After returning from the Maldives, our flight schedules required an overnight stay in Singapore. I wanted to have something that was convenient. There were certainly closer hotels to Changi, but I wanted a SPG night credit, plus the cash and points cost (before the 2013 devaluation) was more palatable than the prices hotels that were nearer the airport. It was a step down to stay in a Sheraton after a week at the Park Hyatt Maldives, but it was perfectly fine for our needs. Our Starwood Suite Night Award even cleared.
The property isn’t new, but public areas have been renovated, and it is nice, especially the open lobby. There is lots of marble and glass all over.
We were welcomed at the check in desk, and were informed we would be in an Towers Executive Suite. There are various categories of the 420 rooms on the property. The Towers rooms cost more, and include lounge access. The executive suite is the standard upgraded room.
The room we were assigned was a named suite, which usually means a pretty unique room. I suppose that the design was somewhat unique, but it was just in the footprint of 2 rooms, with one room with the bed, and the other laid out as a ‘living room’.
“Cambridge” Executive Suite
We had ‘double’ room 1713
Our stay was rather brief, arriving in the evening, and we headed pretty early the next day to visit the Singapore Airlines Private Room before our flight back to the USA.
The design in the room was a bit dated, and there was a lot of odd artwork on the walls. Admittedly, I’ve never taken an art history class of any kind, so I’m no expert…
I found this and other similar paintings in our room a bit creepy.
The room furnishing were in good shape and nice, but the decor was dated. The extra space is always nice, but we hardly even looked at the extra room due to our short stay.
The marble bathroom was fine, and well stocked with amenities. I prefer a more modern look, but of course this met our needs.
The toothbrush came in handy when I left mine in my checked bag that remained at the airport.
I found the notepad above the toilet an odd location. A place of inspiration for some?
We didn’t do much on the property but sleep. There is a new Hawker Center just across the street, and I was tempted to have one last meal there, but I didn’t need to eat a late night meal there especially with many meals to come on our trip home.
I did visit the club lounge for a quick breakfast before we headed back to the airport. It was well stocked with a mix of hot and cold items.
The Sheraton Towers is a decent option in a relatively central location in Singapore. It is directly above the Newton Metro station, and an easy walk to Orchard Road. The location is probably better for business travelers, but getting around is pretty easy. Singapore is an interesting place for hotels, they are generally expensive, and there doesn’t seem to be one must stay property. I’d consider a return to the Sheraton in future travels to the Lion City.
From here, we caught a cab back to Changi. We went through passport control and headed to the Singapore Airlines Private Room.