Get Lost and Find The Real Singapore
This is the title of a fresh report on Singapore. Features Editor Dr Ian Cocks is on his way to Singapore, staying at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, so look forward to his findings in the New Year.
In the meantime, here is a list of some of the new hotels that opened since 2012
What’s new in Singapore
W Hotel Singapore
For a super stylish island escape, the W Hotel Singapore offers a chic, fashionable and luxurious place to rest your head. Situated on Sentosa Cove just off the southern tip of Singapore, this hotel is located close to beach bars, vibrant restaurants, indulgent spas, and tempting attractions, such as Universal Studios.
Naumi Liora Hotel at Keong Saik Road
With 79 beautifully designed rooms, Naumi Liora is a radiant landmark in the heart of colourful Chinatown, within minutes from the Central Business District, a plethora of speciality shops, watering holes and award-wining restaurants. Immerse yourself in a warm sanctuary of style and contemporary design philosophy amidst elements of heritage chic.
Parkroyal on Pickering
The Parkroyal on Pickering is an iconic hotel landmark, with its stunning hotel-in-a-garden concept that incorporates energy saving features throughout the building. The 367-room hotel is nestled in the Central Business District, yet is also a short distance from waterfront dining and entertainment options along the Singapore River, including vibrant nightlife hotspots of Clarke Quay and Boat Quay.
Ramada Singapore at Zhongshan Park
The Ramada Singapore at Zhongshan Park is a four-star international chain hotel in the Novena area. 384 well-appointed guest rooms have a contemporary elegance designed to satisfy and delight both business and leisure travellers alike. The hotel adjoins a two-level retail mall with cosy eateries, shops and a supermarket, and just a stone's throw away is the Novena MRT station for easy access to the rest of the city.
A mid-scale 10-storey hotel that boasts modern architecture and design, Dorsett Singapore is cladded with a full glass building façade to present a landmark that seeks to harmonise with the heritage backdrop of its Chinatown precinct locale. With a welcoming interior of warmth and elegance, the property distinguishes itself well from its surroundings - the traditional Chinese quarter of town with its nostalgic sights of gazetted shop houses and local coffee shops.
Pan Pacific Beach Road
Situated in the vibrant enclave of Beach Road and Arab Street, the Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Beach Road offers residents a launch pad from where they can play, shop and dine in style, or explore a few local sights that are just a stone's throw away. The hotel features 180 suites furnished in a sleek and contemporary style and offers premium facilities and quality service for guests choosing both short and long stays.
Holiday Inn Express Orchard
Located in the heart of the country's vibrant shopping district and entertainment hub, Orchard Road, this 221-room hotel is within easy walking distance of popular shopping malls such as ION Orchard and Ngee Ann City, with convenient access to great restaurants, bars and entertainment options. Both Somerset and Orchard MRT Stations are just -minutes from your door, providing easy access to the CBD and the rest of Singapore.
Village Hotel Katong
Village Katong is one of the few hotels located in the eastern part of Singapore and is just a 15-minute drive from Changi Airport, while the Central Business District and the Orchard Road shopping belt is easily reached within 20 minutes. An ideal choice for those wanting to be closer to the Peranakan Katong district.
Elevate your senses in the new Westin Singapore's rejuvenating urban sanctuary overlooking vibrant Marina Bay. The hotels refreshing ambience, innovative programs and thoughtful amenities help provide a stay that leaves you feeling better than when you arrived. The hotel offers 301 guest rooms and suites, which are restorative sanctuaries above the city.
The Amoy Singapore
The Amoy is the latest boutique addition to Far East Hospitality, the largest hotels and serviced residences operator in Singapore. Centrally located within Far East Square, a heritage conservation project in the heart of the Central Business District with a vibrant mix of eateries and retail shops, the exclusive 37-room hotel will bring you back to an era that is both historically and culturally rich and diverse.