A deal too good to miss out on brings me back for another staycay. This time around at Shangri-La Singapore. I have been wanting to check out and review the exclusive Shangri-La Singapore Valley Wing for the longest time ever. I finally got a chance to do so at a rate that I am willing to shell out for. To the greatest of my knowledge, the Valley Wing is one of the few hotels in Singapore with lounge that serve champagne all day long. The other being Ritz Carlton. A hotel within a hotel, Shangri-La Singapore consists of 3 distinct buildings, known as wings. Among the Garden Wing, Tower Wing and Valley Wing, Valley Wing provides the utmost comfort and luxury. Located in the exclusive neighbourhood of Orchard area, it is a sanctuary in the heart of the city. This is also the well-known choice of accommodation for President Trump when the historical summit with North Korea was held in Singapore. The hotel is located a short distance away from both the shopping district of Orchard Road as well as Singapore only UNESCO World Heritage Site, Botanic Gardens.
Booking Process & Pre Arrival
Valley Wing rates belongs among the upper echelons of hotels in Singapore. Rates for a base level Valley Wing deluxe rooms easily starts from 600 SGD. Even in the depressed market right now. It is definitely comparable to properties like a Ritz Carlton Club Room. However, I managed to chance upon a trick to admit myself into the Valley Wing. By booking a Luxury Circle Rate which is a special program for Shangri-La Properties. I will be able to enjoy additional perks and benefits while paying the same Best Available Rate for my stay. This includes; Upgrade to the next room type category at the time of booking (subject to availability), Hotel credit of $100 USD per stay, Complimentary full breakfast for two, Early check-in & late check-out and Welcome amenity. This is a no brainer especially for a one night stay. As a matter of fact, the discounted rate for my stay was 295 SGD and the best available rate was 330 SGD. I am literally paying 35 SGD more for the above perks.
With that, I booked the Garden Wing Deluxe Pool View room, one level below the Valley Wing Deluxe room. While this is usually not the case, the entire Tower Wing is now closed to support the government efforts for quarantine, which makes the upgrade jump straight to a Valley Wing deluxe room. Paying 330 SGD Nett for a Valley Wing room is the deal of the century. Furthermore, nearer to my stay, I was further upgraded to a Valley Wing 1 Bedroom Suite! That represents an 8 Cat Upgrade from the original Deluxe Pool View room that I booked. It is partially helped by the fact that the entire Tower Wing is currently close to support the government SHN effort. Shangri-La Singapore consists of a total of 792 guestrooms and suites across three wings. You can find the breakdown below.
|Rooms||Horizon Club / |
Valley Wing Lounge Access
|Bathtub||Size||No. of Rooms|
|Deluxe City View||No||Yes||50 Sqm||68|
|Deluxe Pool View||No||Yes||50 Sqm||78|
|One-Bedroom Suite||Yes||Yes||81 Sqm||9|
|Premier Balcony Suite||Yes||Yes & Whirlpool||137 Sqm||3|
|Rooms||Horizon Club / |
Valley Wing Lounge Access
|Bathtub||Size||No. of Rooms|
|Deluxe Family||No||Yes||38 Sqm||19|
|Club Deluxe||Yes||Yes||38 Sqm||81|
|Club Junior Suite||Yes||Yes||67 Sqm||34|
|One-Bedroom Suite||Yes||Yes||82 Sqm||5|
|Themed Family Suite||Yes||Yes||72 Sqm||5|
|Grand Suite||Yes||Yes||250 Sqm||1|
|Rooms||Horizon Club / |
Valley Wing Lounge Access
|Bathtub||Size||No. of Rooms|
|One-Bedroom Suite||Yes||Yes||79 Sqm||11|
|Deluxe Suite||Yes||Yes||110 Sqm||12|
|Singapore Suite||Yes||Yes||238 Sqm||1|
|Shangri-La Suite||Yes||Yes||348 Sqm||1|
For those with a confirmed booking for Valley Wing accommodations, I would recommend you to come directly via their exclusive entrance off Anderson Road. This makes the arrival process very exclusive. There are a couple of lots to the side specifically reserved for Valley Wing guests. Do take note that they are open air lots if it matters. If not, you can park at the main car park. Upon arriving, the bellboy immediately came over to help me with my bags and doors. I arrived at 11am, with an early check in guaranteed in advance. There was no wait and I was immediately assisted by the staff. At Valley Wing, it is a sit down affair, a plexiglass is now placed between the guests and staff. They were polite and welcoming. Check in took a while given the amount of details the staff went thru. He was really in depth and explain the various entitlements I will receive for booking thru Luxury Circle as well as being a Golden Circle Member. It was a pleasant surprise to be welcomed and thank as a Golden Circle Member even when I am just a basic member. I was also informed that my rate includes a 135 SGD F&B credit to spend on. This is the USD exchange rate that they were using on that day and I find it to be rather generous.
