Leisure international travel might not be allowed yet for Singaporeans, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make the most out of our current situation. If you’re looking for a way to destress and escape the confines of your home, why not try a staycation or two? With tons of different hotels to try all over the island, there’s definitely one that will suit your vibe. And the best part of packing for a staycation? The outfits! Now’s the chance to put your holiday wardrobe to good use as you unwind in a stylish hotel.
And if you’re spoilt for choice and unsure of where to go or what to pack, here’s our handy staycation guide on the perfect look for each hotel.
When it comes to style, you’re a no-frills sort of person. But that doesn’t mean your sense of fashion is boring. You just prefer simple and classic pieces with just the right amount of design detail that will keep your wardrobe interesting. Besides, keeping a wardrobe in a neutral colour palette ensures that it will be easy to find stuff to mix-and-match.
A minimalist’s dream, Lloyd’s Inn is the perfect property for anyone who wants to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. With raw finishing juxtaposed against tons of green foliage, this secluded hotel is the perfect blend of industrial design meets nature. Let’s not forget the open concept showers as well that will take you one step closer to nature. And if all that tranquility is starting to get a bit boring for you, Orchard road is only a 10 minute walk away.
You are someone who’s Instagram reads both as a travel and OOTD scrapbook, each photo more breathtaking than the last. You follow the latest trends, and love prints, colours and unusual silhouettes. For you, a holiday destination needs to be as chic as the wardrobe you’re bringing along — no exceptions.
A boutique hotel designed by French architect Philippe Starck, this is one sleek hotel that’s made for Instagram. A hotel that is known for its stylish design elements and heavy use of modern art, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a corner that’s not photo-worthy. And it’s not just pretty on the outside too. The rooms are cosy and come with high ceilings, ensuring that you won’t feel claustrophobic inside. It’s also located at Robertson Quay, allowing you to do a little brunch/café hopping if you love discovering new places to eat.
Glamour and opulence is your middle name, and when you travel, you demand nothing but the best. Your wardrobe calls for rich fabrics such as silk and satin, and you love nothing more than draping yourself in the finest jewels. After all, life’s too short to be dressed poorly right? So why not indulge in the finest things fashion has to offer?
Live out your best Crazy Rich Asians fantasy (you’re Eleanor of course) by booking a stay at the newly renovated Raffles Hotel. This iconic landmark has managed to successfully maintain its longstanding heritage and elegant charm and you’ll be swept into another world as soon as you step into their lobby. Make sure to take a stroll through the hotel and explore its many facilities such as The Long Bar.
To you, a holiday destination equates to plenty of sun, a rooftop deck and a nice cool drink in hand. Your pack list of clothes only consists of swimsuits of all varieties as well as matching kaftans that will work as poolside cover-ups or a casual dinner outfit. If the outfit isn’t as easy or breezy as your holiday, there’s no way it’s going into your suitcase.
Make sure you’ve arranged for a babysitter to look after your kids because this adults-only hotel is meant to be a child-free area. This is perfect for parents looking for some time away for their kids, and you’ll be able to just float your afternoon away on the lazy river without any screams invading your peace. The hotel also has a nice rooftop and a poolside bar which is great if you want to catch the sunset with a cocktail.
You’re not one to laze around during a holiday because adventure is your middle name. Usually, you jam-pack your itinerary filled with activities before deciding on the right clothes to bring. You’re not fussed about what you wear, as long as it’s comfortable, durable and easy to wear. Your holiday must-haves? A good sturdy pair of shoes and a trusty sling-bag.
Formerly used as a military outpost, The Barracks Hotel is right smack in the middle of Sentosa, ensuring you’ll have plenty of activities to choose from in the island. The hotel itself is filled with unique architectural features which will invite you to check out every nook and cranny. And if you’re staying with family, the corner suites on the ground floor feature a separate living area, ensuring that everyone will have plenty of space.