Cue a Concierge: David Kuttan of PARKROYAL on Pickering, Singapore

February 23, 2016 - garden totes

Culture+Travel presents a array in partnership with Les Clefs d’Or, a veteran organisation for hotel concierges worldwide. Recognizable by their set of crossed bullion keys ragged on their uniform lapels, let a world’s heading experts in personalized use exhibit a dark secrets and prohibited new places to revisit – Cue a Concierge!

With a architecturally impediment terraces, contoured lectern and straight gardens, PARKROYAL on Pickering is all about tolerable pattern as many as it is about quadruped amenities (we’re looking during you, poolside cabanas and forever pool). The sculpture-like structure also has chameleon qualities to it. Designed by internal architectural use WOHA, a downtown skill managed by Pan Pacific Hotels Group can be pronounced to be a hotel in a garden, as good as a garden of a hotel. While distinguished in appearance, it also blends in expertly with a next-door neighbors: a high-rise buildings of a financial district, and a greenery of Hong Lim Park.

Versatility seems to run in a hotel—its concierge manager David Kuttan has had to stay stretchable to accommodate a final of hotel guests. “I get to accommodate so many guest from all corners of a world, any with their singular set of mandate when they stay with us,” he says, indicating out how he once staked out all a vital hospitals and stores in city to find a medical specialty sock privately requested for by a guest.

“I get such an adrenaline rush from being means to make their knowledge with us a truly noted one.”

CULTURE+TRAVEL: Where is a good mark for a tipple?

If we are staying during PARKROYAL on Pickering, a hotel is a seven-minute travel to a Central Business District, home to a engorgement of select restaurants, cocktail bars and speakeasies when night falls. The Powder Room during Black Swan is a ideal place to unwind, suffer live song and knowledge how a locals celebration a night away.

What is a hottest FB opening during a moment?

Top on my list of grill recommendations is Restaurant Andre. It non-stop in 2014 and was awarded Best Restaurant by Singapore Tatler a following year. Three Michelin star Taiwanese cook Andre Chiang is famous for his artistic menu and has won many awards. Securing a reservation can be a bit of a challenge, though that is precisely what we are here for.

Top informative spots?

The National Gallery Singapore non-stop a doors on Nov 2015. It houses a brew of South East Asian humanities and enlightenment in an iconic partial of Singapore, a chronological former Supreme Court and City Hall buildings. Also compensate a revisit to a Kampong Glam area for a season of how Singapore was before it became one of a many function and colourful cities in a world. 

Where can we find a work of internal up-and-coming artists on display?

Goodman Arts Centre. One of a largest humanities enclaves in Singapore, it is home to many immature and rising internal artistic talents in valuables sculptures, painting paintings, photography and more.

I’d like to buy some internal souvenirs that are quintessentially Singaporean. (But please, no run-down ‘Fine City’ tees.)

If we are after off-the-beaten-track souvenirs, find your approach to Naiise. You won’t find mass constructed souvenirs hammered with “Singapore” in vast font! Their products come in a form of jewelry, succulent goodies, prints, t-shirts, knick-knacks, receptacle bags, and more.

Singapore is a city with many dark gems. Know any dark spots to tell at?

Alkaff Mansion Ristorante, a gem of an Italian grill in a chronological colonial palace built scarcely a century ago. Advance reservation is a must. Once we are there, we will leave all your troubles behind.

What’s an underrated captivate that shows a startling side of Singapore?

Lazarus Island. Its unclouded waters, powdery silt and low tellurian firmness during any time of a day creates it one of a many pleasing beaches in a region. It is usually a 20-minute vessel float from Marina South Pier. 

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