This is one of the nicest hotels in the world! Being brand new really helps, as the entire facility was spotless. The immense lobby is breathtaking with numerous chandeliers sending glimmering light all across the marble floor. What a great first impression! The room was equally impressive with either a huge king bed or two double beds, a chaise-lounger sofa, and a huge bathroom. The breakfast buffet was excellent with a wide variety of Western and Chinese-style breakfast choices. The staff were exceptionally helpful, even if they didn't understand English -- they were willing to go out of their way to make sure you got what you needed as quickly as possible. The housekeeping staff are always available if there are any room requests (one of our rooms had a smoky smell, so the housekeeper came back with a room deodorizer that eliminated all the odors and made the room smell of vanilla...all accomplished without a speck of English!)
My husband and I took advantage of the elegant lobby bar (we were the only ones) and its accomplished bar tender who expertly mixed an amazing Singapore Sling! This hotel is a destination onto itself and I hope more Chinese and international guests come and enjoy this new level of luxury!