Janiqueel explains the pleasures of a distinctive staycation right here in Singapore, but a world apart.
I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on earth. Then I ask myself the same question.
Along the Singapore River, lies the distinctive architecture of the Park Hotel Clarke Quay. This is the vital heart of the Garden City, yet it is at the same time a place apart from the hustle and bustle. Magnificent and at the same time cosy, the hotel is the distinguished icon of Clarke Quay.
Near the dining mecca of Robertson Quay, the historic and tropical Fort Canning Park, the many nightspots, bistros, and bars along the riverfront, the hotel is a stunning retreat from everyday life. In other words, the perfect venue for a serious (or frivolous!) staycation. And now is the perfect time to indulge in some pampering ensconced in one of the premier hotels in Southeast Asia. International air travel at the drop of sun hat is still a dream, although one that is drawing ever nearer. Until it is a reality, though, think hard about hopping a taxi to an exotic location so near and yet so far away from home.
These days nothing is more important than health and safety. Professionally audited and certified, the Park Hotel Clarke Quay assures that excellent sanitation and hygiene are hallmarks of one’s stay. Social distancing and TraceTogether are, of course, observed, but subtly so that safety is not onerous or obtrusive. Rather the guest can rest assured that safety and good health are a priority.
Once smoothly and efficiently checked in you can start exploring the facilities. You may be ready for a snack at the Porta Food & Import Company – a modern European ambience offering super fresh produce in an alfresco or indoor setting. Always available, vegan and vegetarian options are highlighted on “Green Mondays” when green salads, succulent plates of pasta, beyond Burgers and Sausages invite you to enjoy the meat flavours without the meat. Feel the vibe of sustainable, ethical, eating. Animals will applaud your venture into a new GREEN world. You will applaud the skill of chefs dedicated to serving unique signature dishes.
At any time, but especially at sunset as the lights of the city skyline flicker to life and the special feeling of evening tiptoes in, you may want to be poolside. Cabanas, a stunning deck and bar beside the 25-metre pool will convince you (if you still need convincing) that the Park Hotel Clarke Quay really is a world apart.
Even in these tricky times, it is possible to find respite and retreat. There you go. You’ve found it. Enjoy!
You can visit www.parkhotelgroup.com/en/clarkequay for more information.
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