1. The South Beach
If you’re looking for an elaborate stay, the Philippe Starck designer hotel will not disappoint. Highlights include the Imaginative Social Spaces, the quirky LAUGH Bar, and the infinity pool with sofas and chairs in the water for non-swimmers to enjoy the view. For the beauty-obsessed peeps, you’re gonna love this: their Showcase Us Plus rooms features amenities from the luxury British fragrance house, Jo Malone. How fancy is that?
The South Beach
Address: 30 Beach Rd, S189763
Price: From S$442 per night
2. Hôtel Vagabond
From its massive gold elephant to the shiny bronze rhinoceros at the reception, the quirky Hotel Vagabond is a blend of luxury and the arts. Francophiles will love the Vagabond Salon (a modern take on the Parisian Salon) that is designed by renowned French designer, Jacques Garcia. His Parisian-chic style carries over to the gorgeous rooms, which are completed with framed pictures personally taken during the owner, Mr Garcha’s travels.
Address: 39 Syed Alwi Rd, S207630
Price: From S$209 per night
3. The Club Hotel
Head straight to Mr & Mrs Maxwell’s, the bar and lounge at The Club Hotel to check in. That’s right, the lobby is where the drinks are at, where the spot also happens to be a great brunch spot. Once you’re all settled in, you’ll want to plop yourself on the Queen Elizabeth II-approved, ‘Royal Warrant’-awarded beds, a bed fitting for this colonial-style hotel. End your day by enjoying the view from the rooftop bar and restaurant, Tiger’s Milk, with a menu that specialises in Peruvian cuisine.
The Club Hotel
Address: 28 Ann Siang Rd, 069708
Price:From S$268 per night
4. Hotel Jen Tanglin
Image credit: Hotel Jen Tanglin
Based on the imaginary persona of Jen, a professional hotelier, Hotel Jen Tanglin offers a cosy staycation spot at the end of Orchard’s shopping district. With Tumblr-ish quotes printed on its cushions and a lounge that looks more like a cafe than a hotel, Jen offers a charming and personal touch. This is also seen from its dabao (takeaway) box at the buffet, where you can help yourself to a little extra with the courtesy of Jen. They certainly know how to satisfy the auntie in us.
Hotel Jen Tanglin
Address: 1A Cuscaden Rd, 249716
Price: From $202 per night
5. Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa
The newly refurbished Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa provides another reason to visit the island. A staycation at this tropical resort means rooms with luxurious Lanvin toiletry, the world’s largest So SPA, Sunday champagne brunch at the resort’s buffet restaurant and occasional sightings of the island’s resident peacocks. How’s that for luxury?
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa
Address: 2 Bukit Manis Road Sentosa, Singapore 099891
Price: From S$354 per night
6. Hotel YAN
This industrial-chic hotel has a chill, cafe-like vibe that hipsters will die for. Built from a former industrial warehouse, Hotel YAN’s decor pays homage to the history of the neighbourhood, which used to be an industrial enclave. Another noteworthy design of the hotel’s interiors is the depiction of swallows. The logo is inspired by a swallow’s feather where you can find swallow motifs all around the hotel. For the keen observers, this will hardly be a surprise as you’ll notice that the hotel’s name “yan” translates to swallow in Chinese.
Address: 162 Tyrwhitt Rd, 207581
Price: From S$104 per night
7. Park Hotel Alexandra
Want to avoid the hustle and bustle of the city? Park Hotel Alexandra is the place to be. This is probably as close to having a retreat away from civilisation as you can get within Singapore. With everything from an infinity pool (with a bar too), a coffee joint and a roast buffet you’ll never need to step out of the hotel.
Park Hotel Alexandra
Address: 323 Alexandra Road, 159972
Price: From S$148 per night
8. ibis Styles Singapore On Macpherson
Located at the top level of Macpherson Mall, ibis Styles Singapore On Macpherson is a great spot for those looking for a quiet and affordable retreat. This hotel’s lobby is decked out in cheerful blue, red and yellow hues, with cosy rooms that feature equally bright colours. Apart from visiting the restaurant (which serves international cuisine), drop by its the outdoor pool and be surrounded by palm trees. The ambience is so relaxing you may just feel like you’re in the middle of a resort stay.
ibis Styles Singapore On Macpherson
Address: 401 Macpherson Road Corner of MacPherson & Aljunied Rd, S368215
Contact: 6622 6000
Price: From S$99 per night
9. Oasia Hotel Downtown
Image credit: Oasia Hotel Downtown
With natural foliage and sleek modern designs, Oasia Hotel Downtown is basically a tropical skyscraper. Designed with sustainability and wellness in mind, a weekend getaway at this hotel even includes a complimentary yoga session on Sundays. Other highlights include its infinity pool and a jacuzzi that are situated 20 storeys above ground. Also, take the time to indulge in the food at The Marmalade Pantry’s third bistro outlet. With fresh air, relaxing chill-out spots and good food, this is the place to go for a healing stay.
Oasia Hotel Downtown
Address: 100 Peck Seah St, 079333
Price from S$240 per night
Parisian-inspired stays, tropical retreats and more, there’s definitely no lack of new hotels to book a staycation this year. So if you’re too caught up with work for an overseas trip, a staycation is probably the next best thing for a quick getaway.
(Header image credit: original images (in clockwise direction) by Hotel Jen Tanglin, Sofitel Singapore Resort & Spa, tnp.sg, & Hotel Vagabond, edited by author.)
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