March 30, 2019

Review: Hilton Singapore

Hilton Singapore Executive Lounge

Date of stay: March 22-23, 2019
Address: 581 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238883
Room: Booked King Hilton Deluxe, upgraded to King Hilton Premium Room as a Diamond member
Rate: 1628.54 SEK
How to get here: From Singapore Changi Airport, take the East West Line and get off at City Hall station. Change to North South Line and get off at Orchard Station. The hotel is about a 10 minute walk.


Trip to Singapore, Vietnam & Hong Kong on Qatar Airways Qsuite

It´s time again to qualify for British Airways Gold status and with this first trip to Asia flying on Qatar Airways, I will get 560 tier points. This trip is an open jaw, flying from Oslo to Singapore and back from Hong Kong to Stockholm, booking flights on Scoot, Vietjet and Jetstar to fly us within Asia. With my second trip (to Singapore in August) and my third trip (to Bangkok in December granting Qatar Airways stays with OneWorld), I will get more than 1500 tier points which is more than enough to get OneWorld emerald status again. Also during this trip, we stayed at 8 different Hilton properties making my total stay to 19, and closer to the 30 stays needed to renew my Hilton Diamond status. 

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Hotel Exterior & Entrance



Front Desk & Lobby

Front Desk

Lobby

Escalator to The Shopping Gallery upper level

Check-in

We arrived at the hotel around 2pm and was shown to the elevator by one of the concierge staff so we could do private check-in in the Executive Lounge on the 22nd floor. We were helped by a friendly associate and was assigned room 1924. The room was vacant but was still being prepared so we had to wait a bit. We were also asked a 100 SD deposit.

Elevators & Hallway



King Hilton Premium Room, 1924

Room key card and executive floor privileges


King bed

TV

Work desk

Complimentary wifi

Chair and coffee table

Complimentary bottles of water

Nespresso machine

Minibar

Minibar

Welcome amenity

Luggage rack


Crabtree & Evelyn toiletries

Walk-in shower

Bathrobes, iron and ironing board, safe

They have one of the most comfortable slippers from a Hilton hotel so kudos to you guys 👍

Fire escape plan


Executive Lounge, 22nd Level (6am-10:30pm)

Private check-in and check-out

Seating

Seating

Seating

Seating

Seating

Seating

Workstation

Reading materials

Buffet area

Bathroom

All Day Coffee, Tea & Soft Beverages




Afternoon Tea (3pm to 4:30pm)

Lemon loaf, smoked salmon and cucumber sandwich, Pistachio Financier

Bread and Butter Pudding


Fresh fruits, nuts, dry fruits

Evening Cocktails (5:30pm to 7:30pm)

Macaroni Salad with raisin and radish, Tiger prawn & green mango salad, Tomato & Mozzarella salad, bread, cheese

 Traditional Caesar salad

Mini pizzas, Fried chicken wings

Siumai

Stir fried Mee Tai Mak

Pistachio Financier, Fresh fruits salad, Pandan cake, Marble cake

Louis Picamelot, red wine, white wines, beers and softdrinks are being served by the waiters.

Breakfast Buffet, Opus, Lobby Level (6am-10:30am)

Entrance

Seating

Seating

Here are some photos from the buffet:


Breakfast cereals, fruits

Fish and seaweed soup, Indian breakfast delicacies

Hot soya milk, plain congee

Egg station

Yogurt, muesli

Cheese

Cherry tomato, hash brown, sweet potato

Kaya Pau, Lotus Paste pau

Noodle of the Day: Ban Mian

From the oven: Bacon, quiche

Bread, Danish pastries

Gluten free chocolate muffin, gluten free multi-seed bread

Waffles and pancake


Amenities

Rooftop swimming pool (staircase access from Level 23)



View of Orchard Road from the pool

Sky Bar

Fitness Centre (Level 23)

Business Centre

Exploring the Area

Orchard Road

Gardens by the Bay

Light show in front of the Marina Bay Sands

Light show at 8pm

Little India

CONCLUSION

It was our first time staying at the Hilton Singapore after having stayed at the Conrad Singapore and Hilton Garden Inn Serangoon in the past. I was really impressed with the friendliness of the staff. The location being in Orchard Road where you have all the shops and restaurants is also a plus. There was extensive offering from the breakfast buffet as well as during the evening cocktail in the Executive Lounge. Unfortunately, the rooms are dated and the rooms in Hilton Garden Inn located in Little India are even better and much more modern. The price was also not that reasonable. If I were to stay in Singapore again and choose between the 3 Hilton properties, my first two choices would be the Conrad and Garden Inn especially since Singapore has a very effective transportation system and taking public transport is very easy.

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