Hoping to pamper yourself, witness world-class art and indulge in our local culture during your stay in Singapore? These luxury hotels provide the finest five-star amenities, top-notch accommodation and are situated just a stone’s throw away from some of Singapore’s most iconic art galleries, museums and hubs of activity.
Here’s our guide to luxurious living in the Lion City.
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
Art enthusiasts who’re looking to refine their sensibilities while living in true luxury should consider a stay at this hotel, which has over 4,200 pieces of contemporary art pieces gracing its hallways.
Guests will be able to experience a step-by-step audio tour that will take them through the diverse pieces of art on display, from pieces by Andy Warhol to sculptures by Frank Stella.
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore. 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799. +65 6337 8888.
Grand Park City Hall
Located in Singapore’s historic Civic District, Grand Park City Hall’s location makes it a perfect choice for visitors hoping to delve deep into Singapore’s heritage and culture. The hotel fuses tradition with innovation, using a new mobile app that allows guests to request for assistance through instant messaging, control the lighting and temperature of their rooms, and minimise waiting time by checking in digitally.
The hotel’s 343 rooms are tastefully decorated with art inspired by Singapore’s storied past, and visitors looking to imbibe history (figuratively, of course) should consider sampling the barrel-aged cocktails at Tablescape Restaurant and Bar, located within the hotel.
To round off your experience, be sure to visit the National Gallery Singapore: Housed within Singapore’s former Supreme Court and City Hall, the gallery is home to the world’s largest public display of Southeast Asian art.
Grand Park City Hall. 10 Coleman Street, Singapore 179809. +65 6336 3456.
A hotel that combines century-old heritage with heightened discovery, Capella Singapore is ideal for those hoping to blend nostalgia with new experiences.
The venue of the historic 2018 North Korea-United States Summit, this luxury hotel is located on the island resort of Sentosa, and its 112 rooms, suites and villas sprawl across a serene, 30-acre landscape. Two colonial bungalows—which date back to the 19th century—stand at the heart of this tranquil escape.
The interior of the hotel houses an amazing array of paintings and objet d’ art, including a sculpture by Bernar Venet and a handmade glass chandelier by Nikolas Weinstein. Visitors will also be delighted to discover that the hotel holds pop-up exhibitions of art pieces loaned from global art collectors and galleries, including works by Salvador Dali and Auguste Rodin.
Sentosa Island. 1 The Knolls, Singapore 098297. +65 6377 8888.
Villa Samadhi Singapore
A 20-room boutique hotel housed in a 1920s black-and-white colonial garrison, Villa Samadhi Singapore is a tranquil oasis located along Singapore’s Southern Ridges, amidst the lush greenery of Labrador Nature Reserve. The hotel is lovingly designed to reflect an authentic colonial atmosphere, with charming interior design elements sourced from Burma, Malaysia and China.
Visitors will be able to relax and unwind amidst old-world charm with a handcrafted cocktail at the hotel bar, or immerse in a good book from the hotel’s extensive library. A two-minute stroll along the jungle boardwalk will lead guests to Tamarind Hill, a rustic-luxe restaurant serving up over a hundred Thai and Shan-inspired culinary creations. The hotel is a mere 15-minute drive away from local attractions such as the MINT Museum of Toys, the Asian Civilisations Museum and the National Museum of Singapore.
Villa Samadhi Singapore. 20 Labrador Villa Road, Singapore 119193. +65 6274 5674.
The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore
Once known as the Namazie Mansions, the Capitol Building and Stamford House are an iconic part of Singapore’s Civic District. Pritzker Prize Laureate artist and architect Richard Meier has masterfully restored this neoclassical building, which houses The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore.
With 157 rooms and suites, Singapore’s first saltwater relaxation pool and other world-class amenities, this luxury hotel brings esteemed heritage and contemporary comfort together in perfect harmony.
The Capitol Building is also home to Capitol Singapore—a luxury shopping and dining destination—and the iconic Capitol Theatre. Cinema lovers hoping to channel their inner film critics will have direct access to the building’s theatre, which boasts the biggest single-screen cinema in Southeast Asia.
The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore. 15 Stamford Road, Singapore 178906. +65 6368 8888.
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
Built in 1928, this neoclassical landmark was once home to Singapore’s General Post Office, Exchange Reference Library and the Ministry of Finance. Gazetted as a national monument in 2015, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore’s past is deeply entwined with the story of our city state, making it an ideal option for those who’d like to gain a deeper understanding of Singapore’s history.
A recipient of the Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List Award, the Dorian columns and beautiful Aberdeen façade of this 400-room heritage accommodation houses cultural artefacts that speak of its rich history; the hotel also offers tours of its grounds, as well as the waterfront and pier. The Fullerton Heritage boasts twin art galleries and a heritage gallery, with collections by both international and local artists.
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore. 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178. +65 6733 8388.