Singapore 3D2N Trip Part 1: Rendezvous Hotel Tour & Club Member Benefit

Friday, January 31, 2014

Hello everyone… How are you? Happy Chinese New Year to all of you!! How many Angpau have you collected so far? I see some of my friend start collecting 12am this morning!!! and for those on the other end of the world, are you getting ready for some Spring action? Okay, I won't divulge further about my shopping haul already which I had mention tad much on it earlier… Let's share about my 3 Day 2 Night trip in Singapore last weekend where I will be reviewing Hotel Rendezvous Club Room as well as the club member benefit. I stayed at Rendezvous Club room and enjoyed very much on all the additional benefits that came along with the club room package. Usually my trip to Singapore will ordinary be eating and shopping till the hearts contend which is fun but not entirely Fantastic however all that is about to change with my stay at Rendezvous that redefine traveling to Singapore and discovering the art side of Singapore which has been amazing!

I was invited to attend, A Secret Art by Rendezvous which we are there to observe and celebrate the re-launch of Rendezvous Hotel as they had transformed into a hotel not only displaying the art pieces in the hotel but they are injecting art into every elements of the hotel from the room theme, food presentation, interior design of whole hotel, even art is cultivated by the staff, environment and also encouraging guest to visit local museum and art galleries.



I've always preferred to depart in the morning or towards the night for any overseas trip because during noon, the temperature would be hot and it can be very jam during the peak hours… Another reason is I love to watch sunrise and sunset by the window when the plane is taking off…. Isn’t it pretty?

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This time around, I am flying with Silk Air and my inflight experience with them is always a comfortable ones… When I arrived, Jess was awaiting for me at the departure hall… I was really happy that someone is there to pick me up.. Usually, I will just take MRT or grab a cab all by myself! She had even gotten me a breakfast set.. Much appreciated.. Jess, if you are reading this I wanna thank you for the hospitality you had shown and offered me in this entire trip!!!!!

Hotel Exterior

Rendezvous is strategically located in the center of local museums, art galleries, art school and historical places within a few steps away. If you want to enjoy some shopping after the art tour around museums and art gallery, Orchard Road is just few kilometres away… You can walk to the famous Somerset area or further to ION, Orchard. Want to go other places? just cross the road and head to Dhoby Ghaut station which connects to all the MRT lines in Singapore. In this station you can go anywhere you desire, not limited to just shopping in Orchard Road.. That perhaps is the beauty of Singapore MRT, so convenient! I will talk about shopping and museum visiting in another post. Let’s go back to the hotel!

I was impressed when I heard that hotel currently facing the junction of Orchard, Stamford & Bras Basah roads will be transformed into a piece of interactive anamorphic art where pedestrian will be able to see the intended 3D alike composition at a specific spot diagonally across the street. That is amazing…I wish to return again to see this myself!

imageRendezvous Hotel view from the junction, i wonder which part of the building where the 3D- art composition will be visible.
 
Hotel Lobby

Arrived at hotel about 9 a.m and I was fascinated by the fish scales alike column/ panel just right infront of the reception counter…. If you walk into the lobby, you will be sure to noticed this co lour varying column. It has a warm lighting that transform gradually from warm orange, purple and magenta to reflect a sense of vibrant excitement during the day, to a soothing, classy warm yellow, cyan and deep blue during the evening.

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Hotel Lobby Area

rendezvous singapore hote lobby panel lightingThe light transformation…

Not pique interest yet? Let’s take a look at the The Library…. It’s filled with sofa arrangement and wooden furniture but what caught my attention which indeed everyone's attention who make a pass by, will turn head to take a look at this statue alike chair…. By the look it look very uncomfortable, that kind of solid and hard furniture but I am wrong.. It is crafted with curvature to support your back perfectly!

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On the left there is motorised drapes and tracks to exhibit some of the art creation from the collaboration between local art galleries. These art will be made available for guest viewing pleasure and if they interested, they can purchase them right away.

Singapore Trip74The Library hall

You can chill with your friend at The Library with some pre-cocktail before you head out for a wild party night! The couch is so comfortable that I can spend few hours there with my friend!

Hotel Facilities

Like any other hotel, Rendezvous also equipped with fitness centre, where you will find a selection of cardio and weight-training equipment to help you work up a sweat. Need a cool dip after a whole day out in this tropical climate? Just jump into the Balinese Swimming pool or just soak in the outdoor Jacuzzi.

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Beside the above facilities, there is also other modern facilities that ensure you have a pleasant stay in Rendezvous Hotel.
 Balinese-inspired swimming pool and outdoor jacuzzi
  • Fitness centre 
  • 24-hour reception, concierge and room service
  • Broadband internet access
  • Foreign currency exchange
  • Laundry and dry-cleaning services
  • Accessible rooms for the physically challenged
  • Secure car park

Hotel Dining

I assure you will never feel hungry during your stay in Rendezvous and you will be pamper with wide selection of food like the local delicacies and international choices at Straits Cafe. You can also pick some of  the patisseries from Delifrance, order some nutrious Chinese meal at Fung Ding Hung, or spend your afternoon with the English Tea set at The CourtYard, try some Mexican Grill at Baja Fresh, have chilling drink at The Library during happy hour or indulge in a wide range of French Wine list at Balzec.

p/s I will be writing in a separate post on some of restaurant I have try during my stay in Rendezvous Singapore

Rendezvous Club Member

1) Personalized Check In with Complimentary Early or Late Check in

As usual I check in at the main reception area and I was informed that there will be personalized check in at the club lounge at Level 11. That is something new for me and it’s great because I don’t need to wait for other to check in as I can enjoy a cuppa of coffee in club lounge while they get ready my room!

rendezvous singapore hotel club loungeLike some rich beautiful aunty waiting for the room to be ready! ehem over flattering myself..

