Building familial bonds are central at Pan Pacific Singapore’s new Urban Jungle Adventure experience, which comes with thematic suites, fun spaces and memorable experiences that not only charm the little ones but also the accompanying adults
One of the landmark hotels in Singapore’s prominent Marina Bay area, Pan Pacific Singapore is a great address for holidaying families as it sits close to various shopping districts, iconic attractions such as Gardens by the Bay, and entertainment hubs along the Singapore River.
It is also directly connected to Marina Square mall, where there are plenty of children’s attractions such as Kiztopia indoor play park.
Colourful themed suites that come packed with toys, games and adorable furniture are a highlight in Pan Pacific Singapore’s new Urban Jungle Adventure experience – launched in February 2022 as part of efforts to make the hotel more family-friendly.
There are four themed suites located on high floors, all designed in partnership with Kiztopia, a hugely popular indoor play park operator in Singapore.
Past the threshold of an Urban Jungle Adventure suite, one is greeted by a cheerful space that is reminiscent of a playground. Vibrant wallpaper all around depicts Kiztopia animal characters amid lush greenery and Singapore’s key landmarks, such as the Singapore Flyer and domes of Gardens by the Bay. On one side of the room stand a Lego play area, kid-sized desk and chair where picture books, puzzles and colouring materials are provided, a teepee, and an oversized inflatable rocking hippo in the happiest shade of pink. On the other side, a treehouse bunk bed rises.
Beyond the jolly play/sleep quarters for the little ones, accompanying adults get a luxurious bedroom and a spacious ensuite bathroom that also caters to children with bath toys, mini bathrobes and children toiletries.
The Urban Jungle Adventure suite is only bookable with the Urban Jungle Adventure Package, which comes with loads of goodies – private access to the Urban Jungle poolside cabana and Kiztopia floats, complimentary access to the hotel’s Urban Jungle Village indoor play zone, complimentary tickets to Kiztopia in Marina Square for three hours of play; daily breakfast at Edge; and Pacific Club privileges for two adults and two kids.
As part of the Urban Jungle Adventure experience, little ones get to have breakfast with Kiztopia friends on Sunday morning at Edge, where an extensive buffet is served.
Beyond breakfast, filling hungry bellies remains a fun activity. Throughout the stay, children can enjoy a Picnic Set (available 11.00 to 18.00) and Campfire Set (available 18.00 to 21.00). The Picnic Set comes with a milkshake, burger, fries and an Oreo cheesecake – great as a poolside refuel. The Campfire Set, packed with mac & cheese, hotdog bun, marshmallow and fruit chocolate fondue, and milkshake, makes a splendid supper. Every set comes with a Kiztopia plush toy for children to bring home.
In crafting the Urban Jungle Adventure experience, Pan Pacific Singapore also created the Urban Jungle Village indoor play zone, conveniently located next to the pool and Urban Jungle cabanas and effectively transforming level four into one massive play space for the family.
Like the Urban Jungle Adventure suite, the Urban Jungle Village is a colourful, cheerful space with images of Kiztopia friends all around. Seven activity zones that integrate thinking, learning and playing are created in consultation with kids’ play experts. The animal themed slides and see-saws, treehouse atop a virtual pond where children can fish, safari trail on which children can drive a car, forest-themed library and more are all too adorable – even for me, four decades into my life.
The Urban Jungle Adventure experience starts from check-in, with the process completed in a Kiztopia themed welcome space in the lobby.
Hotel crew were happy to get my little boys set up comfortably in an Urban Jungle cabana and swiftly brought out an oversized Eli the Elephant pool float for our use. While the boys played (bonus points to the hotel for offering a shallow splash pool for little ones), a Picnic Set was set up at the cabana.
The Urban Jungle Adventure experience may have been designed with young ones in mind, but the visuals, play equipment and dining ideas are all appealing even to me. It is an experience that is truly for the family, and can even make a great workation option where the adults can focus on work while the little ones play alongside in the same space.
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