New hotels in Singapore that combine work and play
With their proximity to the city centre and heritage neighbourhoods, these hotels which opened within the last two years provide convenient access to unique local experiences to help you combine business with some leisure in Singapore.
Located in the heart of the historic Kampong Glam district, which was the seat of Malay royalty in early Singapore, Andaz Singapore is well placed for you to immerse in local culture or indulge in authentic Malay delicacies after a hard day’s work. Learn about the precinct’s history at the Malay Heritage Centre, visit the historic Sultan Mosque, wander through the boutiques that dot the side streets, admire the colourful murals at Haji Lane or make your own perfume at heritage perfumeries here.
The stylish, modern hotel consists of rooms and meeting venues with floor-to-ceiling windows that allow for abundant natural light. With event spaces that can cater for up to 280 guests, the stunning and unobstructed views are a breath of fresh air from the usual constrain of enclosed meeting venues.
The experienced in-house events team from Andaz is on hand to customise their meeting spaces to your specific needs.
Where: 5 Fraser Street, Singapore 189354
InterContinental Robertson Quay
A new waterfront offering by the InterContinental group, InterContinental® Singapore Robertson Quay is nestled along the Singapore River, within walking distance of the vibrant quayside dining and nightlife hotspot that is Clarke Quay, with its bars, restaurants and clubs including the iconic Zouk that numbers among the world’s best. More laidback is Robertson Quay which is brimming with cafes and restaurants offering a smorgasbord of cuisines.
The chic, residential-style studios, while compact in size, are designed to replicate the cosy comfort of home. Meeting spaces here are suited to smaller groups of up to 60 pax.
The InterContinental® Singapore Robertson Quay’s Insider Collection team is more than capable to help you plan a memorable meeting or event with engaging and personalised experiences that draw inspiration from Singapore’s culture, such as local tours with a tourist guide, or even local community projects or Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities for you and your delegates.
Where: 1 Nanson Road, Singapore 238909
Sofitel Singapore City Centre
The elegant Sofitel Singapore City Centre is well located in the Central Business District (CBD) and well-appointed with interiors decked out in botanical motifs inspired by lush French gardens. It is just across from the historic Lau Pa Sat (or Old Market in the Hokkien dialect) food centre with its distinctive filigreed ironwork structure housing stalls offering myriad cuisines. At night, the adjacent Boon Tat Street is closed off and transformed to an open-air food street with skewers of satay (marinated meats) grilling over hot charcoal. A stone’s throw away is Chinatown with heritage shops and historic temples, as well as Club Street and Amoy Street with their chic restaurants and buzzing bars.
Their personalised meetings concept is called The Ensemble Collection, which features an in-house planning team to handle events across the hotel’s 10 venues, including a ballroom that can host a whopping 950 guests.
Its meeting spaces range from indoor boardrooms where conferences and seminars can be conducted, to VIP rooms for smaller-scale meetings, and even a unique al fresco lawn for more casual social networking events.
Where: 9 Wallich Street, Singapore 078885