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W Hotel Singapore — Stylish Colors next to Sentosa Cove Marina

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W Singapore — Sentosa Cove opened in October 2012 next to the stylish Sentosa Cove marina. Conveniently located on Sentosa Island next to a whole bunch of new elegant restaurants and condominiums, W Singapore features its typical design centric approach to decoration, colors and lighting.

W Singapore logos beside main hotel entrance

W logos beside main hotel entrance

And as per usual with W hotels you won’t miss the DJ. His sound mix is available via BOSE sound system in different variations throughout the hotel, including hotel rooms and an underwater sound system.

Which, as a little side note, should be tuned to be louder since your own underwater breathing noise is considerable… Had sales and marketing manager Supriah not pointed out the underwater music I would not have noticed.

W Singapore — Sentosa Cove pool bar at night

W Singapore pool bar at night

Anyway, the design is rich in anecdotes and referrals to the local purple orchid. Hence the ornamental patterns and according purple lighting.

W Singapore spa pool

Spa pool

Everyone in the hotel from the approachable French general manager Stephane to the waiters in the restaurant will proudly hint to the stylish decor items.

Evening ambience in W Singapore hotel lobby with managing director Stephane Fabregoul

Evening ambience in hotel lobby with managing director Stephane

SKIRT – W Singapore’s Hotel Restaurant

W Singapore's restaurant SKIRT

Restaurant “SKIRT”

One of the hotel’s numerous highlights is it’s SKIRT steak restaurant. Australian chef Andrew Nocente and his team focus on high quality Australian meat and unusual cuts such as ‘SKIRT’.

The delicately prepared meat makes for an awesome food experience, indeed, we enjoyed it a mountain!

SKIRT beef Wellington

SKIRT beef Wellington

Apparently the SKIRT restaurant is quickly developing into Singapore’s latest foody hotspot. According testimonials come from the likes of entrepreneur Tjin Lee, Audi Fashion Festival director.

Beware of the prices on the wine list, though, for prices are extremely steep! Or what do you call $20 for wine by the glass? Bottle prices start at $150 and easily go over $250…

W Singapore Rooms

Bathroom in Away room category

Bathroom in Away room category

The hotel rooms come in the usual W types Fabulous, Away or the stellar WOW Suite.

WOW living room

WOW Suite living room

On this occurrence the latter features a cosy living room, a sleek bed room with a huge bath tub and a terrace with its own infinity pool overlooking the yachts in the marina. No less…

View of marina from WOW Suite patio

View of marina from WOW Suite plunge pool

Sentosa Island

Sentosa Island is easily accessible by taxi, monorail, and even funicular as it features a huge entertainment complex including Asia’s largest aquarium, two golf courses and the merlion landmark.

Illuminated merlion

Illuminated merlion

The taxi to the city Centre costs around $15, the transfer to Changi Airport costs just over $30. Make sure you ask for a credit card reader if you don’t plan to pay with Singapore dollars. I had to dribble around as this particular taxi was not equipped like most other taxis are. But the driver was very helpful and helped me out.

This Trip was Made Possible by…

Many thanks to W’s PR manager Dawn for making this booking possible! And best wishes to marketing and sales manager Supriya, thanks for showing me around the lovely property!

Also MD Stephane was supportive in helping me understand the interior design concept.

Walter and Supriya Ghosh in W Singapore's elevator

Walter and Supriya Ghosh in the elevator

And also a hearty dankeschön to SWISS Airlines who made this trip possible via the inauguration of their new routing Zurich – Singapore.

Singer at gala dinner at Singapore's new Cruise Center

Singer at gala dinner at Singapore’s new Cruise Center

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Walter Schaerer’s extensive background in the travel industry, passionate enthusiasm for photography and a firm belief that luxury destinations can also be affordable; were some of the main factors that motivated him to create the travel blog travelmemo.com. In his day job Walter is an online marketing manager based out of Zurich, Switzerland.

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