Thursday, July 22, 2010
National Day Weekend Staycation at Grand Mercure Roxy - Free Spa Treatment promo!
Posted 1:12 PM Labels: # Chinese, # International, # Western, - Marine Parade, hotel, Hotel/Resort/Accommodation, Jolie, Nadine, staycation, travel
Don't feel like getting out of the country but want a beachside holiday this long National Day weekend? The Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel near the East Coast is offering a special weekend staycation deal to celebrate Singapore's 45th birthday. It's great for couples or families. A one-night stay (S$148++) on a Friday, Saturday or Public Holiday in a Superior Room (single/twin) comes with breakfast and a bag of goodies for the kids. It's valid from now til 15 August 2010, but you must book five days ahead.
The hotel kindly invited us to experience the package, so here's what the rooms look like. My family and I do like the Grand Mercure Roxy since its refurbishment some years back, because it's clean and comfy. Service is also always very prompt and pleasant. You may also have seen photos from when we stayed here last year.
As usual, the girls instantly plopped themselves onto the comfy beds and refused to budge for a while. They don't even do this at home!
Welcome nibbles along with traditional pot of tea. The macaron is really nice! So soft, fragrant and delicate. I must find out if they are for sale somewhere in the hotel.
Here are the special goodies for the kids, but I'm pretty sure adults would relish them just the same!
Part of our lunch at Feast@East, the buffet restaurant. The durian pengat (upper row, second from left) is one of the best things here - rich with creamy durian pulp. And the laksa is not too bad. We had breakfast here too, as part of the package. Feast@East will feature a National Day Hawker Heaven Food Festival from 6 to 15 August.
And if you fancy some modern Chinese cuisine, there's Jia Wei restaurant on the second floor. That's where we had dinner. The homemade tofu in the seafood claypot is amazingly tender. And Jolie loved the hot and sour soup - she wouldn't let it go.
You can also check out the food at Roxy Bar. It's a halal dining menu. The place looks great at night - some people even hold weddings here (the marquees are part of that).
As it was a little rainy, we didn't go to the pool with the kids. But they had fun in the bathtub! The bathrooms are bright, clean and well-equipped. Nadine as usual, had to explore every phone in the vicinity.
I love the revamped look of the toiletries - nice use of the M for "Mercure and Me."
Photos courtesy of Body Contours Spa
Besides a fitness centre, the Grand Mercure Roxy also has a spa housed within. The Body Contours Spa and the hotel have very graciously extended me a promotion for you guys - mention "Camemberu" when you make your staycation booking, and get a free 60-minute spa treatment worth S$200! It's a choice of a Luxe Oriental Massage, Purifying Brilliance Face Spa or Definitive Slim Plus slimming session. Some terms and conditions may apply (e.g. they may be closed on public holidays).
So go on, give yourself and your partner/family a treat!
GRAND MERCURE ROXY HOTEL
50 East Coast Road
Roxy Square (opposite Parkway Parade Shopping Centre)
Reservations Tel: +65 6344-8000
Fax: +65 6344-8010