Who doesn’t love a staycation? You feel like you’re on holiday, yet you don’t have to bother with booking flights and dealing with airports. Singaporeans love family staycations but couples love these romantic interludes even more as they allow a quick time out to refocus on each other. If you’re looking for a little pampering, or want to plan a quickie getaway with your loved one come Valentine’s Day, we’ve got just the hotels for you for a memorable staycay.
It’s located in the city, yet you’re close to historic areas and buildings including Fort Canning Park, the Central Fire Station and the Armenian Church, Singapore’s oldest Christian church. So, whether you like to discover more about the island’s heritage or revel in the buzz of the nearby Funan Mall or Raffles City, Grand Park City Hall in Singapore’s Civic District will amply satisfy.
Refurbished in late 2018, the 343-room hotel now includes new suites complemented with Crystal Club privileges. The Park Suite and Coleman Suite are penthouses with the former offering views of the Marina Bay Water Front and the latter, a panoramic view of the city skyline. With specially commissioned artworks reflecting local landmarks, the hotel celebrates the country’s past, yet stays ahead with innovative features such as the integrated Grand Park City Hall mobile app. Download it before you get to the hotel, and you’ll be able to seamlessly do your check-in online with a quick capture of a selfie. With the app, you’ll also have your room key in your phone, and it’s also the in-room electronic controller to manage the room’s lighting, TV and air-conditioning.
Grand Park City Hall is located at: 10 Coleman Street Grand Park City Hall, Singapore 179809. Visit www.parkhotelgroup.com for more information.
You enjoy life’s little luxuries, yet you care about the environment. You’ll love Grand Park City Hall’s Oasis Junior Suite, perfectly designed for that romantic getaway. The stylishly-decorated haven has a spacious bathroom with built-in steam bath and rejuvenating rain shower, but its piece de resistance has to be the alfresco mini garden with its own private jacuzzi. The room also has direct access to the hotel’s pool and gym.
While it takes care of you, the hotel also helps take care of Planet Earth. Grand Park City Hall was recently named the winner of the 2019 Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) Sustainable Awards – Climate Action category. The award recognises the hotel’s innovative use of technology and the adoption of sustainable practices, from it’s planning stages through its revamp. During the overhaul, the hotel retained 90 per cent of the existing structures to minimise construction waste; and to conserve energy, it has features such as thermal-motion sensors in rooms and an energy-efficient facade to minimise solar heat transmission.
Strategically located at the edge of Orchard Road, Mercure Singapore on Stevens, offer guests an integrated range of gastronomy, health, fitness and lifestyle options in the precinct close to the city’s best shopping and entertainment. Infused with local design and inspiration, Mercure Singapore on Stevens features a gourmet café, Fudebar, which serves serves superfoods such as salads, sandwiches and artisanal coffees while Winestone restaurant offers a wide range of signature wines from around the world and exotic Mediterranean food. Featuring intricate art pieces reminiscent of Singapore’s 1960s and 1970s, the hotel boasts 518 guest rooms with a 35-metre lap pool, infinity pool, 24-hour fitness centre and a tennis court.
Mercure Singapore on Stevens is located at: Orchard District, 28 Stevens Road, #01-02, Singapore 257878. Visit www.mercure.com for more information.
You both appreciate and enjoy the good things in life and are willing to invest in the best experiences. Mercure Singapore on Stevens offers stimulation on all levels, from its artsy vibes to a wide range of pampering amenities (be sure to hit the infinity pool!). The hotel is also conveniently located near Singapore’s prime shopping district so you can pop out for a bit of retail therapy if you feel like it. And when it comes to food at Mercure Singapore on Stevens, expect to be served the finest selection of gourmet fare with artisanal dishes and top-quality wines to match.
With Farrer Park MRT station right at its doorstep, One Farrer Hotel comprises of three distinct hotels – Urban Hotel, Loft Apartments and Skyline Hotel & Sky Villas. The Skyline Lounge offers five complimentary meals a day and guests can indulge in local and international cuisine from the hotel’s 24-hour restaurant and lounge, Escape Restaurant & Lounge. Other F&B offerings include Local Fresh Seasonal (LFS), which serves freshly produced dishes, and Owen Road Diner, a virtual restaurant that operates on an electronic in-room ordering system.
The hotel also features an Olympic-sized swimming pool, 24/7 Workout Gym, Reflexology Water Walk and Japanese-style Onsen Gardens situated in the award-winning Spa Retreat. The spa treatments at Spa Retreat bring a harmonious balance to both body and mind, and the complete experience offers a Total Lifestyle Environment for all hotel residents and patrons. The hotel also offers complimentary Farm Tours and Art Tours daily, available for booking at their Lifestyle Concierge.
One Farrer Hotel is located at: 1 Farrer Park Station Road Singapore 217562. Visit www.onefarrer.com for more information.
If both of you are into working out and keeping fit, there are lots to do here at One Farrer Hotel’s 24/7 gym and large Olympic-sized pool. After all that workout, rest and relax at the Spa Retreat together – go for a walk at the Reflexology Water Walk or soak in harmonious wellness at the Japanese-style Onsen Gardens. And if you both love massages, you will be in for a treat with their range of services, including a pampering couple’s massage.
The Quincy Hotel caters to the demands of both the busy business executive, as well as the discerning leisure traveller of today. From the moment guests step into the stylish lobby to taking a dip in the hotel’s colour-changing, LED-illuminated infinity pool, The Quincy is always re-defining the way guests experience their hotel stays. Guests get to enjoy the Quincy Benefits – All-Day light refreshments including buffet breakfast, complimentary in-room mini-bar, evening cocktails, unlimited Wi-Fi access and other facilities including 24-hour Gym, and steam and sauna rooms. The hotel is a 10-minute walk away from Orchard MRT Station and guests can spend the day shopping and enjoying the wide array of entertainment and dining options.
The Quincy Hotel is located at: 22 Mt Elizabeth, Singapore 228517. Visit www.stayfareast.com/en/hotels/the-quincy-hotel for more information.
Vibrant and cool, The Quincy Hotel provides a stay that is fun and exciting. Go for a dip together in the LED-illuminated infinity pool, then have a tipple at the chic bar. Hotel guests also get free entry to Zouk (only for the first 50 hotel guests upon presentation of the hotel’s keycard on Wednesday) so you can party the night away. Or you can choose to hit Orchard Road for some shopping and entertainment. Tired after all that? Visit the hotel’s steam and sauna rooms to recharge!
The Sultan is a 60-room shop house style boutique hotel, nestled right in the heart of culturally vibrant Kampong Glam. As the 2012 URA Architectural Heritage Award winner, the hotel’s signature Puteri Rooms are a wonderful introduction to the architectural heritage of Kampong Glam, with each room featuring a row of restored full-length floor to ceiling shutter windows, custom made king size boat bed and handmade Indonesian furnishings. Savour the goodness of home cooking at One Bowl Restaurant & Bar with their collection of Singapore favourites like signature melt in your mouth Char Siew, crunchy hand-rolled Ngoh Hiang, hearty Claypot Chicken Rice and fragrant Nasi Lemak. With almost all items priced below S$15, guests can enjoy their favourite food at affordable prices.
The Sultan is located at: 101 Jalan Sultan #01-01 Singapore 199002. Visit www.thesultan.com.sg
Heritage lovers will enjoy the old world charm of The Sultan. Love taking photos? There are many beautiful spots around the hotel where you can capture Instagram-worthy moments on camera or video – from the corridors and stairways to the charming room decor. And if both of you are foodies, you will also enjoy the indulgent spread at the hotel’s One Bowl Restaurant where you can tuck into a wide range of heritage food.