Hotel crashing

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

  • This is the Marina Bay Sands Hotel rooftop swimming pool. It offers guests one of the finest views of Singapore in all its splendour, and this afternoon I was relaxing on one of those sun loungers enjoying that view while sipping ice cold water served by an attentive waitress. I didn’t go for a swim today, but I will at some point, after all, it’s a fine looking pool.

    The thing is, while everyone here assumes that I am a guest, the truth of the matter is that I’m not. Instead I’m engaging in the rather audacious act of ‘hotel crashing.’

    To be clear, ‘hotel crashing’ doesn’t involve taking anything more than a liberty or two here and there. You simply visit your chosen hotel, ‘crash’ their pool/gym/sauna etc, then leave to go home or back to your more ‘competitively priced’ hotel.

    I’ve crashed a number of lavish hotels in various locations, and I would imagine I’ll crash a few more while I’m travelling. For now though, if you’re looking for a hotel in Singapore I’d be happy to give you a few recommendations. I might recommend the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, but to be honest, I’d have to say it’s a little too crowded for my liking.