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Good, Great, Greater At Hotel G
If you’re a fan of boutique or lifestyle hotels, you’ll want to check out Hotel G Singapore. Located in the heart of Singapore’s arts, heritage and design district precinct (Bras Basah.Bugis Precinct), the hotel offers a unique local neighbourhood experience inspired by its vibrant location.
A short walk from Bencoolen, Bras Basah, Bugis, Dhoby Ghaut and Rochor MRT stations, the lifestyle hotel is part of the GCP Hospitality Group which owns Hotel G San Francisco, Hotel G Yangon, Pullman Bangkok Hotel G and Pullman Pattaya Hotel G.
The 16-storey hotel has 308 rooms in three cheeky categories – Good, Great, Greater – as well as a Family Room category (made up of two Good rooms), each furnished with a 32-inch flat screen IPTV with mirroring options, a desk and USB points, plus rain shower and METIS toiletries in the bathroom.
5 Things We ♥ About The Hotel
1. Its fun and quirky interiors
Every part of the hotel is Instagram-worthy – from the whimsical dream catchers hanging above every bed to bring on peaceful sleep and sweet dreams, as well as captivating framed art pieces curated by YellowKorner to the quirky mural behind the check-in counter and hats placed at various spots.
Even its fitness centre, possibly the darkest one in town, stands out with its retro tones, brick walls and cement floors inspired by old American boxing gyms. Its design may be vintage but it is equipped with the latest in fitness technology – think Intenza treadmills, bikes and ellipiticals, as well as wellness balls and weights. Adding to the retro feel are framed vintage pictures of bodybuilders and ladies and gents exercising.
As the hotel is a strong supporter of the local arts scene, it offers its walls as a gallery for Singaporean artists to showcase their creative talents. Currently, the walls of the hotel’s main entrance are framed with artworks curated by local creative website RCGNTN (say “RECOGNITION”).
2. Convivial vibe & wallet-friendly promos @ Ginett Restaurant & Wine Bar
We love the vibrant vibe at Ginett, the hotel’s trendy all-day French bistro and wine bar on the ground floor. It serves farm-to-table dishes (must-orders include 1 Meter Board, Duo Foie Gras, Le Confit de Canard, Boston Main Lobster, La Joue de Boeuf and Beef Tartare ‘a la Montmartre’), cold cuts and cheeses, fresh market specials and some of the finest French wines in town.
The 1 Meter Board (good for three to four persons) comes with five cheeses, five cold cuts and one pâté
But what we love even more are its value-for-money deals, especially its offer of French wines from only $6++ per glass and $30++ per bottle all day.
On Mondays, from 6pm to 10pm, order a main course and get the second on the house.
Ladies get the royal treatment on Tuesdays. From 6pm onwards, every group of four ladies will get a free bottle of sparkling or rosé wine.
From 6pm on Wednesdays, wind down with a bottle of Grand Cru wine and get the second one free.
Oyster fans, be at Ginett on Thursdays from 6pm onwards to enjoy French-imported oysters for only $1 per piece.
On Sundays from 4pm onwards, just buy a 1-meter cheese and cold cuts board at $56 and get a free bottle of wine.
Every last Friday of the month, catch guest DJs spinning the decks from 8pm onwards.
3. The fresh, juicy burgers @ 25 Degrees Burger & Liquour Bar
If you love burgers as much as we do, you’ll want to sink your teeth in one (or three!) of the five gourmet burgers at this burger joint from the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles. Its name refers to the difference in temperature between a raw and a well-done burger patty.
A popular choice is Number One, which has a beef patty, crescenza, gorgonzola prelibato, bacon, caramelised onions, arugula and Thousand Island dressing. For fish fans, there’s Number Four, made up of seared yellowfin tuna, butter lettuce, crispy fried onions and spicy aioli. There’s also a Veggie Burger, comprising a veggie patty, butter lettuce, cucumber, mint and jalapeno.
You can also craft your own burger with your favourite meats, condiments, sauces, cheeses and toppings.
There’s a Daily Happy Hour from 3pm to 7pm when you can enjoy a 1-for-1 deal on sides such as French fries, curly fries, onion rings and Boback hot dog, Carlsberg and Kronenbourg Blanc beers, and cocktails. There’s also a weekday lunch special from 11am to 3pm where a signature burger plus French fries go for only $12++.
4. Cool communal areas
If you’re travelling alone and don’t mind meeting people, you’re in luck as the hotel loves to connect people. The hotel’s WiFi-enabled communal spaces are designed to encourage networking, socialising or just chilling out.
The communal area on Level 1 next to Ginett is a great spot to work and mingle while enjoying a tipple from the bar. The bookshelf next to the entrance displays a cool collection of books by local authors and poets which showed us some pretty neat things about local history, culture and quirks.
Photo: C. Leong
Other cool spaces to hang out include the space next to Ginett’s dining room on the upper level as well as the reception area.
5. Thoughtful touches
There’s no need to lug water bottles to your room, boil water for your coffee or tea, or wait for your ice to be delivered as there’s a hot and cold water dispenser as well as an ice machine on every floor.
There’s also a Handy X Phone in every room which you can take with you to make free local and international calls, surf the Internet, and get tips on where to go and what to see and do in Singapore.
The hotel also saves you from having to thumb through the usual hotel directory by posting all the facts, stats and information you need to know about the hotel, its promos and services on a corkboard in your room.
Photo: C. Leong
Rates start from $148++ for a Good Room
Photos courtesy of Hotel G Singapore