They serve a small buffet spread of grains, nuts, fruits, cheese and some desserts then guests can order a la carte should they want some omelette or a full breakfast platter.
Finally, get a massage. A stay at Shangri-la Hotel is not complete without visiting Chi. We've heard of Chi back in Manila and it has been regarded as one of the best spas in the world. Paul was fortunate enough to have a massage here a year ago and this time, we got a 120min body scrub and massage treatment.
Having been a big fan of body massages and having had close to a hundred massages in Manila, I have to say that I really do miss pampering myself on a regular basis. The reason why I don't normally get a massage or even a mani/pedi here isn't because of the price but it's more like I haven't found one that I trust enough to take care of my hands, feet or whole body. These treatments, to me, are very personal and just like how I would still have my haircut with my long-time hair stylist back home, the same goes for these treatments too.
Then I met Carmela. She was my therapist at Chi that evening and after chatting with her, telling her how I like my massage to be, she truly made sure that I truly had a relaxing 120 minutes. First, she scrubbed my body with their homemade sugar scrub and after a quick 10 minutes shower, she proceeded to kneading out all those stress knots that I've accumulated on my shoulder and back through this one year of no massage. She took note of the points where I specifically requested to go light on and the same goes for the ones that I gave her the go signal to add more pressure on. In other words, she was amazing.
So that basically sums up our weekend. We were able to catch up with sleep, eat to our heart's content and to just relax. I guess now you know why I've been wishing for the weekend to last forever.
I ♥ you, Shangri-la Hotel!
Shangri-la Hotel is located at 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore. Call them at 6737-3644.