June 18, 2018

Grand Hyatt Singapore Review

Grand Hyatt Singapore Entrance

I arrived in Singapore from a Singapore Airlines Business Class flight from Sydney.  The next stop on my trip around the world was the Singapore Grand Hyatt.  The Singapore Grand Hyatt is a 20 minute drive from the Singapore Changi airport.

The first thing I noticed about Singapore was the heat.  When I left Sydney Australia, the temperature was 55 degrees (Fahrenheit) and July was considered winter.  In Singapore, the temperature was close to 100 degrees and it was clearly the summer season.

View of downtown Singapore
View of downtown Singapore.

The Singapore Grand Hyatt is located in downtown Singapore.  The hotel location makes it easy to walk to a number of large shopping malls nearby the hotel.  Taxis pull up directly in front of the hotel.  Taxis regularly drive throughout the city, making it easy to flag one down when walking downtown.

Shopping mall across the street from Grand Hyatt Singapore
Shopping mall directly across the street from the Grand Hyatt Singapore.

Details

The Grand Hyatt Singapore is a massive hotel.  The hotel includes 677 rooms, 3 full service restaurants, 3 poolside / lounge restaurants, a nightclub, outdoor pool, tennis courts, and full service spa with a built-in fitness center.

  • Address: 10 Scotts Road, Singapore, Republic of Singapore, 228211.
  • Temperature: 100 (Fahrenheit).
  • Reserved Room: Grand King, 304 SGD per night; $225.55 USD per night.
  • Diamond Upgrade: Club King, 404 SGD per night; $299.74 USD per night.
  • Points Upgrade: Grand Club Suite, 1,264.26 per night; $1,264.26 USD per night.

I planned for two nights in Singapore.  It didn’t make sense to use the Hyatt suite upgrades (for just two nights), so the best value was going to be from using 6,000 Hyatt points for a suite upgrade.

I originally booked a Grand King room for two nights.  As a Hyatt diamond, the hotel upgraded me to a club king room.  I upgraded into a corporate suite for an additional 6,000 points per night.

Suite

View of Singapore from the Grand Hyatt Singapore suite
View of Singapore from the Grand suite room.

The Hyatt Grand King room measures 42 sq. meters compared to a Grand Hyatt corporate suite which measured 108 sq meters.  The inside of the corporate suite includes two levels with sweeping views of downtown Singapore.  The 1st floor includes a large living and dining room with a separate study in the back corner.

Grand Hyatt Singapore suite living room
Grand Hyatt Singapore suite living room.
Grand Hyatt Singapore suite living room
Grand Hyatt Singapore suite living room.
Grand Hyatt living room
Grand Hyatt living room.
Grand Hyatt Singapore dining room / board room
Grand Hyatt Singapore dining room / board room.
Separate study inside the suite
Separate study inside the suite.
Sofas inside the Grand Hyatt suite
Sofas inside the Grand Hyatt suite.

The 2nd floor included a large bedroom with a walk-in closet.  The suite included two bathrooms, one on each floor.  The main entrance to the suite was located on the 20th floor.  The second floor entrance to the suite on the 21st floor connected directly to the Grand Hyatt club lounge.

Grand Hyatt suite with stairs goind to the 2nd floor
Grand Hyatt suite entrance with stairs on the right going to the 2nd floor.
2nd floor of the Grand Hyatt Singapore suite
2nd floor of the Grand Hyatt Singapore suite.
2nd floor bedroom of Grand Hyatt suite
2nd floor bedroom of Grand Hyatt suite.
Grand Hyatt suite window
bedroom dresser and window with view of downtown Singapore inside the suite.
View of 1st floor inside the Grand Hyatt suite
View of 1st floor inside the Grand Hyatt suite.

Grand Club

The Singapore Hyatt Grand club lounge serves complimentary continental breakfast, evening cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres at scheduled times throughout the day.  Soft drinks and beverages are available in the club lounge anytime throughout the day.  The club lounge is a really nice facility with attentive service.

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Grand Club seating
Grand Club seating.
Grand Club seating
Grand Club seating.
Grand Club seating
Grand Club seating.
Complimentary newspapers inside Grand Club in Singapore Grand Hyatt
Complimentary newspapers inside Grand Club in Singapore Grand Hyatt.

The only downside is when a club lounge is available, Hyatt diamond members receive free breakfast at the club lounge instead of at the main hotel restaurant.  The main hotel restaurant typically has more extensive breakfast offerings than what is available inside the club lounge.

Complimentary breakfast in Grand Club
Complimentary breakfast in Grand Club.
Grand Club breakfast
Grand Club breakfast.
Grand Club breakfast fruit
Grand Club breakfast fruit.

