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Swissôtel The Stamford | Singapore
Year opened: 1986. Architecture: I.M. Pei. When in opened as the Westin Stamford it was the world's tallest hotel, rising to a height of 226 metres (741 ft), and held that title until 1997 when the Baiyoke Tower II was completed in Bangkok. It has 1,252 rooms and suites. In 2002 it became a Swissôtel.
Hilton Singapore Orchard
Hotel opened: 1971 & 1973.Originally the Mandarin Hotel, it is to rebrand January 2022 to Hilton. That same month, the nearby original Hilton Singapore will be renamed voco Orchard Singapore.
Maxwell Reserve Singapore
The DNA: Murray Terrace, a century-old British Colonial building on the south side of Singapore's Chinatown, is the venue for Maxwell Reserve. Rather than reconstruct its original interiors, designer Jacques Garcia crafted an interior style that’s true to its European inspiration and perfectly tailored to the present day.
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
With stately Doric columns, cornices and coffered ceilings, the iconic Fullerton Hotel stands like a mighty fortress against a shining cityscape at the mouth of the Singapore River. High-ceiling suites, Italian marble floors and a lobby museum meld ultra luxury with the building’s revered history, a 1928 edifice housing the General Post Office, a social club and government departments.
The Duxton Reserve Singapore
The sexy The Duxton Reserve is located in Singapore‘s historic Tanjong Pagar area, amidst shopping and eating venues. The hotel was originally a row of traditional shophouses re-designed by Anouska Hempel to blend the shophouse aesthetic with the comfort of a hotel. The hotel clearly bears Hempel’s signature style with yellow, gold and black design elements, including oversized Chinese fans as wall art.
Lloyd's Inn | Singapore
Lloyd’s Inn is a stylish boutique hotel with minimalist interiors of raw concrete, which juxtapose nicely with the verdant lawns, trees and shrubs outside. The hotel offers a garden deck and mosaic-tiled dipping pool. Located off Singapore’s Killiney Road in a quiet residential area, Lloyd’s Inn is a short 10-minute walk to the shopping and entertainment district of Orchard Road.
PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering, Singapore
The DNA: PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering is a large luxury hotel, located opposite Hong Lim Park in Singapore‘s business district, a few minutes’ walk to Chinatown and Raffles Place. Despite its busy location, the hotel is an oasis of calm partly to the four-storey, 15,000m2 sky garden.
Hotel Mono | Singapore
Built out of six remodeled historical shop houses, Hotel Mono is an all black and white (and a shade of gray) design boutique hotel located in Singapore's Chinatown. A minimalist's dream.
Wanderlust | Singapore
Retaining only the name of the original property, the new Wanderlust has undergone a complete transformation, merging old-world charm with essential modern-day comforts. It is housed in an elegant 1920’s building -once a school – and located in Little India, one of Singapore’s most vibrant neighbourhoods.
JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach
Housed in a mega retail, office, hotel and residential complex, JW Marriott Singapore South Beach, formerly known as The South Beach, offers 634 rooms and suites in a pair of shimmering glass and steel towers, with architecture by Foster + Partners as well as Aedas, and interior design by Philippe Starck.
Raffles Hotel Singapore
This is the original grande dame, the Queen Mother of all luxury hotels in Singapore. In 2017, at the age of 130, she closed for a major restoration and reopened late 2018. There are three new classes of suites with redesigned interiors (Residence Suites, Promenade Suites, and Studio Suites), and an expanded Writers Bar. The famed Long Bar is the home of the Singapore Sling, a sticky sweet cocktail you have to try at least once as a rite of passage.
lyf Funan Singapore
The Ascott has opened lyf Funan Singapore, the largest co-living property in south-east Asia. It is also the first property under Ascott’s new ‘lyf’ brand, which the company says is “managed by millennials for the millennials and millennial-minded”. The nine-storey co-living property spans about 11,250m2 (121,000 square feet) in gross floor area, housing 412 rooms across 279 apartments catering to both short and long stays.
Hotel Soloha | Singapore
Located in the heart of Singapore, on the outskirts of bustling Chinatown, sits Hotel Soloha – a vibrant, new boutique hotel. The Soloha concept has been described by the hotel as “a call to the life-adventurers roaming in the urban jungle” who wish to “discover that sense of solace and aloha.” Design firm, Avalon Collective, worked alongside architect, ASOLIDPLAN, to deliver bold interiors and artisanal furnishings, featuring tropical-inspired artwork by local creatives.
Hotel Fort Canning | Singapore
You have to pass through the Fort Canning Park to get to the hotel—quite an impressive journey. The hotel is in a black-and-white colonial building, a heritage setting updated with mid-century modern furnishings from the likes of Poltrona Frau. A Studio Suite came with a big balcony and an even bigger open bathtub right next to the bed. (Talk about suggestive!) You don't just get a comfortable stay for your money here—you're also supporting a hotel that's big on sustainability and eco practices.
M Social Singapore
The aliens have landed in Robertson Quay. This new hotel by Philippe Starck—king of boutique hotels in the '90s—brings his signature style, now aimed at tech-savvy millennials. The glass-covered building feels as futuristic inside as it appears outside, with red LED screens and gleaming silver high stools and tables. The breakfast restaurant has a robot that will cook your eggs.