The Top 5 City Hotels in Singapore in 2019

The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore club lounge library alcove
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As Singapore continues to evolve into one of Asia’s most exciting cities — the buzz surrounding last year’s hit film Crazy Rich Asians has yet to dissipate — the island-nation’s hotel scene also grows more vibrant. Although last year’s winner (the iconic, historic Raffles Hotel) was closed all of 2018 for renovation, there were plenty of other spots Travel + Leisure readers experienced and loved.

Every year for our World’s Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Hotels were rated on their facilities, location, service, food, and overall value. Properties were classified as city or resort based on their locations and amenities.

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The Four Seasons Hotel Singapore earned the No. 3 spot this year with an enviable location in the Orchard Road area, famous for its shopping, restaurants, and nightlife. Typical for Four Seasons, the 255 guest rooms are spacious (starting at 527 square feet), with huge marble bathrooms. One of its three restaurants, Jiang-Nan Chun, has a Michelin star and is known in the city for its authentic Cantonese food.

In the downtown Bras Basah neighborhood (a stone’s throw from the National Museum of Singapore), the No. 2 Fairmont Singapore is one of the city’s larger high-end hotels, with 769 guest rooms, 12 restaurants and bars, and a 23 treatment-room spa. One reader loved the “huge” suites and bathrooms and noted that “the views of the harbor can’t be beat.”

5. JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach

JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach guest bathroom
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Score: 89.28

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4. Grand Hyatt Singapore

Grand Hyatt Singapore pool
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Score: 89.33

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3. Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

Four Seasons Hotel Singapore guest room
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Score: 89.42

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2. Fairmont Singapore

Fairmont Singapore Signature Executive Room
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Score: 90.00

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1. The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore

The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore deluxe guestroom bathroom
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Score: 90.34

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On a prime corner of the Marina Bay neighborhood, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore is housed in a 32-story tower designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Kevin Roche. Readers were impressed by its 4,200-piece contemporary art collection, which includes a massive Frank Stella sculpture that dominates the lobby, as well as museum-quality works from the likes of David Hockney and Andy Warhol. The 608 guest rooms are minimalist yet warm, enveloped in shades of beige and taupe, and have huge windows for ogling the bay and the city’s skyscrapers beyond. The Michelin-starred Summer Pavilion restaurant, meanwhile, serves Cantonese cuisine in a setting inspired by a modern Chinese garden. “I never stay anywhere else in Singapore,” wrote one reader.

See all of our readers' favorite hotels, cities, airlines, cruise lines, and more in the World's Best Awards for 2019.

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