Located in the heart of Marina Bay, Pan Pacific Singapore was one of the pioneering architectural landmarks when the area was developed in the 1970s. It stands tall today as part of the Marina Bay skyline, taking a prominent position in the backdrop of Singapore’s many iconic events, including the highly anticipated Formula 1 night races.
If you’re planning for an overnight stay at the hotel, be sure to book rooms with the word “harbour” in its name to wake up to the best views of Marina Bay. Here at DayAway, we recommend the hotel’s palatial Harbour or Presidential Suite for the ultimate luxury experience. Perks include arriving in style in one of the hotel’s four swanky limousines and you’ll have a personal butler to attend to your every need during your stay. Whether you’re at Pan Pacific for the day (courtesy of our curated experiences) or spending the night, here’s our guide to making the most out of your stay.
11am: Take in the magnificent architecture
There’s no shortage of luxury hotels in the city, but only a handful comes with a storied history. The Pan Pacific Singapore was one of three hotels that form the Marina Centre complex, designed by legendary US architect John Portman Jr. At the time of its unveiling, its atrium stood as the highest in Asia with added internal and external glass capsule bullet lifts that scale all 38 floors for guests to take in spectacular views of the vast atrium and Singapore skyline.
12pm: Stake out the perfect photo
Guests will be transported to the zen gardens of Kyoto when they visit the Keyaki Garden, featuring a newly-built Garden Pavilion and tranquil koi pond at the centre of it all. Our DayAway tip for the perfect wanderlust-inducing picture: frame your camera by the pond or near the traditional Shoji-inspired screens of the pavilion to capture the garden’s lush landscape and authentic Keyaki wood elements. The result is a stunning image that you’ll surely want to post on Instagram.
1pm: Start your gastronomic journey at lunch
This city hotel is a gourmand’s paradise with a variety of award-winning restaurants. It prides itself in its diverse culinary offerings, so guests have no lack of options whatever the craving.
Can’t seem to make up your mind on what to order? Head to Edge, the hotel’s renowned buffet restaurant. Best known for their seven live food theatres featuring cuisines spanning Asia and the Pacific Rim, buffet lovers can feast their eyes and help themselves to a spread of delectable dishes. As part of the hotel’s Parents’ Day celebrations till June 19, look forward to a sumptuous array of fresh seafood and local favourites, as well as desserts to end your meal on a sweet note.
Boasting authentic flavours from the northern, southern and coastal regions of India, a meal at Rang Mahal is a surefire hit. Their signature dishes include the chargrilled lamb chops smoked with applewood mist and Kashmiri dum ghosht biryani, a slow-cooked lamb dish in fragrant basmati rice. Should you decide to return for dinner, don’t miss their prawn curry featuring succulent and juicy tiger prawns, as well as their panko-crusted peppers served in coconut-based curry with notes of kaffir lime. Vegan options are also available for diners with dietary preferences.
For exquisite Cantonese fare with a contemporary twist, head to Hai Tien Lo. We recommend the Chef’s Signatures menu for lunch, featuring quintessential Cantonese dishes such as the double-boiled chicken soup with premium ingredients as well as the stewed lobster with Inaniwa udon, packed with the rich flavours of their superior stock. On every weekend until June 19, treat your parents to a lovely dim sum brunch buffet that features an impressive spread of classic bites.
2pm: Luxuriate by the pool
After lunch, head to the hotel’s outdoor pool to lounge and soak up the sun. Discerning diners who wish to continue their gastronomic journey afterwards will be thrilled to find our Swim and Savour Kaiseki experience, which boasts the best of Pan Pacific Singapore’s poolside experience and an exquisite Japanese meal to look forward to.
Whilst poolside, recline in one of their private luxury cabanas before sipping on a complimentary signature cocktail at the Poolside Bar. Beat the heat and take a dip in their two semi-circular pools—one deeper, and the other perfect for laps.
Guests with kids can also enjoy complimentary access to the hotel’s all-new kids club, the Urban Jungle Village, for some afternoon fun. The indoor play area is located right by the pool with seven exciting activity zones. Fun add-ons include a picnic and campfire set—each come with snacks and a Kiztopia plushie to take home.
4pm: Slip into bliss
This goes without saying, but a perfect day at Pan Pacific Singapore isn’t complete without time spent at the hotel spa. Located next to the outdoor swimming pool, retreat to St. Gregory for one (or two!) or their many rejuvenating rituals.
We recommend their signature Indonesian Balinese massage to relieve tired muscles and sooth tense areas, leaving you feeling fresh and completely relaxed after. For the ultimate restorative experience, opt for the Total Wellness session that includes a 30-minute facial, 30-minute body exfoliation, and an hour of Indonesian Balinese massage or Relaxing Aromatic Body Bliss treatment.
6pm: Sip on cocktails at sunset
For an exclusive sundowner experience, head to the Pacific Club Lounge on the 38th floor of the hotel. Once there, take in the breathtaking 360-degree views of Marina Bay, the South China Sea and the city as you enjoy complimentary evening cocktails and canapés before dinner.
7.30pm: Journey through Japan
Dinner is a luxurious affair at Keyaki Japanese Restaurant. Savour only the freshest seasonal ingredients air-flown directly from Japan, and you can take your pick from sushi, sashimi, teppanyaki, robatayaki, sukiyaki and more.
If you opted for the Swim and Savour Kaiseki experience, enjoy the restaurant’s signature Kaiseki meal consisting of eight delectable courses, each boasting the season’s finest ingredients prepared by the restaurant’s expert chefs.
10pm: Enjoy a nightcap
After dinner, the best place for a nightcap is the Atrium. There you will find a variety of tipples to pique your fancy; sip them slowly in one of the lantern-inspired floating pods over a reflection pool. Alternatively, you could park yourself by the 44-metre-long bar—Asia’s longest, in fact—as you are served and taken care of by a crew of excellent bar staff.
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