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3 Days In Singapore: The Many Thrills Of the Grand Hyatt Singapore Club Lounge

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As I mentioned in my review of the Grand Hyatt Singapore, I could go on at length about the Club Lounge. But I was told by my friends that having 40+ pictures in one post was excessive. Since I loved the aesthetic and flavors of the lounge, not reliving the fun was not an option, so now you get this bonus post full of pretty pictures of food and incidentally, details about the lounge experience.

Apparently the Grand Hyatt has two club lounges, I wound up only visiting the one in the same tower as my room (front tower). I was a huge fan of this lounge. It was modern and bright. The only downsides were, as reviewers on Milepoint had noted, that it gets very packed and is subject to screaming kids. By adjusting our times a little bit we were able to minimize this, but had my stay been longer than 3 evenings, I probably would have tried the other one.

Part of what makes the lounge cool (in my opinion), is the entrance. It’s on the top floor and accessible only by stairs from the lower floor by the club floor concierge desk.

Grand Hyatt Singapore Club entrance

From the stairs you enter a crazy cool looking hallway, where the attendant asks for your room number and radios ahead so by the time you enter the doors to the seating area, they’re greeting you by name.

Grand Hyatt Singapore club lounge welcome desk

 

The seating options were light wood tables in a brightly lit setting on one side and padded red benches and deep set chairs with more subdued lighting.

Grand Hyatt Singapore club lounge seating

Grand Hyatt Singapore club lounge decor

My first visit to the lounge was for breakfast on the Saturday of the Chinese New Year. I showed up around 7:30AM and it was about 1/3 full. There were plenty of seats, but the “good” tables that were on the sides were already full. The next two mornings I made sure my friend and I were in by 7 to make sure we had better seating options.

One of the luxuries I love most about the club lounge breakfast abroad is getting to linger over a giant pot of tea. It just feels super indulgent and lazy. So I would typically sip on a cup or two before trying to make a decision on what to get.

Grand Hyatt Singapore club lounge keri tea

 

And they do have an array of diverse options, not as much as some properties, but better than others. There wasn’t much selection among the options, except for the breads, but it was nice to pick and choose.

Grand Hyatt Singapore club lounge breakfast tea

Grand Hyatt Singapore club lounge breakfast bread options

Grand Hyatt Singapore club lounge breakfast fruit

Grand Hyatt Singapore club lounge breakfast cheese options

Grand Hyatt Singapore club lounge breakfast yogurt

The hot options were the most limited. There was one Chinese dish,  usually congee, and a couple of British inspired items such as sausage, poached eggs, baked beans, mushrooms, etc. In addition to those options you could order eggs any way you liked them directly from any lounge attendant.

Grand Hyatt Singapore club lounge breakfast british options

 

I really enjoyed evenings in the lounge, even though it was very crowded, with folks often having to wait for seats. I recommend arriving 15 minutes before the evening drinks and appetizers begin to try to avoid getting seated next to a screaming baby or family of 8. (I have to think it might also be quieter if you don’t go on a major holiday)

The drink selections were not amazing, but they were broad. There were at least 4 reds and 4 whites to choose from, not to mention prosecco as a bubbly option. I assume there were various beers and cocktails, but I preferred wine.

Grand Hyatt Singapore Club Evening Wine Selection

 

The food presentations were nice and they changed it up significantly the 4 days we were there. I liked the table service best when they’d walk around offering the latest bites to come out of the kitchen. Among the highlights:

 

Grand Hyatt Singapore Club Evening Appetizers sushi

A nice array of sashimi

Grand Hyatt Singapore Club Evening Appetizers crab cake

Crab cakes with tartar sauce

Grand Hyatt Singapore Club Evening Appetizers dim sum

BBQ pork bun

Grand Hyatt Singapore Club Evening Appetizers roasted pumpkin feta

Roasted pumpkin with feta cheese

Grand Hyatt Singapore Club Evening Appetizers shrimp in pastry

Shrimp in pastry shell

Grand Hyatt Singapore Club Evening Appetizers greek pastry

Spinach in phyllo dough

Grand Hyatt Singapore Club Evening Appetizers british meat roll

Beef in bun (not actually a highlight)

Grand Hyatt Singapore Club Evening Appetizers cream bun

Cream buns (yay for individual dim sum!)

I’m not a big dessert person, but the layer cake among the extensive offerings finally tempted me.

Grand Hyatt Singapore Club Evening Appetizers layer cake custard

The biggest highlight though was the lounge manager Isaac. While he might repeat the same anecdotes night to night, he was unfailing friendly and welcoming, making each guest feel special no matter how crowded it got. And when he though one of the lounge attendants became a little too attentive to our table he was quick to run him off 😉

Grand Hyatt Singapore Club Keri Isaac

 

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4 Comments

  1. freqflyercoll

    April 8, 2013 at 8:19 am

    brings back great memories! I remember Isaac too! 😀

  2. Ken

    September 9, 2013 at 6:50 am

    Nice report! Do you remember the breakfast hours for the lounge? Is it available during the day?

    • Keri Anderson

      September 9, 2013 at 11:25 am

      So don’t hold me to it, but I think the hours in my tower were something like 6:30-10:30 for breakfast? The lounge wasn’t open except for breakfast, tea, and evening cocktails, but the club concierge on the floor below always had an option for tea, coffee, water, etc during the day.

  3. Mark

    November 17, 2014 at 7:05 am

    Nice photos of the lounge! Just did a stay there and absolutely loved it!

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