If you’ve spent 2021 exhausting your list of hotels for a relaxing staycay, you’ll be glad to know there are new spots to check in to in the new year. Not only are there a slew of up-and-coming properties, but several hotels that were formerly SHN-Dedicated Facilities (SDF) have also reopened their doors to welcome staycation-goers.
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After an extensive revamp, the former Mandarin Orchard will open its doors as the luxurious new Hilton Orchard Singapore come 2022.
Billed the largest hotel in Singapore, the new Hilton flagship boasts 1,080 refurbished rooms and suites across two towers with elegant botanical-inspired interiors as well as refreshed event spaces. There’ll also be two 24-hour fitness centres, an outdoor pool, a new Executive lounge, as well as a direct connection to the Mandarin Gallery shopping mall.
Dining-wise, apart from the award-winning Chatterbox and fine-dining restaurant Shisen Hanten, guests can look forward to three new dining concepts — Estate, an all-day dining buffet restaurant with elevated modern-Asian cuisine, as well as famed Italian resto Osteria Mozza and the Ginger Lily lobby lounge and bar.
It’s now open for reservations for stays from April 1, 2022.
Hilton Orchard Singapore is at 333 Orchard Road Singapore, Singapore 238867.
If you’re looking to unwind amidst lush serenity, pack your bags for Raffles Sentosa Resort & Spa, which is set to make its debut in 2022.
The first villa-only resort in the country, it houses 62 villas set in over 100,000 sq m of lush landscaping, and you’ll be treated to vistas of the South China Sea. Take your pick from the 260 sqm one-bedroom villas to the 450 sqm four-bedroom villa that’s ideal for a family escapade. All come with their own exclusive pool and terrace so you can relax in privacy and comfort.
Facilities will include a bar, restaurants, a fitness centre, an event room, and two meeting rooms.
Raffles Sentosa Resort & Spa is at 2 Bukit Manis Road, Sentosa, Singapore 099891. Visit its website for more information.
Boutique hotel brand Edition will be putting its stamp on our island with the new The Singapore Edition that will occupy the site of the former Boulevard Hotel in Orchard. Envisioned by American hotelier Ian Schrager and Marriott International, the eight-storey building will house 190 sophisticated rooms and is set to open in 2022.
Visit Edition Hotels’ website for more information.
Occupying what was once the Grand Park Orchard is the new Pullman Singapore Orchard, which is slated to open in early 2022. Part of the Accor Group, the Pullman brand has some 140 hotels globally, and this marks its first property in Singapore.
Currently undergoing a revamp, the hotel will be outfitted with 308 rooms that will be stylishly refreshed with the contemporary aesthetic of Pullman’s properties. And you can also expect in-hotel amenities like an outdoor pool and bar, F&B spots as well as a fitness club.
Located on the busy Orchard shopping strip, it’s just steps away from malls like Takashimaya and Paragon, as well as the flagship Apple store.
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Previously housing those on SHN, Conrad Centennial Singapore, nestled next to Millennia Walk, is now welcoming staycation-going guests with an array of hotel promos.
For those after a gastronomic affair, check out the Foodie Staycation that comes with a red packet with a $100 dining credit that you can use at any of its restaurants – like the award-winning Golden Peony or buffet line Oscar’s – and lounge. Or amp up the luxury with the spacious Two Bedroom Family Suite. You’ll get privacy from the kids with a hallway that connects a Centennial Suite and an Executive Room.
Conrad Centennial Singapore is at 2 Temasek Blvd, Singapore 038982. Visit its website for reservations or more information.
We’re starting to see the iconic hexagonal windows of The Ritz-Carlton, Millennia Singapore’s rooms on our Instagram feeds again — the hotel started accepting leisure bookings two weeks ago.
The kids will love the themed packages on offer, like the Ritz Kids Night Safari, which is outfitted with a sleeping tent as well as kids’ amenities including an edible gift and an activity sheet. And if your child’s birthday falls within the duration of the stay, they’ll get a birthday cake, too.
The Ritz-Carlton, Millennia Singapore is at 7 Raffles Avenue Singapore, Singapore 039799. Visit its website for bookings or more information.
Since Dec 7, luxury hotel JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach has resumed leisure stays — check in to its array of rooms, from Deluxe rooms to premier rooms with views of Marina Bay, or the luxurious suites with access to the Executive lounge. For families, there’s the Premier Family guest room with a king-sized bed and a sofa bed for the kiddos. Don’t miss out on a dip in the pool at Flow18 Sky Garden, with amazing views of the cityscape.
If a two-night getaway is on the cards, the Better Two-gether package is for you, which offers a weekday two-night stay at exclusive rates, together with daily breakfast for two at buffet restaurant Beach Road Kitchen.
JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach is at 30 Beach Road, Singapore 189763. Visit its website to book or for more information.
Located at Marina Bay, luxury five-star hotel The Westin Singapore officially opened its rooms for stays on Dec 17, 2021. If you’ve got young ones in tow, check out the Westin Family Package that gets the kids a welcome amenity as well as includes a Westin Family Travel Journal and a local activity guide. It also comes with breakfast for two adults and up to two kids.
Up to two children below 12 years old can also eat free from the kids’ menu when accompanied by a paying adult at Cook & Brew.
The Westin Singapore is at 12 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 2, Singapore 018961. Visit its website for reservations or more information.
This article was first published in The Singapore Women’s Weekly.