Hotels in Singapore to suit your traveller persona
With so many excellent hotels in Singapore, it can sometimes be tough to pick which one to stay at on your next work trip. Here’s a look at some hotels that offer excellent facilities for the business traveller, while also catering to your unique personality.
For foodies: PARKROYAL on Pickering
Located right at the edge of the Chinatown precinct, PARKROYAL on Pickering is within walking distance of some of the best local cuisine that Singapore has to offer, including Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle, one of the first two street food stalls in the world to be awarded a Michelin star.
Nearby, Hong Lim Food Centre and Maxwell Food Centre are beloved local haunts for outstanding renditions of local hawker delights. Ann Siang Hill and Club Street offer even more options with their rows of restaurants offering various international cuisines.
That said, the hotel’s restaurants have also been known to draw big crowds. PARKROYAL’s LIME restaurant is a favourite, especially on Sundays, for its lavish buffet spread serving fresh seafood and other dishes prepared on the spot by chefs at live cooking stations.
For shopaholics: YOTEL Singapore
YOTEL Singapore is ideally placed for shopaholics, given the multitude of retail, dining and entertainment options within close walking distance. From designer threads and high street fashion to upscale restaurants and art galleries – you name it, and Orchard Road has it.
For nature lovers: Villa Samadhi Singapore
Tucked away in a nature reserve, Villa Samadhi Singapore offers a peaceful abode less than 10 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the Central Business District.
Bring along your fitness gear to traverse the mangrove, coastal and forest trails in the surrounding area. And if you’re looking for more recreational activities, Sentosa island, where you’ll find some of Singapore’s most popular beaches and tourist attractions, is just a short trip away.
For sports enthusiasts: Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore
Scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2018, Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore is expected to be a haven for local and overseas golf enthusiasts with not one, but two, renowned championship golf courses located within its compounds.
This 208-room and villa luxury resort will also boast multiple tennis courts, a spectacular sea view and several other sporting facilities. Its location is also close to Tanah Merah Coast Road, which has the first ever on-road dedicated bicycle lane – a 2m-wide stretch that’s 10km long.
As for meeting facilities, the hotel also offers a boardroom, meeting rooms, event lawns and a ballroom overlooking the golf course.
For heritage lovers: Raffles Hotel
One of the most iconic hotels in the world, Raffles Hotel along Beach Road is a must-stay for any visitor seeking to be immersed in Singapore’s history and the grandeur of a bygone era.
One of the few remaining 19th century hotels in the world dating back to 1887, the hotel was named after Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of modern Singapore, and was billed by the British media as “the most magnificent establishment of its kind East of Suez” in 1904.
The hotel has played host to many a luminary – including Ernest Hemingway, Michael Jackson, Rudyard Kipling and even Queen Elizabeth II.
Though it has been closed since February 2017 for a major restoration project, this national monument is set to welcome guests back to its hallowed halls once again in mid-2018.