The Pan Pacific Orchard is one of my favourite Global Hotel Alliance properties in Singapore - the DISCOVERY Loyalty Program which in my opinion, is one of the best hotel loyalty programs for staycation-goers in Singapore, offers a late check-out of 6PM and early check-in of 9AM for top-tier Black members. I have stayed at the Pan Pacific Orchard on multiple occasions (perhaps ten times already!) and have always gotten the benefits of being a Black member in the DISCOVERY Loyalty program. The Pacific Club Studio is my favourite room type in the hotel and as mentioned in my previous article, you do get a double upgrade (where space is available) for being a Black member.
During my latest stay at the Pan Pacific Orchard, I was upgraded (as per DISCOVERY Loyalty Black Member benefits) into a Pacific Club Suite since it was available - it is worth noting that the Pacific Club Suite may also be used as a bridal suite if you are holding your wedding here. This modern and spacious suite offers 66sqm of space with a choice of a king-sized or twin beds - you will also receive full Pacific Club privileges here (which to me, really justifies the cost of having a weekend staycation in Singapore).
The Living Room of the Pacific Club Suite is really quite sizeable and due to the layout of the area, it actually feels a lot larger than it actually is. Like most suites, partitioning the bedroom off from the living room is possible by simply closing two doors. You will find a large LED television complete with a selection of local and cable channels in front of the sofa located in the living room. There is also an intuitive media hub if you wish to bring your own movies or music. The only thing I wish the Pacific Club Suite has was a powder room for guests.
As you can see, once the doors are shut, the living room of the Pacific Club Suite is actually quite private. There is a Nespresso coffee machine located towards the back of the living room and teas here like the Executive Room and the Pacific Club Studio are provided by Gryphon Tea. Complimentary drinking water is also provided and the minibar is well stocked-up for providing you with the dutch courage you may or may not require for your wedding speech. Unlike the Pan Pacific Singapore, the fridge here does not have the automatic minibar (which charges you for simply removing items from the fridge) so three cheers for that!
Did I also mention the most impressive fruit platter I got for staying in the Pacific Club Suite - in fact, I think this is even better than the ridiculous one I got from the Pool Suite at the Crowne Plaza Changi Airport back in 2014. The mixed platter of berries is definitely my favourite but hey I can't complain if there's a mango in there too!
Moving on to the bedroom of the Pacific Club Suite at the Pan Pacific Orchard - the bedroom itself reminds me of a regular room in the property (compare this to the Pacific Club Studio here!) but the addition of another TV and the attached bathroom as well as walk-in wardrobe made all the difference. Similar to my Pacific Club Studio experience, you do get a pretty extensive pillow menu here to choose from - in fact, I believe there is an option to get coffee (and a morning call) delivered to your room - I don't think you can have one without the other so I passed up on the opportunity to get woken up by someone in the morning.
The Walk-in Wardrobe is also a nice touch - especially if you want to get dressed immediately after taking a shower. In the Pacific Club Suite, you do not actually have to walk into your bedroom to get your clothes - there is a huge wardrobe space and a massive mirror that you can utilise. There is also a small make-up area towards the end of the walk-in wardrobe which may come in handy for a bride (as I have mentioned, the Pacific Club Suite is sometimes being utilised as a bridal suite in the Pan Pacific Orchard).
As with most hotels that I have been to, the bathroom is definitely one of my favourite areas - the regular bathrooms at the Pan Pacific Orchard are already equipped with everything you need. Unlike the Pan Pacific Singapore where the Deluxe and Deluxe Balcony rooms come only with a walk-in shower, all rooms at the Pan Pacific Orchard has a deep-soaking bathtub and a separate rain shower area. Amenities are provided by the Vanity Group and are branded em-brace which is what you can expect at the other Pan Pacific properties in Singapore.
As part of being a Pacific Club guest, I had access to the Pacific Club during my stay at the Pan Pacific Orchard. In fact, I do not think I have had problems with getting club privileges accorded to me in the case of an upgrade. Conversely, I was told by the PARKROYAL on Beach Road on separate occasions that getting an upgrade into a club room does not equate to getting club privileges (which I personally disagree with) - I do not know if this is something that the DISCOVERY Loyalty Program has an authority over.
Evening cocktails are not to be missed at the Pacific Club of the Pan Pacific Orchard. Sure, it is not as grand as the Pacific Club in the Pan Pacific Singapore but you do get undivided attention here as there is a higher staff-to-guest ratio here. Apart from beers, a selection of wines and liquor here, you can also pick from a small list of cocktails - in fact, someone offered to make me a Singapore Sling even though it wasn't on the menu then.
In the morning, Pacific Club guests will have the option of having breakfast either at 10 at Claymore (full buffet breakfast) or the Pacific Club (a la carte buffet) - I personally prefer the latter as it is a lot quieter and the a la carte dishes are delicious! While you are here at the Pan Pacific Orchard, check out the St. Gregory Spa (which also features a mineral water swimming pool) for that award-winning Tui Na Massage.