Splash Out On A Singapore Staycation
Thanks to its location as an air transit hub and its hosting of events of global interest like the F1 and International Champions Cup, Singapore is thronged with tourists all over the world.
And that’s why we have a truckload of hotel rooms here. In fact, we had 63,850 rooms in 413 hotels as of Dec last year, according to figures from the Singapore Tourism Board — meaning that doesn’t even include the new hotels that are opening/have opened this year.
But others are for the obscenely rich, who see nothing wrong in splashing out a sum that’s the equivalent of a few months’ salary for ordinary Singaporeans just to stay in an exceedingly luxurious room that makes one feel like royalty.
For the rest of us, we can only dream of such a lifestyle — and to help us dream, MustShareNews called several top luxury hotels in Singapore to find out what are 8 of the most expensive hotel rooms available.
8. Presidential Suite — Four Seasons Hotel ($8,000/night)
The Four Seasons Hotel is located at Orchard Boulevard, meaning guests are near the shopping street of Orchard Road, yet comfortably nestled in an enclave so they’re not exposed to the noise that comes from the hustle and bustle of tourists.
The opulent Presidential Suite comes with 1 king bed and 2 twin beds, and with its wood panelling, is a picture of old-world charm. Imagine yourself in a stately manor, surrounded by antiques from around the world, playing a game of chess while planning your next exploration:
Its 2 stone marble bathrooms ensure that you won’t have to fight for the loo with your staycation companions.
All this for just $8,000 a night.
7. Shangri-La Suite — Shangri-La Hotel ($8,600/night)
The Shangri-La Suite is located on the 17th floor of the Shangri-La Hotel’s Valley Wing, which is dedicated to the hotel’s most luxurious abodes and surrounded by lush tropical greenery that promises privacy, peace and quiet. It’s also where luminaries like former US president Barack Obama stayed when in Singapore.
Don’t want to mix with plebians? The Shangri-La Suite is served by a private entrance and elevator, so you can get to the 348 sq m room immediately without the hassle of waiting for strangers.
The 2-bedroom suite also has a butler service for those who just too lazy to even leave the room — with such luxury, we understand why you wouldn’t.
Its huge bathroom is bigger than a hotel room at a boutique hotel, and even has a shower with a view:
The personalised bathrobes and pillowcases will ensure a good night rest on its expensive sheets.
And there’s even a private workout area so strangers won’t see your unglam sweaty look at a public gym.
6. Presidential Suite — Grand Hyatt ($8,910/night)
Since the Grand Hyatt is right on Scotts Road, you would expect to pay some serious cash to stay just next door to Far East Plaza and just a hop, skip and jump from Orchard MRT station.
The hotel’s 252 sq m Presidential Suite boasts a contemporary look with all-day refreshments and free-flow evening cocktails. It also comes with a Bang & Olufsen entertainment system and 2 flat-screen TV sets.
Its bedrooms have plush goose down pillows for a good night’s rest.
And check the swanky bathroom with a walk-in dressing area, whirlpool and exclusive June Jacobs bathroom amenities.
5. Colonial Manor — Capella Hotel ($10,000/night)
If you don’t think a holiday is really a holiday until you go “overseas”, head to Sentosa for a staycation in a hotel with a 30-acre compound that brings back memories of Singapore’s colonial past — the Capella Hotel.
The best room in the hotel isn’t even a room — it’s a manor, and it’s huge. The colossal 436 sq m Colonial Manor will make you feel like a high-ranking British officer in 1900.
Just for a sense of perspective, a standard 4-room HDB flat is 969 sq ft, or 90 sq m — about one-fifth the size of one of Capella Hotel’s 2 Colonial Manors.
Just take a look at the outside — doesn’t it look like a more posh version of 38 Oxley Road?
It even has a private pool.
There are airy-looking floor-length glass windows to give the make the spacious rooms look bigger still — but of course, the interiors are fully air-conditioned.
