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Singapore: Best luxury hotels

By Faye Bradley 22 October 2020

Header image courtesy of Six Senses Hotels

The multicultural and intriguing Southeast Asian nation, Singapore, is home to an abundance of dining, culture, action, and award-winning hospitality. As one of the leaders in luxury service, the tourism industry is booming, welcoming international travellers year-round. Exploring the city as a high-end tourist offers endless opportunities, and what better way to spend the downtime than by staying in one of the best hotels in town? Here are the most indulgent luxury hotels in Singapore to get spoilt at.

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Raffles Singapore

Singapore’s living legend, Raffles Singapore, has been in the spotlight for over 133 years now. The colonial-style luxury hotel recently received an extensive restoration, breathing new life into the time-honoured space. Retaining its best assets—the five-star service, rich heritage, and warming ambience—Raffles welcomes you to experience the newly-opened bars and restaurants, and stunning courtyard, for a taste of Singapore’s most well-kept monument. The striking architecture is what makes the hotel so unique, whilst the facilities will keep you occupied during your stay. Whether you’re dining at the iconic Tiffin Room or taking some R&R at the holistic spa sanctuary, you’ll feel at ease for the entire stay.

Raffles Singapore, 1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673 | (+65) 6337 1886

Capella Singapore

Part of the prestigious Capella Hotels group, Capella Singapore is a luxury resort spread over 30 lush acres of grounds and gardens on the stunning Sentosa Island. Designed by Foster + Partners, the property houses 112 manors, suites, and guestrooms, with an old-world colonial theme, met with a contemporary touch. Peacocks roam the space, and the beach is only a few steps away from the resort. Spend your days lounging by the pool (or at your private pool in the villas/manors), or indulge in treatments at the award-winning Auriga spa. What’s not to love?

Capella Singapore, 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098297 | (+65) 6377 8888

Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

Find calm among the hectic Singaporean city life at Four Seasons, which sits on the 19th floor above Orchard Road. The venue is decked in Asian antiques for a traditional ambience, featuring Michelin-starred dining options and five-star service. Expect world-class views of the iconic skyline and proximity to the best of what the city has to offer. Make the most of the hotel’s convenient location, which is minutes away from shopping, dining, and nature (including the Singapore Botanical Gardens and Singapore Zoo). There’s also the in-house rejuvenating spa.

Four Seasons Hotel Singapore, 190 Orchard Boulevard, Singapore 248646 | (+65) 6734 1110

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Mandarin Oriental Singapore

Perched at Marina Bay, Mandarin Oriental Singapore retains the hotel group’s prestigious charm and oriental flair. The five-star hotel is walking distance from the central business district, and offers an urban respite from the city hustle. Opening with an impressive atrium lobby, the hotel features the same classical facade as its Hong Kong flagship, with modern touches. There’s also a pampering spa and a selection of world-class restaurants to choose from. Retreat and rejuvenate at one of the spectacular suites on offer at this iconic hotel.

Mandarin Oriental Singapore, 5 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039797 | (+65) 6338 0066

The St. Regis Singapore

Situated on the crossroads between the UNESCO World Heritage Site—Singapore Botanic Gardens—and Orchard shopping district, The St. Regis Singapore is a convenient spot for luxury travellers. There’s plenty to see and do around the hotel—which includes the Singapore Art Museum, and the iconic Orchard Road—but there’s also plenty to admire at the venue itself. The landmark property features art pieces from one of Asia’s finest private art collections, an exclusive Remède Spa, and the choice of exotic, five-star dining, for gourmands. Everything is meticulously hand-picked to ensure the most indulgent stay for all its guests.

The St. Regis Singapore, 29 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247911 | (+65) 6506 6888

Six Senses Duxton & Maxwell

Split between two adjacent buildings, Six Senses’ Singaporean properties—Duxton and Maxwell—are designed by British Anouska Hempel. Echoing 19th-century elegance, the hotels are set in colonial-style architecture, using sustainably-restored buildings. Guests can walk between both buildings to utilise facilities from both. Highlights include the spa, outdoor lap pool, Champagne bar and lounge, club lounge, and whiskey bar, to name a few.

Six Senses Duxton & Maxwell, 83 Duxton Road, Singapore 089540 | (+65) 6914 1428

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore

Another iconic hotel in Singapore, The Fullerton is a neoclassical grand dame, with years of history, dating back to 1928. Previously home to Singapore’s General Post Office, the Exchange Room, and the well-known Singapore Club, the property has played a winning role in Singapore’s rich history. Transformed into a 400-room heritage hotel, the building is a regular stop for tourists and business travellers looking to be in a prime location, whilst taking in the cultural significance of its surroundings.

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178 | (+65) 6733 8388

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Faye Bradley

Travel writer

Faye Bradley is a freelance writer based in Hong Kong, covering topics in travel, wellness, F&B, and the arts. As the editor and business development executive for Cha Siu Papers Times and Compare Retreats, Faye has experience in writing predominantly about luxury travel and well-being. With a keen eye for finding hidden gems, exploring new destinations, and tasting best-of-the-best cuisines, she continues to pursue her love for writing about travel and visiting remote lands. You can find her by the pool with a good book and a mojito in hand.

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