The Westin Singapore was an unexpected addition to the approved staycation list recently, with most of us expecting it to remain closed for the rest of 2020. But the hotel will in fact be reopening for staycations from 16 December 2020, and they’ve got one heck of a deal lined up for January 2021…
Westin Singapore 12.12 deal
To mark 12.12, Westin is offering a sensational deal that can be booked from now till 11.59 p.m on 13 December 2020, with stays from 3-31 January 2021 (Sunday to Friday only, but see the note below).
This rate is available for Deluxe, Premier and Grand Premier rooms, and comes with S$100 in F&B credit per night:
- Deluxe: S$212++ (S$250 nett)
- Premier: S$262++ (S$308 nett)
- Grand Premier: S$312++ (S$367 nett)
Bookings are non-changeable, and non-refundable if cancelled more than 24 hours after booking, and must be prepaid in advance. To find this rate, you’ll need to visit the hotel’s official site and enter the code ADP in the Special Rates section (under “Corporate/Promo/SET#”)
Now here’s the strange (but good) thing. Although the Facebook post says that stays are only valid from Sunday to Friday, I can find it available every day throughout January. Whether this is accident or design, who knows, but you’d better book up those Friday and Saturday night slots while you can.
If you’re a Marriott Platinum or higher, this is really a no-brainer. You’ll already get free breakfast (plus lounge access, once the lounge reopens in January), so you’re effectively looking at a S$250 nett breakfast-inclusive rate with S$100 F&B credit to spend.
For everyone else (me included, now that I’m a lowly Gold), I still think it’s worth considering. Even if that S$100 is burned on breakfast (S$45++ per person), you’re basically looking at a S$250 nett breakfast-inclusive rate- still great value for this property. For perspective, a breakfast-inclusive rate at the Westin in January 2021 normally starts from S$274++ (S$322 nett) per night.
What’s the Westin Singapore stay experience like?
The Westin Singapore has 305 rooms and suites spread across floors 32 to 46, split into the following categories:
|Room Type||Number of Rooms||Size|
|Grand Premier||46 sqm|
|Westin Club||40-50 sqm|
|Junior Suite||16||70 sqm|
|Executive Suite||66-74 sqm|
|Harbour View Suite||125 sqm|
|Presidential Suite||242 sqm|
With only 16 suites available, Marriott Ambassador, Titanium and Platinum members should temper their expectations regarding upgrades.
On the plus side, all rooms come with deep soaking bathtubs as standard, with some lucky guests getting views of downtown Singapore (although the neighboring MarinaOne may get in the way). While the property is decidedly business-focused, it’s not stodgy the way some business hotels are. The décor veers more modern luxury, with marble bathrooms, floor-to-ceiling windows and a soothingly muted color palette.
The hotel’s iconic infinity pool is on the 35th floor, boasting expansive views of the South China sea. Capacity will be limited to 10 people at a time, and each guest will get a 1.5 hour slot per day. Guests can also take advantage of the Heavenly Spa (although it’s not clear whether this will reopen together with the hotel) and a well-equipped gym.
The hotel’s executive lounge will open from January 2021. Before the circuit breaker, guests could expect a hearty selection of afternoon tea and evening canapes (together with Belstar prosecco). I visited a few years ago, and the evening selection was so comprehensive it was practically a dinner replacement.
In terms of dining, guests can choose from buffet restaurant Seasonal Tastes, gastropub Cook & Brew, or grab drinks in the Lobby Lounge. Marriott Bonvoy members will enjoy up to 30% off the bill at all outlets up till 31 December 2020.
A rate like this for the Westin Singapore is pretty much unprecedented, and if taking a dip in its beautiful infinity pool was on your bucket list, this is your chance.
I’ll mull over this a bit, but for those of you with Marriott Platinum, Titanium and Ambassador status, I daresay you won’t find a better deal for January.
(HT: Zhang Pinzheng)