Thanks to a rich and complicated past, Singapore is a melting pot of cultures and has quickly become a must-visit destination in Asia. With one of the world’s most efficient public transport systems, its super easy to get around whether you want to explore Chinatown or chow down in Little India, you can get there in minutes. Of course with such a mix of influences, food is an important aspect to the city. From sizzling street food to Michelin-starred fine dining, Singapore delivers on all fronts. Singapore is also at the forefront of creating innovative green spaces to combat the concrete jungle. The skyline is dotted with futuristic green skyscrapers whilst the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Singapore Botanic Gardens are the jewel in the crown. If this hasn’t convinced you to book a visit to this cosmopolitan gem, maybe our selection of luxury hotels in the city will.
Pan Pacific Orchard
Pan Pacific Hotels Group has opened its latest property the Pan Pacific Orchard. Located at 10 Claymore Road, this 347-key hotel boasts innovative open-air architecture designed by WOHA Architects, incorporating lush greenery into its structure. The 23-storey establishment features four towering open-air terraces, creating a Jenga-like design. These terraces offer scenic views and each of the 347 guest rooms and suites, overlook either the terrace greenery or the Singapore cityscape. The hotel’s focal points include a Forest terrace with a 120m-tall green column spanning three floors, a Beach terrace from levels 5 to 10 with an outdoor pool and bar, a Garden terrace from levels 11 to 16 featuring private cabanas and a Club Lounge, and a Cloud terrace on levels 18 to 23 housing a pillarless ballroom. Located near Orchard Station and renowned shopping centres, the hotel adds to Pan Pacific Hotels Group’s diverse portfolio of over 50 hotels and resorts across the Asia Pacific, North America, and Europe.
Pullman Singapore Orchard
Inspired by fashion and found in Singapore’s commercial heart, this new property appeals, especially to forward-thinking trendsetters. It’s well set up for the digital business community, with a MEET/PLAY concept created as an answer to high-end hot desking and events. The hotel accommodates 326 bedrooms with Smart tech and fitness kits; the Eden Restaurant (set in a glasshouse flooded with daylight); the Atelier lounge; and a beach club, serving the pool area and swim-up bar. Guests staying in one of the Club Residence Rooms also benefit from access to an executive lounge.
The Hilton Singapore Orchard
The Hilton Singapore Orchard is the group’s largest property in the Asia Pacific comprising of 1080 guest rooms, which along with its communal spaces, showcase light and airy botanical interiors inspired by the agricultural heritage of the area historically known for its orchards. The new property also has five dining concepts ranging from award-winning Italian from Osteria Mozza to all-day dining and Michelin-starred Szechuan cuisine at Shisen Hanten. Being located in the heart of the city-state means there is plenty to explore on the doorstep. Hilton Singapore Orchard even boasts a direct connection to the luxury shopping centre Mandarin Gallery, ensuring easy access to the best global brands and gourmet offerings.
The Fullerton Bay Hotel
This breathtaking waterfront hotel is found on Marina Bay and is the perfect blend of contemporary style mixed with the heritage of the area. With a variety of awards under its belt, the hotel features rooms with stunning views and a decadent selection of dining choices including delightful happy-hour drinks and fresh seafood. Don’t forget to visit the spa for a truly relaxing experience during your stay for one of its premier massages or other services.
Marina Bay Sands
The Marina Bay Sands is a jewel with breathtaking views out its windows and true luxury in each of its rooms. You won’t want to miss a trip to the hotel’s rooftop infinity pool where you can take in the sights and relax at the same time. Enjoy a meal at Spago or have drinks at the rooftop bar. Either is an experience you won’t soon forget. The hotel also features a beautiful observation deck with sweeping views of the city, world-class shopping including Louis Vuitton, and dining options that please any palate, including burgers, seafood, steak, and Oriental cuisine.
The St. Regis Singapore
A sweeping staircase greets you when you enter the lobby of the St. Regis and welcomes you right in. Timeless elegance is the name of the game here and the hotel is right in the Embassy District and features a fantastic art collection, 299 plushly designed rooms and a world-class spa. Enjoy drink and dinner at one of the five restaurants serving Asian, Italian and French cuisine, giving you something for everyone.
Mandarin Oriental, Singapore
Located in Marina Bay, you won’t miss the beautiful fan-shaped Mandarin Oriental. Once you catch your breath at its beauty and head inside, you’ll find an urban retreat complete with plush rooms, decadent dining, and a relaxing spa and wellness centre. Six restaurants serve everything from steak to cocktails and everything in between. Enjoy panoramic views of the city and a stay in Singapore you’ll never forget anytime you book at the Mandarin.