Late check out was extended till 5pm and this was in fact further extended till 6pm on the day of check out. I was informed that I could still use the hotel facilities after checking out, but will lose my Valley Wing Privileges. I was then escorted to the lift. All Valley Wing guests are able to enjoy privileges including; Breakfast in the Summit Room, Afternoon tea, Evening canapes, all day champagne and cocktails at the Valley Wing Lounge, Complimentary Minibar (non-alcoholic beverages only) and usage of the Business centre.
Valley Wing One-Bedroom Suite
I was assigned suite 1160 on the 11th floor. The Valley Wing have a cosy layout and configuration with only 11 rooms or suites located on the floor. From what it looks like on the floorplan it does seems that the suites were reconfigured from two rooms. I love how bright the common corridors are, decked out with warm lighting and white finishes. You know that you are in for a treat when your suite have a double door entrance! I also love how the identity of Valley Wing can be found throughout the building here with VW almost stencilled on everything, including the room number as well! Welcome to my classy suite, V.1160!
The 1-Bedroom suite is the lead in suite category over here at the Valley Wing and it measures a spacious 79 Sqm. With a rather regular layout, the space certainly felt much more spacious than it measures. Upon entering, there’s a long entrance serving as a grand entryway before it splits up into both the living room area and the bedroom spaces.
Just next to the entrance, by the side, you can find a little cabinet top area with a vase of lovely orchids. I love the thoughtful designed space. Allowing guests to place the key cards, a bottle of water or items that you might need just before exiting or entering the suite. The orchids adds up a little Singapore and Shangri-La identity as well. Contrary to the norm, despite this being a full suite, there isn’t a half bath to be found. While not a huge issue, I find half bath rather useful especially when you are having guests over or lounging in the living area. I would love it if a larger full size mirror can be found here.
Leading off to the right, this is where the living area is located. With an octagon kinda layout, you can find a full sofa set, consisting of a couch and two arms chairs that comfortably seats 4-5 pax around a coffee table. I really love the little vase display in the background. Let’s be honest, this is a dated property. But Shangri-La did not appeared to be tired. While it is clear that the decor is of the previous era, everything in the room such as the furniture and surfaces are well maintained. The numerous chandeliers adds up a little old school luxurious charm to the entire space.
By the window you can find another set of armchairs and a round table. There isn’t much of a view to speak for given that it simply faces the nearby residential buildings. However it does pretty much opens up and doesn’t feel claustrophobic like a typical hotel room in NYC, where it faces adjacent skyscrapers.
Left on the table was a chest of goodies alongside a handwritten personalised welcome card from the GM! There was a fruit platter with an assortments of whole fruits as well. Opening the chest make me felt like a kid! Inside, you can find freshly baked cookies and pralines. As if those aren’t generous enough, a separate box of chocolates were left on the side as well. It left a really sweet feeling!
The living room comes with a high quality Samsung TV with a large selection of cable channels. There are Mio Stadium, Fox sport, Hubsport and BeinSport, clear to suffice a soccer fan will not be disappointed at the selection of European soccer matches here. I do find the TV on the smaller side, especially for a suite of this size. A full size working desk and an armchair is placed just beside the TV. Perfect for getting some work done. While I won’t go as far to say that the armchair have good back support. It’s alright for a short time. Outlets can be conveniently found here and the Wi-Fi was strong throughout the suite which I appreciated. Left on the desk was also a care pouch, consisting of surgical mask, wipes and hand sanitizer.
The bedroom is separated with a door to the left of the suite. I love that there is a door to separate both areas in my suite. Making it conducive to work or lounge in the living room without disturbing your resting partner. The spacious bedroom and the space really opens up after entering. From what I have seen, it is almost an exact replica of the base level Valley Wing Deluxe Room. You can find the luxurious king size bed in the middle surrounded by two night stand.
