Singapore

Hotels in Singapore

As a major financial center with a steady flow of business travelers and also a popular stopping point for leisure travelers, in part thanks to the number of budget airlines based there and serving the rest of Southeast Asia, there are hotels in Singapore for every budget. Among the best hotels in Singapore is the legendary white washed Raffles, which opened in 1887 and is where the Singapore sling was invented. The colonial ambiance remains, with potted palms and lazy ceiling fans, as well as four-poster beds in many rooms.
While there are other hotels that also make the most of the country's colonial history, notably the Fullerton Hotel in the grand old General Post Office building, a number of Singapore hotels opt for a more contemporary style. The most striking of them is the Marina Bay Sands, a mammoth project with more than 2,500 rooms most with floor-to-ceiling windows some with views of the Singapore skyline. The most notable feature, quickly becoming one of Singapore's most photographed sights, is the SkyPark with an infinity pool 650 feet in the air.

Housed inside five refurbished 1929 shophouses, this retro-inspired Chinatown hotel is decorated with vintage designer furniture from hotelier Loh Lik Peng’s private collection. In the mirrored lobby, Verner Panton’s Cone chair and Arne Jacobsen’s Swan chair add visual interest to the space.

This Lion City mainstay, built on reclaimed land, was renovated in 2005, with all 527 rooms and the dramatic, fan-shaped atrium receiving a facelift. Most harbor view rooms have glazed, acoustic floor-to-ceiling windows, which simultaneously provide scenic ocean views and deflect heat.

This 769-room stunner, located in the cultural hotbed of Singapore(the Bras Basah art district, home to the Singapore Art Museum) boasts one of Asia’s largest spa facilities.

Just 50 miles east of Singapore is Nikoi Island,a 37-acre private isle off the coast of Bintan fringed by powderywhite-sand beaches. Its 10 Indonesian-inspired bungalows areconstructed from driftwood and outfitted with built-in daybeds,stone-floored bathrooms, and thatch roofs.

Situated in a leafy enclave, this boutique property is one of the city's more intimate hotels. Its vast Asian art collection is generously distributed throughout all 255 rooms, while high ceilings and picture windows infuse a warm, residential feel.

A 31-story business hotel near the Fountain of Wealth (the world’s largest fountain). 

 


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.

Set right in the heart of the Raffles Place central business district, this sprawling Palladian pile was once home to a general post office.

Located in the Orchard Road shopping district, this 1,051-room hotel is popular with both business travelers and tour groups. The cavernous lobby is decorated with black and white Italian marble and a 70-foot, gold-etched mural entitled 87 Taoist Immortals.

24-hour butler service, a fleet of Bentleys, and one of Asia's premiere private art collections (including an original sketch by Joan Miró) await you at this splendid, downtown high-rise.

It’s no wonder that Capella chose the recently revitalized Sentosa for its Asian debut.

Of the numerous five-star hotels lining the marina frontage, the Ritz-Carlton is the most thoroughly impressive.

778 black-and-taupe rooms and a John Portman–designed atrium, on Marina Bay Harbor. 

Room to Book: Panoramic balcony rooms are on the highest floors and look over Marina Bay harbor.

Doubles from $380.

Three wings consisting of unusually shaped rooms (imagine odd angles and curves) on 15 landscaped acres a few blocks from pedestrian-friendly Orchard Road.