The Jervois, Hong Kong

 

 

 

Located in the eclectic neighborhood of Sheung Wan, The Jervois is an elegant boutique hotel by the National Hotels collection.

 

 

 

 

Featuring custom interiors and furnishings by French designer Christian Liaigre, the suites at The Jervois emphasize simplicity, elegance, and comfort.

 

 

 

The luxurious marble finishes, soothing rainshower, and custom cabinetry provide a peaceful retreat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Jervois
89 Jervois Street, Hong Kong
www.thejervois.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

99 Bonham, Hong Kong

 

 

 

Located in the vibrant Sheung Wan district, 99 Bonham is a luxury boutique hotel from the National Hotels collection.

 

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Designed with a range of grey tones and rich textiles, the suites at 99 Bonham are sleek and modern, while the equipped pantry, and the generous workspace help to provide an overall comfortable experience.

 

 

 

The floor-to-ceiling windows invite natural lighting with a beautiful skyline of Hong Kong.

 

 

 

 

99 Bonham
99 Bonham Stram, Hong Kong
www.99bonham.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Singapore Travel Guide

 

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WHERE TO STAY:

 

  • Grand Hyatt Singapore: Centrally located in the busy and bustling Orchard shopping district, with a pool and no shortage of delightful dining options.

 

 

 

 

  • Andaz SingaporeOverlooking Marina Bay, a design hotel with an infinity pool, rooftop bar, and beautiful interior details by the renowned designer André Fu.

 

 

 

 

  • W Sentosa: Modern tropical-inspired rooms with a 24hr pool for a perfect getaway from the city of Singapore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHERE TO EAT:

 

  • Hawker Centers: You can’t leave Singapore without experiencing a hawker center! A variety of cuisines are available at low prices, ranging from local Singaporean, Malay, Indian, etc. Personal favorites are Maxwell and Tiong Bahru. BRING CASH!

 

 

 

 

  • National Kitchen by Violet Oon: One of our memorable dinners was at the famous Singaporean chef Violet Oon’s restaurant. We tried the laksa and the cod in laksa sauce, both of which were equally delectable. Reservation recommended.

 

 

 

 

  • P.S. CAFE: First opened in 1999, P.S. Cafe is a popular brunch spot for many with multiple branches in Singapore (+ Shanghai, and Seoul soon!) We went to the one at Dempsey for more of a relaxed ambiance, and absolutely loved it.

 

 

 

 

  • Merci Marcel: French restaurant/cafe with several locations in Singapore, serving bakery delights, brunch plates, cheese boards, and wine!

 

 

 

 

  • Jumbo Seafood: Another Singaporean classic. I recommend the Riverside Point location for the view. Reservation recommended.

 

 

 

 

  • Ya Kun Kaya Toast: Singaporean toast with Kaya jam with refreshing kopi (coffee) drinks, multiple branches.

 

 

 

 

  • Tiong Bahru Bakery: One of the best croissants I’ve had, and trust me I’ve had one too many (living in France).

 

 

 

 

  • Tanjong Beach Club: Perfect place to chill and do nothing by the beach in Sentosa Island.

 

 

 

 

  • Long Bar at the Raffles Hotel: An iconic hotel with rich heritage (established circa 1887), Raffles Hotel is a must visit in Singapore. Head over to their Long Bar, where the Singapore Sling was first invented!

 

 

 

 

  • Atlas Singapore: Absolutely beautiful bar with an extraordinary selection of drinks and art deco design in an iconic building.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT TO DO:

 

  • JEWEL @ Changi Airport: With jaw-dropping views of the world’s tallest indoor waterfall, and fun attractions, Jewel @ Changi Airport is definitely a must visit.

 

 

 

  • Marina Bay Sands: An iconic hotel with an infinity pool. If you are a first-timer to Singapore, I could recommend staying a night there for the access to the pool, but otherwise it is good enough to admire from afar.

 

  • Gardens by the Bay, Supertree Grove, Cloud Forest: Cool place to visit and explore the nature park/garden/tropical vegetation. Go during the nighttime for a colorful light show!

 

 

 

 

  • Kappong Glam: Singapore’s oldest urban quarter with rich history and living Muslim-Malay traditions. Visit Haji Lane and Arab Street for a fun colorful buildings and murals.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Orchard Road: Popular street known for shopping malls and designer boutiques.

 

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  • Sentosa Island: If you have a day or two to spare, I’d definitely recommend a visit to the Sentosa Island, which is only a 20min car ride from Singapore.

 

 

 

 

Andaz Singapore

 

 

 Overlooking Marina Bay, Andaz Singapore is a concept hotel by Hyatt designed by the esteemed interior architect André Fu (whose previous works include the Upper House Hong Kong, St. Regis Hong Kong).

 

 

 

 

Nestled between the vibrant districts of Kampong Glam and Bugis, the hotel features locally-inspired designs in warm mustard tones and wood-style tiling within a unique honeycomb facade.

 

 

 

 

 

Guest-rooms are also inspired by the local culture, featuring organic fluid spaces, with natural light and stunning views through the floor-to-ceiling windows.

 

 

 

 

The variety of dining options at Andaz Singapore include 665°F (Steakhouse), Auntie’s Wok and Steam (Local Singaporean), Teppan Chef’s Table (Teppanyaki). Find more about it HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

Located on Level 39 is Mr. Stork, the rooftop bar providing beautiful 360-degree skyline views of the city.

