Singapore’s luxurious hotel scene makes it the perfect place for romance, especially for Christmas or a quick New Year’s getaway! From stunning boutique hideaways, to contemporary and grand resorts, if you are thinking about whisking your loved one away for a night as a special treat, here are five hotels guaranteed to impress…
This colonial-style hotel needs no introduction and is a destination within its own right. This city icon is over 125 years old (the first hotel opened as a 10-bedroom bungalow in 1887) and famous guests have included Charlie Chaplin, Ava Gardner and Noel Coward. Within the hotel, there are tropical gardens, a spa, museum, mall and library and suites with stunning vaulted ceilings, which epitomise the romance of the Far East. A whopping 15 restaurants and bars await – from the famous Long Bar, home of the Singapore Sling, to the Bar & Billiard Room.
This five-star hotel features the world’s largest rooftop infinity pool, incredible views across the city’s skyline and luxurious accommodation. As part of the integrated resort, there are 45 on-site eateries, including the celebrity-chef-run Sky on 57 and the Waku Ghin. There is a fitness club and amazing spa, dedicated butlers, afternoon teas and cocktail and canapé hour and a huge range of things to do right on the doorstep. What’s not to love?
Located a short walk from Chinatown, this bold and flirty hotel is dubbed ‘seductive, alluring, wholly original’. There is plush and opulent décor in a huge range of contrasting textures and dramatic lighting to get you in the mood for romance. Located in a preserved pre-war building, there are interesting features and they also boast an outdoor Jacuzzi and a pillow menu, just in case the one they have supplied isn’t quite to your liking! There are two alfresco restaurants, serving hearty Asian, local and international fare.
Located on Sentosa Island with the South China Sea for a backyard, Capella blends old-world colonial charm with contemporary style (designed by the renowned Foster + Partners). There are 30 acres of stunning lawns, with sculptures dotted around and roaming peacocks and an award-winning spa where signature treatments match the moon’s phase. The hotel also has three outdoor pools, and two restaurants and a bar on site and a real sophisticated vibe about it.
Surrounded by 15 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, the Shangri-La Singapore offers a huge range of different rooms and suites for guests. There are renovated wood-decked Garden Wing rooms with private balconies overlooking either the swimming pool or the city; the ultra-excusive Valley Wing, where the elegant rooms have their own driveway; or the Tower Wing with functional, well-quipped rooms. Relax by the pool, have a treatment at the spa, or dine at one of the six restaurants on-site.
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