Having stayed at the JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach before, I was very impressed by what the hotel had to offer, so I decided to return to this property. This time, however, I had decided to book the Deluxe Suite as there was an Amex promotion with a S$150 cashback for any S$500 spend at participating Marriott properties. With my Marriott Gold Elite status, I would also be earning additional points and KrisFlyer miles for the stay, which was brilliant.
Upon arriving at the property, I was warmly received by a member of staff at the check in area. She served a refreshing welcome drink, while another associate proceeded with the check in process. The lobby was designed in a linear fashion, with many counters to assist guests for both checking in and out, as well as any other enquiries. The floating candles are a distinctive feature here, and it was mesmerizing to watch them cast dancing shadows all around.
Before long I was issued my room keys and I proceeded up to my suite. Entering the suite, I had to walk along a corridor before the living room came into full view. There was actually a sliding door separating the living room from the corridor entrance for added privacy.
Another key card had already been inserted into the power slot so everything was up and running, including the air conditioning which had been set to a comfortable temperature.
The living room was spacious, with leather sofas and chairs, a coffee table, and a large flat screen television with cable options.
The work desk was a nice touch but I didn’t find much use for it during my stay. Actually, the living room would have felt significantly emptier without it.
Here is another view of the living room, with an art piece leaning against the mostly bare wall.
Located just behind the living room was a kitchenette, fully stocked with a minibar and the usual coffee and tea.
Walking along the corridor to the other end of the room was the bedroom. The suite, being in a corner unit, provided excellent views of the Marina Bay area. There was also lots of natural lighting in the day, but the curtains and blinds could be controlled electronically to adjust to the desired ambient lighting if necessary.
To the right of the bedroom was another leather sofa, not so much for lounging in as much as for your bags and personal effects.
Here’s another view of the bedroom to showcase how open the room feels with all the windows lining the unit.
Charging ports and light switches are conveniently positioned at both sides of the bed as well.
A wardrobe is also available for additional storage, and in it were bathrobes, laundry bags and a safe.
And now for the bathroom, which is probably the highlight of the suite. Entering the bathroom, you’ll find the standalone bathtub right in the middle, against the floor-to-ceiling windows. You can pamper yourself to a warm soak while enjoying views of the surrounding area, but do remember to draw the blinds for some privacy.
There are sinks and vanity mirrors on both ends of the bathroom, so you and your partner won’t have to take turns.
There’s also a full walk-in rain shower with toiletries by Aromatherapy Associates.
The WC is also fully automated with motion sensing seats covers and washlets.
The suite is actually big enough to accommodate another guest toilet near the entrance. This in itself is fairly spacious, and also equipped with a fully automated toilet seat.
Additional storage is also available in the wardrobe located near the entrance too.
As a suite and Gold Elite guest, I was entitled to the Executive Lounge located on the 2ndfloor.
The lounge is open daily from 6 in the morning to midnight, but do take note of the specific timings for breakfast, afternoon tea, evening hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.
The lounge has ample seating, but it can get a little crowded during the times when food and cocktails are being served.
For tea, there is a wide selection of fresh fruit juice and snacks.
In the evening, you can expect some hot food and a wider selection of beverages.
A hotel wouldn’t be complete without fitness facilities. Thankfully, this property has a fully equipped gym and an outdoor pool for guests to keep fit during their stay.
Here’s the view of the pool at night, offering sweeping views of the Singapore skyline.
I was greeted by a surprise when I returned to my suite in the evening, with the turndown service that was not requested, but was provided anyway.
What better way to treat myself to a bedtime treat than a warm bubble bath! I was able to sleep much better by bedtime!
I had the option to have my breakfast either at the Executive Lounge or at the main breakfast area at Beach Road Kitchen on the ground floor. I decided to try both out, but starting with the latter since it had a greater selection of food. Be sure to head there early as seats tend to fill up fast from as early as 9 in the morning.
The breakfast spread at Beach Road Kitchen was fantastic, with seemingly endless food options to choose from.
I was stuffed by the time I headed up to the Executive Lounge for more. As expected, the breakfast spread at the lounge was more limited, but definitely with a more manageable crowd.
The JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach has once again impressed me with its warmth and hospitality, and attention to detail. It’s safe to say that you’ll feel very much at home at this Marriott property, where they’ll go the extra mile to make you feel always welcome.