Shining and spotless, Singapore’s facade of glass and steel towers masks its fabulous colonial history and complex fusion of cultures from all over Asia. With four official languages – English, Malay, Mandarin Chinese and Tamil – Singapore’s multicultural makeup gives this ultra-modern city a unique charm and grace. If you are looking for sumptuous self-indulgence, the 5-star hotels of Singapore know how to deliver it. From the genteel, old world elegance of places like Rafffle’s Hotel, to sophisticated apartments perched atop lofty skyscrapers, the city’s accommodation options cater for every taste. If a luxury hotel isn’t quite what you are looking for, Singapore has a range of discreet, boutique resorts where you can have everything your heart desires: from your own butler to a private beach. You can sip a Singapore Sling while you recline in a wicker chair or relax in a spa retreat where every care and knot will be gently massaged out of your body. And should you get tired of luxury, you can venture out and explore this captivating city where the aromas of a multitude of world cuisines mingle with the hot and sweet smells of Asia.
Situated in the heart of central Singapore, the city’s branch of luxury hotel The Westin is a one-stop shop. Lau Pa Sat and Downtown MRT Station are within a five minute walk, and many hotspots are an easy walk or train away.
Rooms are available in multiple configurations and sizes, each decorated with relaxation in mind. Of the sixteen luxurious suites, the Presidential Suite is a standout with expansive views of the South China Sea and ample space in which to entertain. The non-suite rooms are packed with amenities like flat-screen TV and impossibly comfortable bedding.
With so many dining options it can be hard to decide. Head to gastro pub Cook & Brew on level 33 with comfort food and great beverage line up, or try out Seasonal Tastes for more classic fare open from breakfast to dinner. The Lobby Lounge is the perfect place to recharge and has a live pianist in the evenings.
The WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio and outdoor infinity pool are perfect for both light or intense workouts and are great before a treatment at the Heavenly Spa. Travelling with kids? Make the most of the Westin Family benefits and make special memories for the young ones.
For a classic in hotel luxury, look no further than the Sofitel Singapore City Centre. Located near the convenient Tanjong Pagar station, both business and leisure travellers will have access to all you could need during your stay. The French-garden inspired architecture and friendly staff will make you never want to leave.
The neutral-toned rooms are spacious and glamorous, each fitted out with smart TV, Bose sound system, minibar and more. The PRESTIGE SUITE and JOAQUIM SUITE at 76sqm and 114sqm respectively are well worth treating yourself to. The historic city views and rain shower alone are enough to make anyone go gooey.
Racines offers the best of Singapore all in one place. Have a lobster bisque one day and wild mushrooms the next. Or head in just for an apple tarte tatin—why not, you’re on holiday. If you want something less substantial, 1864 bar has light snacks to accompany a magnificent selection of cocktails and other drinks.
For active travellers there is an expansive gym, SoFit, swimming pool, and whirlpool jacuzzi. And for when you are ready to explore, don’t forget to consult the bilingual concierge service. The Ensemble Collection of meeting rooms range from smaller ones like Mempat ii to the 300 person capacity Wallich Ballroom, each with vast Singapore views.
Named after the clan associations that first inhabited the area, The Clan Hotel is the definition of modern luxury. Located near all of the main Singapore attractions or with easy access to others, you won’t want to leave. Each of the 30 storeys emulate the three brand pillars, uncover, unexpected and unwind.
The hotel and its rooms are tastefully decorated in sleek tones and furnishings while paying homage to the pioneering heritage of the area. The Master Series rooms level up the luxe factor offering handmade soaps, bespoke in-room refreshments and access to The Clan Keeper Service and Daily Special.
Have a gourmet meal without even leaving your address at QĪN Restaurant & Bar. Produced by the famous TungLok Group and helmed by chef James Tay, each experience is unforgettable. The dishes bridge the gap between Chinese and Western, and modern and traditional. Chef Nixon Low heads the unique breakfast programme, delighting the palette for the day ahead.
Don’t forget to set aside time to workout in the Sky Pool and Gym and to relax in front of incredible views on the lush Terrace@Level4. The Clan also offers bespoke experiences for their guests around Singapore from sandal making workshops to an introduction to Chinese music.
The luxury hotel SO/ Sofitel Singapore is in a restored heritage building in the central business district. The French-style rooms were designed by Karl Lagerfeld and draw inspiration from old Singapore too. Opening up onto lively Robinson Road, there are two stations nearby, and a stones throw from the multiple shopping districts.
Choose between the Cosy, Urban, Studio, Lofty, or VIP rooms, each combining luxury, modernity and state-of-the-art technology to elevate your hotel experience. The SO/ Cosy room is the perfect place to escape the bustle of the city, whereas the VIP room is a glamorous option to make the most of your holiday.
Open 2pm until late, 1927 Rooftop Pool & Bar is the perfect spot to unwind at the end of your day. Have a cocktail, a cocktail, and everything in between. Save room for breakfast, brunch or lunch at Xperience Restaurant. If you’re lucky to be there on the weekend check out the Boozy Brunch and special menu.
