Hotels have always played an important role in bringing our indulgences to life. Even if you have no travel plans, you can always swing by a swanky hotel in your city and fulfill a fantasy, even for just a few hours.
Right now, visiting a hotel with family and friends might not be the best idea, especially since we are diligently doing our part to flatten the Covid-19 curve by staying at home. However, some of the top hotel brands are rolling out easy-to-achieve hotel experiences that you can recreate at home, helping tide us over before we can do the real thing once again. From simple spa treatments to a lavish brunch feast, here are our top three recommendations from some of the world’s leading hotels.
Weekend Brunch at Home with The St. Regis Singapore
Rejuvenate your weekend plans and satiate your bellies with The St. Regis Singapore’s decadent brunch set, delivered straight to your home. The gourmet experience is available on Saturdays and Sundays, from 11AM to 4PM, comprised of two sets: The Duo Set for two adults ($156) and a Family Set ($238) perfect for two adults and two kids. The option to add on for additional persons is also available
The brunch items are prepared by the Brasserie Les Saveurs team, comprised of hot and cold entrées, as well as mains, dessert, and a seasonal fruit platter. Meanwhile, the Family Set includes delicious kid-friendly dishes, such as the Grilled Beef Burger with Bacon and Cheddar Cheese, Ravioli with Ricotta and Sautéed Asparagus, and Deep-fried Chicken Wings.
Delivery is complimentary island-wide, with a minimum spend of $50. A $30 delivery charge applies for orders below $50. Enjoy an exclusive 10% off when you choose to do self pick up.
Learn How to Make The Fullerton Hotel Sydney’s Sydney Sling
The Sydney Sling is The Fullerton Hotel Sydney’s signature cocktail, which pays homage to the hotel’s Singaporean roots. Sweet, but with a touch of spice, the Sydney Sling is the ultimate happy hour tipple that is sure to make cocktail hour at home feel a bit more festive. Here’s how you can make it:
45ml gin -The Fullerton Hotel Sydney uses Four Pillars 58.8 Gin
45ml blood orange juice – grapefruit juice is a great substitute
15ml hibiscus liqueur – elderflower Liqueur is a great substitute
10ml ginger liqueur – alternatively, double up on ginger juice
25ml fresh lime juice
10ml fresh ginger juice
20ml sugar syrup – see recipe below
Dehydrated ginger slice – or any fruit of your choice, to garnish
1. Combine all ingredients and shake together vigorously for five seconds.
2. Strain into your desired glass over ice and enjoy.
Making sugar syrup requires equal parts sugar and water. You can also make a thicker style syrup by adding two parts sugar to one-part water.
1. Boil the water in a saucepan, add the sugar and stir until it dissolves.
2.Remove from heat and allow to cool.
3.Store in a firmly sealed bottle or container in the fridge where it can keep for a few weeks.
Home Facial à la The Peninsula Beverly Hills
With your tummies filled, remember to also nourish your skin. To keep facial skin refreshed, try making and applying this restorative mask once or twice a week. Its ingredients contain antioxidant properties, which enhance skin elasticity, balance sensitivity, and reduce signs of aging and fatigue.
1. First, set the mood by lighting your favourite candle, selecting some mellow music, and choosing a spot where you can lounge and relax while the mask is working.
2. Next, make the mask by mashing one peeled, organic avocado and one peeled organic apricot. Blend the two together until the consistency is smooth and creamy; then apply the mixture to your face, avoiding the eye area.
3. Finally, settle into your lounging space, close your eyes, and relax for 30 minutes. Then rinse the mask off with cool water to find softer, fresher skin.