You don’t need to have royal blood running through your veins to stay at The Palace – the biggest super suite at Resorts World Sentosa. But you do need to be somebody. Because unlike super suites elsewhere, The Palace isn’t available to just anyone with truckloads of greenbacks to spare. It is reserved exclusively for invited guests only. Think VVIPs, celebrities, politicians and those in the upper echelons of the high rollers club.
The Palace is a sprawling 731 square metres of lush tropical haven. Stylishly clad in soothing earth tones and bespoke furnishings, this super suite is surprisingly inviting with its understated extravagance.
It comprises four bedrooms (each with an en-suite bathroom), a spa and massage room, an 8-seater dining room, a mini garden and a fully equipped kitchen.
There’s even an entertainment room decked out with the latest karaoke equipment and a full surround-sound system.
But the pièce de résistance, in my opinion, is perhaps the 15m by 4m private lap pool which extends to a barbecue and alfresco dining area. Perfect for a dip and tan, followed by some Brazilian churrasco by a private chef under the stars.
As you saunter through The Palace, paintings and artistic ornaments often embellish the view along the way. Like the gorgeous chandeliers dripping with crystals, ushering you down the stairs to the tranquil ground floor where three of the bedrooms are located. Or the horse ornament that imparts regal elegance to the living room. Even the table lamp in the master bedroom was a sight to behold.
Of course, such a palatial experience would not be complete without the finest butler service. A team of butlers are on hand to attend to the guests’ every need round the clock, from arranging a Dolphin VIP programme for 25 people, to getting their favourite chicken rice from some obscure corner of mainland Singapore. Anything they wish for, as long as it is legal, the butlers will go out of their way to make it happen.
After all, guests of The Palace deserve nothing less than the royal treatment.