A recent survey revealed Hong Kongers to be the most frequent travellers on the planet – by some margin – and among their 10 most popular destinations is Singapore. If it’s one of yours too, here’s a selection of some of the best hotels in Singapore to consider for your next trip south.
What: A peaceful resort marrying Singapore’s rich colonial heritage with contemporary architectural curves and designs, all set on 30 acres of tropical rainforest.
Where: On lush Sentosa Island, providing an oceanside vibe yet with easy access to the financial and shopping districts.
Why: Among Capella’s highlights are the city’s most spacious hotel accommodation and round-the-clock service provided by Personal Assistants. The four dining outlets are also noteworthy: Cassia, a Chinese specialty restaurant, The Knolls, an all-day Mediterranean restaurant, Bob’s Bar, a tropical island bar with sunset views, and the Chef’s Table, a private designer home-style kitchen perfect for intimate celebrations. The resort also provides daily family fun programmes such as cocktail-making, cooking with a chef, heritage tours and more. It’s also home to the award-winning Auriga spa, so you can rest and rejuvenate after a long day.
How: capellasingapore.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
Millennium Hotels and Resorts
What: A collection of six properties: Orchard Hotel Singapore, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore, M Hotel Singapore, M Social Singapore, Studio M Hotel Singapore and Copthorne King’s Hotel Singapore.
Where: The hotels are conveniently located about town, either nestled close to the atmospheric Singapore River, next to the city’s famous shopping strip of Orchard Road, or in the financial district.
Why: Whether you’re on the hunt for the perfect tanning spot or simply craving some quiet me-time after a busy day doing touristy things, there’s an option for you at one of these six properties. In fact, if you fancy having your towels brought to your room by a robot, they’ve got that covered too! What’s more, Millennium Hotels and Resorts’ “Hello Weekend” deal gives you 10 percent off a stay when it falls on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with breakfast for two available on the house. There’s also 20 percent off dining at the various F&B concepts, including fusion communal dining space Beast and Butterflies, and Cantonese flavoured Hua Ting Restaurant.
How: For more information, visit bit.ly/HelloWeekend_EL
Pan Pacific Singapore
What: A five-star hotel in the heart of the Marina Bay district.
Where: Pan Pacific is within easy walking distance of the Esplanade and Marina Bay Sands, with the impressive Gardens by the Bay just beyond. The Singapore River is easily accessible too, with its many entertainment options at Boat Quay, Clarke Quay and Robertson Quay.
Why: Step things up a notch and take advantage of the hotel’s exclusive Pacific Club privileges, with a 10 percent discount now available on best available rates for Club rooms and suites. The Club lounge is situated on level 38, with 360-degree views of Marina Bay, the South China Sea and the city skyline. It’s here where you can enjoy champagne breakfasts, afternoon tea and evening cocktails and canapés, all as part of your Club room rate. For an added touch of luxe, stay in a Pacific Skyline Suite in the upper part of the hotel, and enjoy extras such as marble bathrooms with tubs.
How: The Club Offer is valid for bookings and stays until 31 December 2018. For info and reservations, visit panpacific.com/club-offer.
What: Singapore’s first integrated hotel located within an office building, with the highest lobby in the city, and all the premium experiences, amenities and services you’d expect of a Westin.
Where: Across levels 32 to 46 of the Asia Square Tower 2 commercial development within the vicinity of Marina Bay, in the heart of Singapore’s bustling financial district.
Why: The Westin Singapore offers 305 guest rooms and suites, all with floor-to-ceiling windows, along with four distinct dining venues (including a special superfoods menu), an outdoor infinity pool with a stunning view over Singapore’s south coast, the Heavenly Spa by Westin, and a fitness studio with a New Balance gear-lending programme so you don’t have to lug those extras from Hong Kong. If you’re travelling over a weekend, take advantage of the Westin Weekend programme, which includes extended breakfast hours all weekend, a 3pm Sunday checkout, and more.
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This article first appeared in the October/November 2018 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.