Crowne Plaza Changi Airport

Got a tour of the Crowne Plaza Changi Airport today. I am stunned by how different it looks from the inside as compared to the dark colours of the facade! The interior of the hotel gives a bright and cheery resort feel, especially when you are in the rooms and at the club lounge area! Really pretty. The rooms that face the runway aren’t noisy at all even though you can hear and SEE the planes from the open-side corridors.

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Driving past the Crowne Plaza, the facade doesn’t seem that enticing. The windows are tinted black and the walls are black and brown. On the inside, it’s a different story. Some parts are indeed pretty dark, what with the dark coloured fabrics and paintings. Don’t get me wrong, that looks nice too. But with dark, you can appreciate the bright even more.

Crowne Plaza Changi Airport - Club Lounge

I love the club lounge decor. Don’t you find it so bright and cheery? It’s only for the club level rooms. When we were there at 3pm on a Tuesday, there was absolutely no one at all. Do you see the frangipani motif chairs in the 4th photo? Each chair costs $5000 and there are only 5 of them in the whole wide world. Yes, all 5 are at the Crowne Plaza Changi Airport Singapore, and they were custom made for the hotel. Not too sure why they don’t use Orchids, as that’s Singapore’s national flower, but I guess everyone wants to be creative. I sat in one of them just so I can say that I’VE SAT IN A $5000 CHAIR AND YOU CAN ONLY FIND THIS CHAIR IN SINGAPORE! It’s very low and allows you to sink right in. Just kind of forces you to relax, in front of the TV.

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This is the public lobby lounge area. Also very cool looking with contemporary furniture. I could imagine lounging in one of the sofa seats with a good book and a cup of coffee! If Changi airport’s coffee joints are all jammed packed with tourists or students hogging the tables, here’s a secret hideaway that people don’t seem to know about. Well they do now.

Crowne Plaza Changi Airport - Surroundings

Crowne Plaza Changi Airport - Pool Area

Love the pool area too. There are palm trees extending right into the pool area so you feel like you’re swimming in some tropical oasis! You can even swim around the palm trees, and hide there if you want. The rooms on the pool floor open out directly into the pool area. Kinda like having your own private pool, minus the hefty fees. Even if you take the cheapest room (Deluxe Room), you can still have a pool floor room, it’s 1st come 1st served. Or you could get one facing the runway. Get to watch the planes take off minus the deafening noise.

The pool area’s a pretty romantic place. A number of solemnizations have been held here, and it costs $1800 for 4 hours for 30 pax, food included. Unfortunately, the capacity limit is only 30 pax. Birthday pool parties anyone? On Valentine’s Day, the hotel plans to have a few tables on the little bridges. Dinner under the stars and overlooking the waters. How romantic is that? I’m quite keen on that. Going to reserve a table for myself asap!

Check out my other posts of Crowne Plaza Changi Airport at :-

The Suites – http://life.365days2play.com/2012/01/12/crowne-plaza-changi-airport-the-suites/

The Deluxe Rooms – http://life.365days2play.com/2012/01/12/crowne-plaza-changi-airport-the-deluxe-rooms/

2 thoughts on “Crowne Plaza Changi Airport

  1. One bad thing about this hotel is that the corridors leading from the lifts to the rooms are not sheltered enough to prevent the rain from getting in. We were there for a friend’s wedding once when it was raining and we all got completely soaked in the short distance between the lift lobby to her room. Huge design flaw, I say.

    • Was it very windy while raining? It was actually drizzling when I was there. What I didn’t like was that it would probably have been hotter if it wasn’t drizzling. I guess in order for them to create this open air resort type concept, something has to give. Shangri La also has open corridors.

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