Sunday, August 11, 2019

[Influencer Takeover] The Grand Copthorne Waterfront Experience - 3 Days 2 Nights Staycation at La Residenza Serviced Suites

Was invited to be part of the Influencer Takeover programme, and my segment was from 26 Jul to 28 Jul 2019. In case you haven't have a chance to view the postings on Grand Copthorne Waterfront social media channels, here's a list of it:


Follow the hashtag #influencertakeovergcw

Grand Copthorne Waterfront - The Hotel

The hotel has 20 years of award winning hospitality under its belt and was recently conferred five prestigious awards by the International Hotel Awards 2019. Grand Copthorne Waterfront was also  conferred with a BCA Green Mark Platinum Award for Excellence in the Built Environment by the Building and Construction Authority (2015-2021). Wow, I was really eager to try out this award winning hotel.


The experience begins with the doorman (if he's not already occupied), whom will open your door upon your car's arrival at the hotel. Next, as one enters the hotel lobby, look up the ceiling and be mesmerized with the design feature called the 'Molo Clouds'. This feature was created to emphasize the spatial volume in the lobby.

Molo Clouds

I was to stay at the La Residenza and the front desk was a tad busy when I reached at about noon. Once it was my turn, check-in was fairly quick. I was escorted to Level 5 where the suites are located.

in the lift
Level 5 La Residenza Serviced Suites

Typically, guests who are on a mid to longer term stay would typically choose La Residenza Serviced Suites. Here's a short video on the one bedroom apartment that I stayed in.

complimentary fruits platter
living room

bathtub view
Here's a look at the in-room amenities:

dryer and washing machine
kitchenette with the necessities

Am glad that the room came with a Nespresso machine. Must say that this machine was well utilized during my stay. Keke.

nice to meet you~

In-room Dining (Room Service via One Touch)

Tried the in-room dining twice during my stay at Grand Copthorne Waterfront. Simply flip the menu that's placed on the work desk and decide on what to eat. Then, press the 'One Touch' button on the phone to order. Simple!

menu for in-room dining
press the '1 Touch' to order

There is a waiting time between 30 to 45 minutes for the food to arrive. The food would be brought with a wooden tray and the drinks and food are covered. Was happy that the laksa arrived and was still fairly warm. The 'Super Laksa' is the luxury version of our comfort food with the inclusion of half lobster meat, 3 medium sized prawns and 3 scallops. The usual ingredients of cockles, beansprouts, taupok and fishcake slices are still there. There was a mountain of rice vermicelli (thick beehoon) as well!

Super Laksa @$32
closer view of "Super Laksa"

Also tried the 2-course meal for in-room dining. Ordered the beef tenderloin as main course and the Thai fishcake as appetiser.

2-course meal @$32
Homemade Fishcake with Mango Relish
Australian Beef Tenderloin (medium rare)

The portion for the appetiser was surprisingly big. There was five pieces of fishcake and I was wondering if it was meant to be shared? The fishcake was of a dense bouncy texture and rather spicy. Nice but too much for one pax to finish.

The beef tenderloin was leaning towards medium and served with grilled asparagus and truffled mash with rosemary sauce. The beef was tender and loved the sauce provided. The truffled mash was well seasoned and flavourful. The asparagus was good too!

with sauce

Executive Club Lounge Access

For canapes and free-flow drinks (selected) in the evening, I could go up to Level 29 where the Executive Club Lounge is located.

Executive Club Lounge - evening view
enjoy canapes and Prosecco
after sunset, view from Level 29 Executive Club Lounge


If you're looking to join a tour for some activities after sun down, then head on to Level 3 where Tour East Lounge is located.

Tour East Lounge at Level 3
book your tour here
I chose the Nightout @ Marina Bay tour which is retailing for $68 per adult. The tour includes a pickup service from Grand Copthorne Waterfront hotel and drop-off at selected hotels within the vicinity, admission to one conservatory at Gardens By The Bay (Flower Dome or Cloud Forest) and admission to Sky Park MBS.

hotel pickup
first view of the SuperTree
admission ticket
Flower Dome - Baobab

orchid as our national flower, is the theme for August to celebrate Singapore National Day
hello Miss Joaquim
SuperTree Grove night show
passing by Singapore Flyer while walking to MBS
let's go!
the view from Level 56 (MBS Skypark) - was there at the SuperTree Grove earlier!

Guests staying at Grand Copthorne Waterfront would be the last passengers to be dropped off. Reached hotel at about 1020pm. Can't wait to go back to the comfy room and bed!

Stroll Along the River

In the morning, one could take a slow stroll or an adrenaline pumping morning jog along the river.

morning view
walked across the bridge
the view from the bridge
boat ride

Breakfast Option

Food Capital

If you fancy buffet style breakfast, then head on down to Food Capital to start your day with a good variety of breakfast foods. Bread? Cereal? Oats? Nasi Lemak? Eggs? Fruits? They have it all.

Food Capital
croissant for you?
sunny side-up, bacon, chipolata
an omelette for me please
breakfast at Food Capital

Executive Club Lounge

On Day 2, I'd decided not to buffet but instead to check out the breakfast at Level 29 to see what's in store. Hmm, decided to just get the french toast and the scrambled eggs.

self-service counter of the usual breakfast items; oat porridge, sunny side up, bacon, chipolata
breakfast menu
French Toast, with maple syrup drizzled
scrambled eggs (with added salt and pepper)
morning view

Grissini Contemporary Italian Grill Restaurant

For lunch options, I headed to Grissini as they were having a "Farm to Table Lunch Special". Guests could pick up the freshest agriculture produce imported from Italy. The colourful fruits and vegetables were on display when I visited.

"Farm to Table" menu
pick me
colourful diet

Farm to Table Lunch Special

ready to dine

Here are my personal favourites:

Heritage Italian tomato salad served with fresh burrata cheese and basil oil @$19
Italian Cantalupo melon served with traditional cold cuts, cheese and valeriana salad @$15

The burrata cheese was creamy and paired so well with the tomato salad that's sweet and tangy. The fig and the melon were so sweet!

The most interesting item to me was the Finochi gratinati, stated as fennel bread and baked with safron sauce.

Finochi gratinati @$18

a well grown fennel!
delicious wines

Overall a pleasant experience though there were a few feedback for improvement. For the summary of the experience, please visit the Grand Copthorne Waterfront's Facebook page for the original posts.

Thank you Grand Copthorne Waterfront for the opportunity to experience your hospitality. Happy 20th Anniversary!

Special thanks to Gilbert and Ji Cheng for the invitation.


Promotion for a Staycation River Package, please click here, Please refer to the hotel website for further details. Happy staycation!

Grand Copthorne Waterfront

Address: 392 Havelock Rd, Singapore 169663
Contact: 6733 0880


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