By Mohd Shahril Fawzy on November 14, 2018
Promising stylish comfort and exceptional value, Four Points by Sheraton Singapore, Riverview is the first ‘Four Points by Sheraton’ brand to debut in Singapore when it was introduced in July 2016. Formerly called the Riverview Hotel, this 21-storey property underwent a remarkable rebranding exercise that turns it fresh, attractive and contemporary. Recently, Gaya Travel team was fortunate to experience the hotel’s acclaimed hospitality, fresh facelift and enhanced facilities.
Standing conspicuously beside the historic Singapore River, Four Points by Sheraton Singapore, Riverview is a four-star hotel offering reasonably priced accommodation, catering to independent business and leisure travellers since the hotel focusses on comfort and work functionality rather than grandeur and ostentation. The hotel’s straightforward sensibility and efficiency please even the jaded travellers.
The 476 modern and spacious guestrooms and suites are beautifully appointed and comfortably furnished with contemporary designs and neutral shades. Guests can opt for a room that either overlooks the historic Singapore River or the dynamic cityscape. Each room is equipped with essentials such as bathing amenities, flat screen television with cable channels, in-room safe deposit box, tea- and coffee-making facilities, complimentary e-newspaper and the much-needed wireless High Speed Internet Access. Besides, the in-room refrigerator is left empty since guests are given the freedom to customise their own mini bar by purchasing snacks or drinks on the fifth floor or from any nearby convenient store.
Apart from accommodation, Four Points by Sheraton Singapore, Riverview is also suitable for corporate meetings, seminars and training activities since it possesses nine function rooms, all equipped with Wi-Fi, ceiling mounted projectors and audio and lighting systems.
Should guests wish to loosen up from their tight working schedules, they can simply hit the gym to sweat it out and stay in shape, or simply escape the heat with a refreshing dip in the pool.
Opposite of the hotel is the Robertson Quay, a vibrant area that features an eclectic mix of restaurants and cafés where guests get to enjoy brunch after a refreshing morning walk around the river, or sumptuous dinner and post-prandial drinks in the evening. For those who do not intend to venture out of the hotel and prefer to dine internally, guests are welcome to discover the gastronomic offerings served at Four Points Eatery, the hotel’s all-day dining outlet that serves delightful menu that includes Western and local dishes. For lunch, guests are invited to savour the restaurant’s popular Hainanese chicken rice and slipper lobster laksa, cited as one of the main reasons any many Singaporeans and foreigners come to this outlet. Besides, Four Points by Sheraton Singapore, Riverview is also well known for its crafted local beers as one of the hotel’s signatures served at The Best Brew, located at the lobby.
One of the strengths of Four Points by Sheraton Singapore, Riverview is its location. The hotel is conveniently situated close to the Central Business District (CBD) and within distance to several of Singapore’s top attractions. Taxis and buses are available a few steps outside the hotel. Guests can also utilise the complimentary daily shuttle bus service to Orchard Road and Clarke Quay MRT Station/Chinatown at selected times.
To enhance your stay experience, try taking the 30-minute boat ride along Singapore River to feel the vibrant nightlife around the city centre and witness the historic landmarks, quays and bridges. Guests can take a boat ride from the jetty just a stone’s throw from the hotel.
An experience to be had when staying at Four Points by Sheraton Singapore, Riverview is the free and informative Tiong Bahru Heritage Trail guided tour to explore Tiong Bahru’s quintessential neighbourhood and quaint buildings, including the atmospheric cafés and restaurants within the vicinity. Guests may ask the concierge with regard to joining this tour.
One more hotspot that guests should consider visiting is Haji Lane – located 18 minutes’ drive away from the hotel – where guests can take in the picturesque buildings, shop for local garments and dine at trendy cafés or restaurants.
Guests who wish to experience nightlife in Singapore should head to Merlion Park to enjoy the vibrant ambiance and have a picture taken with the iconic Merlion and the stunning Marina Bay Sands as background.
After all things considered, Four Points by Sheraton Singapore, Riverview is ideal choice for travellers to stay when being in the heart of Asia’s lion city due to its enviable location, timeless efficiency, uncomplicated service and reliable facilities.
This article is included in Gaya Travel Magazine Issue 11.6/12.1. Read the magazine for free HERE.