Introduction: Whirlwind Trip to Asia
Review: American Airlines (A321) Economy Class Dallas to Charlotte
Review: American Airlines (A320) Economy Class Charlotte to Boston
Review: Holiday Inn Express and Suites – Boston Garden
Review: United Club – Logan International Airport
Review: United Airlines (777-200) Business Class Newark to Beijing
Review: Air China Business Class Lounge – Beijing International Airport
Review: BGS Premier Business Class Lounge – Beijing International Airport
Review: Singapore Airlines (777-300ER) Business Class Beijing to Singapore
Review: SilverKris Business Class Lounge – Singapore Changi Airport
Review: SilkAir (737-800) Business Class Singapore to Kuala Lumpur
Review: Renaissance Hotel – Kuala Lumpur
Out and About in Kuala Lumpur
Review: Plaza Premium Lounge – Kuala Lumpur
Review: SilkAir (A319) Economy Class Kuala Lumpur to Singapore
Review: JW Marriott Hotel – Singapore South Beach
Review: The Private Room – Singapore Changi Airport
Review: Singapore Airlines (A380-800) Suites Class Singapore to Beijing
Review: Air China First Class Lounge – Beijing International Airport
Review: United Airlines (777-300ER) Business Class Beijing to San Francisco
Review: American Express Centurion Lounge – San Francisco International Airport
Review: United Airlines (757-200) First Class San Francisco to Newark
Review: United Airlines Classified Restaurant – Newark Liberty International Airport
Review: Admirals Club – Logan International Airport
After a short night stay at the Marriott South Beach, I caught an Uber to Changi International Airport. The Uber took about 30 minutes (the app stated 18 minutes) to get to the airport because the driver wanted to take a better route. What??? I kept thinking, ‘do not mess up this day for me guy’.
Singapore Airlines First Class Terminal is just off of the Airport Boulevard, if you are not paying attention, you will miss it. The driver had to make a quick left to pull into the drop off area (we almost missed it). I was greeted by two staffers, one opened my door and the other grabbed my bags.
Both of them escorted me to the check in desk. I provided my passport and was told that it would take a few minutes. I asked if she could check me through to Boston, to which she stated that she would try. The agent also informed me that it was ok to take pictures while I waited (she could not help but notice the camera in my hand).
The process took less than 10 minutes (she could not check me through to Boston). I was then present my gold boarding pass (gold=first/suites class, blue=business class, and green=economy). As I was leaving, I asked about The Private Room. The agent said, ‘oh, sorry’ and asked me to have a seat in one of the chairs. A minute later, another agent (the fourth staff member to assist me) presented me with a ‘golden ticket’ to the private room. It looked like a boarding pass with gold lettering.
The First Class Departure Security checkpoint is across from the first class check in area. I was the only one in the queue, which made the entire process take two minutes.
The escalators to the lounge was directly across from the security checkpoint.
After a few minute walk, I was at the lounge check in podiums. Both agents greeted me and asked for my boarding pass. I provided the boarding pass and The Private Room’s golden ticket. The agent asked if I could follow her. We walked past the business class lounge and then through the first class lounge. The Private Room was straight ahead and to the left when looking at the picture below.
The Private Room is located in a separate area within the first class lounge. The lounge was very quiet.
There were less than 10 people inside the lounge, to include two infants. One reminded me of my son, she kept saying ‘mama, mama, mama, mama, mama’. Her mom would answer every time but the conversation never progressed. 😂
Upon entering the lounge, the restroom/shower area is to the left. There was not a wait and amenities were plentiful. The rooms were really clean.
After you make a left exit from the restroom, there is a concierge desk to the right.
There was plenty of seating. Along the walls were single chairs, while the middle of lounge had seating for larger traveling parties. Two guys traveling together spent the morning watching CNN on the big screen tv.
At the very back of the lounge was a business center, family room, and two private rooms. The business center was two standalone computers that no guests used during my stay. The family room was the last door in the lounge, right past the business center. It seemed the perfect spot to relax if you were traveling with children. If you were traveling alone and wanted a quieter space, one of the two private rooms would be great for you.
There was not for views from the lounge due to the design of the window shades.
The dining room was in the middle of the lounge. There was enough seating for about 40 people. The tables were set for two, four, or five people. Including me, there were five people having breakfast in the lounge.
The buffet was on the left side of the dining room. Food options were limited. Pastries, sandwiches, fruit, and cereal were all offered. I did not find anything appetizing on the buffet.
A la carte dining was available. As soon as you enter the lounge, the staff presents you a menu and ask if you would like a drink. I ordered a glass of Dom Perignon while I took pictures.
I eventually made my way back into the dining room where I was immediately seated. There were so many options on the menu which made my decision very hard. I knew that I would be eating lobster on the flight to Beijing and I did not want to be full. After a few more minutes of looking at the menu, I decided on another glass of Dom, an omelet, and dim sum (get it?). Everything was perfect.
Before long, it was time for me to make it to the gate to board my flight to Beijing. The excitement had finally hit me!
The Private Room was by far the best lounge that I have ever visited. The attentiveness of the staff from check in to the time that I left the lounge was world class. The food was delicious and the Dom was refreshing. I cannot wait to visit this lounge again.