Looking for something new to do? How about hopping on the ‘Orient Express’, checking into a luxe room, wandering through IG-worthy corridors designed like train platforms – and kicking back at a Japanese-inspired café and aqua gym at Citadines Connect City Centre, the newest railway-inspired hotel in Singapore located in Dhoby Ghaut?
Built on the site of the former Rediffusion building and before that, a colonial-era train station, it’s easy to see where the hotel gets its inspiration from. The hotel exudes old-world charm, with its high archways and ceilings resembling railway tracks, creating an ‘Orient Express’-like atmosphere.
The hotel’s Junior Suite especially resembles a train cabin, with wooden-panelled walls, retro ceiling lamps, a comfy large bed and carpeted floors. There’s also a free minibar, floor-to-ceiling windows offering a panoramic view of the city, and a bathtub if you like taking bubble baths.
For those having a family staycation, check out the hotel’s family suite that comes with a bunk bed with a slide, rock climbing wall, and kids play area, perfect for families with young children!
Michelin-starred Café Natsu is also opening at the hotel, serving up Western dishes with a Japanese spin. For example, their breakfast platter (S$26) has Kurobuta Pork Sausage, Kombu Beans, Roasted Tomato and Avocado (served with Sourdough & Scrambled Eggs), combining both Japanese and Western elements to create a flavourful breakfast.
You can also get wagyu (S$26) and egg mayo sandos (S$18), mochi fried donuts (S$12), and smoked salmon ochazuke dons (S$19). You’ll feel as if you’re eating a meal in a train’s dining car amidst the pretty views.
Don’t forget to get in a workout at the aqua gym, where you can work out in a pool, and cool off after your workout too! And when you’re ready to let your hair down and have a good night, head over to the rooftop bar where you can enjoy cocktails, wine and spirits, as well as curated menus.
So for your next staycation in Singapore, hop aboard and immerse yourself in a train-themed staycay perfect for the family at the Citadines Connect City Centre Hotel!
PS: To make the deal even better, you can get 40% off your staycation from now till 30 November when you sign up as an Ascott Star Rewards member.
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