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Treetops Executive Residence – Singapore

Treetops Singapore!What can I say? A serene, tropical bliss in the midst of the busy, bustling area that is Orchard.

Treetops provide serviced apartments in the central area of ‘Orchard’ in Singapore. It is about a ten minute walk from treetops to the MRT which will connect you to the vast majority of the city. There is also a bus stop about a three minute walk from Treetops, the local buses are regular and timely. An app called “Go There’ can be downloaded on your smart phone, this will provide bus route an information and give you directions from pretty much anywhere to anywhere else!

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Carlton Hotel – Singapore

Cartoon girl with keyboardI had flown to Singapore with Air France in their A380 (review will be up shortly) and was slightly annoyed to have to queue for a cab into town; clearly Emirates have spoiled me (they have a complimentary chauffeur service for business and first passengers).

I was in Singapore to pilot a key element of a project that lasted three days.  EDI – CDG – SIN is a long way to go for a three days.  Anyway, the taxi took about 25 minutes and I was surprised to find that the infamous Raffles Hotel (and Long Bar) was situated directly across the road from The Carlton. Continue Reading…

Park Royal on Beach Road – Singapore

I was staying in Singapore for 11 nights on business as part of a project.  There were some 21 global colleagues staying in the same hotel; alas I had no choice in the brand.

I had never heard of Park Royal hotels before I received the reservation confirmation from my client.  They seem to have a number of hotels in Asia that target the higher end of mid-range clientèle.  They do not have their own loyalty programme, however they are part of GHA (Global Hotel Alliance), which is at least something.

A chauffeur car was included with my Emirates flight and less than 20 minutes after leaving the airport, we were pulling into the hotel.  The first thing I noticed was that there was a huge building site right next to the hotel – more on this later.

There are 7 floors here but from the outside, the building looks a lot bigger.  There are many rooms here – indeed walking from one end of the corridor, passed the elevators and down the other end is a task that I don’t want to repeat.

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