The Westin Singapore: Infinity pool and beyond

When you travel, what’s on your hotel must-have list? For me it’s a pool, and preferably an infinity pool.

The Westin Singapore, with its luxe furnishings and amazing 35th-floor infinity pool overlooking the city, is truly a dream come true for pool pornsters like myself.

A little background: My husband and I were escorting our younger son to his new school in Singapore and had planned to stay in one of the university dorms. I had been so excited to find that rooms were available because the school was in between terms. We could stay on the very campus of the school our son would be attending, and save money because the rates were so low, I thought.

I should have suspected that dorm living would wear thin really quickly. After a few days, we were Googling new hotels; we even left our dorm early knowing we wouldn't be getting any kind of refund.

But whatever your reason for visiting this great city -- maybe you've just seen Crazy Rich Asians? -- I highly recommend the Westin Singapore. Here's why:

I think I may have mentioned the Westin Singapore has an infinity pool?

The photos speak for themselves, but you can't go wrong with an infinity pool on the 35th floor, right? In hot and humid Singapore, the water is a perfect temperature, even at 8 a.m. Food and drinks are available at the poolside bar.

What about the rooms themselves? They're gorgeous, designed with such attention to detail. I had nothing but great sleeps in the so-called Heavenly Beds. And turndown service is always such a nice touch.

I also really enjoyed the marble bathroom, with its ultra modern look and superb toiletries. There was even a great view from the tub, and the shower had a rainfall shower head. Note the floor-to-ceiling window here as well.

A full array of toiletries, plus bathrobes and slippers.
The Lobby Lounge is a great place to wind down at the end of the day. And there's no more appropriate place than Singapore to enjoy a Singapore Sling.

The Westin Singapore is ideally located if you don't have a car. It's right in the Financial District, within walking distance of the fantastic Gardens By the Bay and its fabulous Supertrees, the historic Clarke Quay, the Singapore Flyer and National Gallery Singapore

The super-cool Supertrees. They're solar-powered and some are 50 metres tall.

The Westin Singapore is also just steps from the MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) system that we took right to the airport when we left.

Finally, don't miss Satay Street, located just around the corner from the hotel and right behind the famed Lau Pa Sat Hawker Centre

This is the scene on Satay Street around 10 p.m. on a weeknight, comprising a lot of locals as well as tourists. 
On the menu: Satay. Yep, just satay. Amazing satay.

I also stayed at a Singapore university dorm. Here's how it went.


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