The bed was luxurious and lush. While the property is dated, the bed certainly isn’t! That is one of the best mattress I ever had in a hotel and the firmness was just right! Pillows were awesome as well. For customers who might prefer other firmness, a pillow menu was on offer too. I got some really awesome contour pillows that gave me such a good rest in the night. Amenities can be request from an online interface which I will share about more later. Controls for the lighting and blinds are fully electronic and can be found easily on the side of the bed. I do have to point out that on both side of the bed, there isn’t any power outlets which is a huge disappointment in my opinion! Outlets by the side of the bed is a necessity for any hotels in the world! Basics!
Left by the side of the bed was another welcome amenity. A bottle of 2015 Clarendelle Bordeaux which was specifically designed and exclusive to Shangri-La. That is a pretty lovely bottle of wine, one that they also serve in the lobby lounge. Turndown service was provided in the evening and some lovely macarons were placed by the bed. Plenty of goodies in the room.
Facing the bed, you can also find a vanity area which I am sure your partner would love. There is another TV in the room as well, again on the smaller side.
At the far end of the room, by the window, you can find a lazing couch and a coffee table! Perfect for a cup of coffee while reading a book. The view here is exactly the same as the one in the living room.
The minibar setup is located at the side. Generous amounts of bottled water were placed and replenish daily and during turndown service. They were Evian branded for suites, which was certainly a nice touch. For deluxe rooms, basic hotel branded bottled water are provided. There’s a Nespresso machine with 6 capsules provided. It’s nice to see coffee machine being provided, which in my opinion should be a necessity in all 5 star hotels. Some high quality packaged tea can be found in the drawer. I really love their Osmanthus Tea. The fridge is left empty, probably due to COVID-19. All guests staying in Valley Wing enjoys complimentary minibar (non-alcoholic drinks and snacks), which you can order from the hotel online interface. Known as the digital concierge where you can do a live chat and request for additional amenities. You can find the link here. https://shangri-la-singapore.guest-chat.com
This is a one stop platform for hotel information, dining reservations, in-room dining and requesting amenities like different type of pillows, towels or toiletries. You can also order minibar items to your room. Do note that alcoholic drinks are chargeable. While there is a price listed when you request the minibar items, charges will be removed from your folio upon check out for non-alcoholic drinks.
On the other end of the room, you can find the closet and bathroom area. It’s rather unique that they are partition off from rest of the room creating a little enclave on its own. You can find a spacious closet with numerous hangers. I love the roomy luggage storage area which allows you to open up your suitcase fully.
The bathroom is decked out in white marble and silver trimmings. I really love the contrast of the entire bathroom with those little striking yellow tubs of Acqua Di Parma that immediately caught my eye! Yes! For the suites in Valley Wing, Acqua Di Parma Colonia line of toiletries are provided. Such a wonderful luxurious option. I love the scent from this luxury Italian house. For non-Valley Wing suites and club guests, L’Occitane en Provence Jasmin & Bergamote toiletries are provided instead. Normal rooms receive Shangri-la branded amenities. The bathroom comes with a classic His & Her sinks.
The toilet, bathtub and standing showers are located separately. The bathtub is really spacious and definitely good for 2 pax. I love that bath pillows and bath salts are provided as well.
The standing shower comes with both a rainforest shower as well as a removable shower head. Temperature control is great. However the water pressure was a mixed bag! It was excellent at both the bathtub as well as the handheld shower, but the rainforest shower was really bad! It will be perfect if this get sorted out, water pressure is one huge aspect for a nice relaxing shower.
Valley Wing Lobby Lounge
One of the best perks of staying in the Valley Wing is getting access to the renowned Valley Wing Lounge, the adult playground! An all-day lounge located on the lobby level for all guests staying in the Valley Wing. This famous lounge serve up champagne and various quality drinks throughout the day. In addition, you will also enjoy afternoon tea service and evening canapes. This is definitely the highlight for every champagne lover! A destination where you are accompanied by the constant lullaby of champagne popping all day long. With the last order at 10pm. A glass of bubbles after a swim? A nightcap right before turning in? Anything you want. Valley Wing Lounge serves up Veuve Clicquot as their housepour.
The lounge takes up the entire lobby area of the Valley Wing. You can find an assortments of seats, ranging from lazing couches to more proper dining tables kinda setting. If you prefer, service will be extended to the outdoor patio area as well. In the event where the place is running on high occupancy, the staff will use The Summit Room as an overflow area. The environment is really nice to chill and work from. I will let the pictures do more of the talking. The place might get pack at times, especially when afternoon tea or evening cocktails just started.