If you happen to be in Singapore for business, look no further than the SO/ Private Room or bookable restaurant spaces for your meetings. If you’re here for leisure, the 1927 Rooftop Pool has amazing views and the fitness centre will keep you hungry and ready for experiencing city life at its best.
The luxurious Hotel Fort Canning is housed in a colonial style building and won’t let you forget you are in Singapore, yet the lush greenery of the surrounding park means you can fully settle in to relax mode. Entertainment district Clarke Quay is an easy taxi or low-key stroll away, and the National Museum is just over the road.
It can be hard to choose between the Deluxe, Deluxe Garden, Premium, and and Premium Luxe rooms. All have Nespresso coffee and TWG teas, monsoon rain shower, and expansive views. The Majapahit and Governor’s Suite and Studio Suite too are complete with separate living areas and views of the park and the city.
Winner of the 2017 World Luxury Restaurant Awards, The Salon will satiate all appetites. Try a pizza or grilled beef in one of the three private rooms or else on the expansive outdoor terrace. The Tisettanta Lounge is a prime spot for an evening tipple and has tasty snacks to keep your hunger at bay.
The 2,100 square feet Chinois Spa allows you to relax and restore and offers special discounts for hotel guests. The Gym has top-of-the-line TechnoGym equipment from Italy and is set in a stunning indoor-outdoor space. The Mineral Pools have luxuriously soft water which is treated by a method used by NASA.
Set in the historic heart of Singapore, the Duxton Reserve Singapore, Autograph Collection is the epitome of luxurious hotel. Designed by British designer Anouska Hempel, the interior features theatrical golden fans, Oriental screens, and calligraphy wallpaper screens.
From the monochrome Shophouse Room to the elegant Montgomerie Suite, each of the 49 guest rooms and suites are uniquely designed and offer a taste of true Singapore. Doze off on a deluxe Beaumont & Brown mattress, and wake up to a city view if you’re lucky.
Yellow Pot is a modern take on classic Chinese food. Try a roast duck roasted over hickory wood or one of many other dishes all without any additives or artificial flavours. Anouska’s bar serves up a menu unlike another. The signature ESCAPE TO KAIFENG cocktail which mixes house-made chrysanthemum cordial with Tanqueray gin is a must-try. Nibbles from Yellow Pot are available here too.
The concierge desk will kindly guide you to all you could want or need during your stay, and can arrange valet dry-cleaning and safety deposit boxes too.
M Hotel is your luxurious gateway to the delights of Singapore. Located in the the financial district, and in close proximity to the Tanjong Pagar station and Lau Pa Sat Food Centre, you will never go hungry. The hotel is decorated in a fun and modern way, leaving guests to feel totally at ease from arrival to departure.
The Deluxe Rooms at 30sqm and the Premier Rooms at 37sqm are both furnished in soft tones with ample amenities to suit all types of stay. Enjoy the minibar and the coffee and tea making facilities, and a guaranteed harbour view from the premier room. All rooms are now equipped with workstation too.
For food, try Cafe 2000 known for its international buffet, or perhaps you want a more Cantonese buffet at The Buffet Restaurant. The Hokkaido Sushi Restaurant combines high-quality local ingredients with Japanese craftspersonship. M Bar has a lush alfresco space and more casual menu, whereas J Bar is the place to be seen in the evening.
Fitness buffs will love the state-of-the-art gym and you will no doubt be back each day. The business centre is well-stocked for all your business needs, and many options for private rooms like the colourful J Collyer function room or else the chic monochrome Anson Room are available too.
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore is centrally set in Marina Bay, within a short walking distance from Singapore’s popular attractions such as the Esplanade Theatres, ArtScience Museum, and Gardens by the Bay. The hotel was designed by renowned architect Kevin Roche and boasts rich décor highlighted by a 4,200-piece art collection. The nearest MRT train station is a 5-minute walk from the hotel whereas Changi Airport is a 20-minute drive away.
All rooms and suites have a spacious layout and feature an unobstructed view of either Marina Bay or the Kallang. They come equipped with a walk-in closet, wall-mounted 55-inch LED IPTV, Nespresso coffee machine, high speed WiFi, and a capacious marble bathroom, including Asprey bath amenities and a rain shower.
The hotel has three restaurants and a lounge, including a one Michelin-starred Summer Pavilion that serves Cantonese cuisine. Breakfast is served at Colony, an all-day restaurant that offers dishes from various cultures and has its bakery with an assortment of baked bread, cakes, and more. Guests can also enjoy cocktails, mocktails and delicious bites served at the Al Fresco Pool Bar.
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore is a luxury hotel with facilities for all interests. The 24-hour fitness centre includes a movement studio as well as rejuvenating jet pools and steam rooms. The outdoor 25-metres swimming pool features a three-tiered timber pool deck. Notably, the Ritz-Carlton Spa is the first hotel partner of La Mer spas in Asia Pacific and provides its signature treatments.
The Fullerton Bay Hotel is one of the most luxurious five-star hotels in Singapore that combines contemporary design with an artistic homage to the rich history of its maritime location. Standing on the Marina Bay waterfront, the hotel overlooks nearby points of interest, such as Marina Bay Sands and the Esplanade Theatres. The Fullerton Bay Hotel is a 6-minute walk away from Raffles Place MRT and a 25-minute drive from Changi Airport.
