Keywords: Hotel - Room review - Modern - Spacious - Orchard road - Family-friendly
Month of visit: September 2020
Youtube video review: Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza (Executive suite) | Review
Strategically located in the heart of Orchard road, quite literally a stone's throw away from Orchard MRT, Singapore Marriott Tang plaza boasts having the best location of any hotel along this famous road. This 33 storey modern hotel with a pagoda architecture is distinctively different from its surrounding buildings and its not easily missed. As part of the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty programme, this hotel has placed a strong emphasis on welcoming returning guests and guests participating in this programme.
We had requested for an early check-in time at 12PM and were pleased to have it confirmed before our arrival. The rectangular shaped lobby felt colossal probably because of the extremely high ceiling which has a large glass panel to allow natural daylight to stream in. We found the layout of the lobby to be fabulous because of the ease of navigation. The Marriott cafe, Crossroads cafe and Lobby lounge are all accessible from the lobby. You can check out our review of the afternoon tea at the Lobby lounge here.
Lobby at the Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza hotel.
Having opted for the mobile check-in, we had only spent less than five minutes at the counter. We were informed that as part of the safe distancing measures, we will need to pre-book a time slot for pool and gym usage. As it was raining throughout the weekend so we did not utilise these facilities.
Our suite was located on the 26th floor, and had unmatched views of Orchard road. Oddly, the suite had two entrances, one of which leads into the living room while the other leads into the bathroom. The published room size of the executive suite is 54 squared meters but the room we were assigned to was definitely larger. The spacious and well appointed suite is ideal for families with kids.
Main entrance of the executive suite.
Immediately upon entering the room, a large marble tiled powder room greeted us. As with other illuminations in the room, we liked the lighting frame of the mirror.
Stylish powder room.
Directly beside the powder room is a cosy work area. Being a sought-after business hotel, we could only imagine this area would be heavily utilised. The large marble-top table with two wheeled chairs can double up as a dining table for two.On the desk is a pack of cleaning wipes, a welcome note from the duty manager, writing materials and a phone. Perpendicular to this desk is a cabinet to store items.
Working area which can be repurposed as a dining area.
The living area is directly across the working space, where an extremely comfortable L-shaped sofa is placed. This sofa can be converted into a sofa-bed, making it suitable to accommodate a third guest. There is also a single seat leather chair across the steel-framed glass table. Again, we were intrigued with the neat illuminations by the window that borders the living room.
An elegant living room area.
What made our stay exceptionally enjoyable was the mammoth 70 inches television. While the picture may not do the console justice, it played a large role in making out stay pleasant.
A massive 70 inches television to keep guests entertained.
The minibar area can be found directly below the television. The minibar items were unavailable during our stay. However, a Nespresso machine with three capsules together with a selection of teas from TWG and instant coffee sachets were provided. An electric kettle was also available. The refrigerator was well sized but empty.
Minibar area with a Nespresso machine, selection of teas and instant coffee.
The bedroom was equally spacious and had a very cosy mood to it. Again, the lightings played a big part. The bedroom is separated from the other areas by a wooden wall and can be accessed by a wooden door of the same tone. Directly in front of the king sized bed is a small seating area with a movable table. As the television in the room is a lot smaller and that the console is at an uncomfortable angle if viewed from the bed, we never turned it on. The light switches, drapes and curtains are controlled by buttons and switches by the bedside.
Cosy and comfortable bedroom.
In an almost hidden area directly behind the bed is a dressing area and a very narrow space to place your luggage. There is also a wardrobe with some amenities which includes a safe, an iron, ironing board, laundry bags and hangars for your clothes. It's worth noting that it was difficult for us to navigate this area because of the narrow space. Also, the lack of lighting made it a greater challenge.
A narrow space with a dressing table, wardrobe and a space to place luggages.
Standard bathroom amenities were provided, with the bar soap, shower gel, shampoo and conditioner supplied by THANN. We found the shower gel to be exceptionally good. There are also two bottles of drinking water and a box with shaving kits, vanity kit and shower caps.
Standard bathroom amenities were provided.
Platinium, titanium and ambassador elite guests were given a choice of welcome amenity to choose from, which includes bread with dips, a box of chocolate or nuts for the food option and beer, soft drinks or sparkling fruit soda for the drinks option. We had opted for the box of chocolate and fruit soda although they had completely forgotten about it and we had to remind them late at night.
The executive suite comes with evening cocktails traditionally at the M Club lounge but was closed during our stay. Instead, the evening cocktails and dinner were temporarily relocated to the Marriott cafe. The breakfast was also served at the same venue.
Dinner at Marriott Cafe
We were able to enjoy a four-course dinner with free-flow alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. The menu changes every fortnight so it's worth checking them out on their website closer to the date of your stay. Although it's only one serving per guest, the manager on duty informed us that if we wanted more, we could ask. That was not necessary as we could barely finish the set! In short, the portioning and taste the food served were delightful.
Dinner and evening cocktails at Marriott cafe.
Breakfast at Marriott Cafe
Breakfast was also served at Marriott cafe and was converted to an all-you-can eat seated concept. Guests will need to inform the service crew on the items they would like to have and they will be delivered to the table. Overall, the service was prompt, selection was impressive and the food was reasonably good.
Breakfast at Marriott cafe.
Concluding remarks: It's amazing how a business hotel can transition so quickly and successfully to a leisure domestic getaway destination during the pandemic. As with our other stays at this property, the service rendered was excellent. The suite was very stylish, spacious and clean and we couldn't find many things to complain about. The dining options were decent too. We would recommend this suite to families with children for a short domestic holiday.