I Love Hotels ❤ Mandarin Oriental Singapore

The Mandarin Oriental (MO) Singapore is part of one of the many hotels operated by the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, known for its distinctive luxury properties with an oriental charm.

The Group, part of conglomerate Jardine Matheson, started with its flagship hotel The Mandarin (now Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong) in Hong Kong in 1963. Over the years, it expanded globally and now operates (or has under development) 44 properties. MO Singapore, located in Marina Square which offers panoramic views of Marina Bay was originally built in 1987 and underwent a significant renovation in 2004.

Shaped like its elegant and highly recongisable fan logo, the award-winning hotel features 527 rooms and suites, 6 restaurants, the MO Spa and is linked to the Marina Square Shopping Mall and near Suntec city.

A morning swim in the tranquil outdoor pool  is great way to start the day. At 25m it’s much smaller than the Infinity Pool at Marina Bay Sands (MBS) but offers equally stunning views of Marina Bay.

Beautiful floral arrangements and almost 100 pieces of fine art feature throughout the public areas, adding to the sophistication and elegance synonymous to any Mandarin Oriental Hotels.

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Soft browns and cream, rich silk, polished wood panels and marble make up the luxuriously appointed Harbour Club Room located on the highest levels of the hotel.

The floor-to-ceiling windows in the room offer expansive views of Marina Bay, showcasing Singapore landmarks such as the Singapore Flyer, Gardens by the Bay and the MBS Hotel (see my review of MBS).

The Oriental Club, located on level 19, is a luxurious peaceful retreat for guests staying in Club Rooms or Suites. Apart from dedicated concierge service, the Club offers champagne breakfast, afternoon tea evening cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

Being the most important meal of the day, there’s plenty of choice for breakfast at the Club. Made to order, you can choose from blueberry pancakes, fluffy waffle, eggs benedict , assorted dim sun to Singapore wanton noodle soup.  If that’s not enough, there’s a continental breakfast buffet station.

Budget allowing, the Oriental Club is definitely a worthwhile treat to enhance a luxurious stay.

Singapore really isn’t that big so getting around is relatively hassle free, a 15 min taxi ride will get you out to Orchard Road or there’s plenty to see, shop and eat at nearby malls. A stroll along Marina Bay, particularly at night when it’s a bit cooler, is a must do. Overall, a wonderful stay and the MO Singapore certainly lives up to its name.


I love staying at hotels, new and luxe ones that is. Met with a warm welcome as you enter a grand lobby and opening the doors and seeing the sophisticated and thoughtful interiors of a fresh immaculate room…’I ❤ Hotels’ is a series where I share hotel experiences that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed.