Walking into my plush little room with a front row seat view of the pool, I looked around at the queen-sized bed, strewn with colourful throw pillows against the padded silver wall, with ornate printed patterns. The snow-white bath strategically positioned almost in the middle of the room stood ready with a bowl of rose scented bath salts; there was a giant LCD screen right in front of the bed against a golden wall, again, printed. The juxtaposition of the warm and cool colours gave the room a unique look of being homey as well as like a hotel. I waited for the housekeeping staff to leave before putting the bed through the ultimate test—I plunged into the mattress and felt myself bounce back; I knew I would sleep well.
As lunchtime rolled around, I was taken to dine at Pluck, which offered European and Indian cuisine. The chefs, quite literally, pluck most of the produce from the neighbouring herb garden where seasonal vegetables and herbs are grown. Delicious as the food was, the presentation was something straight out of Masterchef— think little tuiles and onion ash being flooded with Parmesan soup in front of you. Pluck also had something called the vino deca, a portable wine dispenser by the glass; unique to the hotel and not to mention, very fancy. In fact, Café Pluck roasts its very own coffee beans as well.
Clearly, since I was clearly having such a hectic day, it only made sense to try out the hotel’s Woo Wellness Spa. The hour-and-a-half long vinotherapy with a red wine-based scrub and a glorious back massage tones and revitalises your body and also has incredible anti-aging properties, I was told. Repeatedly. Complete with cinnamon tea and a rain shower chamber in every therapy room, if you’re ever in the mood for feeling like royalty, walk on in.