All posts tagged: InterContinental

REVIEW: InterContinental Singapore, Club Deluxe Room

Excellent top-grade hotel in the heart of the city, boasting timeless interiors and five star service. I fell in love with the InterContinental brand since my first stay back in 2018, so I was always looking forward to snag another stay at this excellent property. The price for a Club room has always been a little prohibitively high, so I was pleased when they dropped their prices owing to a slowdown in international travel earlier this year due to Covid-19. In this post:• Introduction• About the hotel• Location• The booking process• InterContinental Ambassador programme• Checking in• The room• Club InterContinental Lounge• Afternoon tea• Evening cocktails• Breakfast• The facilities• Dining options• Final thoughts The hotel InterContinental is IHG’s flagship brand and marks the pinnacle of hospitality within the group. While there are some other upmarket brands that the Group has acquired over the years, it is almost certain that the best experience still came from the InterContinental brand. InterContinental Singapore opened its doors more than two decades ago, in 1995. The hotel houses 403 rooms and …

REVIEW: InterContinental Kuala Lumpur, Grand Premier Room with Club access

In a frantic attempt to complete the IHG Accelerate challenge by 31 July 2018, the end of the promotion period, I had to clock two nights at any InterContinental properties across Asia Pacific or the Middle East. Given that I’m not going to hop on a seven-hour flight to the Middle East for a stay, I began scouring this region. The cheapest InterContinental property in Asia Pacific turned out to be right next door: Kuala Lumpur. I booked myself into the entry level room for two nights at the InterContinental Kuala Lumpur for a total of just under RM1,100 over two nights. The property has also offered a e-Upgrade option where you can opt for certain payable upgrades, which will be confirmed at check-in. For this stay, apart from offering a paid room upgrade opportunity, the hotel also offered Club InterContinental access for RM150++ per person per day. Since I was going to stay alone, this is much more worth it than paying RM230++ for an upgrade to a Club InterContinental Room. The Hotel InterContinental …

PROMO: IHG Singapore weekend rates up for grabs, includes breakfast and parking

IHG has rolled out a weekend staycation promotion across all its nine properties in Singapore featuring breakfast for two, late check-outs and complimentary parking. From now until 30 December 2018, you can book a Jump Start Weekend package at all IHG properties in Singapore at special rates of up to 35% off. Of course, weekend refers to check-in on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Plus, each property features an additional benefit, such as dining discounts, kids dine free, and other gifts. As a guide, here’s some of the promotion rates (as of 16 June 2018) for the entry level rooms for each hotel for 11-12 Aug (in time for National Day long weekend!): Hotel Room Type Rate InterContinental Hotels Singapore Deluxe Room King S$314.26 nett Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay Standard Room Queen S$209.51 nett InterContinental Hotels Singapore Robertson Quay Studio King S$260.12 nett Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre Premier Room King S$254.23 nett Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium Deluxe Room King S$291.90 nett Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong Deluxe Room King S$223.63 nett Holiday Inn …

REVIEW: InterContinental Robertson Quay, Club InterContinental Studio Room

Having had a fantastic experience with InterContinental Singapore several weeks ago, I decided to check out its newer sibling in town, InterContinental Robertson Quay. Opened in 2017, the property is one of the many hotels that sprouted up in the Robertson Quay area in recent years, including M Social, Warehouse Hotel and the recently refurbished Four Points by Sheraton (although technically not a new hotel). IHG together with owners RB Capital announced the hotel back in 2014. It was rather surprising for IHG to open up a second InterContinental brand in Singapore, given the rather small market. I booked the room through the IHG website. The rooms are fairly straightforward: the entry level room was the Classic Studio or Deluxe rooms, before moving on to the Club Rooms and finally, the Suites. All Club rooms and Suites also get access to the Club InterContinenal Lounge. A thing to note is that InterContinental Robertson Quay does not offer twin beds in their entry level Studio rooms. For twin beds, you will need to select the Deluxe …

REVIEW: Intercontinental Hotel Singapore, Club Heritage Room

Tl;dr: One of the best club lounges I ever had in Singapore, with the best afternoon tea (scones are superb) Full hotel facilities, including an outdoor swimming pool, fully equipped gym and sauna Great location on the fringe of city Rooms spacious but tired   I’m not a IHG Rewards member, so in all honesty a stay at a IHG property usually ranks low on my list. Seeing that the Intercontinental Hotel Singapore has got a very good corporate rate this weekend, I snapped up the opportunity to try out – for the first time – this gem of a hotel in the heart of town. When I first walk up to the glorious lobby, I was escorted to the club lounge for my check-in. Being my first time at the property, I was immediately taken in by the design of the lounge: spacious, well adorned, boasting a good blend of peranakan ornaments with very tasteful furnishing. Check-in was a breeze, with most of the work done by the lounge staff while I tuck into …