Mandarin Orchard, Singapore
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. Divided into two wings—the Main Tower and the Orchard Wing—the guest rooms are simple but comfortable, with all-white linens, gold accents, and large windows. The property also includes an outdoor pool and the Mandarin Gallery shopping complex, home to high-end stores like Emporio Armani and Vertu. The four on-site restaurants include Chatterbox, known for its award-winning Mandarin chicken rice.