All 100 rooms of this luxury hotel are very spacious and have floor-to-ceiling windows and a balcony as well as a plethora of high-end amenities, including free WiFi, a Nespresso, BALMAIN toiletries, Harman Kardon Bluetooth speakers, and satellite LCD TVs (including 19-inch LCD TVs in every bathroom). In addition, the themed suites are named after former Governors of Singapore and each boasts a unique style with Peranakan, Colonial, Malay, Oriental, or Indian décor.
The Fullerton Bay Hotel features two restaurants, a lobby lounge, and a rooftop bar. La Brasserie is an all-day French restaurant that serves local and international dishes whereas The Clifford Pier offers Southeast Asian and local cuisine. The Landing Point is a marvelous 13-metre-long bar along the indoor promenade and Lantern is one of Singapore’s finest rooftop bars with live music, signature cocktails, and breathtaking panoramic views.
The hotel has a 25-metre outdoor rooftop pool and fitness centre with the latest TechnoGym equipment. For various spa treatments, the renowned Fullerton Spa is readily available just a short stroll away at the sister site of The Fullerton Hotel. The Fullerton Bay Hotel also offers very private and intimate conference venues for up to 6 or 12 guests with personalized service and customised menus.
W Singapore is located in Sentosa Cove, a luxurious island resort just off Singapore’s southern coast. The hotel is a 20-minute drive from Clarke Quay and its numerous restaurants, nightclubs and various attractions. For luxury shopping and other endeavours, Orchard Road is a 25-minute drive away. The nearest airports Changi and Seletar are a 36-minute and 39-minute drive away respectively.
Rooms are enriched by different views that feature the pool, marina, or the ocean. They have floral décor and come equipped with a 40-inch LED TV, Bose sound system, free WiFi, bathroom and a shower, spa/fitness amenities and more. Select suits come with a balcony or terrace with plunge pool in addition to other sumptuous features, such as a bathroom tub with 26-inch TV.
W Singapore is a true luxury hotel with multiple dining options. SKIRT is one of the best restaurants in Singapore, particularly renowned for various types of meat and sustainable seafood prepared on Parrilla grill. Meanwhile, The Kitchen Table offers its unique take on world cuisine. There are also WOOBAR and WET pool bar with their creative selection of cocktails and nibbles.
When it comes to spa and fitness facilities, W Singapore offers a slew of treatments at AWAY Spa, a haven of relaxation with seven treatment rooms and advanced facilities, and a 235-square-meter fitness centre fully equipped with the latest Technogym products. Moreover, you can jump into WET to cool off, one of the largest outdoor swimming pools in Singapore.
This modern metropolis is so much more than just one of the biggest economic centres in the world. Outside your luxury hotel in Singapore, you will find a vast array of world-class food, nightlife, shopping, and many other exciting things to do. Here are seven of our recommendations for how to spend your Singapore trip.
Singapore has an interesting contrast of architecture, consisting of old oriental temples and modern-day highrises. The best way to see this unique setting is by taking to the skies. Many premium helicopter companies in Singapore offer private tours. With this exclusive sightseeing tour, you’ll enjoy total privacy having the helicopter to yourself as you marvel at the panoramic views below you.
The second best way to see this city is by water. You can rent a private yacht to take you around the island, allowing you to see Singapore’s landmarks from a different perspective. Plus, as there are many small islands close by, you can extend your trip by visiting a few of these. Singapore is not short on luxury yachts, so you’ll have no problem finding private transportation; however, ask for recommendations at your luxury hotel reception.
Sentosa is an island resort just off Singapore’s southern coast and is a must-visit during any Singapore vacation. Along Sentosa’s golden sandy beaches are an array of exclusive beach clubs where you can relax in style with a cocktail in hand while listening to the DJ spinning tunes. Tanjong and FOC are two awesome venues, but with a different ambience. Tanjong is a super hip, high-end place to hang out, whereas FOC is a bit more down to earth.
Gardens by the Bay is an enormous green space by Singapore’s riverfront, spanning 250 acres of gardens and conservatories. The most famous attraction is undoubtedly the futuristic Supertree Grove. This garden consists of 18 supertrees ranging from 25 to 50 meters tall, with Avatar-like structures. I recommend doing the OCBC Skyway and Canopy Walk here, where you can walk across a 128-meter high canopy to see the futuristic Supertrees up close.
Being such a culturally diverse destination, food in Singapore is always exciting. While you’ll find plenty of tasty street-eats here, if you want to dine in style, check out one of the many Michelin Starred restaurants, such as the 3 Michelin star Les Amis. This upscale French eatery has a relaxed atmosphere with chandeliers and fancy decor. Both the food and the service is top-notch, and there is an extensive fine-wine menu, too.
Singapore has a super-efficient subway system. However, if you want to get around in style, why not rent a sports car during your vacation instead? There are plenty of luxury car rental companies throughout Singapore, stocking all the best exotic cars. So, whether you fancy cruising around in a Ferrari, Lamborghini or Porsche, your dream can become a reality here.