 

 

 

 

 

Another great place to enjoy the breathtaking skyline is at the infinity pool, overlooking the Marina Bay and the charming city that is Singapore.

 

 

 

 

 

Andaz Singapore (@andazsingapore)
5 Fraser St, Singapore 189354

24hrs in Sentosa @ W Singapore

 

During our trip to Singapore, we decided to spend some time in Sentosa Island, for some tranquility away from the city. The island is easily reachable by car (about 20min), monorail, or even by foot. With beautiful beaches, Universal Studios, and waterparks, Sentosa Island is a great getaway destination from the busy Singaporean streets.

 

We stayed at the W Singapore – Sentosa Cove for the trip, as we were drawn to the modern yet tropical-inspired rooms featuring balconies with beautiful views of the ocean.

 

 

 

 

The beautiful WET Pool is one of Singapore’s largest resort outdoor pool areas, and is also open 24 hours, 7 days a week.

 

 

 

W Singapore – Sentosa Cove (@wsingapore)
21 Ocean Way, Singapore 098374

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grand Hyatt Singapore

 

Grand Hyatt Singapore is a 5-star hotel, centrally located in the popular Orchard shopping district in Singapore.

 

 

 

 

After a wonderful stay at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, we knew we wanted to experience a stay at Grand Hyatt Singapore. Despite arriving at a very early hour (5am), we were greeted with a smile, and kindly offered to take a rest at the Damai Spa until our room was ready.

 

 

 

Shortly after, we checked into our Grand King Deluxe Suite, which came with a separate bedroom and living area in a suite layout.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After a delightful breakfast, we checked out the beautiful outdoor pool, surrounded by a secluded garden. The pool was a safe haven in the busy and bustling district, making it the perfect place to unwind. Poolside dining is available at the Oasis Restaurant, featuring a delicious BBQ and an open bar.

 

 

 

 

 

After a day of relaxation, we headed down to Mezza 9 for our dinner. With 9 different dining options in one area, Mezza 9 allows you to sit in any area and still order from any kitchens from Thai, Sushi, Grill, Sustainable Seafood, Patisserie, etc.

 

 

 

 

Another one of many dining options at Grand Hyatt Singapore is 10 Scotts, perfect for an afternoon high tea or a business meeting in an elegant and luxury setting. The contemporary yet classic decor provides relaxation with modern home-like interior and design details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to the lovely team at Grand Hyatt Singapore for a wonderful stay!

 

 

 

 

 

Grand Hyatt Singapore (@grandhyattsing)
10 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228211

 

 

 

 

The St. Regis Hong Kong

 

 

Hong Kong is often times referred to as the Manhattan of the East, so it only makes sense that the New York native, St. Regis has finally made its debut in Hong Kong.

 

 

 

 

Unveiling a luxurious yet modern space designed by the renowned interior designer André Fu, The St. Regis Hong Kong’s aim was to blend architectural creativity, cultural diversity and timeless elegance.

 

 

 

 

Taking great importance in heritage and legacy, The St. Regis Hong Kong focused on the design concept of “East-meets-West” which can be discovered in and around the property, such as the lighting fixtures reminiscent of old Hong Kong gas lamps, and the panelling suggesting wooden shop shutters.

 

 

 

 

 

Modern and contemporary with a mix of heritage, the concept continues in the rooms, with the signature St. Regis Butler Service which allows convenient in-room check-in’s, providing a tailored experience.

 

 

 

 

 

A staple of St. Regis hotels around the world, the St. Regis bar is the perfect place to wind down for a craft cocktail, or their signature Canto Mary, their own take on the Bloody Mary, with a delicious mix of exotic Cantonese ingredients.

 

 

 

 

 

Adjacent to the St. Regis Bar is the Drawing Room, where cultural heritage is continued to be preserved. Their afternoon tea is served in trolleys like the ones at traditional dim sum restaurants, wheeled around the room for a pick and mix service, instead of a typical afternoon tea set. This modern twist is just another great example of the St. Regis Hong Kong paying homage to the legacy of the brand and putting in a more modern reinterpretation for the 21st century.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the two dining options at St. Regis Hong Kong is Rùn, a high-end Chinese restaurant serving traditional Cantonese dishes led by the award-winning chef Hung Chi-Kwong.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upstairs at L’Envol, Michelin-starred chef Olivier Elzer offers contemporary and innovative French gastronomy with carefully curated menus behind the open kitchen. The name ‘L’Envol’ means ‘the flight’ in french, making a reference to an aircraft taking off, and the soaring start of a memorable meal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breakfast can be enjoyed either in-room or downstairs at Rùn, and everything was fresh, delicious, and nothing short of wonderful.

 

 

 

 

The St. Regis ritual of champagne sabrage lives on here at the St. Regis Hong Kong. With a storied tradition, the signature ceremony enables guests to take part in the rich celebration for an unforgettable experience.

 

 

There’s not enough words to express how grateful and honored I feel to have been given this opportunity to discover the beautiful space at the St. Regis Hong Kong, and learn about its legacy and traditions. There were so many memorable experiences for me during my stay, such as getting to know the history of the St. Regis Bar, pop opening a Ruinart Champagne with a sword, but above all, what struck me the most was the people. I was able to connect and chat with the team members, and I soon realized these people truly pour their heart into hospitality, and that genuine passion really shows through. It’s dedication like this that really makes a stay at the St. Regis Hong Kong an unforgettable one. 

 

 

 

 

 

The St. Regis Hong Kong (@stregishk)
1 Harbour Dr, Wan Chai, Hong Kong