A step back to the Intercontinental Singapore from the last visit of the enormous Ambassador Suite. This time, the Intercontinental Singapore has completed its renovations, and I will be staying in the Business King room.
The post-renovation decor of the Intercontinental Singapore is definitely a breath of fresh air. The oriental influence has lessened and contemporary designs have been introduced while the colonial aspects remain the same.
I was especially impressed with the new Intercontinental Singapore concierge system on the Television which has introduced a new level of convenience for guests. The system allows you to order in-room dining, call for a turn-down service and even stream Spotify and Youtube with just the navigations on the new remote control. 5 stars for this idea. The Television is also built on a swivel arm, this offers optimum viewing angles from the sofa or the in-room dining table. (If one was to be set up)
As an IHG Ambassador, I received a limited edition TWG tea made especially for the Intercontinental Singapore. The “Intercontinental Singapore Heritage Tea” cannot be bought elsewhere, and you have to be an ambassador to receive it. Definitely, a neat gift, as I love TWG teas, and the tin container serves to be a memento from the brand itself.
While the tiles and tubs seem to be refurbished instead of replaced, the efficient and impeccable overhaul and maintenance of the Intercontinental Singapore really shows itself off in a positive light. The standard Agraria amenities are still provided for the Intercontinental Singapore.
The pantry area is fully stocked with awesome TWG tea, clean glassware, and those little capsules of dairy cream which I love. The best addition to the pantry was a french press, which is a nice touch to brew loose tea leaves like the gift I received from Intercontinental Singapore!
The quality of in-room dining has gone way up with the introduction of the new Ash & Elm Restaurant that has a grill menu. The steak was done perfectly. The rustic roasted garlic and beef jus paired perfectly with the medium-rare morsels of ribeye.
Overall, the experience at the newly renovated Intercontinental Singapore has been outstanding. Although this is not a property I usually recommend to anyone (mainly due to it’s dated rooms), now I do as it has become a force to reckon with after doing so many things right.
The Ambassador enrollment costs $200 USD, and you immediately get the value back with a BOGO Certificate, on top of an Ambassador status at all Intercontinental Hotels (recognised as Platinum level), and a jump to IHG Gold status.
You can sign up for the Ambassador membership HERE