Singapore is a modern city that has embraced the latest technology and architecture trends from around the globe. In 2018, Singapore is about finding out and exploring hidden luxury experiences around the city. It seems turning your apartment into a home sweet home is something that Frasers Suites has mastered in the last twenty years. Situated in an upmarket part of the city, these serviced apartments take a canny mix of colours and textures to help create a chic, cosy interior that has withstood the test of time. Celebrating twenty years Fraser Suites has hosted international clients and families around the globe on long and short term rentals.
The area is surrounded by the Singapore river which has many restaurants and coffee bars to explore. The paths are great for walking, riding and running around the city. Plenty of public transport and shopping areas around to take advantage of whenever it suits. In this part of the city, it felt spacious and it was very quiet considering I was almost in the CBD.
Services And Facilities
Fraser Suites has ample of facilities like a gym, dedicated children area, and retreat zone, where I could have endless massages thanks to electric massage chairs. I thought this was a lovely addition especially for those here on business. The retreat room has a relaxed atmosphere and there are three massage chairs with ample of magazines to just be able to zone out and rest. I spent a lot of time here whilst waiting for my Penthouse to get ready.
The outdoor swimming pool area is located on the 6th floor is well maintained and has a lovely relaxed atmosphere to it. The lounges are very comfortable and I liked how they had dedicated play facilities for children next to the pool. The city view is wonderful and again not so loud at all. Plenty of fluffy towels and drinks on hand to make my stay a cosy one. Most of the guests I spoke to, range from long to short term stay and were very welcoming and positive about Fraser Suites. Some guests have resided here for ten years.
Penthouse Apartments Interior Design
Situated on the twentieth floor are the Penthouse Apartments. These three to four-bedroom apartments offer all the dream amenities and features needed for a cosy and stylish stay. I stayed for one week in the three-bedroom Penthouse Apartment which has a homely yet luxurious feel, with a mix of different design elements to make it a unique stay. Being well travelled, I adore neutral colours and areas that are functional and comfortable, and the overall Penthouse looked modern and chic. At Fraser Suites, they have been selective about the decorative pieces for each space, the unifying colour, in this case, was beige. The grouping of furniture, neutral coloured textiles both on the wall and throughout the bedrooms gave it a unified ambience. This overall gave balance to what is naturally outside in Singapore a tropical green environment.
Sense Of Place
I love the anticipation when I entered the Penthouse, for me first impression counts. The material choice matters, especially when you’re dealing with furnishing with dramatic finishes that instantly command your attention.
In entering the Penthouse the paring of materials such as marble tiles and natural inspired finishes such as wood veneer throughout the apartment gave an instant modern feel. Colours such as grey, beige, dark brown and white allowed for a furnishing scheme that created balanced decor.
I loved the long corridor that opened into a large room. The ample storage space around the apartment is pleasing to the eye as well as functional. The beige textiles used throughout the apartment gives a cool and warm feel throughout the Penthouse.
The lounge area has a thick carpet pile and comfortable furniture combining textiles such as leather and cotton to give a very relaxing stay. The furniture throughout the Penthouse is of high quality and this is reflected on how pristine it stills looks after much extreme wear and tear.
The final result is a contemporary abode that’s worlds away from Singapore itself. The sense of continuity of natural colours and contemporary furniture throughout the apartment makes it very chic. This floor area 189 sqm (2,034 sq ft) feels much bigger and there were ample of areas around the apartment that I could hide away and enjoy my private oasis.
The soft furnishing adds a cosy feel to the bedrooms, there are dark wood desks in the two larger bedrooms. The bedroom is kitted out with oversized bedside lamps, a docking station and a wall art lighting feature. I had an uninterrupted night sleep, the best in months. The state of my bedroom is the state of my mind. Each bedroom had beautiful white linen and fabrics for a divine sleep. In harsh concrete environments such as inner-city living, it is important that the Penthouse is a balanced contrast to what I am seeing outside. Therefore natural wooden objects alongside, fresh green flowers that were presented in each room worked perfectly.
Bathrooms in 2018 are about crafting a soothing space where I love to linger and create a personal place to captivate materials and finishes. I like how Fraser Suites used bigger pieces of marble stone and granite to reduce grout lines. The use of granite and black tiles throughout the bathroom combined with a designer double sink and bath added to a stylish ambience.
The main bedroom had a wonderful en suite with a large bath to soak up all the stress of a hard day’s work. Its uncluttered decor paired with white and veneer finishes gave a huge sense of space. The walk-in wardrobe had ample of clothing space and was nicely tucked away to create flowing energy. The second bathroom has a dedicated rain shower. This bathroom is perfectly situated in the corridor area great to be used by the guest staying in the other two bedrooms. The huge fluffy towels with gender-neutral products from Malin and Goetz were the perfect detailed touches needed to reflect this luxury penthouse stay. The attention to detail here throughout the apartment reflects the passion the staff and overall company ethos prides itself serving its clients.
Fraser Suites restrained itself by selecting decorative pieces for each space to make sure that the attention is squarely focused. By using the contrast oxidised metal with soft fabric, throwing a rug and furnished linen chairs here and there is why I felt an instant cosier feel throughout the Penhouse. The choice of using massive floor to ceiling dark mirrors within the lounge area gave an illusion of an open-air museum. This clever use of space and material was a subtle message of contemporary functional art. I had plenty of time for me to keep looking at my own reflection within the mirrors and being mindful of my personal fashion style. I loved playing dresses up here and so did my family.
Key Features And Services
The key features and services of this penthouse apartment were of the highest quality, and important for me, easy to use. Fraser Suites teamed up with the reliable and robust state of the art German brand, Bosch.
Expensive Modern and well-equipped kitchenette products by Bosch made my Kitchen dining experience a memorable one. Especially when entertaining my business guests it was important for me to leave a luxury impression. I liked the comprehensive home entertainment system with Bose speakers which allowed me to watch endless amounts of movies.
The kitchen comes with a Bosch coffee machine with freshly ground Illy beans from Italy. It was a coffee experience I loved and having it on demand and hearing and smelling the coffee beans was bliss.
The Bosch Microwave, Bosch Oven and Bosch Dishwasher were very quiet and easy to use. I loved the separate washing machine and dryer which was in a dedicated large room right next to the kitchen. This practical use of space meant the housekeeping could work there without interrupting or let alone anyone seeing clothes drying.
There were three fridges and for those wine lovers. It was great to have a refrigerated wine cooler. It is the best way to ensure your wine is stored properly. Tucked away in the room, was a personal safe which came in handy for my valuables.
I happened to build a nice rapport with the staff and met one in particular, who stood out. This person has been working here since the beginning, 20 years ago. I asked why she stayed so long.
Fraser Suites, is a family who value what we do as staff. They make us feel important and part of a happy family.
The Fraser Suites penthouse is a characterful sanctuary offering an environment that is home away from home. It is a great place for those in need of a luxury staycation or looking for a longer-term serviced apartment.
Fraser Suites is located in a fabulous area where I could walk, stroll, ride or run around the Singapore river, making it the perfect place for living in the city. There is a complimentary shuttle bus throughout the day which allowed me to explore different parts of Singapore and shop till I dropped. My kids loved the pool area and the dedicated playroom and playground located on the third floor. This has been my ultimate staycation experience with my family to date.
- Apartment Reviewed: 3 Bedroom Executive Penthouse
- Website: singapore-suites.frasershospitality.com/en
- Address: 491A River Valley Rd, Singapore 248372
- Phone: +65 6737 5800