You might associate Far East Organisation with malls like Orchard Central and Katong V, but its latest hospitality debut is a brand new luxury hotel at the skyscraper that’s Far East Square. The property’s name pays homage to Singapore’s rich heritage and traditional clan associations, while the interior design is inspired by the surrounding Chinatown precinct with details like ceramic vessels, Chinese calligraphy brushes, and an old abacus. Soothing dark hues and warm wood panels, coupled with a bespoke Scent by Six fragrance, instantly brings to mind the intoxicating charms of a bygone era.
Along with AMOY, the Barracks Hotel Sentosa, and The Outpost Hotel Sentosa, this modern luxury hotel is a part of the Far East Collection, which seek to embody Singapore’s diverse local cultures through immersive guest experiences. Guests are welcomed with a classic Chinese tea ceremony, where they’ll be presented with a custom-blended Nanyang Ritual tie guan yin and osmanthus tea by a tea master, to pair with tau sar piah (bean pastry).
More treats, such as artisanal bak kut teh cookies and a soothing lavender roll-on scent, await guests who stay in the 78 Master Series rooms. Guests staying in this premium category will enjoy perks including in-room check-in, along with a personalised orientation of the hotel hosted by The Clan Keeper. They’re also entitled to an all-day breakfast spread to be enjoyed either in-room or at the hotel restaurant; bath amenities including essential oils and aromatic salts for an in-room spa experience; as well as concierge services such as local precinct tours and personalised shopping at a local tailor.
Guests who prefer a staycation without the extra frills can opt for the other 246 deluxe rooms. While slightly smaller, they’re thoughtfully designed with subtle Nanyang-style influences and include a welcome gift of aromatic Chinese tea leaves. All rooms across categories are outfitted with an ultraviolet steriliser box for guests to sanitise high touch-point items like their smartphones or the remote controller, along with an eco-friendly water filter tap.
On the dining front, guests can tuck into Asian cuisine at Qin Restaurant and Bar, an all-day dining concept by Tung Lok Group, located on Level 4 and 5 of the hotel. Overlooking the vibrant Telok Ayer neighbourhood, the restaurant serves modernised classics such as chilled crab salad, siphon mushroom tea, and “san mein.” Meanwhile, cocktails and a selection of more than 60 wines can be had at the bar on the restaurant’s mezzanine floor.
For a spot of pampering, take the elevator up to level 30 where a Sky Pool and jacuzzi is perched, along with semi-submerged lounge chairs. The building’s top floor is also home to a fully equipped Sky Gym, that comes with Fitness-on-Demand personal training, and even a traditional Wing Chun wooden dummy for those who’d like to try their hand at some kung fu.
All guests also have access to The Inner Circle Guide, a curation of food, nightlife, and entertainment recommendations; along with discounts at partnering merchants.
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