My most recent stay at the Ritz was an extremely pleasant one. Okey not to be ball sucking or boot licking but the truth is, I have yet to be disappointed with any of the Ritz Carlton chains I have stayed over over the past few years. In fact, I am truly amazed with their ability to anticipate my needs during and even before my stay. Only a few out of the many hotel chains I have every slept are able to go to that extent of service even without me asking for it.
Ritz Carlton Millenia Singapore (RCMS) is where I decided to organize a little staycation and small party for my sisters birthday. I was assisted by the ERS Executive of RCMS, Ms Nurulhuda Tuah throughout the entire process from the moment I made my reservations to the moment I checked out from the hotel. And although she is rather new at what she does, she did it with confidence and continuously anticipating my needs whilst making small conversations with me when she showed me around the RCMS compound.
RCMS was opened in 1996 and was designed and constructed by the architect Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo & Associate along with DP Architects. The 32 floors hotel which is literally a rectangular building, also deemed as the HDB hotel by some offers the best views of the Marina Bay Skyline on one side and a spectacular view of Kalang and the brand new Singapore Sports Hub on the other. And if by any chance you are able to chop off part of your wallet to get the corner suite, you will be rewarded an extra view; either the view of Raffles Boulevard perfectly perpendicular to your bathtub or the Singapore flyer on the other side. RCMS is in fact one of the very few hotels in Singapore with the most perfectly framed view of Singapore all around, no matter the which suite you are staying in.
RCMS which was designed as an oasis in the city has one of the largest rooms in the city area. The smallest room have an area of 52sqm, which is considerably big for just a couple staying in it. Ofcourse the rooms goes up to 219sqm – Ritz Suite. I managed to get a peek into that suite during my tour with Ms Nurulhuda and ofcourse she anticipated that I was gonna have quite a few people over and upgraded my room to 61sqm – Premier suite (corner suites). Get a club room and you will have access to the Ritz Carlton Club Lounge up on the 32nd floor (topmost floor) which offers a panoramic view of … literally everything. The lounge is even equipped with stationeries in the drawing room for those artists who just wanna sit back and sketch out the Singapore Skyline during their free time.
Apart from all the guestrooms having amazing bathtub views and all the necessary amenities you would expect from a luxury hotel including Ipod Docking Station and a coffeemaker apart from the Walk-In-Closet and flat screen TV, RCMS also offers all the basic facilities you would want to have when to describe it as a perfect destination. They have lap pool (going into re-construction phase soon, please check with the hotel fro specific dates), a newly revamped Gymnasium, Spa, many mini ballrooms and a ‘Super’ Grand Ballroom. So Super that I can literally fit a few thousand attendees at any one time, Also not forgetting the restaurants in the hotel – Chihuly Lounge (Lobby Lounge), the newly refurbished Colony (previously The Greenhouse All Day Dining) and Summer Pavilion (Chinese Restaurant). Although I did not have the opportunity to dine in any of then, I must say all the restaurants are well designed with a breathtaking environment.
Ritz Carlton Millenia Singapore have stayed relatively the same over the past two decade with very few modifications and refurbishments done – The Colony and the Gymnasium only. And even though this soaring rectangular tower have been there for exactly two decades, I learnt so much about it just buy staying there. Well maybe there is not much heritage to the building. But to know that RCMS is all about the Grand Entrances; the receiving lobby, the pre-function, the pool and even the gymnasium have a grand entrance. You will really feel greeted even when there is no staff around to greet you.
Whats more is that they go an extra mile for service, not only have a Ritz Kids part of the hotel making it one of the most family friendly hotels, it also have ‘connecting rooms’. But whats special about these rooms are that they are not separated by a double connecting door. In fact they both have their dedicated entrance door, and they have a grand door to which leads to the foyer which branches out to these two rooms. They are also considered a Japanese friendly hotel with a dedicated reception for Japanese speaking patrons served only by real Japanese with Japan Origin! That is how dedicated RCMS is to their patrons making them feel truly at home!
Well thats all folks! Do watch out for my sisters celebration blogpost held over here at Ritz Carlton Millenia Singapore to see how far they went to make me feel at home! Enjoy the photos guys! It is really one you won’t regret paying for!
Ritz Carlton Millenia Singapore
7 Raffles Avenue
a special thanks to ERS Executive, Ms Nurulhuda Tuah from RCMS for making my stay a memorable one For more amazing behind the scenes and never seen before photos! Subscribe to this blog or follow me on Snapchat @aminayub!