B and I stayed at the Pan Pacific Singapore Hotel a few years ago, albeit not at the same time, we both retained similar pleasant memories of the charming hotel.
However, the good experience was entirely overwritten two months ago when we visited the refurbished luxury hotel for their Bed, Brunch and Bliss one-night staycation.
This time, we got ‘more than what we asked for’. 😛
I would say, the 5-star treatment has now been elevated to a whole new level with cosy suites that offer magnificent panoramic views of the city and complimentary champagne brunches which are simply – an epitome of stylish living and grandeur.
We felt like royalty as we indulged in our idyllic getaway.
Within 48 hours, the pre-wedding jitters were lifted away and the brunch, I don’t even know where to start.
If you’re looking for a resplendent romantic respite that pampers you as well as your belly AND that simply screams ‘Fabulousa!’, then you have to read on!
Then we headed to the Pacific Club for our check in but was promptly told that their Pan Pac associates had already conducted an in-room check in on our behalf. Whoa???!!
Well, less time for admin procedures means more time for play! Woo hoo!
Before we head to our room, we were given a private tour of the hotel premises. The first thing we noticed?
These cute floating timbre pods at the lobby of course!
They weren’t there during my last stay at the hotel in 2009.
Evidently, the hotel underwent an extensive furbishment.
We asked for more details and was told that the hotel closed for three months for a complete makeover in 2012 and today, the lobby features Asia’s LONGEST bar and we’re talking about a whopping 44 metres! As well as these adorable pods that are set over water to give their guests a comfy private space while they enjoy their drinks and music.
I was also very glad to see that they retained their iconic 35-storey atrium which features these glass elevators that oversee the lobby.
And now it’s time to go up, up and away!
And here I am on the 34th floor – all ready to check into my room of wonders.
But first, let’s check the view.
|Oooh… I see the Singapore Flyer!|
Hmm… not bad, not bad.
Okay. Enough messing around. Say hello to Pan Pacific Singapore’s Harbour Suite. 🙂
And it leads to this. 🙂
Check out the amenities!
Yay! Products from the UK’s leading beauty brand, Elemis! Now I can recreate the luxurious spa experience in the comfort of my own room!
In case you’re wondering what you can do with it…
It is perfect for soothing bloatedness, headaches, muscle strains or any other discomfort you may have! #TrustAuntJules
The bathroom never ends. Here’s the other side that features the toilet and shower.
|Dual shower heads system|
|I’ve got a rain shower too!|
I love how elegant, contemporary and seamless the entire bathroom looks – from the sleek marble tiles to the neutral interior. Great design pointers for our new home, B!
Next up – the walk-in wardrobe!
Yup! You read me right! Every suite is equipped with this spacious walk-in closet that also comes with a full-length mirror, safe, comfy cushioned slippers, ironing board and sleeping robes.
And now we walk through the door way again to enter…
Yup, I’ve a living room too. 😛
The living room is a dream world on its own. There’s a large sofa, smart TV, nice selection of magazines and even a Nespresso coffee machine!
This personalized message was displayed on the screen when we came in.
|Nespresso coffee machine|
A very futuristic thumb drive with everything we need to know about our Bed, Brunch and Bliss one-night staycation (and that includes the perks)!
As you can see, we were also granted access to the Pacific Club that is situated at the crown of the hotel on level 38. It offers stunning 360-degree views of Marina Bay, the South China Sea and the city skyline. Designed to blend the business and leisure needs of guests, the Pacific Club experience includes round-the- clock access, privileges such as refreshments and cocktails, and personalised guest services.
Regrettably, we didn’t visit the club at all (except during the private tour) as we were too busy taking photos and enjoying the other facilities of the hotel. Well, maybe next time. 🙂
Going back to the room…
With just one click, I can request for anything in the world!
Okay, we kinda did. We requested for a DVD player, room service, more Evian water and we received them in a jiffy.
I also noticed this device on the table. Can you guess what it is for?
Wowee! In-room treats by their very own Pacific Marketplace.
Can’t forget the mini bar!
Everything is FOC except the alcoholic beverages.
No alcohol? No problem!
Those complimentary juices and these choco babies are enough to satisfy any beverage needs. 😛
Nothing beats a king-sized bed with plush linens and pillows, in front of a 37” Smart television that synchronises wirelessly to your mobile devices!
