A couple months back, Intercontinental Singapore launched their Suite Surprise promotion. For just $388nett, guests get to enjoy a stay in a mystery suite (revealed only upon arrival) and club lounge benefits (inclusive of afternoon tea, evening canapes and cocktails, and an exclusive breakfast menu). On a normal day, booking their lowest-tier suite without the club lounge benefits already starts at about $300++, so this promotion seems pretty value-for-money.
Upon check-in, we got to spin a wheel to determine what suite we will get. We got a Heritage Suite, and I was pretty disappointed at first because I wanted a higher floor with better views. Even the check-in staff seemed to be “consoling” me by telling me the Heritage Suite is pretty. She was right though, the Suite was cosy and lovely in its own way, with a little alfresco front yard of our own. To find little outdoor spaces in a hotel building, I think that’s pretty cool! Also, we would never have discovered many nooks and crannies of the hotel if not for the fact that we stayed in the Heritage Suite (more details in “Exploring the Hotel” below.)
Curious blend of modern and traditional fixtures, think they did a pretty good job.
There is also a HDMI port for you to connect your electronic device to the smart TV, perfect for movie nights!
Also low-key love how they have 2 basins (apparently some of the bigger suites only have 1)
Only downside of the room is we were not allowed to open our windows or go into the balcony for security purposes 😦
Exploring the Hotel
The Heritage Suites were located deep inside the hotel at the Heritage Wing. There was a fair bit of walking from the lift lobby but it also promised more surprises.
Part of the Heritage Wing is this unique outdoor corridor, where you will see little traditional doors leading exclusively to each Heritage Suite. We thought it was quite a cool experience as we seemed to be returning to our little landed home with an outdoor yard.
Even though the hotel prizes itself in retaining its heritage and tradition, you would not feel that the furniture is dated at all, in fact it felt cosy yet classy.
Enjoyed every bit of the afternoon tea, we ordered the tea set to sample one of everything, and were able to order seconds for our favourite bites! Personally love the savoury beancurd skin with goji berries, and the chocolate tarts.
Evening Cocktails and Canapes
There were some hits and misses for their canapes selection, but I love how they deliberately dimmed the lights for a more relaxing atmosphere.
Guests with club lounge access can opt to have breakfast at either Ash & Elm or the Club Lounge, the latter having a wider menu. Of course, our choice is clear. Plus, what’s not to love about the spacious lounge with more than plenty of social distancing!
Overall, it was a great stay and service by IHG is impeccable as always. Hopefully we get a bigger suite next time!