As the year comes to a close, it’s time to take a break from the long hours…and to recharge for 2018. Can’t take too much time off work or ticket prices too inflated for you by now? Instead of retreating overseas to beachside resorts in Bali or heritage hotels in Luang Prabang, try a place closer to home – a well-packaged staycation can work as many wonders. Here are our picks, along with some of the best deals for the season.
The Westin Singapore
Home of the highest hotel lobby in Singapore, The Westin Singapore overlooks Marina Bay and the bustling Central Business District, and is offering two packages perfect for a quick end-of-year holiday. First, book early to enjoy a number of privileges this festive season – savings of up to 15%, complimentary access to Heavenly Spa by Westin and extended breakfast hours at Daily Treats until 3 pm on weekends. Those looking for an indulgent weekend can book a room with access to the Westin Executive Club Lounge, where a champagne buffet breakfast is available during the weekend, alongside all-day beverage service, with evening cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Plus, enjoy $50++ off the best available rate. See the full Westin experience in our review here.
Swissôtel The Stamford
An iconic part of the Singapore skyline since its opening, a revisit to Swissôtel The Stamford is not to be missed, as the hotel just launched its brand new Premier Rooms and Premier Harbour View Rooms this October. With new life breathed into the rooms by award-winning interior design agency Wilson Associates, they now exude a rustic ambience of teak wood and hand-crafted stone wall accents reminiscent of the Swiss Alps. A wide array of modern amenities awaits with all the necessities for the modern traveller as well as some extra perks – a 55” IPTV for entertainment, high-tech smart room features for functional luxury and a Nespresso machine to right your daily coffee dose, for starters. Did we also mention that they are having an introductory offer, which includes 15% off daily room rate, complimentary breakfast for two at Café Swiss and 25% off selected restaurants and bars across their 15 dining options? Check out our full Swissôtel The Stamord review here.
Nestled within the idyllic Sentosa Cove, with some of the best dining spots in Sentosa such as SKIRT and the offerings at Quayside Isle in its proximity, W Singapore truly transports you out of the concrete jungle. If taking the kids are not optional, the Stay for Fun package (from $430++, minimum two nights) is perfect for families with young children, as it comes with tickets to any one of Sentosa’s many attractions like Adventure Cove Waterpark, Kidzania Singapore, MegaZip, and Universal Studios Singapore. Those looking for peace and quiet can opt to Re(Treat) Yourself, where W Singapore’s AWAY Spa treatments come to the fore. Starting from starting from $550++ a night with a minimum of two nights, choose between personal training and a 60-minute massage or aqua fitness and a 60-minute massage on their Detox Done Right programme. All books are entitled to daily breakfast at The Kitchen Table.
W Singapore is located at 21 Ocean Way, Singapore 098374, p. +65 1800 325 2525. The Stay for Fun package is available now. The Re(Treat) Yourself package is valid from Sunday to Friday and for stays through December 31, 2018. For more deals and reservations, visit their website here.
Want to enjoy what weekends you have left to the fullest? Look no further than Capella Singapore’s Weekender package, which gives you 50% off your Friday night stay when you book at the Best Available Rate for Saturday. Start your Friday evening at Bob’s Bar‘s Havana Nights with handcrafted cocktails and tapas for two and your weekend fresh wth quality breakfast at The Knolls. Those on the hunt for a special Christmas or New Year stay will find special packages that include Christmas Day Brunch and $100 resort credit, as well as New Year’s Eve at The Knolls and admission to the Countdown Party at Bob’s Bar.
Capella Singapore is located at 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098297, p. +65 6377 8888 (enquires)/+65 6591 5000 (reservations). The Weekender package is available now. For more deals, visit their website here.
You don’t have to travel too far off the city to experience another side of Singapore. Located in the heart of Bras Basah and Bugis, InterContinental Singapore is another alternative for the weekends. Check through the Weekend Special to enjoy up to 20% off the Best Flexible Rate, with a package with various perks including daily buffet breakfast for two at Ash & Elm, 20% off 3-tier afternoon tea sets from The Lobby Lounge, and complimentary parking. If staying in the entire time is not your cup of tea, they conduct a Heritage Trail every Saturday, 4pm-6pm, that explores the history and culture of the Bras Bash-Bugis Precinct. You’ll also find places of interests such as the Singapore Art Museum and Kampong Glam neighbourhood within 10 minutes of the hotel, so pack your best walking shoes too!
Top image: Westin Singapore