From its humble origins as a fishing village to its role as a trading port, Singapore’s history and growth has been inextricably linked with the Singapore River.
The city’s financial and commercial centre developed around its banks, underlying its importance as the lifeline of early Singapore. While the traditional trades have since been replaced by conglomerates and global enterprises of the Central Business District, the Singapore River remains a bustling enclave with buzzing bars, eclectic eateries and iconic clubs taking over the historic warehouses and godowns of the waterfront Robertson Quay, Boat Quay and Clarke Quay flanking its banks.
Immerse in this history and colour of this heritage neighbourhood with a stay at these quayside hotels.
Intercontinental Singapore Robertson Quay
A waterfront offering by the InterContinental group, InterContinental® Singapore Robertson Quay is situated in a more laidback and tranquil part of the river than neighbouring Clarke Quay. But it is by no means tame, brimming as it is with cafes, restaurants and wine bars offering a smorgasbord of cuisines.
The chic, residential-style studios at the hotel are designed to replicate the cosy comfort of home so guests can feel at ease and truly relax throughout their stay. 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
Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay
Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay has well-designed and equipped rooms to meet all the needs of the modern corporate traveller.
It is in close proximity to bars, restaurants and clubs, including the renowned Zouk that ranks among the world’s best dance clubs. With two floors dedicated to MICE events, the hotel boasts 1,200 square metres of conference space featuring rooms with natural daylight, a pillarless layout and high ceilings.
Keeping sustainability in mind, Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay offers event planners menu items featuring locally sourced products, and the option to contribute to a reforestation program. The hotel uses energy-saving lighting and sustainable materials for their rooms, and regularly measures its environmental impact to ensure a low carbon footprint.
Where: 177A River Valley Road, Singapore 179031
PARKROYAL on Pickering
If you’re keen on hosting your delegates in a stylish, modern and sustainable hotel, consider the PARKROYAL on Pickering. The striking hotel, voted Asia’s Leading Green Hotel at the World Travel Awards in multiple years, is packed with eco-friendly features, from solar powered systems to the harvesting of rain to save water. It also features sky gardens, waterfalls, planter terraces and cascading vertical greenery, with vegetation cover totalling 15,000 square metres, double the hotel’s total land area.
With 1,402 square metres of indoor event space, all of the hotel’s function rooms are conveniently located on the same ﬂoor, making it easy for delegate movement.
The hotel is a mere six-minute walk from the entertainment hotspots of Boat Quay and Clarke Quay, giving your delegates plenty of after-hours options for that celebratory drink to network with new business contacts, or simply to sit back and unwind after a hard day’s work.
Where: 3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore 058289
Written By: Catherine Tan