David Laval has been appointed as the Conrad Centennial Singapore's new Executive Chef who will personally oversee the hotel's entire culinary operations which ranges from catering, banqueting, in-room dining services, as well as the restaurants - Oscar's, Golden Peony, Lobby Lounge and The Terrace.
Executive Chef David Laval has held various positions in luxury hospitality properties within the Conrad brand as well as other established hotels and resorts from around the world. With over 25 years of experience under his belt, David was previously the Director of Food & Beverage and Culinary Operations in Conrad Bali.
Since the age of 16, David has been travelling to different parts of the world to expand on his culinary knowledge and experience. He is also a member of the L'Académie Culinaire de France, the prestigious Association 'Les Disciples d'Auguste Escoffier' as well as the Association Culinaire Française in London. Working close with his team at the Conrad Centennial Singapore, Laval will not only be introducing a new in-room dining menu but he will also be creating new takeaway items at the Terrace and redefining the high tea experience at the Lobby Lounge.
Chef Ku at Golden Peony (Conrad Centennial Singapore) has just unveiled a brand new selection of dim sum items for both weekday lunches as well as weekend brunches. The new array of dim sum is created to showcase both traditional Cantonese as well as local flavours. Family dining with children will also be delighted to find a handful of specially-created items for the restaurant’s younger guests.
Ever since the Conrad Centennial Singapore completed a series of refurbishments, I have been back on multiple occasions - I love the location of the property since there are various great restaurants which I like in the vicinity and more importantly, the Hilton Honors program is one that I try to achieve at least Gold each year. In fact, with my recent successes with getting pre-upgraded even as a Gold member, I may look towards obtaining Diamond for the year ahead by switching some stays over from Hyatt to Hilton. I have previously stayed in a Centennial Suite approximately three years ago but this year was the first time that i actually stayed in a recently-refurbished one.
The rooms at the Conrad Centennial Singapore have undergone a massive refresh and they are now looking great! In fact, the Executive Lounge in the property is currently going through a series of refurbishment to ensure that it stays in line with the new brand standards and global image. In spite of these changes, one thing that stayed constant throughout is the quality of food at Golden Peony - the luxury hotel's signature Chinese restaurant. For the Lunar New Year ahead, Chinese Executive Chef Ku Keung has once again created a series of creative dishes that combines the best of traditional Cantonese cooking techniques with a much more modern presentation.
Conveniently located to some of the most iconic landmarks in Singapore, the Conrad Centennial Singapore, who just celebrated her 20th anniversary last year, has been undergoing some refurbishment since a couple of months ago to refresh the guest rooms and suites. I have previously stayed in an Executive Room and the Centennial Suite on multiple occasions but have always found the rooms to be dated and in need of a refresh. Therefore, when I found out back in May that the hotel was going to be undergoing a series of refurbishments, I was extremely excited since this is possibly the best hotel in Singapore that you can earn Hilton Honors points and nights.
The Conrad Centennial Singapore will be unveiling a brand new collection of exquisite French chocolate tartlets which will be available for purchase from 22 September 2017 (three-day advanced order is required). One of the five flavours that have been created is done in collaboration with home-cook @HoneyBeeSweets.sg to marry local flavours and French pastry techniques. Each box of the Conrad Treasures come with five flavours (one piece per flavour) - Sensation, Pure Gourmandise, La Royale, Violette, and Chendol.
Oscar's at the Conrad Centennial Singapore has just relaunched the Sunday Brunch experience with a greater variety of quality meats and seafood, Champagne, premium wines, beers (including unlimited Hitachino Nest craft beers) and access to the craft Gin & Tonic Bar. While there is no lack of Sunday Brunches in Singapore, Oscar's differentiates itself from the competition by offering not just variety but quality that you do not normally associate with buffets - the roasts, seafood and beverages especially are all proof to that. If you are serious about quality drinks and food, this is the Sunday Brunch to be at!
The Conrad Centennial Singapore is probably Singapore's most impressive Hilton property. Consistent to the global brand standards for Conrad hotels, the rooms here in this property are spacious and whilst the facilities and furnishings are carefully maintained, the dated design is definitely in need of a refresh to reposition the property to be in line with newer Conrad hotels around the world. The Centennial Suites here at the Conrad Centennial Singapore are beautiful with plenty of living space - with that said, the layout of the suite has always been baffling to me. As I was 'window shopping' for hotel rooms this evening, I noticed that an announcement has been placed to notify future guests that the hotel will be undergoing progressive rejuvenation works from June 2017 and this is expected to complete by the end of January 2018.
Oscar's at the Conrad Centennial Singapore will be refreshing its Supercharged Sunday Brunch with new additions to make it an experience to remember. From June 2017, diners will be able to enjoy unlimited servings from the outdoor charcoal BBQ where hot-off-the-grill items like lobsters and prime cuts of beef are served with a variety of homemade sauces. Indulge in free-flowing Champagne, delicious concoctions from the craft gin and tonic bar, premium red and white wines as well Hitachino Nest beers with the new Sunday Brunch experience here at the Conrad Centennial Singapore!
Celebrate the upcoming Valentine's Day (2017) at the Conrad Centennial Singapore's Lobby Lounge as you soak in the romantic ambiance and indulge in an array of sweet and savoury treats - a glass of Bellini is also included.
I wrote about the new Chinese New Year (2017) dishes at the Conrad Centennial Singapore's Golden Peony restaurant and I actually got to sample some of these delicious creations last week during a media tasting of the menu. These dishes will be made available at Golden Peony between 10 January 2017 and 11 February 2017 - advance reservations are highly recommended to avoid disappointments.