I get to check in as early as 10 am so I can dumped my stuff and get changed for a quick shopping in ION, Orchard Road. I can also opt for late check out up to 4pm if I feel like extending my stay a little longer to catch some delicious tea break by the river or to visit art galleries. 

2) Breakfast at the Club Lounge

You can have your breakfast at the Club Lounge or at Straits Cafe, your choice. If you love some quiet time reading your newspaper with a cuppa of coffee and special breakfast choice while facing the beautiful view of the Fort Canning garden then Club Lounge will be your choice. If you love to join in the huge breakfast spread then Straits Cafe is the place to go! If you stay in Rendezvous more than one night, I recommend to try both!

rendezvous singapore club lounge breakfastBreakfast at Club Lounge

One thing I loved most is the waffle!! It’s so so delicious..but it’s good for sharing else you won’t be able to try other food in the breakfast buffet spread! I feel hungry now looking at the waffle!

rendezvous singapore straits cafe breakfastBreakfast at Straits Cafe

3) All Day access to Mini Bar

Club Lounge serve breakfast from 7 – 10.30 am and the rest of the time there is coffee, fruit juices, soft drink, fruits and some cookies for you to munch on when you hang around or doing your work.
Personally I really love this additional facility for the club member especially for those who enjoys some quiet moments while reading books or simply surfing/ working on your laptop, maybe you would love to have a long chat with your travel buddy instead of chatting in your room now you can head over to the lounge and chat over coffee… Latte, Cappuccino, Mocha or espresso is all available on order or just DIY at the coffee machine. Just the right place to be at for the coffee lover like me!

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I do think it will be better if there is some finger food available all day like cakes or some sandwich that will sure be good for some tea break.

4) Complimentary 2 pieces laundry (non accumulative)

Did not bring enough clothing during you stay in Rendezvous? Fret not you are now entitled to complimentary laundry service for 2 pieces of your cloth.

5) Unlimited WIFI access

This is something I really appreciate. I need to be connected 24/7 and some of the hotel that I have been to, the WiFi is only limited to room area and worst still, constricted only at the lobby area. I carry around 2 smart phones and a laptop, not to mention my partner’s ones, so it’s really great that WIFI in Rendezvous is not restricted to connect only to one gadget at a time. I must say their speed is superb no matter which area you at, the lobby, the cafe or in the room. It takes less than a minute to upload a Instagram video!!!

6) Free City Tour

Something really fun to do especially for traveler like me!! It’s very thoughtful of them to add this into the club member benefit. I have not tried any city tour in Singapore but I did in London!! I had more fun in Singapore because I been to most of the places and sharing stories to the one sitting beside me is fun!!

Singapore Trip109The famous durian building and Eye on Singapore

Singapore Trip110The iconic Marina Bay Sand, you must visit this beautiful shopping mall/ casino

Another great part is Singapore street is decorated with all the Chinese New Year red elements and the golden horses simply because it’s horse year! The Singapore city tour on the bus roof top is fantastic especially when the breezy wind is blowing.

Singapore Trip117The happy golden horses!!

Singapore Trip115The huge golden coins!

Singapore Trip116My head can almost touch the huge coin!

7) FREE 2-hour airport lounge access

Feeling tired after traveling for days… After shopping at Changi Airport, you can get a rest at the airport lounge or even refresh yourself with a shower too… There is also some light food to keep your tummy filled for the few hours before you land your home country.

These are some of the facilities you can enjoy while you are at Airport Lounge:
  • Free internet access
  • Light refreshments and free flow of non-alcoholic beverages
  • Shower facilities inclusive of basic toiletries
  • Lounge seating
  • Free local calls
  • Local & international magazines and newspapers
  • Cable television
I find this popcorn dispenser very eye catching prolly the bright and fun colour…. Though not the best popcorn I had before but it’s great for me to snack in while I reading my magazine.

Singapore Trip218This is my favorite area at the lounge…

Singapore Trip220The comfortable couch for reading pleasure over a cup of tea

Or you can walk out for a fresh air with Bright Smiles of the field of Sunflower.

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picture from Google picture

Yeah a total of 7 additional perks for all guest who book club room at Rendezvous Hotel with no additional cost. All above perks can be enjoy at all other participating hotel under the Far East group.

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In addition, for Rendezvous hotel they are working on special collaboration with local art galleries and museum to offer guest special discount and also to arrange behind the scene experience on how the painting is produced and etc.

I can’t wait to share with you my stay at the club room but I shall do that in another separate post else it will be too lengthy that you will fell asleep!!LOL..

** Club rooms are priced from SGD 225++.

For more info on this Club Room Deals you can click this link and they are also running a contest where winner maybe able to win a stay at the hotel. Click Here


Rendezvous Singapore Hotel
9 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189559  
Contact No: +65 ­­6497699


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