With Singapore finally easing travel restrictions (hallelujah!), we globetrotters are now busy planning a trip to the Lion City. Just the thoughts of aromatic Hainanese chicken rice, the grande Marina Bay Sands and the out-of-a-movie-scene Gardens by the Bay already make us thrilled with total excitement.
If you’re looking for places to stay, here’s a round-up of hotels that are currently on our radar and we think they should definitely be on yours.
For shopaholics, the new Hilton Singapore Orchard in the heart of Orchard Road should be your go-to. Recently opened this year, what was once the Mandarin Orchard Singapore has now turned into Hilton’s largest hotel in the Asia Pacific, with over 1,000 rooms. Its botanical-themed space exudes a calmness that will alleviate you from stress and even the pandemic blues.
Opened just recently in January 2022, voco Orchard Singapore is Southeast Asia’s first-ever voco hotel. The establishment is cladded in dark blue, yellow and white, with playful vibe and lively charm. There, foodies will enjoy gorging on a flavoursome feast at their in-house Italian restaurant, il Cielo, and taking delight in juicy cuts at the steakhouse, Opus Bar & Grill. For dessert devotees, you wouldn’t want to miss out on the toothsome goodies at D9 Cakery.
For those who wish to travel back in time, Duxton Reserve Singapore, Autograph Collection is a must-visit. The museum-like hotel tells stories of the old Singapore commingled by modern deluxe touches. The establishment is housed in former shophouses and it comes with exclusive 49 rooms and suites, with each of their own distinctive style designed by the New Zealand actress/interior designer, Anouska Hempel.
Opened its door in 2021, The Clan Hotel has been a popular choice for downtown/deluxe hotels in Singapore. Here’s where Singaporean heritage marries contemporary charm. The Clan makes an ideal spot to stay with its location just steps away from Chinatown, where you’ll find plenty of historic spots, as well as lifestyle hotspots, like bars and restaurants.