The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
What We Love
- Jaw-dropping views of Marina Bay from everywhere in the room, including the bath tub
- Rooms were renovated in 2011 are spacious by Singapore standards
- Free WiFi in all rooms
What To Know
- Despite central location, guests must navigate a short but steep walk on the hotel driveway
- Lower level rooms may have obstructed views
- Breakfast in the hotel restaurant can be busy
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
With a strong emphasis on design, the Ritz Carlton greets guests with a beautifully landscaped curved driveway, opulent glass-roofed lobby and a hodgepodge of contemporary art work including pieces by Andy Warhol and Frank Stella (part of the hotel’s 4,200 piece art collection). Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Kevin Roche, the 32-floor, 608-room property promises rises above the competitive crowd of hotel chains in the area with its tasteful, understated style.
Bed & Bath
Besides offering outrageous views of the waterfront and Singapore skyline, its rooms (renovated in 2011) are the spacious to say the least, with a standard room covering a whole 549 square feet. Stark white linen, light pine wood furnishings, pastel beige divans, a mirrored wall and white orchids all lend a clean-lined, Asian-tinged look. Regardless of category, all rooms feature state-of-the-art amenities including iPod docks, DVD players and wall-mounted flat-screen TVs. But most impressive of all are the phenomenal panoramas on display – which can be seen from the comfort of your bath tub.
Of the four in-house restaurants, Greenhouse Restaurant may have the most loyal following from both visitors and locals with its award-winning Sunday vintage champagne brunch that serves unlimited Moët & Chandon and freshly shucked oysters. Summer Pavilion dishes up classic Cantonese dishes and traditional dim sum amidst a bamboo garden, while the famous Shirashi Japanese restaurant serves sashimi and kaiseki menus. The spa houses hot and cold plunge pools and offers a range of massages, body scrubs and facials.
In the Area
Head across the road to catch a ride on the Singapore Flyer, the world’s largest observation wheel, and then stroll along the waterfront to admire the architecture or catch a musical at The Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. Just a short walk away is the Marina Bay Sands, home to the famous 57th-floor Sky Park and pool, Singapore’s biggest casino and the new ArtScience Museum. For a different experience, immerse yourself in the tropical greenery of the city-state at Gardens by the Bay, a 101-hectare park built to amplify Singapore’s status as a “City in a Garden”.
How to Get There
Glad to have changed our hotel in Singapore for the return leg from Bali.
We last stayed here in 2014 and can say that the hotel keeps on improving. Colony, the pool gym and spa are all great additions. Rooms are starting to age gracefully and could do with a facelift.
For me this hotel is streets ahead from the other hotels around Marina Bay.
We chose club lounge access as Bonvoy elite status doesn’t get you into club level at any Ritz and it’s so worth it. No comparison to any other Marriott brands (including the JW nearby).
Having stayed and worked for other ritz-Carlton and Marriott establishments,the quality of service in front desk of Singapore has disappointed me. The level of service that I encountered has not reached my expectation of the “Ritz-Carlton level”in any of the ritz Carlton properties that I’ve stayed.
We arrived the hotel on 11th for 3 nights. Upon arrival, the bell boys have done a great job in welcoming us with charming smiles and good services, they’ve gotten our names and informed in their speaker while directing us to the front desk. However, the front desk seemed not to know we are here for c/I and had to ask for all those questions and our names again. After c/I, there’s no escorts, the agent has not mentioned us where the elevator was,we had to find it all by ourselves.
C/O: during half way of c/o the young female agent suddenly began talking to my partner in Chinese, I tried to tell her several times that we do not understand Chinese. Did she not hear it ? She should not assume all the Asians can speak Chinese.
After I requested her to call us a taxi, she directed us to the entrance, after I said thank you to her, she left without saying even a “ good bye?” Is that the Ritz-Carlton service I wonder ?
Growing up in Singapore I’ve always wondered how the skyline of Raffles Place looked from those octagon windows. I was fortunate to experience that on my recent trip to Singapore. Singapore’s skyline has expanded since and the view from the rooms are drop dead gorgeous.
Fit and finish is often lacking in 5 star properties in Singapore. This property doesn’t disappoint with its high quality furnishing that is modern enough for me and sufficiently restrain for my parents.
The location is decent. Along the quieter part of the bay and within close distance of the shopping districts and business districts.
Rarely stays are perfect. Ritz Carlton Singapore’s staff have a sharp eye in correcting errors they spot and initiating service recovery.
Housekeeping is faultless too and their signature towel elephant is rather cute.
Elite members recognition is tricky. The property is not a Ritz Carlton Reserve but is the only “regular” Ritz Carlton that does not participate in the program- zero night credits or points for the stay. Although the Manager on Duty Christine Lee did offer a really wonderful upgrade and included breakfast for one person. Christine's warmth at check in and attempt at honouring some benefits despite the property's lack of participation will be the primary reason for my return (assuming I have some renewal nights and spend requirements for the year to spare).
The Chinese restaurant’s food quality is very good. The Michelin guide is right in rating the food as one star, I would not have objected if the guide revise their rating to two. The service is high quality, the wait staff are well intentioned and well informed.
Breakfast is pleasant too with some local options. There are a few rotations in their dishes so you would have something new to try the next day.