THE OVERVIEW/THE QUICK-TAKE
One of Singapore’s finest hotels, the towering, five-star Pan Pacific Singapore lords over the competition from a prime perch in the Marina Bay District.
Overlooking Raffles Boulevard in the Marina Bay District’s Marina Square Development, the Pan Pacific Singapore is surrounded by excellent shopping and dining. For more options, both the Promenade MRT station and waterfront are less than ten minutes by foot away.
THE LOOK AND FEEL
In 2012, Pan Pacific put $80 million US into making the Pan Pacific Singapore one of the city’s best properties. And the results are still apparent today. The soaring atrium lobby sets the tone for a stay at the hotel, and guests are met by swaths of polished marble, wooden seating pods (where registration takes place on iPads), glass capsule elevators, and what is thought to be Asia’s longest bar (grab a drink there come night). Rooms are modern yet sedate, with their warm woods and backlit panels. And comfort-enhancing touches include ergonomic Herman Miller chairs, walk-in rainforest showers, and Smart TVs.
THE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
Amenities go beyond standard hotel offerings, thanks to their interesting details. To wit, the outdoor pool has music piped in via underwater speakers, the spa offers familiar services along with treatments grounded in principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, there is an onsite bespoke tailor, and the 24-hour fitness centre features Technogym equipment, personal trainers, workout classes, and tennis courts for games.
A Foodie Wonderland
The hotel lays claim to eight restaurants. And a diverse range of cuisines is on offer, from Singaporean at the Edge and Cantonese at Hai Tien Lo to authentic Japanese at Keyaki, tapas at Atrium, and Northern Indian at Rang Mahal.
The property is one of Singapore’s most family-friendly hotels. Children will enjoy the on-site playground, complete with a jungle gym. Adults will love the spacious rooms and amenities like babysitting and cribs on demand.
THE INSIDER’S TAKE
Though more expensive than entry-level rooms, Pacific Club rooms offer a nice value. Guests receive Pacific Club floor privileges, including champagne breakfast at the Pacific Club or buffet breakfast at Edge, afternoon tea, sunset cocktails and canapés, 24-hour club service, late check-out until 2:00pm, use of Pacific Club private dining rooms for up to two hours with prior reservation, 50% savings on secretarial services at the Pacific Centre, a choice of pillows from the Pillow Menu, pressing and laundry of up to two pieces of clothing per night of stay (non-cumulative), and complimentary non-alcoholic beverages from the in-room mini bar.
THE FACILITIES AND AMENITIES
- 24-Hour Fitness Centre
- Full-Service Spa
- Tennis Courts
- Outdoor Pool
- Room Service
- Concierge Services
- Business Facilities
- 24-Hour Business Centre
- Cribs On Request
- Children’s Playground
- Babysitting Services
- Executive lounge
Pan Pacific Singapore has relaunched its swimming pool after a SGD 3 million refurbishment to offer a vibrant tropical retreat with a fresh new look. Indulge in a rejuvenating swim in the large semi-circular swimming pool, or unwind in the inviting cabanas and sun loungers set amidst tropical greenery complemented with soothing water features. Parents with young ones can delight in some family fun in our other semi-circular wading pool.
With a colourful bar display, the new Poolside bar showcases a wide variety of icy cold beverages and a refreshed menu featuring signature Pacific-inspired snacks, popular starters and main courses prepared by our award-winning chefs.
Located along the perimeter of the pool is the refreshed and award winning St. Gregory Spa, where guests may enjoy a tranquil retreat from the urban jungle with a wide range of pampering face and body treatments and traditional healing therapies.
Happening at Pan Pacific
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Pan Pacific Singapore is ideally located in the Marina Bay District. Here are a few of our favourite nearby attractions to enjoy during your stay.
Gardens by the Bay
Located in the Marina Bay District, the 250-acre site is one of the most elaborate series of gardens and green spaces seen anywhere. Must-visit attractions include a 3-acre glass flower dome, which houses a collection of vegetation from the Mediterranean, and the “SuperTrees,” giant, plant-covered, tree-like steel structures that are like something out of a Jules Verne novel. The gardens are also home to the world’s largest vertical garden.
Marina Bay Sands
The eye-popping the eye popping Marina Bay Sands has a large art and science museum shaped most spectacularly like an open lotus flower and a shopping hall overflowing with restaurants helmed by celebrity chefs. But its greatest claim to fame might be the Skypark. The world’s longest cantilevered platform, it rises more than 650-feet in the sky and features a long infinity-edge pool, observation deck, and several restaurants and bars.
Singapore Food Trail
Foodies worldwide hail the Chinese, Malay, Indian, and Eurasian influences of the local Singaporean cuisine. And the city’s hawker centres – covered food halls where vendors specializing in specific dishes run stalls – are some of the best (and cheapest) places for a great eat. Bonus: Singapore’s strict hygiene laws means that the city’s street foot is hands-down the safest you’ll find in Asia. One of the newest hawker centres to open in the city, The Singapore Food Trail, located at the Singapore Flyer (the giant Ferris Wheel) gathers some of the city’s most popular hawkers in a space modeled after a 1960’s Singaporean street. Nearly 20 stalls have been set-up offering comfort food favorites, like chicken rice (poached chicken served over rice cooked in stock, and served with a bowl of fragrant broth on the side), satays, pork noodles, and sugar cane juice served in painted tin cups.
National Museum of Singapore
The National Museum of Singapore presents a diverse array of holdings, from a special exhibit that examines the changing role of the Singaporean woman, to displays of food related artifacts, to edgy contemporary photo shows. With a history dating back to 1887, Singapore’s oldest museum is housed in a gorgeous neo-classical building attached to a stunning modernist extension of glass and steel.