Located in Southeast Asia, Singapore is a multi-faceted city-state with a wealth of activities, neighborhoods, restaurants, and hotels. Below, we’ve rounded up three hotels to stay at when in Singapore👇
1️⃣ On 30 acres of verdant, lush grounds, Set on Singapore’s Sentosa Island is Capella Singapore (@capellasingapore). Homed in a colonial-style complex that dates back to the 1880s — its original use was housing for the British officers of the Royal artilleries and their immediate families — the hotel hosts 112 rooms, suites, and villas, which are all interwoven into the resident jungle landscape. Gastronomes and décor enthusiasts will revel at André Fu-designed restaurant, Cassia, which serves Cantonese cuisine in a setting inspired by the spice routes of Western & Southern China.
2️⃣ Located on the banks of the Singapore River, The Warehouse Hotel (@thewarehousehotel) is a 37-room boutique property, which has been repurposed from its original industrial usage as, you guessed it, a warehouse. The hotel’s triple-pitched roof gifts many of the guestrooms a lofty, spacious atmosphere. Interiorly, rooms are equipped with a modern design that reels in warmth and vibrance, all while preserving the hotel’s industrial ancestry. The rooftop, glass-cubed pool is the perfect place to lounge during a warm day. The surrounding area, Robinson Quay, used to be a focal point for secret societies; now, as many of these clubs have disappeared, the area is replete with hip restaurants, bars, and shops.
3️⃣ Having undergone a recent multi-million-dollar renovation, Raffles Hotel Singapore (@raffleshotelsingapore) has been a five-star Southeast Asia staple since its opening in 1887. The hotel colonial-style façade is epochal to the days of British rule, perfectly accompanied by knitted tropical gardens with chirping birds and rustling palm leaves. Many reigning traditions from the past two centuries started here, including the invention of the country’s most famous libation, the “Singapore Social” — which was created in the Long Bar. Although, many would argue that the liveried doormen, with their white turbans, are the hotel’s most-known tradition.
Raffles Hotel Singapore Top Takeaways
Location: City Hall, Singapore
Three Things We Love About This Hotel:
- The hotel’s colonial-style façade, which is epochal to the days of British rule
- The fact that Singapore’ most famous libation, the “Singapore Social” was created in the Long Bar
- The liveried doormen and their white turbans
Number of Rooms: 115
- Fitness center
- Free parking
- Free WiFi
- Raffles City
- Civilian War Memorial
- Singapore Art Museum
Closest Airport: Changi Airport