind glass-panelled doors. The minibar and mini fridge items were chargeable and its advisable to purchase your snacks and drinks from nearby malls instead as the items here were rather overpriced. A Nespresso machine and coffee and tea making equipment were available.
Minibar and mini fridge area.
At the corner, there was a cosy sitting area with views of a terrace with greeneries. A lamp was also placed on the desk for additional lighting.
A cosy sitting area at the corner.
The bedroom was housed in a separate room and had a similar design to the rest of the room. Interestingly, the king sized bed was in the centre and guests could walk around the bed. As all suites are corner rooms, ninety-degree floor to ceiling windows gave the room plenty of sunlight and offer great views of the city. The wardrobes with bedroom amenities were situated behind the bed.
Bedroom of the premier suite.
The bathroom had many mirror panels and as with the powder room, had smooth white tiles. Dual vanity areas ensure added privacy for guests, one on either side of a free standing bathtub.
The bathroom of the suite.
At each vanity area was a basin and standard bathroom amenities such as toothbrush, shaving kit, shower cap, mouthwash, vanity kit and comb.
One of the two vanity areas in the bathroom.
The bathtub was decently sized, directly in the middle of the room. One one side was the toilet area while on the other, the free-standing showering area.
A free-standing bathtub.
The free-standing shower area provided both hand-held and rain shower. Three massage jets will ensure guests be able to reach areas not easily accessed by their hands.
The free-standing shower area.
As we were celebrating a special occasion, a complimentary celebratory cake and a box of macrons were presented to us.
Welcome amenities provided.
This hotel has two pools, one on the sixth floor and the other on floor 18. The sixth floor pool was outdoors and long with views of Suntec city. This was ideal for doing laps. On the other hand, the more popular pool was on floor 18, which was an infinity pool overlooking the Marina Bay backdrop. A gym and terrace with a pool table and table tennis table were also found on this level.
Two beautiful pools at JW Marriott Singapore
This hotel has three very famous restaurants, namely Akira Back which serves Japanese cuisine, Beach Road Kitchen whipping up local and international flavours as well as Madame Fan which offers Cantonese cuisine. On top of these restaurants, the executive club lounge of the hotel has two presentations everyday; afternoon tea and evening cocktail and canapés.
Afternoon tea at Executive Club Lounge
The afternoon tea service starts from 1.15PM and includes free-flow beverages and afternoon tea bites such as sandwiches, scones, cakes and pies. The club lounge is an excellent place to relax in the afternoon.
Afternoon tea service at Executive Club Lounge.
Evening Cocktails and Canapés at Executive Club Lounge
From 5.15PM, the menu changed to serve evening cocktails and canapés. A number of cold selections like cheese plate, salads and desserts were available together with hot dishes which varied from day to day. In addition to the beverages available during the afternoon tea, alcoholic beverages were served during the evening cocktails hours. The food and beverages were once again free flow.
Evening cocktail and canapés service at Executive Club Lounge.
Breakfast at Beach Road Kitchen
The breakfast menu at Beach Road Kitchen was rather limited. Each guest was entitled to one hot dish and one additional item. The hot dishes selection included eggs done your way and local delights such as Nasi Lemak. The additional item could be a choice of pancakes, waffles or French toast. Nonetheless, beverages, bread baskets, fruits and cold items such as muesli and cereals were free-flow. Overall it was a hearty breakfast.
A decent breakfast at Beach Road Kitchen.
Concluding remarks: This hotel is one of the more popular hotels in Singapore due to its trendy design and spacious suites. The premier suite that we stayed in was oversized and ideal for a family or friends gathering. While we would definitely recommend booking this suite for a special occasion, we strongly advise against visiting over a holiday weekend as service standards can drop drastically due to high occupancy.
JW Marriott Singapore South Beach