Jun 21, 2017
4. Mercure Singapore Bugis
Located in the heart of Bras Basah – Singapore’s arts, heritage and design precinct – the hotel’s facade features panels of red, blue, green and yellow, seemingly a nod to the iconic Rochor HDB estate nearby. This vivid colour palette extends to the 395 rooms, which also feature artworks revealing the rich cultural heritage of various local ethnic groups. Just a stone’s throw away is the bustling Bugis Street market.
5. Villa Samadhi Singapore
Indulge in the romance of colonial Singapore at Villa Samadhi. Launched in January this year, the new boutique hotel is housed in a 1920s garrison within verdant Labrador nature reserve. The immaculately restored building holds 20 rooms equipped with mod cons such as Bluetooth-enabled speakers and rain showers. Stretch out in generously sized four-poster beds, and sip afternoon tea and handcrafted cocktails at the charming Library.
6. JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach
Singapore’s first Philippe Starck-designed hotel is the focal point of a sprawling development incorporating four conservation buildings and two new tower blocks. The luxury hotel blends heritage with ultra-modern style, boasting 634 state-of-the-art rooms with quirky avant-garde touches. Two outdoor pools and two sky gardens allow guests to unwind over panoramic city views. There are lots to explore in the grounds too, with a variety of hip dining, retail and nightlife options across South Beach Avenue and South Beach Quarter.
– BY MANDY LIM BEITLER