Sunday, 29 May 2016

Sneak Peek of M Social Singapore


At the hotel lobby

M Social Singapore is the latest addition to the signature Leng’s collection by Millennium Hotels & Resorts Group. Designed by renowned French designer, Philippe Starck, this 293-room stylish boutique hotel will receive its first guests on 9 June 2016. Located along the scenic and historic Singapore River, this hotel targets the millennials, which is pretty evident in the design of the hotel.

At the reception desk

We were glad to be given the opportunity to stay at the hotel before it officially opens. The hotel's décor is eclectic and trendy and cosy enough to us feel at home the minute we stepped into the hotel. The reception executives were friendly and informal and were dressed in casual uniforms unlike the formally clad reception staff at business hotels in Singapore.

Self check-in stations

There are also self check-in stations for guests who prefer to check in on their own.

The corridor

The corridor leading to our room is artistically designed. What attracted me was the wavelike lighting and carpet which resembled a snake. M Social Singapore has four room categories, namely the nice, nicer, big and bigger rooms. We stayed at the nice room. We were told that the nicer and bigger rooms come with an outdoor terrace.

Our room

The room design is contemporary and modern, similar to the other parts of the hotel. The room is equipped with basic amenities such as toiletries, bathrobes and bathroom slippers. The room is relatively small but is comfortable enough for a couple. All rooms are equipped with a working desk and a flat screen plasma TV. The sink which is usually meant for the bathroom is situated outside to maximise the use of space.

The flat screen plasma TV and working desk 

If you have kids, this room is definitely too small. The bathroom comes with a rain shower and a hand shower. The size of the bathroom is rather petite too and does not allow for much movement. The mini fridge in the room does not contain alcohol, in anticipation that guests will stock up their own. Room service is not available as guests are encouraged to dine at the hotel's main F&B outlet, Beast & Butterflies.

The amenities in the room

Working out in the gym

If you are looking for a place to relax or to burn calories, you’ll be pleased to know that the hotel has a pool and gym located on level five. Yoga enthusiasts can look forward to yoga classes which the hotel will be introducing soon.

Basking in the sun

A relaxing dip in the pool




M Social Singapore's only F&B outlet, Beast & Butterflies is a bar cum restaurant concept with a mixologist crafting innovative concoctions. The main highlight is the long bar counter showcasing an extensive selection of spirits, beers and wines. Food is also prepared à la minute at the open show kitchens.

Ipads adorning the walls of the restaurant

Breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening cocktails are served at this restaurant. The setting is cool, relaxed with an edgy and avant-garde feel.

Baby André Aaron having fun playing with the ipads on the wall

The restaurant offers buffet breakfast in the morning and fusion à la carte favourites for lunch and dinner. Here’s some of the food we tried:

Release Me


Release Me
This interesting salad consists of romaine lettuce, laksa smoked salmon and garlic croutons and Caesar dressing. The salad was fresh and the laksa smoked salmon gave it a unique twist without being too overpowering. Very refreshing start to whet our appetites before our main meal.

Lobster congee

Lobster congee
This is my favourite dish at the restaurant. It was well-presented with generous servings of lobster and abalone. The congee was also refreshingly tasty and the broth oozed the sweetness of the crustacean.

Demoburger

Demoburger
The demoburger comprised grilled U.S wagyu cheese burger with brown onions, home-made barbecue sauce, mesclun salad and garlic cheese fries. The beef was succulent and the fries were crispy and tantalising. There were three sauces to go with the fries, barbecue, mayo and mustard. We love the barbecue sauce as the smoky flavours complemented the fries very well.

Pork knuckle
Pork knuckle
The skin of the pork knuckle was roasted till golden brown perfection and was crispy and delectable. The only setback was that the meat was a little dry.

Yam brûlée

Yam brûlée
This lovely dessert reminds me of the Chinese orh nee (yam paste with gingko nuts), just that it was even more delicious. It was a fusion dessert which combines the best of the Oriental orh nee and the French crème brûlée (a dessert consisting of a rich, soft custard base topped with a contrasting layer of crisp, hard caramel). When topped with smooth, coconut ice cream, it was just heavenly. Gratifying to the very last mouthful.




Yoghurt & Lime Mousse
This Spring dessert is a special creation by Millennium & Copthorne, Asia's Executive Pastry Chef, Nicolas Maugard. It is prepared using red fruit emulsion (made of raspberries), strawberries, lime, yoghurt and almond crumble. The sweet, tangy and nutty flavours is a delightful combination, making one's taste buds tingle with joy. This dessert also helps to cleanse the palate after a good meal.

Overall, M Social Singapore is a fantastic hotel for a staycation with your loved one. The trendy, modern design makes it uniquely different from other hotels in Singapore.

One final family picture before we check out of the hotel

M Social Singapore is located at 90 Robertson Quay, Singapore 6238529.
For reservations, please call (65) 6206 1888 or email reservations.mss@millenniumhotels.com.
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