This Marina Bay masterpiece is tucked in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District, just minutes from main shopping hubs like Suntec City and Orchard Road. Polished rosewood, leather, and chrome finishes lend an understated spark to each of the 100 rooms; public spaces are a chic mix of iridescent glass tiles, ivory paneling, andfloor-to-ceiling windows (the hotel’s French brasserie, Clifford, was designed by Hong Kong–based starchitect Andre Fu). Health nuts can work out while gazing at the Singapore skyline—the on-site gym is packed with sleek, Technogym machines that face an outdoor deck—while more business-minded travelers will take advantage of the hotel’s three impeccable meeting rooms, named for commodities that were traded in Singapore in the 1930s (saffron, silk, and silver).
Room to Book:
The Premier Bay View Rooms with Jacuzzis—there are only two in the hotel—have 12-foot ceilings, Marina Bay views, and a whirlpool tub.
Red velvet ropes have been known to corner off areas of the hotel’s rooftop bar, Lantern, so make sure you reserve a table well in advance.