Formerly the Le Meridien Hotel, the Concorde beats most other hotels hands down when it comes to a prime location. Situated among the glittering malls of Orchard Road, it is undoubtedly a big draw for serious shoppers, not least because it has its very own mini-mall on-site. It is a sleek, modern and refreshingly low-rise building with spacious publics areas filled with bright décor. Guestrooms are especially eye-catching for those who appreciate the finer details of interior design.
Of all the first-class hotels in the Orchard Road area, this is arguably the best spot of all. Tucked away in between huge malls, Concorde Hotel sits proudly right on Orchard Road mid-way between Somerset and Dhoby Gaut interchange MRT stations, both just a few minutes away on foot. When the retail frenzy gets just too much, you can head just across the road to historic Fort Canning Park for a taste of the quiet life. For a stylish late night, it is just a five-minute stroll to the vibrant bar scene at Cuppage Terrace.
Starting at 30 square metres and up, the Concorde’s 407 guestrooms come with plenty of style – featuring bold art deco design with classic Oriental touches. The business-friendly Premier Rooms come in a range of sizes with large separate work and lounging areas and offer use of an exclusive lounge for work or play. The arty yet functional décor is taken to a whole new level in the signature Presidential Suites, measuring up to 300 square metres of open-plan high-end comfort. These bright and airy spaces are awash with comfy sofas and intimate little alcoves and perfect for a private cocktail party or informal business meeting.
Bars and Restaurants
Quality takes precedence over quantity at Concorde Hotel with just two dining outlets. Spices Café is a vibrant full-service a la carte and buffet restaurant with a broad range of Pan-Asian and European flavours and especially noted for its sumptuous seafood buffets. The hotel also boasts one of the city’s top Japanese eateries. The chic lobby lounge is the place for serious coffee addicts – there is a huge global selection of premium brews to choose from. For light bites and early evening cocktails, head for the pool bar.
It should come as no surprise given the location that the hotel can boast its very own two-storey shopping mall, complete with beauty parlours, boutiques, fashion labels and gift stores. However you’ll also find welcome respite from all the retail madness in the open air swimming pool with its own shallow section just for the kids. There is also a well-equipped fitness centre to keep fit and healthy. Guests staying in a Premier Room have unlimited access to a smart executive lounge for evening canapés and cocktails and use of premium business facilities.
The strategic location is ideal whether your stay in Singapore revolves around shopping and sightseeing or simply getting down to business. There is a good mix of function and meeting space on-site but this is a hotel better suited for a short leisure break with an inviting pool area and a casual resort-style ambience.