WHY CLARKE QUAY?
Clarke Quay is at the mouth of the Singapore River, where the first major businesses were set up during Singapore’s early years. While no longer a harbour or port for passing boats, Clarke Quay has maintained its position as the heart of the Central Business District. The Clarke Quay stretch is particularly known for its entertainment and dining hubs and its close proximity to cultural enclaves and other popular tourist attractions in Singapore.
WHY PARK REGIS?
Park Regis is the upscale brand of the Australian StayWell Hospitality Group (SWGH), one of the largest independently owned hotel management groups in Asia Pacific with a network of 30 properties in the region. Park Regis Singapore is the first SWGH property to open in Asia.
WHAT’S MY ROOM LIKE?
Park Regis Singapore offers 202 smartly designed rooms to maximise space. A thoughtful addition in all rooms is the alcove next to the window that acts as a reading cove or alternative day bed for guests. All rooms boast either a view of the park, the hotel’s stunning 25m outdoor pool with cascading waterfall or the hustle and bustle of Clarke Quay and Boat Quay near by. The rooms are also complemented with innovative technology, such as the inclusion of Handy, a smartphone device that gives guests free unlimited 3G wireless internet and free unlimited local and international calls to select countries.
WHAT AM I EATING?
All-day intercontinental dining is available at Twenty3 Drink & Dine that serves local and international fare at its breakfast buffet and a la carte meals the rest of the time. The breakfast buffet is worth checking out, soley for its hot noodle station, where chefs prepare a local noodle du jour a la minute. There is also Royal Pavilion, a 142-seater modern Cantonese restaurant with six private dining rooms.
GOOD TO KNOW
Park Regis Singapore caters well to the solo traveller. There is a self-service token operated Laundromat available 24 hours a day, and bicycles for rent to explore the city with (rental includes helmet, lock, basket, and drinking water, with baby seat available on request). The hotel is also wheelchair friendly and has rooms catered for travellers in wheelchairs and their companions as well.
BEYOND THE FRONT DOOR
Discover Singapore from a local’s point of view with Park Regis Singapore’s #sginsiders, a walking guide jointly put together by three local personalities. There are three possible walking trails catered to those looking for Fun &Adventure, Arts/Lifestyle or Nightlife. The attractions recommended by the trio include personal favourite cafes, lesser known watering holes, museums and shopping points.
WHAT’S THE DAMAGE?
Rooms start from US$133 per night for a Park Room. Additions of US$11, US$28 or US$56 can give guests an upgrade to a Merchant Room, Quay Room (with pool access) or Regis Room (family room) respectively. Stay the weekend and book the #sginsiders Weekend Staycation package that includes complimentary room upgrade, a specially concocted Regis Insiders Mocktail, buffet breakfast and complimentary two-hour bike rental for two (from US $140++; parkregissingapore.com).