And that view behind me…
Did I mention that the staycay package provides more than just a room?
It also offers a gaping 30% saving for dinner at hotel-operated restaurants and bars but note that advance reservations are required at Atrium, Pacific Marketplace, Edge, Hai Tien Lo and Keyaki.
Bobby and I celebrated our first and last Valentine’s Day at the Keyaki so we intuitively made reservations at Keyaki for a romantic pre-wedding dinner date as well as to enjoy the 30% discount. Hehe.
You have to see the food!
The sashimi was fresh, meat was succulent and the presentation – unmatched. No wonder they’ve stayed on top for so many years.
This wasn’t in the menu that day but we remember having it during our last visit and falling head over heels with it. And guess what? The chef kindly offered to whip up this dish again for our dining delight!
In case you’re wondering, it’s grilled asparagus enveloped in a delectable slice of Wagyu beef. Mmm…
We’re done with our very indulging dinner! #utterlysatisfied
And now it’s back to the hotel for a relaxing hot bath.
And here comes the biggest horror story of my stay – I forgot to bring my Lush bath bombs. Teng teng teng!
I bought them, packed them together but totally didn’t remember to lug them along when I left my house. Urgh!
But ‘life will always find a way’ – when I was about to prepare my hot bath, guess what I discovered???
Yup! Bath salts, courtesy of Pan Pacific! Not a bad substitute. 😛
Rise and shine!
Awww… I wish I can wake up to this spectacular scenery every day.
After taking the above photo, we headed straight back to Keyaki for more photos with their Tanuki statue and zen decor. It was too dark to capture the serenity and beauty of the garden so we decided to do it when it’s bright and sunny.
Morning kiss! Muuuuaaah! :*
About time for brunch!
The privileges of the Bed, Brunch and Bliss package are endless I tell you!
We were also treated to a four-hour Sunday Champagne Brunch (usual price $158 per adult) for two at Edge, the hotel’s live theatre restaurant located on level 3 of the hotel as part of our staycay perks.
You’ll be astonished to know that the Champagne Brunch offers an extensive sumptous selection seafood, Japanese omi wagyu beef and Pan Pacific sausages grilled a la minute, prime rib and suckling pig on the carvery, truffle eggs, freshly- made duck confit ravioli, a two-metre cheeseboard and over 20 dessert choices, complemented with Veuve Clicquot Champagne which is apparently, my most favorite champagne in the world!
Seeing this just makes my day! Whee!
When we arrived, we were immediately led to our table which was already reserved by Pan Pac and… it has my name on it! 😀
|Fried foie gras.|
My dear foodies, below is what you need to know about the 4-Hour Champagne Brunch.
Highlights of the brunch:
– Crustacean on Ice: Boston lobster, 3 types of French and Canadian Oysters
– ‘Live’ Grill: Wagyu Beef and signature Pan Pacific Sausages grilled upon request
– Carvery: Prime Rib, Waygu Beef, Suckling Pig
– Egg Station: Poached Egg with Truffle Coulis
– Pasta made a la minute: Duck Confit Ravioli
– Feast-On-Wheels: Signature seafood and meats items such as Home Cured Salmon
Gravlax and Crispy Kurobuta Pork Belly served at guests’ tables
– Two-metre Cheeseboard: 30 varieties of artisanal Cheese and Raclette a la minute
– Dessert Station: An elaborate presentation of 20 desserts including Candy Crush
Sponge Cake, Gluten-Free Red Velvet Cake and Chocolate Brownie
For those with a sweet tooth, you’re gonna drool at these next few photos!
He’s had four glasses in an hour and now he’s thinking of getting another one. Sheesh!
It was 4pm and the brunch had ended. And in case you’re wondering, we haven’t checked out. Yup another staycation perk – late check out at 5pm.
Just how service-oriented can Pan Pac get???
Wait till you hear this next feature and you’ll know.
We explored their pool. Well, it doesn’t look anything out of the ordinary right?
The outdoor pool is equipped with underwater speakers! Haha! Yup. It’s no longer restricted to synchronised swimmers, now you can also listen to awesome tunes while you take a dip in the pool.
Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, I came back to my room and found this on the table.
Yay! Now check out will only take seconds!
Since the hotel expected a high volume of departures on Sundays, they decided to offer Express Check Out services for their guests.
All we have to do is to view and verify our room bill on our TV and complete the form attached. Then return it at the Check-Out box at level 1.
When I arrived at the lobby, one of the Pan Pac associates immediately approached me and asked if we were checking out. When he confirmed that I was, he simply took the form from me and told me he’ll check out on my behalf. I wasn’t even near the check out box! In case you’re wondering, the associate didn’t know I’m a blogger invited by the hotel so this is not a biased view, okay?
The level of service in this hotel is simply mind-blowing. How can everyone in the hotel be so consistent in delivering impeccable service???
I’m certainly giving Pan Pacific Singapore 5 Honeyz crowns! The interior and buffet spread are world class and the good service was the icing on an already amazing cake.
B and I swear that we’ll return very very soon. Maybe even this week!
My only gripe is probably the lack of a 3 pin plug socket near a mirror so I can style my hair with my hair tools. But of course, this is a small oversight compared to the personalised attention and great hospitality Pan Pac has given us so far.
Never have we seen a hotel this committed to providing good service. Kudos Pan Pac! We’ll definitely be recommending our friends and family to your hotel!
Here’s a summary of what the Bed, Brunch and Bliss package entails:
– A one-night stay for two guests in a Harbour Studio room
– Sunday Champagne Brunch for two at Edge
– Late check-out at 5:00pm on Sunday
– 30% savings for dinner at hotel-operated restaurants and bars (Advance reservations
required at Atrium, Pacific Marketplace, Edge, Hai Tien Lo and Keyaki)
– Internet access
– One parking coupon
Bed, Brunch and Bliss is priced from SGD525 and only available on Saturdays till 2015. More details of the package here – http://www.panpacific.com/en/hotels-resorts/singapore/marina/stay/offers/bed–brunch—bliss.html
Pan Pacific is always introducing new staycation packages with similar privileges so please stick around for the latest about them or simply visit their FB page at facebook.com/panpacificsingapore or their Offers page for more info.
Engaged couples who are interested in holding their wedding at Pan Pac rejoice!
The considerate folks at Black Box have done it again. Any lovebirds taking the big step will know how stressful wedding day can be. A million people to please, everyone’s pulling you left, right and center, the organized chaos can be dizzying. Things usually do fall into place and most people can look back and laugh but when you’re in the midst of the madness it can be pretty stressful.
Thankfully anyone holding their wedding at the Pan Pacific Hotel Singapore will get a head start with these his and hers wedding survival Black Boxes – full to the brim with essential goodies.
The brides box contains 15 fabulous items including the Klarity LasertoxTM V-Line Slim Up Mask, Klarity Lasertox CC Miracle White Lotion, Nivea Refreshing Facial Cleansing Wipes and my favourites, the Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion and Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Milk as well as the Bioderma Sensibio H20 makeup remover, strong yet suitable for even sensitive skin.
It really is a great pre-prepared box, I only wish brides-to-be could get their hands on these beauty boxes earlier as it’s always risky business for an imminent bride to use a product on wedding day that they haven’t used before. Some of these products would no doubt do wonders for your complexion leading up to the big day.
But this is only one half of the equation, what did the hubby think of his Black Box?
“WOOHOOOOOOO!!!! Hawt diggitty dawg! It’s Bobby here and I can say I was pretty stoked with the grooms’ edition of the Black Box. I’m still clueless about all this skin care stuff, so to have products already picked out for me to use was pretty great. The box contained 7 products of which my faves were the L’Oréal Paris Men Expertise Charcoal Black Scrub, Men Expert Hydra Energetic X-Treme Moisturizer and Nivea Men Silver Protect Deodorant Roll On. Hey, because the groom is worth it too!” – Bobby
Yet another small yet thoughtful reason for you to check out Pan Pac’s wedding packages.
For further enquiries on their wedding packages, you may consult Pan Pacific’s wedding specialists at +65 6826 8248 or by email at [email protected]
Pan Pacific Singapore
7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square
Contact: +65 6336 8111
Email: [email protected]
Goodbye for now, Pan Pac. I’ll be back!
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