Hilton Mattress Run Schedule:
- Day Stay @ Hilton Singapore (SGD161)
- Day Stay @ Conrad Centennial Singapore (SGD195)
- Day Stay @ Hilton Garden Inn Singapore (SGD117)
- Day Stay at DoubleTree By Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok (THB1754 = SGD76)
- Day Stay @ Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok (THB2,304 = SGD100)
- Stay @ Millennium Hilton Bangkok (THB3,500 – SGD151)
- Stay @ Conrad Bangkok (covered by Amex KF Ascend voucher)
- Day Stay @ DoubleTree By Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok (THB1754 = SGD76)
I picked to do my first daycation at Hilton Singapore after already wasting 2 weeks into my Diamond challenge. Gah!
With a day room booked from 10am – 6pm, I packed my mini duffel and went off to enjoy my chill day after attending the Milelion’s Hotel Hacks workshop on a bright and (too)sunny Saturday afternoon.
Address – 581 Orchard Road Singapore 238883. Tel: +65 67372233. Website.
Location – In a corner of the busy Orchard Road and a 8-min walk from Orchard MRT, the hotel is a old steward which has kind of withstood the time til now, thanks to it’s strategic location on the infamous shopping belt. But I’ve also always thought its quite an aged property, altho recently refurbished. Good for shopaholics.
Price – My day room was on a Saturday cost $161.84 ($137.50++) and valid from 9am – 6pm. which I didn’t think was too unreasonable given that it includes lounge access for the day with afternoon tea and evening cocktails starting at 5:30pm which means I can still enjoy the cocktails and bites before checking out.
Check In – The lady at the front desk thanked me for being a Diamond and offered for me to be checked in at the Executive Lounge. Yays. She tapped me up and said she will get the Executive Lounge team to expect me. They did, and were nice and welcoming but felt abit robotic. But I was bummed that I was not offered any room upgrades and wondered if I should have asked. Then again, I wasn’t sure if I should push it since it was a day room.
Room – My King Hilton Deluxe (32SqM) – 1035 – was clean and aptly furnished, awashed in neutral woody tones and a comfy King bed. A proper work desk and a single pax couch occupied the rest of the space. Bathroom was clean and nothing to complain about, with the Crabtree & Evelyn amenities making me quite happy. I do have to say though that one could tell the room is quite old despite the refurbishment: the ancient marble bathroom tiles, and most evidently, an antique phone set.
I also recieved my Diamond welcome amenity which was a box of pralines – by a frantic knocking on my door which startled me. I wonder why they need to be so kan cheong.
Executive Lounge – Occupying most of the 22nd floor, the Lounge is one of the bigger ones I’ve seeen, only slighly smaller than JW Marriot (I think?). A spacious reception to welcome you, complete with a mix of comfortable sofas and proper dining areas, separated by the F&B island in the middle of the entire area.
The relatively quiet afternoon tea session (sandwiches, cakes, cookies, munchies, nespresso coffee, teas) led into a busy crowded cocktails come 5:30pm – 7:30pm.
Selection of food and drinks were impressive throughout the 2 hours: hot savories, cold appetisers, salads, fruits, cheese, nuts, olives, desserts, wines, prosecco. Even the hot savories changed up after 1 hour which was un-usual but of course welcomed.
Facilities – I popped by the pool and the gym to take a look. Your usual.
Service – Nothing to complain about but didn’t particularly leave an impression on me either. Pretty okay for my first Hilton Diamond experience – although I do feel they are suffering from Diamond fatigue. When I remarked about the busy-ness, the lounge staff said that many more people are becoming Diamond and the property plans to renovate to accommodate more pax in the new lounge. Not sure how true is that but sure looking forward to seeing the new lounge if so.
Check Out – Efficently processed at the Lounge and an e-folio emailed to me immediately after. I wish all hotels have this in place so I can stop emailing to ask for check out folios (Marriot are you listening?).