There aren’t many of such eco-hotels here in Singapore yet but I guess when eco-tourism starts picking up, more of such hotels will start to adopt green practices. It is always meaningful to be supporting a cause that would also benefit the society as a whole.
To be a good hotel is one that stands out from the rest in terms of their service, mission, and values. No matter how magnificent their hotel can look on the outside, poor service can tarnish their reputation almost instantly.
PARKROYAL on Pickering prides itself as a hotel-in-a-garden with their rice terrace-inspired architecture that forms a beautiful green facade on its exterior. The design of the hotel exterior is spectacular and it just fits nicely into our garden city, with Hong Lim Park as the backdrop.
Not to mention that their nature-inspired furnishings are paramount to their guests a homely and warm feeling. This 5-star hotel has cleverly balance the concept of luxurious with eco-friendliness. However, more green initiatives and efforts could be made by PARKROYAL which could take the lead of being Singapore first eco-friendly and sustainable hotel within the Central Business District.
1. Access to the Club Lounge and Terrace at Level 16 from 6.30 am to 11.00pm.
All-day refreshments are provided and you can enjoy a champagne breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails at specific times of the day.
2. Complimentary late checkout until 2pm, subject to availability
We actually did a late check-out as we couldn’t bear to leave the hotel and our comfy beds.
3. Two pieces of laundry per room per day
4. Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages in minibar Only the alcoholic drinks and snacks are chargeable and all items are replenished once daily. There are cans of soft drinks and bottles of sparkling water to choose from.
5. Complimentary Shoe Shine service
My mum decided to get black shoes cleaned and so she sent it for cleaning in the late evening and got her shoes back the next morning.
The tall windows also allow natural light to flood in which lit up the room and creates this light and airy ambience.
Orchid Club Lounge
The Spa Centre
After we explored all the hotel facilities, we headed back to our room where we found a plate of fresh fruits, a box of crackers and a welcome card on the study table.
All these added a personal touch to the way they serve their guests and we felt truly welcomed.
How about Garden Breakfast? A variety of juices, smoothies, and breakfast bowls served with fruits, seeds, oats, cereals and nuts.
Eco-friendly tissues and toilet paper maybe?
I would love to explore other green hotels in Asia.
Do leave a comment below if you have any suggestions!
PARKROYAL on Pickering
3 Upper Pickering Street