It´s great to find the right accommodation as it can make or break your trip.
I count the Meritus Mandarin hotel in Singapore as one of the best places, I stayed in during my recent trip to Asia. It has, not just the luxury and service of a top hotel, but it has something else, something so elusive that hotels spend fortunes trying to nail it.This hotel has a sweet ambience, a feeling of serene comfort and a home-style atmosphere in it´s paradoxically grand settings. I think that the birds help. I met the bird man as he was taking his song birds home for the day.
Each morning this lovely old man arrives with a collection of his song birds, puts up their cages around the atrium of the hotel"?¦then they sing. Lovely warbles and trills that echo around the atrium, welcoming us into the day as we stepped out of our rooms and welcoming us back in from the street when we returned each day.
The birds are a distinctly Asian touch which this Asian based hotel chain includes in all the modern grandness of its décor that extends to spacious rooms, smart bathrooms, wonderful MICE facilities and excellent restaurants. Long may the Meritus sing: www.marina-mandarin.com.sg/