Treat yourself to a luxurious vacation — you deserve it.
Pamper yourself with luxurious bath amenities, take in stunning views of the city, then drift to sleep on premium linen when you stay at these grand hotels. Besides the sumptuously appointed rooms and immaculate service, these hotels all offer a special touch that sets them apart—whether it’s a personal butler or a grand piano in your suite. Check into these six properties and you’re guaranteed a taste of the high life.
Marina Bay Sands®
You’ve likely seen pictures of Marina Bay Sands® (MBS) rooftop infinity pool that offers sweeping views of the city skyline. That is, quite literally, the tip of the iceberg. The hotel is also famous for its futuristic architecture, with three sloping towers that merge at level 23, and again at the Sands SkyPark®.
Each handsomely furnished room (from SGD 420/night) comes with floor-to-ceiling windows that give you magnificent views of the city or Gardens by the Bay. Guests of the hotel enjoy access to the infinity pool, Sands SkyPark® and the state-of-the-art Banyan Tree Fitness Club.
Take things up a notch and book a stay in the luxurious Chairman Suite (price available upon request). Perched on the 50th storey, the suite has its own baby grand piano, private gym, media room and three furnished balconies spread across 629 square metres—and it comes with a round-the-clock butler service.
Also try: Visit Gardens by the Bay and dine on modern European cuisine at Pollen. Snap a shot of Singapore’s iconic Merlion in the Merlion Park, which faces MBS. Visitors can also catch a play at MasterCard Theatres in MBS or Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. If you’re up for partying, CÉ LA VI is right next to the MBS infinity pool and regularly brings in a stellar line-up of local and international DJs.
Marina Bay Sands. 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 081956. +65 6688 8868.
Raffles Hotel Singapore
Opened in 1887, Raffles Hotel Singapore is one of Singapore’s most coveted and iconic hotels. Housed in a gorgeous colonial building, this national monument still exudes its Old World charms. The rooms (from SGD 850/night) are decked with vintage furniture, gilded ornaments and elegant artworks. So it should come as no surprise that celebrities the likes of Rudyard Kipling, John Wayne and Michael Jackson have lodged in the 103-suite hotel.
Stay where the King of Pop once did when you book one of two Presidential Suites (from SGD 10,000). Each comes with a 24-hour butler service, a pillow menu, two bedrooms and a private verandah. Round up your stay at the in-house Raffles Spa, which offers rejuvenating treatments that are inspired by Asian, Middle Eastern and European traditions. Take note, though: the hotel is currently undergoing restoration works, so get updates here.
Raffles Singapore. 1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673. +65 6337 1886.
JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach
Just across the road from Raffles Hotel is JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach. The JW Marriott name is well known across the world, yet this 634-room property in the heart of Singapore’s Civic District is one of a kind. Step through the doors and a monumental abstract painting in a riot of colours towers over you, while the rest of the lobby and rooms (from SGD 330/night) are decked in muted tones and with sleek furniture.
For something more luxurious, check into its Premier Suite (from SGD 840/night), which clocks in at a cool 1,076 square feet. Take in panoramic views of the city from the floor-to-ceiling windows while lounging on a king-sized bed with Frette Italian linen. Premier Suite guests are also granted access to the hotel’s Executive lounge, where you’ll find two sky gardens, a pair of outdoor pools and a luxury spa for all your pampering needs.
Also try: If you are staying at the JW Marriott or the Raffles Hotel, have a taste of the original Singapore Sling from Raffles Hotel’s Bar & Billiard Room. Other nearby places to visit include the National Gallery Singapore, which is home to the city’s largest collection of Southeast Asian art, and Capitol Piazza, a mall peppered with hip labels such as 45R and Dr. Martens.
JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach. 30 Beach Road, Singapore 189763. +65 6818 1888.
Electronic music greets you as you enter W Singapore’s sleek lobby. It’s no wonder that this trendy hotel is a popular pick among young couples and families. Choose from ten room categories, with an entry tier Wonderful Room starting at SGD 383/night.
The hotel’s main draw is the pool, which is open 24/7 and comes with floating beanbags and beds you can lounge on. After your swim, lose yourself at the hotel’s AWAY Spa, which is equipped with a decompression area, sauna, steam room and herbal bath.
On every first Sunday of the month, don your best swimsuit, order a cocktail at the WET Bar and shimmy along to mixes from local and international DJs. Dining options are aplenty within the hotel, too. Skirt Restaurant grills steaks on an open parrilla, while The Kitchen Table spreads out a huge buffet of Asian and Western comfort food, like omelettes, porridge and fruit.
If your pockets go deep enough, pamper yourself with the Extreme WOW Suite (from SGD 12,000/night). This 195-square-metre room comes with its own drip chandelier, has a Jacuzzi to relax in, a DJ console to spin your own beats, a bar to shake up your own cocktails, and a large balcony with a plunge pool.
Also try: You’re just a monorail ride away from Resorts World Sentosa, where you’ll have plenty to see and do at Universal Studios Singapore. Here, you’ll also find Singapore’s only three-Michelin-starred restaurant, Joël Robuchon Restaurant. For the sun seekers, take a walk along Siloso Beach where you can grab a cold one at Ola Beach Club.
W Singapore. 21 Ocean Way, Singapore 098374. +65 6808 7288.
The St. Regis Singapore
Nothing spells “luxury” quite like The St. Regis Singapore. Winner of the Best Hotel Experience at the 2016 Singapore Tourism Awards, this opulent hotel categorises its rooms into ten tiers, with the entry room category starting around SGD 374/night.
Decorated with hand-painted Chinoiserie silk wallpaper and Jim Thompson silk throws, every room in the hotel is nothing short of spectacular—and comes with its own butler service. Wind down at the hotel’s Remède Spa after checking in, and then tuck into refined Cantonese cuisine at Yan Ting restaurant.
The most prestigious room, the Presidential Suite, will cost you about SGD 15,000/night. Stretching across 335 square metres, the room is adorned by works from famed artists like Mark Tobey and Le Pho, comes with its very own hand-polished swing on the balcony, and is even equipped with a private gym. And did we mention that you’ll also get a personal butler and executive chef?
Also try: Visit Montreaux Jazz Café for its nightly live music sessions, starring a host of jazz and blues singers from Singapore and abroad. Since you are close to Singapore’s premier shopping belt, Orchard Road, hit malls like ION Orchard and TANGS at Tang Plaza for a dose of retail therapy. They’re home to independent boutiques, luxury fashion labels and high street brands alike.
The St. Regis Singapore. 29 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247911. +65 6506 6888.
The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore
Waterfront vistas, Bottega Veneta bath amenities, and linen and bathrobes weaved from Egyptian cotton make The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore as upscale as it is comfortable. The 100-room (from SGD 550/night) property sits within Singapore’s heritage precinct, and was awarded five stars by Forbes Travel Guide Awards 2017. Guests are welcomed with a Fullerton Merlion cocktail, and enjoy access to the infinity pool and gym at the hotel’s sister arm, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore.
The sprawling, 152-square-metre Presidential Suite (from SGD 4,980/night) is fitted with a game room, Chesterfield sofas and rosewood wall panels—but the real winners are the floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the Marina Bay.
Also try: Catch a show at the Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, where local musicians put on weekly performances at the Outdoor Theatre. Then dig into some local dishes at Makansutra’s Gluttons Bay, where Hokkien mee (wok-fried prawn noodles) and satay (skewered and grilled meat) are cooked to order in the open-air square.
The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore. 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326. +65 6333 8388.