The Room(s): This Deluxe Twin room at the Pan Pacific Singapore maintains a minimum level of comfort with reasonably comfortable bed & linens and the amenities of a typical 4 star hotel. There’s plenty of room to move around with a large open area in the main room and a large washroom with separate shower and bath. Your flat screen television carries plenty of local and international programming and is equip with audio/video inputs for previewing your upcoming presentation, watching vacation videos, video games or a million other things that I’d never think to use my hotel TV for. The rooms are updated as of 2009 but it seems some of the furnishings and the washroom are the same. Regardless, the rooms here have an updated and welcoming feel to them.
Service: With a minor exception involving housekeeping, service at Pan Pacific Singapore was outstanding. Concierge staff was extremely helpful in helping us find stuff to do other than just roam around filming hotel rooms. Front desk and lobby staff were fantastic… plus a little more fantastic. The smiles everywhere along with a basketful of professionalism gets them high marks in visitor reviews everywhere.
Perks: Complimentary wi-fi worked great and bottled water helps to rehydrate after a long day in sunny Singapore.
Location: The convention/exhibition center is directly across a busy road and the hotel itself is connected by skybridge. It’s also connected to plenty of air conditioned shopping in a large mall complex that also leads to the MTS (subway).
Overall: The impersonal feel of the main lobby is quickly forgotten if you’re distracted by really good service and/or upscale shopping. The rooms aren’t quite home, but are comfortable and have amenities that can keep you busy or entertained for as long as you’re there. It’s mid-scale luxury with very helpful and friendly staff.
Rating: 4 Hops (out of 5)
The Deal-How I got it: Singapore Airlines offers their “Singapore Stopover Holiday”, allowing a stopover in…well…Singapore. Pan Pacific is just one of many hotels that the airline has negotiated rates for it’s passengers who take advantage. You can also book at the hotel website panpacific.com or support modhop by booking with Orbitz.com.