As mentioned, you can have all day drinks here and there is a healthy selection of quality drinks ranging from Champagne to Wines and Speciality Cocktails. For non-alcoholic options, a wide range of juices and mocktails are on offer as well. The housepour champagne over here is Veuve Clicquot Brut, a respectable quality option. They are also serving Evian and San Pellegrino. I did a little summary of the champagne and wines offered. As you can see, they are not your usual crappy housepours at a lounge.
You can find the Valley Wing Lounge menu here.
|Wines||Rating From Vivino||Average Price in Singapore|
|Veuve Clicquot Brut||4.2 / 5||$70|
|Berlucchi 61 Rosé, Franciacorta DOCG||3.8 / 5||$60|
|Chardonnay, Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection||3.7 / 5||$59|
|Domaine Joseph Drouhin Chablis||3.7 / 5||$69|
|Clos Henri Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc||3.8 / 5||$61|
|Riesling, Dr Loosen||3.9 / 5||$40|
|Château d’Esclans Whispering Angel Rosé||4.1 / 5||$44|
|La Vite Lucente IGT Luce, Lucente la Vite||4.0 / 5||$65|
|Vincent Girardin Bourgogne Pinot Noir Cuvee Saint-Vincent, Burgendy||3.7 / 5||$41|
|Clarendelle Rouge, Bordeaux||3.6 / 5||$50|
|Mitolo Jester Shiraz||3.8 / 5||$44|
Over the period of my stay I tried an assortments of drinks especially their cocktails. Happy to report that they make up a very awesome Singapore Sling! Perfect for the sunny warm Singapore afternoons.
The Black gives you a punch of caffeine while not lacking its whomp in alcohol as well. I really love the chocolate bitters inside.
One of my other favourite are their Barrel Aged Negroni as well! The Cherry & Sherry is alright.
Lounge staff here are attentive and generous with refills. Taking the initiative, they will constantly go around to top up your drinks. There is no need to seek them out. They are definitely not the stingy kind. Ahem Grand Park City Hall! Yes, you are splurging a lot for the Valley Wing, but come to think of it, you are certainly getting the bang for your buck if you do partake in the drinks. They serve up cocktails and creations from their restaurant as well. As a matter of point, a glass of Veuve Clicquot cost 29 SGD at Origin Grill. In the evening, they have a speciality Gin Cart featuring speciality selections from around the world. Guests may choose their own gin and tonic pairing, along with their preferred garnish, or leave it in the hands of the bartenders to recommend the perfect combination. These are served up with Fever-Tree Mixers.
I tried the Copperhead Gin from Belgium, Nordes Gin from Spain as well as the Brass Lion Blue Pea Gin from Singapore. I really love the one from Spain!
Afternoon Tea is served from 2pm to 5pm in a two tier affair. It can never go wrong with Champagne and delicate cakes every afternoon. On the first day, you can find a two tier stand of Scones, Sandwiches, Cakes, a nonya Kueh Dadar and a hot snack which was Ngoh Hiang, a five spiced roll. Everything was delicious and fresh, with the most memorable items being the Ngoh Hiang and their Cakes. They were really delightful, especially the apple mouse cake. You are able to get refills if you wish and those little Ngoh Hiang rolls were addictive! I really wish a little menu or something was provided and we could know what we are having.
On the second day, there are some slight change to the offerings. This time around there are cheesecakes, pistachio cake, some sort of mousse and another type of nonya kueh. The hot snack of the day was fried mimosa. Once again, the cakes are the stand out items here. A similar affair will cost you 60 to 78 SGD at the main lobby lounge and without the bubbles.
Evening Canapes and the Speciality Gin Cart takes place between 5pm to 7pm. On the first evening, a platter of 5 canapes are served. There is some sort of fried items, a quiche and a couple of other items. Again, I really wish there is a menu. I really love the Fried Beancurd Skin roll and the Foie Gras for the day! Similarly, you can get refills of the items if you want or just the specific canapes that you like.
Given that I had late check out the next day, I was able to partake in the affair as well. This time round, there was a platter of Prawn Cocktail, Fried Chicken with spicy sriracha mayo, Camembert, some sort of Foie Gras Terrine and a little pie. Everything was so good. I love how they switch up the offerings day to day, which is good for guests who are staying longer than a night. I had a glass of the Vincent Girardin Burgundy to go with it. The wine list is really good here and besides the Burgundy, I really love the Chablis as well.
A night cap before turning in? Sure!
