Sof­i­tel Ex­pands Sin­ga­pore Port­fo­lio

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The new Sof­i­tel Sin­ga­pore City Cen­tre is aptly named: its Wal­lich Street site is just min­utes from the Down­town Core and the en­tire is­land is in easy reach (there’s an MRT sta­tion un­der­neath the ho­tel). In a hat-tip to Nathaniel Wal­lich, who founded the Sin­ga­pore Botanic Gar­dens, the 223-room ho­tel is flora themed, which is ap­par­ent on en­try to the flower-stuffed lobby. Flow­ers and trop­i­cal green­ery sur­round the ho­tel’s 30-me­tre out­door in­fin­ity pool and ad­ja­cent whirlpool, and botan­i­cal art­work adorns the walls. There’s a sense of whimsy in the gue­strooms: you will find a colour­ing book and pen­cils on an easel while you can or­der drinks and snacks from So­phie, a ro­bot who will de­liver to your door. Busi­ness trav­ellers are well catered for, too, with the usual in-room tech (in­clud­ing uni­ver­sal charg­ing sock­ets), Ne­spresso ma­chines and deep soak­ing tubs. The ‘Handy Phone’, a mo­bile with free data and in­ter­na­tional calls you can take around town, is handy in­deed. Sin­ga­pore din­ing op­tions are nearly end­less, but the ho­tel’s French/Chi­nese restau­rant, Racines, is com­pet­i­tive. If you stay in a Club room you can also ac­cess Club Milles­ime, with free break­fast and pre-din­ner drinks with canapés. www.sof­i­telsin­ga­porecity­cen­tre.com.

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