If you are in Singapore, whether on business or on holiday, we have some great news for you: this jewel of an island hosts many of the world's most luxurious hotels. Regardless of your budget, you can easily find accommodation that will be infused with typical Singaporean good taste and hospitality. Here are three of our favourites.
The Forest by Wangz
Do you want nothing but the best during your Singapore stay? Then this famous boutique hotel will be the one for you. Ultra sophisticated, chic and cutting edge in its design, The Forest finds its home in the island's most exclusive neighbourhood. The rooms are incredibly plush and luxuriant, while the facilities, which include an infinity pool, a serene rooftop deck and a highly impressive fitness centre, will satisfy even the pickiest of tourists. For the traveller who just wants a moment of solace, The Forest offers a lush, green oasis upon its grounds – perfect if you need to recharge the batteries during a hectic business trip.
If you want a truly authentic Singapore experience during your visit, then Amoy should be your top choice. Located in Far East Square, it draws its inspiration from that area's tradition of shophouses that dates back nearly two centuries. This is where tradition and modernity collide, showing off much of the best of what the island has to offer. That, along with friendly staff, a free pickup service, great food and a central location all make this a standout hotel.
The Ritz Carlton Millenia
Few hotels offer the stunning view available from the best rooms in the Ritz Carlton. From its incredible location on Raffles Avenue, guests can see right across the bay, making it both a luxurious and romantic place to stay. Yet there is plenty of other things to recommend this swanky palace: one of the best breakfast buffets in the city, gorgeous design, a very relaxing spa and lots of activities for children are also on offer when you stay at the Ritz Carlton.
A superb five star hotel located conveniently on Orchard Boulevard, the Four Seasons gives every visitor more than their money's worth. Very plush and very tasteful, it oozes comfort and class at all times. The startling décor mixes the very best traditional Singaporean art and design with cutting edge modern concepts. The One Ninety restaurant is well worth a visit, while the award winning spa offers the tired traveller a whole world of relaxation and pampering.
An immaculately designed, beautifully presented little gem, located on plush Raffles Avenue, the Mandarin offers true serenity and peace for the tourist who just wants to get away from it all. Typically, its rooms offer guests a soaring view of the cityscape, where greenery and cutting edge architecture work together in aesthetic harmony. The interiors are very comfortable too. Three eateries are available in-house: the superb Italian restaurant Dolce Vita, the excellent Cantonese place Cherry Garden and the Melt World Café. All of that, along with Spa Suites and a huge fitness centre, means the Mandarin hotel offers visitors a package that is hard to match.