Pool

The Grand Hyatt Singapore’s outdoor pool is located in the center of the hotel.  The outdoor pool decor conveys a private oasis in the middle of the city with tropical plants and waterfalls.  Food service is available next to the pool from the Oasis Restaurant.  Two large tennis courts are located directly behind the pool.  The Grand Hyatt Singapore pool hours are from 6am to 10pm daily.

View of Grand Hyatt Singapore pool
View of Grand Hyatt Singapore pool from the suite.
Pathway to the Grand Hyatt Singapore pool
Pathway to the Grand Hyatt Singapore pool.
Outdoor pool at the Grand Hyatt Singapore
Outdoor pool at the Grand Hyatt Singapore.
waterfall and outdoor oasis decor at the Grand Hyatt
waterfall and outdoor oasis decor at the Grand Hyatt.
View of pool cabanas at Grand Hyatt
View of pool cabanas at Grand Hyatt.
View of Grand Hyatt building behind outdoor pool area
View of Grand Hyatt building behind outdoor pool area.
Pool side dining at the oasis restaurant at the Grand Hyatt Singapore
Pool side dining at the oasis restaurant at the Grand Hyatt Singapore.
Tennis courts behind the outdoor pool area at Grand Hyatt Singapore
Tennis courts behind the outdoor pool area at Grand Hyatt Singapore.

Damai Spa

The Damai Spa inside the Grand Hyatt Singapore offers a full service spa and salon.  All spa treatments include access to the hot and cold plunge pools, sauna, and steam room.  Spa hours are 10am to 10pm and saloon hours are 9:30am to 7pm.

The Damai Spa Fitness center is located next door from the Damai Spa.  The fitness center includes a wide range of free weights and cardio equipment.  Additionally Damai Spa Fitness offers various fitness classes including: yoga, hatha yoga, drill, pilates, zumba, and Muay Thai.  The fitness center is available 24 hours a day for hotel guests.

Sign for Damai Spa & Fitness Center at Grand Hyatt Singapore
Sign for Damai Spa & Fitness Center at Grand Hyatt Singapore.
Damai fitness center equipment
Damai fitness center equipment.
Damai fitness center free weights at Grand Hyatt Singapore
Damai fitness center free weights at Grand Hyatt Singapore.

Breakfast Buffet

The complimentary breakfast upstairs at the Hyatt Club lounge was good.  However, I also wanted to try the larger buffet breakfast in the Straits Kitchen restaurant.  The Straits Kitchen offers a full breakfast buffet daily in the lobby of the Grand Hyatt Singapore from 630am to 10:30am (until 11am on weekends).  The Straits Kitchen breakfast buffet cost 41.50 SGD per person.

Grand Hyatt buffet pastries
Grand Hyatt buffet pastries.
Grand Hyatt Singapore buffet
Grand Hyatt Singapore buffet.
Sausages, potatoes and other hot plates
Sausages, potatoes and other hot plates.
Hyatt Grand Singapore buffet fruit
Hyatt Grand Singapore buffet fruit.
Juice bar at the Grand Hyatt Singapore
Juice bar at the Grand Hyatt Singapore.
Coffee station at the Grand Hyatt Singapore
Coffee station at the Grand Hyatt Singapore.

The breakfast buffet was excellent.  The restaurant presents endless varieties of options that rivaled the presentations at the Hyatt Capital Gate and the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi.  I only wished the Grand Hyatt Singapore didn’t have a club lounge so I could eat for free.

Brix Bar

For nightlife options, the Brix bar and nightclub is attached to the Grand Hyatt Singapore. To find the club, just go outside to the valet station and look for the Brix sign on your right hand side.  From Thursday to Saturday, Brix is open from 9pm to 4am.  During the week, Brix is open from 9pm to 3am.

Brix requires a 30 SGD cover charge (except for Sundays).  The cover charge includes one drink.  Brix has a variety of live music rotating throughout the week including jazz funk, R&B, soul, and disco performed by regular international guest bands at the Music Bar.

Pros

  • Hotel located nearby all major city attractions.
  • Grand Hyatt included a wide range of activities, restaurants, and shopping.
  • Food and service inside the hotel were excellent.

Cons

  • I’ve noticed internationally based Hyatt hotels do not seem to have ATM machines.
  • The hotel rooms were clean and well maintained but the decor was a little dated and could use an update.

Final Thoughts

The Grand Hyatt Singapore is a really nice hotel conveniently located in downtown Singapore.  Hotel services include a wide variety of activities, restaurants, shops, and nearby nightlife.  I particularly enjoyed the hotel restaurants which provided multiple varieties of food options.  Just be aware that Singapore is an expensive city and your money can go fast.

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Travel enthusiast that spent years flying in the back of planes and staying at cheaper hotels in order to save a little money. After learning how to leverage airline and hotel loyalty programs, I've developed an interest in luxury travel and write about my experiences with it.

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