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Singapore, the gateway to SouthEast Asia, is located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, about 85 miles (137 kilometres) north of the Equator. Singapore is the largest port in Southeast Asia and one of the busiest in the world. It is an intriguing country that serves as a canvas for its people’s wildest imagination, where new experiences are created every day, and where foodies, explorers, collectors, action seekers, culture shapers, and socialisers meet. Tourism in Singapore is a major industry and contributor to the Singaporean economy. The Orchard Road district, which is dominated by multi-storey shopping centres and hotels, can be considered the center of tourism in Singapore. Singapore attracted approximately 19.1 million visitors in 2019 with receipts at S$27.1 billion, according to preliminary figures by the Singapore Tourism Board. With tourism and business thriving in the nation, Singapore has some of the world’s best hotels. Let’s take a look at the Top 10 5 star hotels in Singapore.
10. Sofitel Singapore City Centre
Sofitel Singapore City Centre stands tall above Tanjong Pagar MRT station. The property is close to several well-known attractions and a 4-minute walk from Singapore City Gallery. The hotel consists of 223 contemporary guest rooms and suites offer city views. The finest epicurean experiences await at Racines, where Gastronomie Française is on show alongside modern Chinese delights. 1864 and Coffea offer perfectly poured coffee, tea and cocktails. Facilities include a swimming pool, 24/7 SoFit gym and 20,000 square feet of flexible meeting spaces.
Website: Sofitel Singapore City Centre
9. Four Seasons, Singapore
Located on tranquil, tree-lined Orchard Boulevard, Four Seasons Hotel Singapore is an oasis of calm in the midst of a busy city. The hotel is steps away from Orchard Road, which features an array of shopping and entertaining options, as well as Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage site, the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Featuring high ceilings large bay windows, the 255 guest rooms and suites offering city or garden views. One-Ninety, an Asian brasserie, offers breakfast, Provençal cuisine with an Asian twist and a variety of local and international delights. Michelin-starred Jiang-Naan Chun serves authentic Cantonese cuisine in a fine-dining setting. After your meal, enjoy handcrafted botanical inspired cocktails and bar nosh at One-Ninety Bar. Facilities include a Spa, a 24/7 gym, an outdoor swimming pool and indoor and outdoor tennis courts.
Website: Four Seasons, Singapore
8. Andaz Singapore – A Concept by Hyatt
Nestled between the vibrant districts of Kampong Glam and Bugis, Andaz Singapore – A Concept by Hyatt is located on Fraser street. Bugis MRT Station and Bugis Junction are 231 meters away from Andaz Singapore. Featuring locally-inspired designs in warm russet and mustard tones and wood-style tiling by architect Andre Fu, the 342 guest rooms and suites have floor-to-ceiling windows that open up to views of the city. Complimentary refreshments are served at Sunroom. The rooftop bar, Mr Stork, is where guests can enjoy a variety of beverages while taking in panoramic city views of downtown Singapore, while Alley on 25 serves up local delights in a street-dining-in-the-sky concept. Bar Square offers a backdrop of dramatic sunsets with servings of Singapore-inspired cocktails and 665°F is a premium steakhouse specialising in prime cuts and sustainable seafood. A 24/7 fitness centre and an outdoor infinity swimming pool are present at the hotel.
Website: Andaz Singapore – A Concept by Hyatt
7. The St. Regis, Singapore
The St. Regis Singapore is located at the end of Orchard Road’s shopping belt. It is a 10 minutes’ drive from the Singapore National Museum and Singapore Arts Museum. Sentosa Island and nightlife at Clarke Quay are a 15-minute drive away. The hotel consists of 299 luxurious guest rooms and suites where each crystal chandelier, original art piece or lush designer fabric is meticulously selected. Brasserie Les Saveurs serves French and Asian-inspired dishes, while LaBrezza offers poolside Italian dining. Other dining options include gourmet Cantonese food at Yan Ting, afternoon tea at The Drawing Room and cocktails at Astor Bar. A 24-hour fitness centre, Reméde Spa and indoor and outdoor swimming pools are present at the hotel. The 5-star hotel also has a premier gallery which houses some of Asia’s finest art collections.
Website: The St. Regis, Singapore
6. The Capitol Kempinski Hotel, Singapore
Restored from the Capitol Building and Stamford House by Pritzker Prize laureate, Richard Meier, The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore is located in the city’s civic and cultural district. The 155 guest rooms and suites are refined with local touches. 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung is an Asian bistro and grill restaurant, The Bar at 15 Stamford featured an extensive range of rum varieties and cocktail classics and Lobby Lounge serves Afternoon tea. An outdoor saltwater swimming pool, a fitness centre and a spa are present at the hotel.
