It’s hard to believe that we’re already halfway through 2021 but the Covid-19 pandemic remains an ongoing problem the world is struggling with. While the situation has considerably improved in most parts of the world, the virus has changed our lives drastically and we are still learning to cope with it both emotionally and physically. One of the main sectors affected by the coronavirus has been the travel industry.
Here in Singapore, one of the best ways to overcome the travel bug is to go for staycations. Luxury hotels all over the island have offered various themed staycations to entice potential guests. Grand Hyatt Singapore is one of them and I had the opportunity to enjoy a wellness-themed staycation at the property in end-April.
Luckily for me, Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) had not been imposed yet so I was able to partake in a number of activities and had a sustainable dinner at one of the hotel’s award-winning restaurants.
Read more about my experience below.
The luxury hotel’s prime location along Orchard Road makes it an ideal spot for shopaholics but it also means the human traffic flow at its entrance is usually rather heavy. But as I entered, I was pleasantly surprised by how peaceful the hotel lobby was. It’s clear that a lot of thought went into the lobby’s design elements, from the iconic marble staircase that takes centerstage to the cleverly hidden reception area that allows privacy for guests checking in.
Check-in was a breeze, too; I’ve done my fair share of staycations since the onslaught of Covid-19 so I was half-expecting a rather busy reception area. Thankfully, I received my hotel key cards within a minute and was able to head straight to my room.