Shangri-La have one of the more spacious pool out there. No reservations are required to use the pool and I am very thankful to have nice weather during my stay. There are a good number of sunbeds and lounges around the pool, all on a first come first serve basis. The pool ranges from 1.2m to 2.5m, with the deeper ends separated off. Lounges in the deep area are also reserved for adults only. I really love this policy. This is something that I would wish hotels could implement more often. Shangri-la can be very popular for family stays and there are plenty of kids in the pool during my visit on a weekday. Towels are provided. However, I am pretty disappointed that bottled water are not! For a hotel of this calibre, or in fact any 5 star hotels, towels and bottled water are a basic necessity.
Exclusive reserved lounges for Valley Wing guests can be found in the patio area but it doesn’t face the pool which makes it kinda pointless. They are just good for sun tanning. In fact, it would be nice if they could reserve some sunbeds and lounges by the pool exclusively for Valley Wing guests! That shouldn’t be too challenging to implement. You can find pool attendants roaming the area for any F&B orders and there is also a lifeguard on duty.
While I did not partake in any gyming session while staying here, I managed to briefly check it out. It is located by the Tower Wing area, just by the side of the pool as part of the Health Club. Although due to current pandemic situation, the Steam, Sauna and Indoor Hot Whirlpool Bath are closed. The gym is currently open from 6am to 10pm and no prior reservations are needed. Shangri-La have one of the most spacious hotel gym that I have ever seem. Even with currently capacity cap for social distancing, I do not foresee any difficulties in using it. It was completely empty when I went to check it out in the afternoon. To access the gym and health club, you will need to enter via the changing rooms which will then link you to the gym space. You can find all sorts of equipment and machine that you might need. Bottled waters are available.
Shangri-La is a sprawling property with tons of facilities and amenities. In fact, it took me quite a while to explore the entire grounds which measures up to 15 acres. Besides the spacious outdoor pool onsite, you can also find a dedicated water playground for kids. This makes Shangri-La Singapore the perfect staycation destination for families. Known as the Splash Zone, it is a 1300 sq ft of specially designed aquatic amenities and water play areas ranging from meandering lazy rivers to sliding down vertical drops on the slides, splashes with water sprouts and jet cannons and shallow wading pools. It is free for in-house guests.
I took a brief look inside and it looks really entertaining for the smaller ones. Sadly, I am out of that age group! Do note that prior reservations are necessary to reserve a time slot ranging from 9.15am to 5.45pm. You can do so and get more information at email@example.com
Exploring the grounds after that much booze and food during my staycation was a much needed activity. With the property spreading across 15 acres, that helps with consuming more champagne. I really love the nicely sculpted greens and orchids, which is a common affair here! One of the highlights here is The Orchid, a seven-metre tall open-air orchid greenhouse. The Orchid showcases a large collection of tropical orchids, including our national flower, Vanda Miss Joaquim! It is a nice place for some photos as well. Guests who wish to celebrate a special occasion can also arrange for a private dinner in the greenhouse, dining under the stars and surrounded by candles and orchids.
Breakfast at Summit Room
The Summit Room is an exclusive breakfast venue for Valley Wing guests and it’s really lovely and chic. It is located just towards the left of the check in counters. It felt like a mini grand ballroom with the double wooden doors similar to a posh member club. I love how high the dining room is, making it looks additional spacious and welcoming. The lovely glass windows promotes the scenic views of the greens outside. Breakfast service starts from 7am to 10.30am on weekdays and till 11am on weekends here. The space is also use as an overflow facility during the day if the lounge area is full. No reservations are required. I was down for breakfast at 8.30am on a weekday and it was rather packed.
For those preferring to dine outdoor, you are able to have breakfast by the patio area. The change of surrounding and cooler temperatures in the morning was in fact pretty idyllic.
Service was attentive and excellent. We were ushered to the dining and presented with a leather covered menu. This really reminds me of Singapore Airlines First Class and Suites. Drinks order were taken as well. Check out the breakfast menu below.
In addition to the menu, where each person are allowed to order 2 cooked to order dishes, you can also have unlimited selection from the buffet bar and drinks. The buffet bar consists of cheese, cold cuts, cereals, yogurt, fruits and pastries. Everything looks high quality and fresh. Due to current hygiene concerns, you will point out the items you like and the staff will plate it for you.
I had a Vanilla Latte to start and it was absolutely lovely. Coffee drinks served here are from Nespresso. I certainly could not past up the opportunity to have breakfast with a flute of Veuve Cliquot! A freshly popped bottle of bubble is the best way to go. 9am? Not an issue at all! While champagne is not listed on the breakfast menu, they are certainly available on request. The staff are glad to bring you one! There are a good selection of drink over here from quality blends of Shangri-La house tea to fresh juices. I tried the watermelon juice as well which was really good and refreshing! Try some of the fancy Alain Milliat Merlot or Lychee Juice.
