I checked out the much sought-after Towers Pool Room at the Sheraton Tower Singapore late last year and have found it to be of great value - it is located along Scotts Road (perfect if you wish to explore the Orchard area without wanting to stay in the busy estate) and one of Singapore's best places for Supper, Newton Circus, is just across the road. Since I wanted to take advantage of the One Stay to SPG Gold for World MasterCard Holders Promotion, I made a reservation for an Executive Suite at the Sheraton Towers Singapore one weekend.
Here's a bit of an interesting fact when you stay in an Executive Suite at the Sheraton Towers Singapore - you may be given one of the regular Premium Suites or one of the special Heritage Cities Suites. There are only a handful of Heritage Cities Suites and they are deliberated themed after distinctive heritage cities from all around the world with carefully selected furniture and design. During my stay, I was lucky enough to be given the Copenhagen Executive Suite which is inspired by the capital of Denmark.
You will be greeted with a spacious living area as you walk through the front doors of the Executive Suite. Measuring approximately 60sqm in size, the Executive Suite offers more room for those who prefer a little more living space. This is twice the size of the regular Deluxe Rooms. While I did like the space, I did feel that the space was slightly dated and I'm generally a fan of more contemporary designs.
One thing I really liked about the Executive Suite however was the amount of natural light coming in - making this space amazing for enjoying a book in the daytime.
The bedroom which is located next to and partitioned away from the Living Room showed earlier, features the iconic Sweet Sleeper Bed. The bedroom is also furnished with controls bedside (where you can change the light and air-conditioning settings), a flat screen TV, a separate seating area and a large work desk (with some connectivity options) for those who wish to catch up on obligations.
Don't expect to find a bluetooth connection but I guess it is nice that there is a point for you to charge your devices via USB.
The bedroom is also directly connected to the bathroom and a separate changing area. There is ample space for your clothes so this is definitely one place to consider if you are looking for short-term accommodation in Singapore.
The bathroom of the Executive Suite is clad in beautiful marble. With that being said, I was slightly disappointed with the size of the bathtub since it's tiny when compared to the size of the bathroom - it is also somewhat tucked away in the corner with no separate shower.
Similar to my previous stay in a Towers Pool Room, bathroom amenities are provided by Cenizaro. For those who do not already know, the Sheraton Towers Singapore is actually managed by Cenizaro Hotels & Resorts, alongside several other independent luxury hotel properties.
One of the best things about staying in a suite or club room (or equivalent) is the access to the executive lounge. From 530PM to 730PM daily, executive guests may choose to enjoy a selection of evening cocktails and canapes at the Towers Executive Lounge down on level 3. There is a selection of liquor, beers, wines and other non-alcoholic beverages.
If you are too lazy to head out for dinner (even though you really should not since Newton Circus is only next door), the food here is enough for a light meal. I really did enjoy the fried squid with Thai sweet chili sauce while I was there.
As an executive guest, you may choose to have your breakfast at the Towers Executive Lounge or the full buffet breakfast experience at The Dining Room downstairs. I chose the latter option as I really wanted more space, food and of course a view of the signature waterfall. It is worth noting that The Dining Room can get quite busy in the morning (especially during peak hour at approximately 9AM) so it is wise to wake up earlier to grab your breakfast.
Apart from the usual egg station and other continental spread, The Dining Room also offers her signature laksa during breakfast (although it just isn't as good as the ones you get a la carte). If you are getting tea, I would strongly recommend you to ask for English Breakfast Tea instead of just tea since that will get you tea from Mackwoods Fine Tea instead of the regular one.
The Sheraton Towers Singapore is situated close enough to the action in Orchard but yet far enough to be away from the noise if you are looking for some peace and quiet in the lion city. The rooms and suites may feel a little tired but the quality of product still meets the general standard and one that you expect to find in a Sheraton hotel. The Sheraton Towers Singapore is also the most affordable Starwood property in Singapore (at the time of writing) even though the Four Points that is slated to open in 2017 will probably take over that spot.