And check out the long, long couch in the family room that will be able to fit your brood:
The 3 bedrooms look stately and are the perfect throwback to English design with oriental elements.
And the bathrooms are simple and elegant:
4. Presidential Suite — The St. Regis ($11,690/night)
The St Regis opened on the “quieter” side of Orchard Road in 2008, and it’s quickly gained a reputation for its excellent service and quality.
The St Regis’ Presidential Suite doesn’t believe in understatement — instead it goes all-out-luxury in its decor, with details like chandeliers, velvet pillows, ceiling etchings and
The bedrooms are no slouch either — a chandelier in a four-poster bed?!
If all that isn’t enough, just check out the view from its balcony, where guests can gaze not only at the Singapore skyline, but renowned artworks:
Check out his 360-degree view that a website made of its living room:
3. Extreme Wow Suite — W Singapore ($13,000/night)
Perhaps you’re not into old-school luxury, and fluffy pillows, carpeting and wood panelling do nothing for you — You’d prefer to get a suite so you can party the night away with your friends.
In that case, we recommend the W Singapore, situated in Sentosa Cove, for a suite experience that’s out of the ordinary.
The top room at this hotel isn’t called the “Presidential Suite” or some other boring name like that. It’s called the Extreme Wow Suite, and we think that’s because “wow” would be the first thing you say upon entering the suite and seeing this psychedelic sight:
This snazzy space has something that we think few other suites in Singapore have — its very own DJ spinning booth.
It also has a fully stocked minibar pantry – all the ingredients needed for a wild party.
When you need a break, rest at the ’80s-themed bedroom with a mirrored wall:
And soak in the cool circle-shaped bathtub that can, ahem, fit more than one:
And the next morning, relieve your party hangover by gazing out at the balcony view:
2. The Ritz Suite — The Ritz-Carlton Millenia ($13,300/night)
The Ritz-Carlton Millenia, Singapore boasts a stunning view of Marina Bay, so a room during National Day and New Year’s Even will net you an unparalleled view of the fireworks.
It’s also notable as the hotel that Chelsea Football Club stayed in when they were in Singapore last month for the International Champions Cup.
The hotel’s Ritz Suite takes full advantage of the panoramic views with picture windows filling one side of the room:
And how many dining rooms in town comes with a telescope that allows you to peer into Marina Bay?
As though the picture windows aren’t enough, there’s also a gigantic 79-inch LCD TV screen in the suite’s entertainment room:
The view continues even when you’re relaxing in the bathtub:
Check out this video from Today that takes you on a walkthrough of the suite:
1. Chairman Suite — Marina Bay Sands ($17,000/night)
The Marina Bay Sands needs no introduction. Since it was built in 2010, it has become an icon of Singapore, with tourists coming from far and wide to take Instagram-worthy photos of it.
And as befits arguably the most famous hotel in Singapore, its Chairman Suite is also the most expensive — it costs a cool $17,000 per night.
To put that into perspective, the 2016 median gross monthly income in Singapore was $4,056, meaning booking the suite for one night costs more than 4 times an average Singaporeans’ salary.
And from the photos of the suite, it may be worth every penny. That’s a grand piano in its living room for occupants to tinkle the ivories in the free time, or perhaps hire Richard Clayderman to play them for you?
We’re not sure why the suite is named the Chairman Suite — judging from its slightly chinois decor, would it be referring to Chairman Mao?
And its bathroom-with-a-view looks big enough for the whole floor to use:
And of course, not to mention the spectacular view of Singapore that plebians have to pay for when they visit the Skypark.
Take note though — when you’re a guest at MBS you have to leave your room punctually at check-out time and you may have trouble using the famous infinity pool after that, as one guest found out during her stay.
Brag About It
If you’re lucky enough to spend even one night at the abovementioned suites, you may be one of the rich kids of Instagram.
So spread the love around — invite as many friends and relatives as you can to enjoy the experience.
You’ll enjoy love from them as only money can buy, and gain bragging rights too.
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