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You've just landed in Singapore after scouting the Lion City three months ago for a new long-term assignment with your organisation. You have your partner, toddler and a beagle in tow – what do you do next? Head straight to Fraser Suites Singapore, of course.
Located about 24 kilometres from the lauded Changi Airport (a 30-minute cab ride) in the premier residential district of River Valley, near Orchard Road and the Central Business District, Fraser Suites Singapore comprises 255 serviced apartments – ranging from one, two and three-bedroom suites to luxurious penthouses.
Stepping into the lobby, you will be greeted by what has become known as the "Fraser experience", the timeless service attitude that defines every guest's touch-point, starting with a custom greeting.
The rooms are stylishly furnished in earthy tones, reflective of a sophisticated, yet modern lifestyle. Each residence comes with a modern kitchenette, fitted with signature Bosch appliances, while the living area is dotted with an array of conveniences, including an ergonomic work desk, ample tableware, washer and dryer, and Bose-powered speakers. Beyond the necessities, however, it is the thoughtful gestures that ensure you settle in effortlessly to your new home.
For example, the calming, classical music strumming seamlessly from reception to the rooms, the provision of a yard in all rooms for a dedicated laundry area, and the endeavour to provide residents with the same housekeeper for the duration of their stay in order to be mindful of their preferences and needs.
Stepping into your new home
Every resident at Fraser Suites has unbounded access to a number of facilities. The lush pool, a well-equipped round-the-clock gym, as well as provisions for a steam, sauna and barbecue provide vibrant options for residents and their families to soak up the sunshine Singapore offers. What's unique to this property is The Retreat, a place of solitude to soothe the senses after a particularly long day. Here, residents can indulge in head-to-feet massage treatments on the smart-3D massage chairs, for a step away from stress into tranquility.
Winding down after a tiring day is also recommended in the dining room, headed by Chef Victor Poo, who strives to cater to all tastes and preferences with a menu that rotates every six weeks, and eagerly accepts custom requests to suit non-gluten, non-dairy or similar preferences.
Topping all of this is Fraser Suites' host of services for children and pets. Apart from being one of the few pet-friendly residences in the nation, the property provides a babysitting service, as well as indoor and outdoor playgrounds to keep the young ones busy, be it through football, basketball or the gaming arcade that is in the works.
For the adults, there are several curated resident events designed to help build the new expat’s social network, many of which have turned into long-term friendships. Adding further festivity to the apartments this year is its 20-year anniversary celebrations, giving residents many more surprises and activities to look forward to.
Soaking in the sightsFraser Suites' comprehensive portfolio of services means residents have more time and peace of mind to do the things they enjoy – such as hop on the scheduled shuttle service to visit Orchard or Bugis for shopping, walk down to Clarke Quay for a drink on Saturday night or simply head downstairs for a jog by Alexandra Canal.
For long-stay residents, daily needs are well looked after at the Valley Point Shopping Centre on the ground level, which not only offers a coffee shop and ATM machine, but more timely needs such as a supermarket, pet shop and a clinic.
Whether you are welcoming a new employee to Singapore or short-stay travellers visiting the city for specific projects; at Fraser Suites Singapore, you or your assignee will experience life's most welcoming pleasures with the endless array of conveniences, recreational and leisure activities and work-related support.
It is no wonder then that the property boasts residents who have stayed for up to 13 years – truly building a home for themselves.
As the saying goes, there is no place like home. And in a world where employees are constantly on the move, whether relocating temporarily or permanently, no organisation wants their mobile assignees to settle for second best. Fraser Suites is one of the premier names in Singapore's corporate accommodation sector, and a trusted partner to call "home" in a new city.
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