I can see why Capella Singapore won the architectural heritage awards. When I come here I feel like I’m in another country – perhaps Bintan in Indonesia, especially with the view of the South China sea. It’s also so quiet and there’s complete serenity. The restored colonial architecture is just exquisite. It’s even more beautiful than the Raffles Hotel due to the expansive green surroundings (12 hectares). The online brochure shows peacocks roaming the grounds. There’s just more space to play with in Sentosa. From the Capella website I learn for the first time (how embarrassing, being local and all) that Sentosa means peaceful and tranquil in Malay. Capella is a Australian ultra luxury hotel chain and Singapore is its first venture into Asia.
I would never be able to afford to stay here. My companion mentioned that a room a night cost above a thousand Singapore dollars. Once she mentioned there was a promotion with a credit card, but it still cost a whopping S$700. When we were here, we spotted a wedding car and people having meetings and planning their wedding. There was even a wedding going on in the ballroom, so this is definitely a place for the one in a lifetime event. If a basic room here costs so much, a wedding is possible only for millionaires or celebrities I think.
As we entered from the underground carpark (parking garage).
Took the stairs up and gazed at more pretty artwork.
The lush greenery and the huge glass window panes framed with wood gave us a serene feeling and which is why I was reminded of the resorts in Bintan.
So lush and green. Wish we could have gone out to the grounds to see the peacocks.
The art chosen is discrete and is lovely with the intimate surroundings.
A little glimpse of the South China Sea. I just love the sea and wish I could travel by sea rather than air.
This looks like an area where a wedding reception was just held.
Very unique Christmas decor.
Couldn’t resist taking a photo of the loo to share with you. Such attention to detail down to the scented sticks.
I don’t know you, but congratulations (feel like such a voyeur). Both your weddings must have been just perfect.
More exploring of the hotel after we had afternoon tea at The Knolls, which I will feature in the next post.
The rain was really pouring down after a hot day.
The wedding car with the discrete floral arrangement. So pretty! I hope the couple didn’t mind that I took a shot.
Leaving the gorgeous grounds in the pouring rain. It doesn’t look so bad as I took the photos in between the car wiper swipes.