A Seat at the Global Table
Just a five-minute walk from the Hotel by car or cab, the Orchard Road area is, without doubt, the ultimate dining destination for discriminating foodies. Choices range from super-high-end French fare at Les Amis Group’s Au Jardin inside the Singapore Botanic Gardens to Newton Circus, Singapore’s open-air food market, known for its fresh (live) seafood and just-squeezed tropical juices. Nearby, named one of the S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants, Iggy’s is a cosy eatery with an excellent wine list. No matter what your mood, Singapore’s globally inspired restaurant offerings will satisfy.
In the Kitchen
For a hands-on cooking course, try Coriander Leaf, which runs highly popular cooking classes covering more than 15 different cuisines. The adjoining restaurant’s Pan-Asian menu features flavourful dishes from Lebanon, Iran, Pakistan, India, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.
And if you want an encounter with traditional home cooking (even if you’re a culinary novice!), Cookery Magic offers an authentic culinary experience in a Singapore home.
While Singapore is known for everything from its colonial past to its deep-water port, the country located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula is also famous for inspiring a wonderful drink. During your visit, definitely have a Singapore Sling, a potent and fruity concoction that, depending on the recipe, can include gin, cherry brandy, fruit juices, Cointreau, lime juice or bitters.
No question about it; Singapore is a mall lover’s paradise, with an abundance of iconic boutiques, international labels and plenty of casual dining options. Shoppers will want to visit the Paragon Shopping Centre, featuring names like Burberry, Gucci and Miu Miu, and Ngee Ann City, which includes Harrods, Fortnum & Mason and Takashimaya.
Located within walking distance of the hotel is ION Orchard, which features an amazing array of shops from the basement levels right up to luxury duplex flagship stores. The mall also has ION SKY, located on the penthouse level, where you can dine at Salt Grill, an Australian restaurant, enjoy a cocktail at the Sky Bar and enjoy the view from a Cloud Observation Station.