From the lobby to the intricate wall tapestries and finally, the individual suites, InterContinental Singapore emanates a distinctive Peranakan charm. This is truly one hotel that is brimming with heritage, embodying the rich history of Straits Chinese culture. Voted as the 7th Best Business Hotel in the World by Business Traveller, Asia Pacific in 2004, this hotel certainly lives up to its name and stringent expectations of business travellers.

InterContinental Singapore was first established in 1995 and located strategically in the heart of our local cultural hub, Bugis. Mere minutes away from the business and finance district of Orchard Road and Shenton Way, the hotel is ideal for the travelling businessman who will surely fancy the 24-hour Business Centre, which offers full professional secretarial services, fully equipped work stations and meeting rooms. Guests can even rent mobile phones from the Business Centre at their convenience during their stay – a lovely personal touch from the hotel.

Shelving business matters aside, InterContinental Singapore does not neglect the recreational aspect of an enchanting hotel stay. A gorgeous swimming pool is set atop a lush Roof Garden on the fourth level, where guests can have a dip or simply enjoy some sunshine with an array of snacks and drinks from Aqua Bar. For a little more action round the clock, there is always the 24-hour Fitness Centre on the third level, featuring a gymnasium, sauna, Jacuzzi and massage services.

The best facilities will be but white elephants without equally quality guest rooms. InterContinental Singapore has 409 guest rooms, including their standard Deluxe Rooms, Premiere Rooms, Shophouse Deluxe Rooms, Shophouse Premiere Suites. There are also the Business Suites, Ambassador Suites and an awesome Presidential Suite for those who demand nothing but sheer luxury. Every guest room comes equipped with a full-colour television set with local and cable channels, a private bar, an in-room safe, dual-line telephone, fax machine and Broadband Internet access, and a hairdryer. Nothing spoils a hotel stay quite like an elusive hairdryer that is only available via room service.

The hotel's Shophouse range is fully characteristic of Singapore 's historical buildings where families run a business on the first storey and live in the second. Each Shophouse room is decked out in Peranakan splendour so as to allow guests a foray into the quaint lifestyles of the indigenous Straits Chinese. The highly ethnic décor lends a homely finish to these Shophouse rooms and suites to make InterContinental Singapore a truly comforting stop for the appreciative traveller.