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Shangri-La Singapore

20 February 2017

Words: Sarah Freeman / Images: Shangri-La

Ensconced in leafy, tropical (not to mention award-winning) gardens, Singapore’s iconic Shangri-La is a mere ten-minute stroll from the city’s famous shopping artery, Orchard Road, yet feels a million miles from the hustle and bustle.

In its 46 years doing business, the hotel has been a magnet for dignitaries and celebs. Their exclusive wing of choice – the Valley (comprising 131 deluxe rooms and suites), which takes personalised service to a whole new level, is akin to a private members’ club. Guests are ushered into the colonnade marble-clad lobby, ornamented with renaissance furniture, glittering chandeliers and a free-flowing champagne bar. Guests can indulge with bottomless pots of tea and complimentary evening canapés, to the soundtrack of a harpist.

The extravagance extends to the 85-square-metre one-bedroom suites, which radiate understated oriental elegance. Guests have not one, but two butlers (one solely tends to your bath). Details like monogrammed stationary, La Prairie cosmetics and a bedside dessert in place of a generic pillow chocolate ensure you get the full VIP treatment. shangrila.com

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