So late last October, I got to do a review of Hotel Jen Tanglin, Singapore – but since it was for work, I couldn’t put this up on my blog until our December issue was published. It was hard waiting, since I LOVED the stay and couldn’t wait to share the experience. 🙂
Owned by Shangri-La, the Tanglin branch underwent a multi-million dollar face lift last year.
Everything from the decor and the rooms to the personalized service is targeted at the young and chic urban traveler. What I liked best is that they package everything as an experience, rather than just a stay. The hotel supports the local indie scene through events,and promotes the rich art and culture that Singapore has to offer. It’s like staying over at a friends place, where they recommend all the cool places to hangout at 😀
The lobby’s design is inspired by the world traveler: the concierge counter, for example, features stacked suitcases, the cushions are shaped like bicycle wheels, while the chairs bear resemblance to airplane seats! At the end of the hallway near the lifts are bicycles mounted on the walls, creating a trick-art effect. 🙂
Near the lifts is a map of Singapore, where visitors can ‘stick’ their own recommendations on places to visit and restaurants to explore 🙂
My room for the night was The Club Room. Loved it at first sight – it was so cozy! Although the space wasn’t big, there was an ultra comfy king-sized bed with fluffy pillows and duvet, a bay window sofa with awesome city and pool views, and an adjacent bathroom with high-pressure shower. Warm tones and lots of wood makes one feel immediately at home.