The Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok ranks amongst some of the best luxury hotels in the world. Within the City of Angels, the Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok (also known as La Grande Dame) is often referred to as the most luxurious hotel in the city and it's not difficult to see why. Celebrating her 140th birthday this year, the property is located along the famous Chao Phraya River and it is only a short boat ride from the majestic Grand Palace.
I have always been a huge fan of Uber because when they first started out, they were so much better than Grab but truth to be told, Grab (and its fleet of cars and drivers) has improved dramatically over the years. With that being said however, Uber has always been far more superior at customer service - they actually read and reply to your feedback at lightning speed! Starting from 01 July 2016 (Friday), you will be able to utilise uberPOOL to get around - this is a service for pooling people who are heading down to the same place to save time and cost (as well as the environment!). Why bother you ask? Well, it's going to be cheaper than the usual uberX rates!
Even though the Grand Hyatt Singapore does not have a Chinese restaurant per se, it has established itself as one of the industry leaders for F&B. I absolutely love the range and quality of food at mezza9 and the dedication towards using sustainable seafood is highly commendable. This Mid-Autumn Festival (2016), indulge in the traditional mooncakes that are handmade with a modern twist.
The National Day Parade (NDP) 2016 returns to the new National Stadium after a 10-year hiatus - that's right, the National Stadium that is located along Kallang River! To celebrate Singapore's 51st birthday this year, the Conrad Centennial Singapore has launched two unique fireworks view room packages - that's right! You will be able to enjoy the fireworks display from your bedroom on the following three nights: 23 July, 30 July and 09 August (actual day!).
To complete one of my Accelerate Offers last quarter, I checked out the Holiday Inn Express Singapore Orchard Road (since it was the only HIX brand that I have not stayed in in Singapore then) on one weekend and was pleasantly surprised by how much larger (compared to the Clarke Quay location) the rooms are here. It is important to remember that the HIX is a no-frills brand by the InterContinental Hotels Group so you really are paying for the room only (breakfast and WiFi is always complimentary though!).