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The Clan Hotel Singapore's modern luxury experiences, through the eyes of a personal concierge

The Clan Hotel Singapore's modern luxury experiences, through the eyes of a personal concierge

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Text: Janice Sim


The indefinite travel hiatus in Singapore has incited one important lesson in all locales: to stop and smell the roses. A reminder for the relentless seekers in all of us, that has only amplified with every staycation we're utilising our leave days for — in learning how to be a tourist in our own country. The latest entrant to the enviable list of hotels is none other than The Clan Hotel Singapore by Far East Hospitality (an Opening Special promotion is now available, including a complimentary second night stay). And while it might seem like yet another gleaming edifice that has blended seamlessly in the heart of the CBD, let us not forget the heritage of the enclave. Beyond towering buildings of numerous stacked in the rat race, there's history and culture that have endured even in this zeitgeist. And in The Clan Hotel Singapore, you'll find a pied-à-terre to encapsulate all that, as well as to instill a newfound appreciation for our tiny city. But to really uncover the best experiences of your stay, we had to speak to someone who knows the hotel through and through. Below, a personal concerige, i.e. The Clan Keeper (if we're abiding by honorifics) divulges everything you need to know before checking yourself in.

The tea ceremony

Before everything else, tea. Well Nanyang Ritual tea blended specially for the hotel to be specific, in a ceremonial pour led by Master Chua at the hotel lobby. It's where your mind and body slips into a mode of zen, accompanied with fresh towels and tau sar piah.

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Stop to admire the art

It isn't possible to miss this levitating piece of installation in the lobby but in case you do, know that art remains to be a huge aspect for the hotel. Craft and artistry goes hand in hand when it comes to unearthing the most captivating parts of the space. A particular centerpiece titled 'The Pact', is made up of 150 painted aluminium panels, hung at different heights to create a diverse arrangement of geometric forms. Each panel varies, comprising of different modular shapes throughout the various stages of the Chinese "Golden Venture Paper Folding" method. Inspired by the close ties and bonds formed between the early immigrants who settled in Singapore back in the 1800s, you'll notice that at a certain angle, the shapes come together as a continuum, which signifies a spirit of togetherness and camadarie of being in a community.

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Be a MASTER

Choosing a certain room category in this case gives you access to a slew of benefits — that being the MASTER series — undoubtedly the most preferred way to stay when you're checking in at The Clan Hotel. Have your pick from the Grand Premier and Premier rooms, where every guest receives a welcome amentity kit as well as in-room refreshments to enjoy in your luxurious quarters. A selection of nourishing essential oils and bath salts are also at the ready — just so you can soak in your own in-room spa. An all-day breakfast spread awaits too, savoured in the restaurant or in your room. Of course, the best perk to come from a MASTER series, has to be The Clan Keeper, your personal in-house advisor. Ask, and you shall receive — whether it be where to find the best chicken rice in the neighbourhood or even crafting out a day's worth of island-hopping activities.

Relish in the space

The whole point of a staycation really is to maximise every corner of the hotel. And you'll find that too easy here: starting from the 30th floor, take a dip in the Sky Pool and jacuzzi — fitted with a calming bird's eye view of the neighbourhood. On the same floor, burn those calories off at the Sky Gym, as well as an option for personal training if you need some guidance. You'll also be intrigued to spot a traditional Wing Chun wooden dummy at your service. Should you find yourself checking in early, there's a spacious lounge to unwind and freshen up. For grub, TungLok Group's all-day dining concept, QIN Restaurant and Bar is housed right here, where they serve Asian cuisine with a modern twist. Some specialities include Siphon Mushroom Tea, Chilled Crab Salad and 'San Mein'. Don't forget a nightcap — there are cocktails and a decent wine list to keep any imbiber sated.

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Embrace the Inner Circle

The Clan Hotel Singapore has a way of making their guests feel like they're part of an exclusive club — even within the walls of the premise. Many distinctive experiences await once you've got your hands on the Inner Circle Guide, a list of curated recommendations to explore within the vicinity of the hotel. Simply flash your room key at any of the partnering merchants, which includes a bespoke tailor, Q MENSWEAR and a shoeshine bar, Mason and Smith.

Local eats

Local hawkers are undoubtedly a national treasure, whereby the hotel has teamed up with to serve up The Clan Daily Special. Exclusively available to guests of the MASTER Series, where they can choose from a selection namely Legendary Bak Kut Teh, Janggut Laksa, Punggol Nasi Lemak, Eddie Li Xin Fishball Noodles, and Ibrahim Satay Power.

The Clan Keeper

Last but never least, The Clan Keeper, The insider you would want to befriend to get the most out of your stay — even if that only means 48 hours. From a personalised shopping experience or a snazzy limo transfer (if you're pulling out all the stops to impress your loved one), just say the word to make it happen. Don't forget to also explore the enclave with the Local Precinct Tour, which happens every Wednesday and Friday. This walking tour will take you around local attractions like Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Fuk Tai Chi Museum, and Maxwell Food Centre, as you get to learn more about how these iconic landmarks came to be. After all, there's bound to be something you've yet to discover yet in this place we call home.

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Book a stay at The Clan Hotel today, from now till 31 May 2021 with an Opening Special promotion where you can get a second night free, a limo transfer, a $100 voucher for your next stay at The Barracks Hotel, Oasia Hotel Downtown, or Orchard Rendezvous Hotel, as well as more complimentary inclusions.