An architectural gem that was Southeast Asia’s tallest building in the 1950s, has been artfully transformed into a modern and exclusive serviced residence. Located in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District, Ascott Raffles Place offers you a choice of premium suites with layouts that range from studio to two-bedroom suites. All suites are elegantly furnished with a fully-equipped kitchen. After a day in the office or shopping in Orchard Road, relax in the infinity swimming pool or enjoy a good workout in the well-equipped gymnasium.
Insider tip: Complimentary WiFi access is offered to all residents which makes staying connected easy.
Carlton Hotel is centrally located in Singapore and is just a 20-minute drive from Changi International Airport. This is a city hotel of contemporary architecture with 915 rooms in 3 different wings offering different views of the city and amenities to suit the different needs of every traveler. There is an email center, 24-hour front desk, outdoor swimming pool, spa, a well-equipped gym and F&B outlets.
Insider Tip: Book the Premier Club rooms and enjoy an exclusive experience with personalised check-in/ check-out services and access to the Premier Club Lounge. Complimentary breakfast, all-day beverage and evening cocktails with hors d’oeuvres will be provided in total comfort of the Premier Lounge and unwind in privacy while enjoying a panoramic view of the Marina Bay area or city.
As Singapore’s first integrated hotel located within an office building, The Westin Singapore occupies levels 32 to 46 of Asia Square Tower 2 commercial development in Marina Bay, the heart of Singapore’s bustling financial district. The Westin Singapore offers 305 inviting guestrooms and suites with views of the iconic Marina Bay and the South China Sea, four distinct dining venues, an outdoor infinity pool, the Heavenly Spa by Westin™ and 1,350 square meters of versatile event spaces, all designed with guests’ well-being in mind.
Insider Tip: Chat up with the friendly staff who will happily recommend many local points of interest for nearby sightseeing options.
Grand Copthorne Waterfront is ideally located along Singapore River and is easily accessible by taxi from various business and entertainment hubs such as the CBD, Raffles Place, Orchard Road and Chinatown. For added comfort, the hotel boasts broadband Internet in all 574 exquisite units. Health and fitness facilities, jacuzzi, swimming pool, and tennis courts will keep you entertained.
Insider Tip: Try the International Buffet at the hotel's restaurant, one of the locals' favourite buffet spots in Singapore.
Just a 5-minute walk from the popular Orchard Road shopping district, the fashionable and award-winning Quincy Hotel offers studios featuring 42-inch flat-screen cable TV and iPod docks. Premium mattresses, 400-thread-count bed sheets and feather pillows are standard across all rooms. Modern glass bathrooms come with Molton Brown toiletries and a bathtub.
Insider Tip: Enjoy Quincy's All-Club Benefits, including one-way airport transfer, all-day light refreshments by Dean & DeLuca, mini-bar and Wi-Fi.
Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa is regularly recognised for its hospitality and attentive service. It is set on the sandy Siloso beach and is Singapore's only beachfront hotel located at Sentosa Island with panoramic views of the South China Sea. Spacious and elegant, rooms are fitted with a private balcony to present spectacular views of the sea, hill or pool. A free hotel shuttle also goes to and from Vivocity.
Insider Tips: Children from 5 to 12 years old enjoy complimentary access to the kids' club, where they can also enjoy lunch and dinner.
Recently opened within a string of refurbished shophouses with brightly painted shutters, this boutique hotel puts you right in the heart of Chinatown. Rooms are compact but stylish and some have an outdoor terrace. There’s also a tiny, well-equipped gym and sweet snacks are available in the lobby. With its reasonable rates and the constant music soundtrack in the lobby, the hotel is perfect for those aiming to make the most of Chinatown’s restaurants and bars.
Insider Tip: Keong Saik Snacks next door serves a great breakfast.
A garden hotel for a garden city, the new Parkroyal on Pickering is green in both looks and philosophy. The hotel features verdant roof gardens and walls dripping with luscious plant life, as well as several eco-friendly innovations including solar power, recycled water and motion sensor lighting. The star of the show is the wellness centre on the fifth floor which has an infinity pool, birdcage-shaped cabanas, a 300-metre walking trail and a spa.
Insider Tip: Book a room on the Orchid Club floor for access to a stunning roof terrace with 360-degree views of the city, as well as perks including afternoon tea and evening cocktails with canapes.
Located on the water’s edge facing Marina Bay, The Fullerton Bay Hotel is beautifully designed by Asian starchitect, Andre Fu. Richly coloured, luxurious fabrics abound and the best rooms have decks overlooking the water. If you need a spa this isn’t the place for you, but there’s a stunning rooftop pool complete with submerged sun loungers. The Landing Point lounge in the lobby is popular with locals for afternoon tea, while the gorgeous Lantern rooftop bar is packed every night with both hipsters and corporate types.
Insider Tip: Sign up for one or both of the newly launched complimentary guided tours of the Fullerton area, available exclusively to hotel guests.
Singapore boasts a number of colonial buildings and one of the most historic and beautiful is the Raffles Singapore. Currently celebrating its 125th anniversary, the hotel has been restored to its white-columned, antique-filled glory. There are only suites, not mere guest rooms here, and each comes with shady verandah to sit on. The walled garden swimming pool and spa is open to guests only. And while tourists may enjoy tea in the Tiffin Room, as a resident you’ll be able to sweep into the majestic lobby and relax in the private Palm Court whenever you please.
Insider Tip: Have a drink in the Writers Bar, a tribute to writers such as Ernest Hemingway and Rudyard Kipling who have stayed at the hotel, or have immortalised it in their writings..
If shopping is your cup of tea and you want to be close to Orchard Road, then the Grand Hyatt is a good location for you. Just off the main thoroughfare on Scotts Road, this hotel will place you near the many malls with stores that cover all price points from street fashion staples Topshop and H&M, to top-end luxury labels like Louis Vuitton and Cartier. Inside, the hotel is a haven of calm and has a good swimming pool, gym and spa for shrugging off all that shopping.
Insider Tip: If you fancy trying Singapore’s street food but can’t handle the lack of air-conditioning in a hawker centre, the Hyatt’s Straits Kitchen offers great local fare in a more comfortable setting.