My Christmas present came early in the form of a staycation at Grand Hyatt Singapore, courtesy of our local Hyatt team! We stayed in one of the Grand Club rooms, which I immediately gushed over how huge and warm (as in ambience, not temperature haha) it was once we stepped through the door. Super comfy king bed, free wifi, great amenities, extended workstation, 37-inch flat screen TV, spacious bathroom –> you get all these and more when booked into a Hyatt guestroom. And you can bet that Hyatt is Listening to your needs: a new healthy room service menu has been launched, plus I love that unconventional (but oh so essential) items such as phone chargers, yoga mats and even free weight sets can be borrowed and delivered right to your door!
Thanks to the team for the chocolate cake! That was a delicious surprise : )
Before we checked into our room, we popped by Mezza9 for a cooking demonstration conducted by Chef Martin. It was kind of like watching a cooking show live, and he’s so talented and composed in the bustling kitchen! Within an hour, he showed us how to prepare three dishes that are supposedly easy to replicate at home. I say supposedly because with my current almost-non-existent culinary skills, they are definitely not going to make an appearance on my table anytime soon haha.
Lunch was (you guessed it) the dishes prepared earlier! Hokkaido scallop pops with sauce romesco, free range egg with young spinach and truffle veloutee, wood fired barramundi with pumpkin, chestnut and crustacean jus, and a special nosebleed-inducing dark chocolate fondant with coconut ice cream. A very good and satisfying meal, maybe because I personally saw how much effort Chef Martin put into each dish!
We spent a luxurious afternoon at Damai Spa thereafter. I wanted to take some photographs for memory’s sake but unfortunately, the rooms were all full when I headed back with my camera in tow. Nevertheless, the hour long body massage was splendid and so relaxing! I really wish I could stay for another hour haha. And of course, with an exercise freak with me, K and I had to pay a visit to the well-equipped gym. Within 24 hours, we actually went to the gym twice! Gosh. Dinner was at Oasis grill, a poolside restaurant where we enjoyed barbequed meat and seafood cooked on charcoal-fired grills.
All too soon, the next morning arrived! Groan. Sigh. Haiz. Anyway, guests staying in Grand Club Rooms can access to the Grand Club Lounge, which — in addition to evening cocktails and all day beverages — also serves a complimentary Continental breakfast. The spread is rather limited, but it has everything we like: fresh fruits (I loaded up on the sweet and juicy strawberries!), bircher muesli, eggs cooked a la minute (poached, scrambled, omelette, sunny side up — I think K ordered all these), breads and pastries, cold cuts (smoked salmon rocks!), and even free flow Yakult for digestion!
This was an amazing experience and guess what, also my first ever staycation! I’m the type who’s not into local staycations as I’d rather buy an air ticket and travel overseas. But I think this Hyatt staycation has changed my mind! Can’t wait for the next one : )
Big big BIG thank you to Indrani, Sandee and Nicole! You ladies have given me one of the best memories of 2013!
Grand Hyatt Singapore
10 Scotts Road