From the sunny beaches of Bali to the delicious food of Bangkok, we’re plenty spoilt when it comes to first rate holiday destinations in the region. That said, there’s no shame staying in Singapore for the festive season: we’re cheerier than usual, there’s creative festive food and drink everywhere, and not to mention world-class hotels offering great deals for well-deserved R&R time. From a colonial-inspired retreat to modern rooms with cutting edge technology, we’ve got six places for you to spend the year-end in.
Grand Park Orchard
An oasis in the ever-bustling shopping district of Singapore, the Grand Park Orchard is every city lover’s dream destination. One of Asia’s leading Design Hotels and a short stroll from Singapore’s iconic malls such as ION Orchard, Ngee Ann City, and Paragon, rest your feet and replenish in style and comfort in the luxuriously appointed rooms. Guests can also look forward to exciting on-site dining options like Mitzo, a modern and award-winning Cantonese restaurant with a bespoke cocktail programme and we daresay the best char siew on Orchard Road, and Bar Canary, a laid-back alfresco rooftop bar twinkling with fairy lights, perfect for a tipple or two.
Year-End Special Promotions: Book directly via their website and enjoy up to 35% off Best Available Rates when you plan and book early, free dining credits redeemable during all meal periods, and free cancellation policy.
Grand Park Orchard is located at 270 Orchard Road, Singapore 238857, p.+65 6603 8888.
Swissôtel The Stamford
Located at the exciting heart of Singapore, Swissôtel The Stamford‘s focus on revitalisation makes it an ideal city getaway, especially after their multi-million dollar renovation. Designed with the philosophy of elevating general well-being and quality of life, their new Swissôtel Vitality Rooms feature circadian lighting technology that changes to suit each guest’s unique mood and lifestyle, a yoga station, and a wellness wall with a cable pull, water pull, and wall bars. Oh, did we mention there are only six of these spacious Vitality rooms? And you’re guaranteed a great view since they’re situated across floors 43 to 48. Read our review here.
Year-End Special Promotion: New Year Celebration packages from 30 December 2018 to 1 January 2019 start from S$1,700++ per room for 2 nights in Swiss Harbour View Room, inclusive of a complimentary breakfast for two
Swissôtel The Stamford is located at 2 Stamford Road, Singapore 178882, p.+65 6339 6633
Naumi Hotel is a breath of fresh air, where you can truly unwind amidst an environment of lush and artful design, including original furniture pieces by the likes of B&B Italia and Tom Dixon. Their hospitality also goes beyond the expected, from built in sound-proofed rooms by a Parisian acoustic expert to an extensive range of amenities provided – such as hair straighteners, yoga mats, and bath products by Australian superfood skincare brand SOAK. Guests will enjoy their delicious Indian cuisine at their restaurant, Table by Rang Mahal, which also offers beauty shots – think collagen and protein shakes – at breakfast!
Year-End Special Promotion: Naumi Escapade Package includes breakfast for 2, complimentary room upgrade (subject to availability), $10 dining credits at Table Restaurant and Bar, $30 Grab transport credits, $100 Reebonz shopping voucher, and complimentary Naumi Cheers Hour – free flow of house pour wine and beer from 6pm-7pm daily.
Naumi Hotel – Singapore at 41 Seah Street, Singapore 188396, p.+65 6403 6000.
Pamper yourself with a quiet getaway in the quaint Villa Samadhi, a converted garrison barracks built in the 1920s. Its close proximity to Labrador Nature Reserve combined with the colonial architecture and antique interior design takes one far from the hectic urban scares in Singapore. An advocate of sustainability, guests can also expect plenty of natural materials in the furnishings and even ceramic dispensers in a bid to reduce the use of plastic their guest rooms. What makes Villa Samadhi even more special is their turn-down service, which comes with a small decanter of port, local snacks like kacang puteh, and dark chocolate.
Year-End Special Promotions: Time for Two, available now till 30 December 2018, is a two-night package including breakfast in bed, chocolate fondue with strawberries, authentic Thai & Shan dinner for two at Tamarind Hill, and evening cocktails at the Chandelier Bar.
Villa Samadhi is located at 20 Labrador Villa Road, Singapore 119193, p.+65 6274 5674.
Gain a fresh perspective of Singapore in a staycation with Andaz Singapore. Ideally located in the middle of Singapore’s cultural hubs; Kampong Glam, Bras Basah Bugis, and Little India, take time to truly immerse yourself in local heritage sites. Their iconic sleek honeycomb exterior and warm russet and mustard interiors were designed by architect Andre Fu, all of which are sure to spark off a sense of discovery and inspiration within you. A myriad of dining options is also available, from Alley on 25, a street-dining experience on the 25th level of Andaz Singapore. Or dine on Level 38, 665°F, a premium steakhouse specialising in halal-certified prime cuts and sustainable seafood cooked up by Chef Josephine Loke.
Year-End Special Promotions: World of Hyatt members can enjoy 10% off participating hotels with up to 15% off with Member Rate Advance Purchase. Not a World of Hyatt member? Simply sign up when booking online.
Andaz Singapore is located at 5 Fraser Street, Singapore 189352, p.+65 6408 1234.
The Vagabond Club
The beautiful Art Deco style of The Vagabond Club makes it hard to believe you didn’t leave the country. Enjoy a relaxing getaway with their rich velvet interiors, each room a unique Parisian-chic style design by Jacques Garcia. Or take to the outdoors and explore the bustling and colourful streets of Little India and Kampong Glam. Grab a nightcap in the dark hardwood interior of their Executive Lounge, which offers a wide spread of complimentary hors-d’oeuvres paired with fine wines and robust liquors. The Vagabond Club is indeed a place to have a delightful staycation.
Year-End Special Promotions: Luxe-Perience Stay Package offers discounted accommodations, complimentary LUXE City Guide, 20% off dining at The Salon, and 10% off Vice & Nice Tour.
The Vagabond Club is located at 39 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore 207630, p. +65 6291 6677.
Top image: Naumi Hotels – Singapore