Glass goes green in the Garden City at Pan Pacific Orchard

EAGERLY, I take in the fresh view of the new flagship Pan Pacific Orchard, Singapore, which is hard to miss with its lush greenery envelope. Looking like a grown-up tree house and comprising 23 storeys, the hotel is a splendid new addition to the cityscape thanks to the innovative Singapore-based architectural firm, WOHA.

Exterior of Pan Pacific Orchard

As I make my way to the Forest Terrace, one of four open air sky terraces, the sense of being in a tropical forest is enhanced by the cascading waterfall. I’m staying in the beautiful Pan Pacific Orchard’s Premier Balcony Room overlooking the dynamic cityscape, its luxuriousness exemplified by the Diptyque amenities in the bathroom. As part of the hotel’s central motif of sustainability, there was also a filtered water dispenser accompanied by an array of reusable bottles made from ocean-bound materials. 

Terrace Lap Pool

If it already couldn’t sound any better, a Happy Sleepers programme is on offer to all guests staying in the hotel’s suites, Pacific Club Room and to Pan Pacific Discovery members. Included is a bunch of therapeutic and sleep-boosting amenities and activities. The experience is 100 per cent worth it and even after only a two-night stay, I felt so much more well rested.

Beach Club Loft room

Dining was another delight. The hotel’s signature restaurant, Mosella, serves Mediterranean cuisine with a Peruvian twist amid floor to ceiling windows and, you guessed it, even more greenery.

I’m just in time for the set menu that treats you to three generously-sized dishes, with choices such as tomato gazpacho, barramundi and a 28-layer cake. I decide upon the salmon tataki ceviche to start, which includes red pepper mango salsa, salmon roe, burnt orange, tahini, and mint.  


The mushroom and truffle risotto followed for mains, and finally the banana and miso chocolate for dessert, including Guanaja 70 per cent chocolate mousse, miso chocolate soup and caramelised banana.

Each and every flavour brought a fresh twist to the table and left me wanting more. With a satisfied palette and a warm sensation in my stomach, I made my way back up to the room to put the Happy Sleepers programme to the test.

by Alicia Tomkinson

The Deluxe Room starts at SGD 460+ per night

For more information visit Pan Pacific Orchard

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