Arrival/Check-In: I told the taxi driver I wanted to go to the Valley Wing. We pulled up to the Shangri-La, whizzed past the main entrance and around back to what seemed like a secret entrance. Although smaller than the main entrance, it was truly grand in its appearance. A doorman dressed to impress welcomed me and escorted me into the Champagne Bar for check-in. The lobby was adorned with Oriental accents and a magnificent wall hanging, all surrounded by beautiful Italian marble. I was checked in quickly and escorted to my room.
Guest Quarters: The deluxe rooms in the Valley Wing are true to their name. They are spacious, and the décor’s gold overtones and soft beiges made me feel regal. I particularly enjoyed the bathroom with a TV in the bathtub. The lobby of the Valley Wing was like an extension of my room and featured the Champagne Bar, a pleasant area for waiting or working. Off the lobby was the Summit Room, which serves a complimentary breakfast — a wonderful way to start my days in Singapore.
Services/Amenities: A short passageway overlooking the grounds attaches the Valley Wing to the main building, where guests can access an array of services and dining experiences. The fitness center is a world of its own with spa services, an outdoor pool and tennis courts. I enjoyed an incredible lunch at the Shang Palace and recommend anyone in Singapore visit for the Chinese Cantonese cuisine.
The Experience: “Shangri-La” conjures images of paradise, and the Shangri-La Singapore offers guests just that in the middle of a tropical city. The team at the Valley Wing went out of their way to make sure I was comfortable and all my needs were met.
- Reasonable arrival-to-room time
- Separate tub and shower
- Large vanity
- High-quality towels
- Large, flat-screen television
- Large desk with convenient outlets
- Complimentary WiFi
- Ample lighting
- Quality bed linens
- Choice of pillows
- Powerful, unattached hair dryer
- Iron and ironing board
- Easy-to-set alarm clock
- On-site restaurant and bar
- 24-hour room service
- Coffeemaker in room
- Large, complimentary laptop safe
The Valley Wing at the Shangri-La Hotel
22 Orange Grove Road
tel 65 6737 3644
The Valley Wing at the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore
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