We just got back from a 2 Night staycation at Shangri-La Singapore.
We chose the Shang for a number of reasons, top reason being that it's great for little kids as it has Buds (a soft play zone) and Splash Zone (their new water play area for kids). Second reason was the luxury of their renowned Valley Wing.
The Valley Wing is the most exclusive (and priciest) wing of Shangri- La hotels. Our Deluxe room was $560 + + + per night. But they also have larger suites if you fancy shelling out a few grand more. *gulp*
From the second we set foot in there, we realised that woah, it's well worth every penny spent and the treatment there is indeed exclusive. Unlike the main lobby of the hotel where there are queues to check in and hoards of people. Valley Wing guests have a separate entrance for a private arrival and departure... and yeah, no queues.
Although I generally prefer more modern decor ... I did appreciate the opulence of the palatial type feel of the Valley Wing. (Also, I've been binge-ing on a lot of The Crown on Netflix, so maybe that's why I felt right at home here. haha)
And some of the Valley Wing staff remembered this detail too as they greeted her Happy Birthday Princess Myla over the few days we stayed there.
She was delighted!
The room was always cleaned well, and any requests like extra pillows etc were attended to immediately.
I'm going to sound like such a boar, but the highlight of the trip for me, was the food and drinks and the Summit Room. The summit room is for Valley Wing guests only, and it's where we have breakfast... Tea time (3-5pm), and evening canapes (5-7pm)... and always with free flow of drinks including Champagne. All inclusive.
Tenderloin steak done medium rare, with poached egg.
Pan seared Foie Gras... which seriously, I could have eaten like 5 x more but I didn't reorder cos a bit paiseh la to be so greedy.
Here's the current Breakfast menu at the Summit Room... have a look - I picked the best stuff right?!
But I saw that even her soft boiled eggs for breakfast had caviar in them. Very very very luxurious treatment. We were all so spoilt. The seating there is very spacious and comfortable too, they have high chairs, but my 2 yo didn't need to use it. Their arm chairs were high enough for him.
Another thing I absolutely love... their scone with clotted cream. So delicious. OMG. I cannot.
MJ had dunno how many cups of orange juice during our stay there. Practically every time we passed by the Valley Wing lobby, he will ask for some. Luckily the staff are more than happy to tend to his requests. Weird boy.. so fussy, but when he does love something, he can eat/drink like loads of it.
For the time being, during the covid pandemic, Buds is not open to public and only open to members and hotel guests. Which is good because, no crowd.
Just outside of Buds, there are tables set up for the kids to design their own badges, so do pop down there for you kids to do some crafts.
We also spotted a gingerbread baking class ($10 per kid) but we didn't find a suitable slot for Myla so we gave it a miss.
Another delight for the kids at Shangri-La is the Splash Zone. It's like a water theme park. just on a smaller scale. This is one of the many things my friend Mia has worked on to make the hotel so pleasurable for kids.
You have to book your 1 hour slot upon checking in. But there's no charge for Splash Zone.
Overall, it's a great place for kids of all ages. Toddlers have their splash play areas there with and older kids will love the slides.
The rest of the time there if you want to use the pool, the main pool is open for all guests, no time restrictions or slots to book.
The Shangri-La grounds are vast and idyllic. There's lots to explore, from sculptures, to Koi ponds, and lots of exquisite flora and fauna.
On our Second night, we went out of the Valley Wing and into the main hotel area to The Line for their festive buffet. Not bad not bad, super fresh seafood. Very sweet and juicy King Crab legs. Which is one of the reasons we chose to dine there.
I really want to return for a couple's staycation some day soon. Maybe we can use our Singapore Rediscovers vouchers to off set $100 from our next staycation there. Not sure if can use for this. If not, the we are planning to use the $100 (x2 cos Adamson has also) it for Universal studios... woot woot.
I hope this post has given you insight on What the Shangri-La has to offer at their Valley Wing and it helps you in deciding where to go for your break. Hopefully, we can try out more staycations and give you info on that soon too. (Any suggestions on what to try next?)
Stay safe, but don't stop living life.