A few days in Singapore at the Grand Park Orchard hotel

A few years ago I had a wonderful time at the Grand Park Kodhipparu Maldives, a Grand Park property in a remarkable location. The Grand Park Orchard in Singapore is the flagship property of the Grand Park Hotels and was awarded as Asia’s Leading Design Hotel, so I was really looking forward to staying there in the heart of Orchard Road, another incredible location but obviously entirely different, as a city hotel.

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LOCATION //
As the name suggests, the Grand Park Orchard is located in the heart of Singapore’s premier shopping destination, Orchard Road. The first time I visited Singapore I took the subway to Orchard Road and actually got lost in the immense underground shopping area of Orchard Road, only to realise, once I finally found my way to the street level, that there is another level of luxury shopping on Orchard Road itself. We visited the Grand Park Orchard during the Black Friday Weekend as Singapore kicked off the Christmas shopping season, which is a spectacle to behold. As our taxi dropped us off outside the beautifully decorated lobby, the friendly doormen took care of our luggage and escorted us to the lobby on the 4th floor. This is because the hotel is situated right on Orchard Road and there are stores like the Apple Store underneath it!
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ROOM AND CLUB ROOM //
Since we were staying at a Crystal Club room, we were quickly brought up to the exclusive check in counter in the Crystal Club Lounge on the 11th floor. A Crystal Club level room comes with a lot of perks, like breakfast, afternoon tea, evening cocktails and a lot of snacks, coffee and tea during the day. Other perks I really like are the daily turndown service at sunset, because it is really nice to come back to a neat room after dinner, and the 3pm late checkout.

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I liked having the choice of having breakfast in the intimate setting of the Crystal Club Lounge, or going to Mitzo restaurant downstairs for the full buffet. To be honest, the breakfast options at the Crystal Club Lounge are more than enough for me (and amazing quality!), with both Western and Asian breakfast options, salads and cereals. But the sumptuous breakfast at Mitzo was just spectacular and hard to resist, more on that later 😉
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We made afternoon tea at the Crystal Club Lounge another daily stop on our schedule, with a delicate selection of sweet and savory treats. And since the boyfriend is a big coffee drinker even after dinner, it was usually our last stop of the day as well.

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The evening canapés at the Crystal Club Lounge

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I loved the view over Orchard Road from the Crystal Club Lounge, but all guest rooms at the Grand Park Orchard have a brilliant view. The high ceilings and beautiful herringbone glass facade help create a lovely view, yet the most important thing for me is always the bed and this one was super comfortable! There are many nice design touches like the see through window between the bedroom and the bathroom, which can be closed if you prefer it that way.
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MITZO RESTAURANT //
Mitzo is not just the breakfast restaurant at the Grand Park Orchard, it is an upscale Chinese restaurant with a modern twist on Cantonese cuisine. The best way to describe the interior would probably be ‘funky’, with bright colors and shiny surfaces. The bar has a signature aquarium featuring real jellyfish, that doubles as a wall with a private dining room behind it!

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We enjoyed an exquisite lunch with some signature dishes and I have to mention the artisanal cocktails that Azlam, the cocktail grand wizard, created for us. Let me be very clear about it: even if you don’t stay at the Grand Park Orchard when you are visiting Singapore, at least make sure to have lunch or dinner at Mitzo.

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Here is the menu we loved and still often talk about:

Double braised fish maw soup; it did not only taste amazing, it is also a secret Chinese beauty soup because fish maw is collagen packed

Roasted coffee pork neck (yes, a roasted coffee pork neck) served with crispy bean curd skin and Chinese pancakes

Pan fried scallops with milk & egg white, topped with crispy scallops

Crispy roast pork belly

Wagyu beef

XO fried rice with lobster meat, vegetables and mushrooms

Rock melon mango sago puree and lime sorbet served with chilled hokkaido milk cheese tarte

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BAR & POOL // 
We spent quite some time on the 4th floor, where the pool, the gym and Bar Canary are located, although truth be told, we didn’t spend our time equally among those locations. The pool is open air, which I prefer to an indoor pool and it’s never crowded. The gym is equipped very adequately but I would be lying if I’d say I was too active there, since there was always a lot of activity and fun vibe going on at Bar Canary. It’s definitely a nice spot for an evening drink, even if you don’t have a meal at Mitzo first. Which would be a mistake!
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The Grand Park Orchard has everything you could ask for in a city hotel: great location, rooms and dining options, so we will surely be back again soon.

*Pressstay at Grand Park Orchard – Singapore
All photos are taken with the Canon EOS M5

Blue dress // By Auguste the label

18 thoughts on “A few days in Singapore at the Grand Park Orchard hotel

  1. I’ve been to Asia but never to Singapore and it’s on my bucket list! Everyone says how beautiful and clean it is! This hotel looks like the place to stay when I make it there!

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  2. Looks like such a beautiful place to stay and the food looks delicious! 🙂

    Hope that you have a lovely weekend ahead of you! 🙂 We will be having a quiet one.

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  3. Oh wow!! I I would love to spend some time at that hotel! And Singapore has to be so magical…
    have a good day beautiful!
    xx

    Eli

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