Swissôtel The Stamford, the iconic 73-storey, five-star hotel in the heart of sunny Singapore, has recently unveiled an invitingly transformed new face, post a comprehensive, multi-million dollar transformation. Well-loved in Singapore for innovative design and panoramic views, the makeover now sees new things to get excited about — be it the newly renovated rooms, dining concepts, or (the world’s first) automatic biometric-based check in/out service.
Design and Accommodation
Working with internationally acclaimed design agency Wilson Associates, the well-appointed new rooms sport teak wood furnishings and handcrafted stone accents (reminiscent of Swiss chalets) seamlessly fashioned in soothing neutral hues; complete with contemporary comforts in the form of snack baskets and Nespresso machines to help beat post-travel fatigue.
The remodelled Premier and Premier Harbour View Rooms (read our review here) reflect technical precision and perfection intertwined with warm and welcoming design elements — specially designed vanities and signature bathroom amenities by Pürovel, improved fibre networks, full control over temperature and lighting, and even in-room dining ordering systems with the ease of a single digital touch panel. In keeping with their sustainability efforts, all rooms are fitted with motion sensors to conserve energy with automatic air-conditioners that shut-off when guests leave their rooms or when balcony doors are accidentally left open.
In line with the brand’s focus on wellness, there are six Vitality Rooms across levels 43 to 48. An industry-first, these rooms offer the ultimate relaxation with their experience shower and bath, and smart circadian lighting technology uniquely designed to adapt to your biological rhythm. With interactive digital displays for guided workout routines, an in-room yoga station, a wellness wall outfitted with cable pulls, water pulls and wall bars, as well as a nutritious minibar, there’s no excuse to skip a workout here, especially within the comfort and convenience of your own room.
For more refined living, you’ll find 26 distinct suites between levels 64 and 66 embracing rustic wood finishes with modern fixtures. The Skyline Suite is perfect for newlyweds and lovebirds alike, with premium king bed, walk-in wardrobes and spacious dressers. If you’re a party of one, bask in your own personal sanctuary that is the Crest Suite, with deep-set baths, ergonomic work stations and a 65-inch television.
Food and Drink
Joining the expansive selection of restaurants and bars at sister hotel Fairmont Singapore are three concepts launched over the last two years. Glamourous rooftop nightclub Bar Rouge takes residence on the 71st and 72nd floors, delivering jaw-dropping views of Singapore’s cityscape and entertainment line-ups offering spell-binding acrobatic performances with local and international talents on the turntables.
One floor below, SKAI Restaurant and Bar brings Japanese-inspired grill dishes by Executive Chef Paul Hallett, who also carefully curates portions of prime beef cuts sourced worldwide, while SKAI bar takes inspiration from Mother Nature and weaves organic elements into each cocktail. Formerly known as Introbar, The Stamford Brasserie provides affordable bistro fare, craft beers and wholesome lunch and dinner menus in a relaxed and welcoming setting.
January 2019 saw the highly anticipated reopening of Level 65 – the ultra-chic executive lounge exclusively for guests staying in rooms on executive floors. Spanning the entire floor, immerse yourself with uninterrupted views of the skyline, with a lounge stocked with the latest gym equipment and even a bespoke ping pong table. Distinct functional spaces thoughtfully cater to every need of the modern traveller in work and play, with collaborative meeting spaces, a sprawling business hub and three dedicated meeting rooms. Need an after-work nightcap? Their sleek bar provides just the right enclave for winding down over inviting tipples and unobstructed beautiful sunset views.
This article is sponsored by Swissôtel The Stamford.