When you’ve just flown in from Canada on Air Force One for one of the biggest summits in modern times, the last thing you want is to be scouring through Tripadvisor reviews for somewhere to kip. Don’t worry Donald, we’ve got your back; Kim, cool your rockets, here’s where you should stay in Singapore.
Along with Bombay’s Taj Mahal, Raffles is one of the British Empire’s most iconic hotels. 70 years after we left, a bit of Singapore remains forever England. Named after Singapore’s founder, Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, the luxurious hotel feels like an English country house, with wood panelling and 130 years of heritage behind it this is a must-visit. Unless you’re trying to visit in the next few months, because it’s under renovation until the end of 2018…
Where: 1 Beach Road, Singapore, 189673
It’s a truth universally acknowledged that we love an infinity pool. And the Marina Bay Sands deserves a spot in any list just for this incredible pool. The hotel itself is a pretty standard corporate five star hotel, some great restaurants and great facilities, but it’s the bizarre architectural folly that tops the three towered hotel, with the world’s largest infinity pool, that makes it remarkable and memorable.
Where: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore, 018956
Where? The Warehouse Hotel
A nod to Singapore’s heritage as a centre of world trading routes, The Warehouse Hotel is a converted… you guessed it… warehouse on the bank of the Singapore River in Robertson Quay. Converted into a modern 37-room boutique hotel, The Warehouse Hotel opened last year and is a quirky alternative to traditional alternatives. The pink tiled rooftop infinity pool is worth a look too.
Where: 320 Havelock Road, Robertson Quay, Singapore, 169628
Design And Luxury
This Marina Bay Hotel has been lovingly created by designer Andre Fu, the genius behind the new suites at The Berkeley here in London, and you can tell from the attention to detail that it’s totally paid off. The hotel has 100 rooms and fuses Singapore’s colonial past and contemporary design.
Where: 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore, 049326
Capella Singapore is a family owned hotel on Trumpian levels. Which is ideal, because it’s where President Trump has selected for his historic summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Designed by London architects Foster + Partners, the hotel weaves the best of old and new Singapore into a fascinating fusion. Set on Sentosa Island, away from the bustle of downtown Singapore, this is the perfect place to relax, enjoy the spa or, you know, hammer out nuclear disarmament.
Where: 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, Singapore, 098297
Feast The (Six) Senses...
Formed from a row of heritage trading houses and restored and reimagined by Brit designer Anouska Hempel, Six Senses Duxton sits in the centre of central Tanjong Pagar and the eclectic heart of Chinatown. With just 49 rooms this boutique hotel is beautifully designed and ideally situated.
Where: 83 Duxton Road, Singapore, 089540