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa
If tranquillity is what you’re looking for, you’ll find it here at the Sofitel Sentosa Resort and Spa. When you aren’t enjoying the sounds of the waterfalls and the soaking pool at the spa, make sure you have a meal at one of the several restaurants serving up global cuisine and world-class views of the city beyond. Then head back to your decadently outfitted room for some rest and relaxation in one of the hotel’s perfectly plush beds with all the amenities you need for a stay in a luxury hotel.
The Ritz Carlton, Millenia Singapore
True to its iconic brand, the Ritz Carlton in Singapore is delightfully located right on Marina Bay and the gorgeous views that go along with it. Plush and comfortable rooms offer a premier resting place when you aren’t enjoying the hotel’s 4,200-piece art collection or a world-class massage at the spa with its extensive menu of delightful services. The hotel also boasts four restaurants and a bar where you can get drinks, afternoon tea, and pastries, as well as local cuisine to delight anyone’s taste buds.
Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
Located on the Orchard Road shopping belt, this urban oasis is set amid 15 lush acres of greenery. Each of the nearly 800 rooms is designed with luxury in mind, offering you plush bedding, beautiful decor, and a retreat right in the middle of the city. The spa and wellness centre is not to be missed, nor is the hotel’s extensive dining selections, including several award-winning restaurants and bars. Enjoy everything from homemade pasta to afternoon tea to an international buffet.
Raffles Hotel Singapore
The place for a Singapore Sling, the colonial-era hotel invented the beverage in 1915 and serves it in its famed Long Bar. In a city where littering is illegal, the Long Bar has the unusual privilege of allowing patrons to discard the shells of monkey nuts (provided along with drinks) on the bar floor. Raffles hotels can now be found in other locations, but this was the original, named after Singapore’s founder, Sir Stamford Raffles. The ambience is refined, with an old world feel, as it was described in the novels of Somerset Maugham and Rudyard Kipling, with butler service, pretty verandahs and an elegant afternoon tea.
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Right above the City Hall and MRT train stations, this high-rise Fairmont property couldn’t be more convenient. Bedrooms and suites are located across its two towers — north and south — with views of either the eighth-floor pair of circular pools or the city skyline. Guests can take fitness classes and indulge in some hydrotherapy at the Willow Stream Spa, swim and play tennis. And when it comes to dining, you have a choice of the Asian Market cafe, Mikuni, prego, Clove Anti:dote, The Stamford Brasserie and Skai with its double-height floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing the panorama.
Pan Pacific Singapore
Connected to the Marina Square, Suntec City and Millenia Walk malls, this hotel close to the boat quay is especially well-placed for those keen to hit Singapore’s top shops. Guests at the Pan Pacific can dine all day at Edge, on authentic North Indian dishes at Rang Mahal, at the award-winning Cantonese Hai Tien Lo, at Keyaki Restaurant on the fourth floor immersed by a Japanese garden, in the Pacific Marketplace and at the Poolside Bar. Choose a room from the Panoramic category if you want to enjoy the finest views, perhaps over a champagne breakfast in bed.
Four Seasons Singapore
The Four Seasons towers above its tree-lined boulevard below; a family-friendly pool area is found on its rooftop (with a second lap pool on the third level, available to those over 12 wishing to engage more in serious swimming, than in sunbathing). Michelin-starred Cantonese cuisine is served in its Jiang Nan Chun restaurant, with buffet breakfasts and a la carte lunches/dinners available at One-Ninety. Indoor and outdoor tennis courts, a gym, spa, a kids’ club and babysitting services are all found onsite. Bedrooms come with L’Occitane bath products, suites with Eau Impériale toiletries by Guerlain and Lavazza coffee machines.
Swissotel The Stamford Singapore
One of the tallest hotels in Southeast Asia, Swissotel The Stamford’s height allows it to accommodate 1,252 bedrooms and suites. A convention centre and business lounge make it popular for those travelling for work. And it has a big draw for foodies; Jaan by Kirk Westaway has two Michelin stars and there are 11 other places you can eat and drink onsite. Opt for a Vitality Room if wellness is on your agenda; they incorporate experience showers and baths, circadian lighting technology which adjusts to your mood and lifestyle, space for yoga and a wall featuring a cable pull, water pull, wall bars and an interactive digital display for guided workout routines. There’s also a mini-bar full of nutritious juices and snacks.