A view of the presidential suite at St Regis Singapore. The luxurious living room is adorned with settees and a 42-inch television. On the walls are handpainted silk panels, and Czech crystal chandeliers are a common feature in the suite. Original million-dollar paintings from renowned French and American artists are also handpicked by the hotel owners for the suite (Photo: Lim Weixiang)
The presidential suite at St Regis Singapore is lavish, but that word doesn’t even begin to describe what you see.
It costs S$15,000 a night to stay here and the rate does not include taxes.
A spokesperson from St Regis Singapore took inSing around the hotel room, which has a floor space of 335 sqm, or the equivalent size of three five-room HDB flats.
She wouldn’t say who has stayed at the suite so far, except that there have been dignitaries and celebrities.
Located on the topmost level of the 20-storey high hotel, the suite boasts a magnificent view of a large part of the Singapore Botanic Gardens and the areas around Tanglin Road.
“We want to recreate an experience that our guests would enjoy in their own homes,” the spokesperson said.
Rooms in the suite are furnished in an art-nouveau style with slight oriental touches, and there are ornate gold, white and silver trimmings on everything.
You get your own living room, dining room, study, and terrace, which have crystal chandeliers and million-dollar artworks and paintings by renowned artists such as Marc Chagall, Mark Tobey, Le Pho and Sam Francis hanging on the walls.
On the risk of these paintings getting stolen or vandalised, the spokesperson said: “The guests we have are used to having access to art, luxury items and butler services, and so vandalism is not part of our worries. They are from a different stratum in society.”
She added that the hotel also has surveillance cameras in the corridors and other security measures as protection.
The master bedroom, housing a king-sized four-poster bed, is accessible by a massive gilded-edge door.
There is a separate dressing room, a private gym, and in the bathroom, a mesmerising view of the cityscape.
Next to the bathtub, guests may get free massage services on a divan or bed-like couch.
PERSONAL CHEF, BUTLER
As part of the premium service, there is a dedicated butler on-call 24 hours. He will run errands, tidy up the suite and serve during mealtimes. For the private dining experience, a personal chef will prepare a meal in the suite’s own private kitchen.
Herman Foo, the director of rooms at St Regis Singapore, said: “Luxury is an expectation at the St Regis, and we pride ourselves in going beyond that. For our guests, the price is not so much about the room but also the service, which is invaluable. What you get is a complete experience of refined living.”
Check out more pictures: Inside St Regis Singapore’s presidential suite
ESCAPE TO SENTOSA COVE
Hotel guests may come face-to-face with exclusivity and glamour at another venue, by booking the Extreme Wow suite at W Singapore – Sentosa Cove.
The name says it all. The seven-storey hotel located on Sentosa island in southern Singapore offers a room stay in the suite for S$13,670 a night.
Located on the top floor, the 195-sqm suite is almost antithetical to the regal-looking presidential suite at the St Regis Singapore.
The modern design has a funky cool edge, with technicolor finishes and highly reflective surfaces everywhere, on top of leather panels and stone floorings.
The showstopper is a marble-covered cocktail bar in the suite with integrated DJ booth, and the ceiling crystal “chandelier” above it bathes the bar in lights which can turn purple, amber or even white with just a click of the remote. There are vinyl albums behind the study desk.
The hotel has made the suite soundproof.
“We have guests holding wild parties in here,” Joshua Greedy, the associate director of marketing communications, said during a tour of the suite. “It’s normal. Our guests are celebrities, or people of a certain social circle who want to have fun.”
Other furnishings in the suite include designer smoke-burnt wooden chairs, a cool white marble dining table and original artworks.
The living room has a flip-down 55-inch high-definition flatscreen television set with a Bang Olufsen surround sound system.
VIEWS OF THE SEA
The balcony offers a magnificent view of the South China Sea, which can appreciated on the daybed or at the outdoor plunge pool.
A private chef is available to cook up a meal in the suite’s kitchen, but it is the master bedroom that is the highlight.
The bed supported by four ceiling posts looks like it floats above the ground and it is fitted with a “pillow-top mattress”, a mattress that features an extra layer atop it for plush comfort, as well as sheets with 350 threadcount.
The bathroom has a large jacuzzi bathtub, a rainforest shower and a state-of-the-art exercise bicycle.
Check out more pictures: Inside the Extreme Wow suite of W Singapore – Sentosa Cove