To start I got a little cold cuts and cheese plate assembled as well as a danish and almond croissant from the buffet selection. Everything was high quality and fresh! I particular love the cold cuts as well as the Camembert.
Here are the main dishes that we tried. I have to order the Steak & Egg, one of the Chef Signatures here at Summit Room. Consisting of a 200 days grain fed Australian tenderloin with a poached egg and your choice of trimmings. Steak & Egg paired up with glasses of Veuve Clicquot, a breakfast for an occasion! The beef was well seasoned and great, although a little undercooked. It was a good portion as well considering that you are probably gonna want to try and order other dishes as well. I love the trimmings, especially the Cumberland Pork Sausages and the rosti! They were memorable. I got some avocado and those fancy Jardin Rabelais Tomatoes as well to be a little more health conscious.
Next up was the Crispy Egg Confit with Kaluga Queen Caviar and Parmesan Sabayon, another chef signature dish of them. As amazing as it sounds and a star dish. Unfortunately, I am not really a fan of the dish. It is way too heavy and creamy, it might be just my personal preference.
We also got a good rendition of a Nasi Lemak, a local classic dish, with a swop of the curry chicken to the fried fish. It is certainly a good take of the dish in an international hotel and tweaked for the diverse clientele. I love that everything is cooked upon order and arrive piping hot.
Lastly, we had a good ol omelette as well which was perfectly executed. This is one of the best hotel breakfast that I had and there are definitely more food than you require despite the limitations on the main dishes. In fact, the most memorable items from breakfast were the items from the buffet as well as the various trimmings. From the Rosti to the Cumberland Pork Sausage, Maple Smoked Bacon, Avocado and Tomatoes, all of them are amazing!
I will definitely highly recommend everyone who is staying at the Valley Wing to dine here rather than The Line. High quality breakfast offerings with attentive service. I do have to say, bottomless Mimosa and Veuve Clicquot seals the deal for me.
Given that I had some credits to spend during my stay, I decided to head for lunch at Shang Palace, the hotel award winning chinese restaurant. The environment was pretty lovely with the restaurant already decked out in decorations for the upcoming Chinese New Year.
For lunch service, they serve dimsum as well as some special dishes as part of the CNY menu. Prices are definitely on the high side although the credit helps the wallet a little.
We ordered some dim sum to kick things going as well as two main dish to complement! The dim sum was alright. Some of the stand out items here being the Canopy Siewmai and the Pork Ribs. Dim Sum averages around 8 – 10 SGD per dish.
It takes a long time for the food to arrive. In fact after more than an hour, before the main course was served. In a stark contrast to the dim sum, the main course were amazing. First up, we got the Braised Sea Cucumber with Black Moss and Beancurd. The dish was a healthy portion, costing 78 SGD. The sea cucumbers were well executed and tender. A very nice dish to go with rice.
We also got the Cod Fish with Eggplants and Roasted Pork Belly, another awesome dish with great sauce to go with rice. This cost 62 SGD. In comparison to the dim sum which were lacklustre, the main course are a better bet.
As you can see, the prices are very high and certainly overpriced, even for restaurants in 5 star hotels! The whole lunch comes up to 210 SGD which was hurtful on the wallet, making me wonder if I did get the bang for my buck. I had better experience recently at other 5 star hotels chinese restaurants that were nicer and cheaper. Check out St Regis Yan Ting and Marriott Tangs Wan Hao! In fact, the meal is the only aspect of the whole staycation that I am disappointed with. It’s expensive and the service was really lacking. If I am coming back for another stay, I will certainly try the Italian restaurant here which I have heard raving reviews about.
Overall, I was very satisfied with the entire stay. Valley Wing certainly lives up to its reputation. The stay was extra sweet given how I scored a killer rate and got a lovely suite upgrade! There is not one aspect of the entire Valley Wing that I’m able to find fault with besides a little hiccup with the water pressure and power outlets by the bed! The only huge moot point the entire stay was the lunch at Shang palace. That’s one disappointing dining experience. With that high price point, you should definitely skip it. If you are willing to splurge, you should definitely try staying at the Valley Wing. A very nice touch during checkout that I would like to point out, after the processing, the staff proactively inquire if I require assistance with transport and end of the entire stay by ushering and helping with the door before bidding goodbye. A benchmark of how all 5 star hotels should be.