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Kim-Trump Summit: 5 stars, otherwise nothing

Arrived Sunday in Singapore, the two heads of state are housed in two 5 stars, flagship of the local luxury hotel. Visiting places.

We do not know yet if this meeting will mark history. But one thing is certain, it confirms the taste of both leaders for luxury and … bling-bling. The proof with the hotel St Regis, chosen by Kim Jong-un . Located in the heart of the city, close to the Orchard Road and the Botanical Garden, the 5-star 299 rooms is not, and it is little to say, in the momentum of design … Pompous and of an absolute classicism, it nevertheless reserves all the services worthy of an establishment of this category: restaurants, swimming pool, spa, room of fitness, conference rooms and personalized service.

A priori, it is unlikely that the North Korean leader will restrict himself to a first class room (in this case the Executive Deluxe, 50 square meters, available from 217 euros). It is rather comfortably installed in “the” presidential suite: 335 square meters with terrace overlooking the botanical garden and punctuated by works of art by Marc Chagall and Mark Tobey. And why not in his bathroom equipped with a wall of water (to relax before or after the summit), a hot tub, a 42-inch TV and, at the height of luxury, a mirror who self-defends himself. Yes Yes. Cost of the service: from 5 833 euros per night.

Established at Shangri-La, just steps away, Donald Trump will not be left out. He too will have his tower, his view of the gardens, his neighbors (792 keys divided between the three wings of the building) and his luxury services. Surprisingly, especially when you know the president’s taste for gilding and rococo, the hotel is more in the elegance and trend of the times than its competitor – restaurants, spa, swimming pool and fitness room in support . As for accommodation, we will of course bet on one of the suites. And, even if you choose one, you will opt for the Shangri-La suite, the largest – 348 square meters – located on the 17th floor of the Valley wing with private entrance and elevator, offered from 4,451 euros per night. Among the proposed equipments: computer, personalized stationery, printer, direct international telephone,

A 5 star hiding another, it is in Capella that the two leaders have chosen to meet. Planted on the island of Sentosa, off the city-state, where beaches, casinos, golf courses and amusement park coexist, the establishment marries colonial and contemporary extension. Its level of service does not equal that of the St Regis nor that of Shangri-La. But there is no doubt that the two leaders will be very well seated to begin the discussions.


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