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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Grand Hyatt Hong Kong

 

Grand Hyatt Hong Kong is a 5-star hotel conveniently located in the lively Wan Chai district, connected to the Hong Kong Convention Center.

The lobby at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong was very spacious and truly stunning. The two floored open area provided a majestic yet welcoming atmosphere, with a lit oval ceiling and softly curved design details.

 

 

 

While most check-in/out’s can be done at the lobby, guests with Grand Club Access can take advantage of a personalized check-in/out up at the 30th floor of the hotel.

The Grand Club also provides exclusive and luxurious experiences throughout the day, with breakfast, light refreshments, all-day champagne to evening cocktails.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featuring 3 layers filled with savory and sweet delicacies, the afternoon tea at Tiffin was the most wonderful way to spend the day. Live dessert stations and ice cream counters are also readily available.

 

 

 

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Other great dining options at Grand Hyatt Hong Kong include: Grissini (Italian), One Harbour Road (Chinese), Kaetsu (Japanese), and many more. You can find out more here.

 

 

 

 

 

Easily one of my favorite areas of the hotel was the 50m swimming pool, which boasts a beautiful skyline of the city, making it the perfect place to unwind and relax.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
(@grandhyatthongkong)
1 Harbour Road, Hong Kong

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rosewood Hong Kong

 

 

The ultra-luxury Rosewood Hotel has made its much-anticipated landmark debut on the majestic Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong.

 

 

 

 

Setting the bar high, Rosewood Hong Kong provides tailored hospitality and an all around exceptional experience: After being picked-up for a journey on their signature Range Rover, I was welcomed by the delightful team members and my personal butler for my check-in.

 

 

 

 

As evident from the carefully curated collection of artworks and the beautiful design details, it was clear that there was an immense amount of attention put into every little corner of this property.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Harbour Corner Suite, with the ever so beautiful views of the Victoria Harbour was nothing but a dream. As in all areas of the hotel, the concept of mixing contemporary and traditional design was present to showcase Hong Kong’s rich heritage and to pay homage to the city in a thoughtful manner.

The luxurious furnishings, a bar cart for DIY cocktails, a bed big enough for a crowd, and a leather-clad dressing room with cashmere covered walls were just a few of the many many reasons why I found it quite difficult to leave the room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The highlight of my Harbour Corner Suite was perhaps the stunning bathroom, featuring an elegant bathtub, marble shower for two, heated walls for your monogrammed bathrobes to be kept warm, and a vanity with a Dyson hairdryer. With no exaggeration, this is the most beautiful bathroom I ever did (and will) see.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The hotel’s restaurant, Holt’s Café, offers both local and international cuisine, in a stylish upscale setting.

The lunch menu provided a contemporary take on Hong Kong’s traditional “Cha Chaan Teng” culture, with a variety of dim sum selections, and delicious drink menus.

 

 

 

The dinner menu at Holt’s Café featured Western Specialties, Noodles & Rice, Barbeque, etc, however, I trusted the recommendations and opted for the lobster salad, pan-seared cod, and matcha sundae, which all turned out to be delicious.

 

 

 

 

Holt’s Café also provides top-quality tea experience with an extensive tea list including classic Chinese teas, Hong Kong-style milk tea, premium aged single-origin herbal blends, and rare blends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjacent to Holt’s Café is The Butterfly Room, where a luxurious afternoon tea can be enjoyed in a delightful setting (with Damien Hirst’s renowned butterfly artworks!)

 

 

 

 

 

The hotel’s bar, Darkside is a timeless celebration of rare aged spirits and classic cocktails complemented by sultry live jazz. The creative cocktail list pays homage to Kowloon district, also known as the “Dark Side.”

 

 

* More food and beverage venues are scheduled to open in the upcoming months at Rosewood Hong Kong.

 

 

 

 

 

Set on the 40th floor, the Manor Club provides exceptional yet discreet service and exclusive privacy in a sophisticated atmosphere, with a panoramic views of Victoria Harbour.

 

 

 

 

 

For wellness, Rosewood HK embodies the philosophy of Asaya, which means “setting an intention or hope” (to propel self-change and transformation) in Sanskrit. While its full spectrum of services will unveil soon, the gym with state-of-the-art equipments, and the infinity outdoor pool with panoramic views are readily available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I want to take this moment to express my gratitude towards each and every member of the Rosewood Hong Kong, for giving me this incredible opportunity to learn about the hotel, and going above and beyond to make my stay so special. The passion and dedication of the team at Rosewood HK is truly unparalleled, and I have absolutely no doubt in mind that it will play an important role in redefining luxury hospitality and in bringing a distinctive vibrancy to the city of Hong Kong.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rosewood Hong Kong
No18, Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
https://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/hong-kong
(@rosewoodhongkong)