Located amidst the vibrant cityscape of Singapore lies a boulevard that has earned international acclaim as a shopping mecca and a hub of urban sophistication. Welcome to Orchard Road, a bustling and dynamic thoroughfare that beckons travellers and shopaholics from around the world to indulge in a retail extravaganza like no other. Lined with glitzy malls, designer boutiques, and an abundance of dining options, Orchard Road is a true reflection of Singapore’s cosmopolitan charm and a destination that seamlessly blends luxury and leisure, here are our favourite hotels to stay at in the area.
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.
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.
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
Deluxe through to Pool Terrace King Rooms are available at the Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, along with Family, Executive and Premier Suites; book the Tang Sok Kiar Suite for M Club lounge access and your own plunge pool. There are so many drinking and dining options here; the Crossroads Cafe and Crossroads Buffet with live cooking stations, the award-winning Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant, Java+ gourmet deli, the Michelin-starred Ginza Sushi-Ichi, Lobby Lounge, the bijou Ginza Tenharu and The Other Room, a prohibition-style bar. The hotel also has an outdoor pool, fitness centre and the Nassim Botanic Spa.
JEN Singapore Orchardgateway by Shangri-La
You’ll be walking distance from Singapore’s attractions, at this central urban property. At the top is the award-winning rooftop infinity pool, with viewing platforms of the skyline and alfresco dining at Baywatch. A further eatery is found indoors, at the bright and cheery Makan. And there’s OnTheGo if you need to grab some snacks and drinks. Do order room service while you’re here; it’ll be delivered by the in-house robots, Jeno and Jeni. Family, interconnecting and deluxe club rooms cater for a variety of travellers and children’s menus/dining packages are provided.