I was really privileged and honoured to be invited by OMY.SG and Grand Mercure Roxy Singapore Hotel to an evening cocktail cum dinner party and in this blog entry, allow me to share with you the amazing experience that I have had there.
Alright, all of us were supposed to be meeting on the 4th level of the hotel at 1830 but I arrived only at 1845 due to a really bad traffic jam. Nonetheless, I noticed that the hotel had undergone major changes since the last time I’ve been here many years back.
The corridor of the 4th level
So when I arrived, we took a tour of their newly renovated deluxe rooms and it was quite interesting because the rooms at that level now has a backdoor access to the swimming pool and you can now see through the shower room from the bed.
The interesting see through shower concept from the bed.
Close-up view of the bathroom
Daily amenities provided by Grand Mercure Roxy Singapore
New chic contemporary furniture!
Here’s the backdoor access from the room to the swimming pool! I feel that it’s a resort-like concept!
The magnificent swimming pool!
Well, if you ever wonder where on earth you could have a poolside party/event, you can consider Grand Mercure Roxy Singapore because the space is huge and the ambience is excellent for hosting parties!
And then we took a tour around the hotel to see what facilities the hotel has.
So, they have a gym here!
And a rather contemporary bar! I really liked the ambience of the bar. In fact, it’s really a nice place to just sit down at the bar, have a drink or two, and just let your mind relax.
The cocktail segment was held by the poolside alfresco style and I managed to grab a few bites of the tasty canapes that were served.
Guess what I had for cocktail? Well, I had a triple sec mixed with blue curacao!
And after the cocktail, we were all ushered to their very own Jiawei Chinese Restaurant and I must say this, it has been perhaps one of the best dining experiences I’ve had so far! The service staff were extremely polite and courteous and most of them have been working there for many years already!
If you are looking for a place to have high-quality excellent tasting Chinese food at a rather classy Chinese restaurant for a group of people, this is one place you must consider. They even have a private dining area that is available for guests dining in groups.
Here, you see Jennifer, the Director of Sales and Marketing and Master Chef Lee Tuck Seng
First Course of the Night- Assorted Dim Sum!
As you can see from the photos, the Dim Sums were intricately designed and not only do they look nice, they taste fabulous as well!
Wasabi Prawn Roll
2nd Course of the Night- Double Boiled Abalone Soup
I must say, this soup is really flavourful and especially rich in collagen! I wouldn’t mind having a second bowl of this soup as it was just so good!
3rd Course of the Night- Roasted Duck
An all-time favourite dish of mine, I found the roasted duck skin to be especially crisp!
4th Course of the Night- Prawns in Spiced Pumpkin Sauce
I liked how this dish was presented and served. In fact, here you can see a myriad of colours and while I initially thought that the gravy was curry, it turned out to be pumpkin sauce that interestingly has a bit of a curry taste to it.
5th Course of the Night- Steamed Toufu
This dish is also a classic favourite of mine! In fact, I really enjoyed eating the Toufu that as I’m typing this, I can still recall the soft texture of the Toufu that kinda melts into the mouth, combined with the great tasting sauce. I will definitely want to eat this again because the Toufu is very different from those I ate at other F&B outlets so far. And well, the Toufu is specially handmade by the Chef himself!
6th Course of the Night- Signature Laksa
The laksa was awesome because the gravy was not very oily and the ingredients were extremely fresh! It sort of have a Peranakan taste to it if you ask me.
7th Course of the Night- Signature Durian Paste and Durian Cake
This was a really sweet ending indeed and I really loved their Signature Durian Paste! I bet my mum would really love it too if she gets to taste this! The Durian Paste is something that you must try because the taste just leaves you feeling really high.
So yups, it was really a great dining experience at Jiawei Chinese Restaurant and I really enjoyed the Chinese food that were served there. I will definitely bring my family there for a dinner soon!
Here’s a group photo of all the bloggers that attended the Cocktail/Dinner event at Grand Mercure Roxy Singapore
And here’s a picture of the wonderful souvenirs that all of us received from Grand Mercure Roxy Singapore
Alright, so much for the experience! Now, if you are interested to stay at Grand Mercure Roxy Singapore, they have 7 types of rooms for you to choose from. And well, for a night’s stay at the Grand Mercure Roxy Singapore, it will cost you at least $330 [including taxes]
However, if you decide to book a room for the weekends, it would actually be cheaper as the hotel caters mainly for business guests during the weekdays. And yes, there’s free internet WIFI connection as well. Not just that, there are free shuttle service to and fro Changi Airport from 6.30 am to 2.00 am daily and free one way shuttle service to the city going via Marina Bay, Esplanade and ION Orchard every Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday. Seriously, what more could we ask for? The hotel really do take into consideration the needs of guests and I am surprised that they are providing such services because it does value-adds to the guest experience!
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And in case you’re wondering why you should stay here [especially you foreigners whom are coming to visit Singapore soon], Grand Mercure Roxy Singapore is just 15 minutes away from Changi Airport and the City Centre. Some attractions around the hotel are the very popular East Coast Food Centres, the East Coast Seafood Centre, the East Coast Park, the ethnic and cultural areas such as Geylang Serai, Katong, Joo Chiat, and Sri Senpaga Vinayagar Temple. In addition, Parkway Parade is just directly opposite the hotel if you’re planning to do some mini-shopping!
Well, I hope you enjoyed this blog entry about Grand Mercure Roxy Singapore and the experience that I’ve had!
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