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Out and About in Kuala Lumpur
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Review: JW Marriott Hotel – Singapore South Beach
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I exited the airplane and quickly made my way to immigration. There was a ton of people in the queue, but I was through in less than 20 minutes. I retrieved my bag and ordered an Uber to take me to the JW Marriott Singapore South Beach.
After a 20 minute ride, I arrived at the hotel. The property had a contemporary design. I noticed it immediately as I entered the hotel. There was a huge digital screen with colorful images at the main entrance.
The front desk was located in a very long, but small space. It made me feel kind of claustrophobic. Check in was quick. I was informed that I had been upgraded to a Premier Club room, sweet.
I made my way to the elevators which were located right past the front desk, on the left. There was a lot of seating along the way.
I took the lift to the 13th floor. The reason that the hotel has this floor is because Chinese/Singaporeans believe that the number 13 is lucky. I made a left out of the elevator and then a right towards my room. The hallways and the room number design continued with the modern theme.
The room was beautiful. The attention to detail really stood out to me. Upon entering the room, there were two chairs and a small closet. I assume that the chairs were there so guests could sit while putting on their shoes.
A little bit past the chairs, on the right, was the bathroom. The bathroom consisted of three rooms. The main room, shower room, and toilet room. There were more than enough toiletries. I loved the bathroom.
After exiting the bathroom, there is a bigger closet and mini bar. The lighting at the mini bar was really cool. The mini bar had various drinks and snacks, but I did not partake in any of them.
The desk and tv were just past the mini bar.
The huge bed was directly across from the tv. The bed was comfortable. I was able to get six hours of uninterrupted sleep, which allowed me to wake up refreshed for my long day of travel the next day.
I could not raise the blinds, so there was not much for views from the room.
The hotel had quite a few dining options, but due to my late arrival, I was only able to visit two of the offerings. My first stop was the Executive Lounge. It was located on the second floor. A walkway separated it from the main hotel.
The lounge had a ton of seating that really complimented the style of the of the hotel.
The lounge had gummi candy and mixed nuts (breakfast was offered daily).
There a decent selection of complimentary spirits, wine, and beer at the self-serve bar. The bartender volunteered to make guests their drink of choice while they waited.
I grabbed a seat at a long table and edited some pictures. Most of the time, I caught myself staring at the huge tv.
After spending about an hour in the lounge, I made my way down to Tonic, which is a gin bar located on the ground floor.
The bar had any kind of gin that you could ever want. I ordered a Tanqueray 10 and tonic.
The one downside to Tonic is that it was really small. Groups of four or more had to wait for an extended period of time to be seated. The noise level from the conversation increased during my time there, I do not know if it was the amount of people in close quarters or the amount of gin being consumed.
After a short stay, I made my way back up to my room. I was hungry, but did not feel like leaving the hotel, so I ordered room service. I ordered the Singaporean Char Kuey Teow (do not ask me how to pronounce it). It was so good!
The gym and pool were located on the 18th in an area named “Flow 18”. The floor had unobstructed, open air with views of Singapore. Food could be ordered here, prior to 10pm. Guests had the option of eating in the swimming pool or on the lounge chairs.
The gym occupied a majority of the floor. It was spacious and had all new equipment.
Outside of the gym was the pool desk. Guests could get towels and other pool equipment there.
The JW Marriott South Beach exceeded my expectations. I feel that my pictures do not do the property justice. The décor of the hotel from the entrance to the lounge was impressive. The only negative thing that I have to say is that I wish that I could have spent more than eight hours at the hotel.