5. The Fullerton, Singapore
The Fullerton Hotel was once a grand neoclassical landmark built in 1928. Gazetted in December 2015 as a National Monument, it was once home to Singapore’s General Post Office, the Exchange Room and Exchange Reference Library, and the prestigious Singapore Club. Located in the Central Business District, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore is a 5-minute drive from Clarke Quay and Boat Quay. The hotel consists of 400 guest rooms and suites that are beautifully appointed. Jade offers Chinese cuisine while The Courtyard offers Afternoon tea. Town Restaurant serves local and international dishes and The Fullerton Cake Boutique serves cakes pastries freshly crafted. Other restaurants are available at sister property – The Fullerton Bat Hotel, Singapore. The Fullerton Spa, an infinity swimming pool and a fitness centre are available at the hotel. The hotel also houses various luxury boutiques on site.
Website: The Fullerton, Singapore
4. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Towering over the Bay, Marina Bay Sands is located at Bayfront MRT Station and steps from the lively Central Business District. Conveniently connected via a link bridge, Gardens by the Bay is 951 meters from Marina Bay Sands. This iconic hotel features a whopping 2,561 guest rooms and suites furnished with contemporary-style dark wood decor and carpeted floors. Floor-to-ceiling windows open up to panoramic views of the Singapore skyline. Featuring famous celebrity chefs, fine dining options at the Marina Bay Sands include CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay. Guests can choose from a total of 20 dining options. Party the night away at the dance club, or unwind at any of the 3 lounges. Guests can take a dip at the world’s largest outdoor infinity swimming pool. Other facilities include Banyan Tree Spa, a fitness centre with bay views, 3 lounges and a casino.
Website: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
3. The Ritz-Carlton Millenia, Singapore
The Ritz-Carlton Millenia, Singapore is centrally located in Marina Bay and is a 5-minute walk from the Singapore Flier and Marina Square Shopping Mall. It is within a 10-minute walk to Marina Bay Sands, ArtScience Museum, Gardens by the Bay and The Esplanade – Theaters on the Bay. The hotel consists of 608 guest rooms and suites that feature subtle décor and stunning views. Delight in Singapore’s heritage cuisines in a British-colonial setting at Colony restaurant. The one Michelin star Summer Pavilion serves sumptuous Cantonese dishes while Chihuly Lounge offers a classic eight-course weekday afternoon tea. Colony Bakery serves freshly baked breads, artisanal cakes, gourmet chocolates, macarons and signature treats. A swimming pool, Ritz-Carlton Spa and a 24/7 gym are available at the hotel. The exclusive Club Lounge located on level 32 allows club guests to enjoy daily culinary presentations, complimentary limousine transfer to the vicinity and concierge service.
Website: The Ritz-Carlton Millenea, Singapore
2. The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore
The Fullerton Bay Hotel is a sleek modern hotel that pays tribute to a bygone era. The hotel is a 10-minute walk from Raffles Place MRT Station. The waterfront hotel consists of 100 guest rooms and suites that are elegantly appointed in a contemporary international style and feature classy rosewood and chrome textures and floor-to-ceiling windows. Dining options include The Clifford Pier serving Dim Sum classics along distinctively local flavours, La Brasserie offers local and international specials including classic French bistro favourites and fine wines from around the world, The Landing Point serves afternoon tea and a choice of beverages, Gin Parlour features a top-shelf collection of over 200 different labels of gins from around the world and a range of artisanal tonic waters to create your own G&T and Lantern is a rooftop bar offering gourmet snacks, cocktails and fine wines. A hot tub, a fitness centre and a rooftop landscaped swimming pool are present at the hotel.
Website: The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore
1. Raffles, Singapore
Raffles flagship property, Raffles Singapore is an iconic property that is located in the heart of the city. Opened in 1887, Raffles Singapore is one of the few remaining great 19th century hotels in the world. The hotel, which was recently extensively renovated, has retained what is so special about Raffles – the ambience, the service, the charm and the heritage of the hotel. The property is a 5-minute walk from City Hall MRT Station and Raffles City Shopping Center. The all-suite hotel consists of 115 accommodations come with elegant furnishings, fine oriental carpets and teak wood flooring. Butcher’s Block is a vibrant steakhouse or guests can head to La Dame de Pic, run by 3-Michelin starred Chef Anne-Sophie, to discover her culinary identity. The legendary Singapore Sling is available at the historic Long Bar in Raffles Arcade. North Indian cuisine is served at Tiffin Room or you can head to The Grand Lobby for an afternoon tea. 藝yì by Jereme Leung serves Chinese specialities while Raffles Courtyard is a bar offering cold drinks and cocktails. Writers Bar serves cocktails, Champagnes, spirits and wines and OSTERIA BBR by Alain Ducasse offers Italian cuisine. Raffles Spa, a fitness centre and an outdoor swimming pool are available at the hotel. Guided historical tours are also offered by the hotel.
Website: Raffles, Singapore
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