Singapore’s travel market is booming and hotels are opening at a furious pace. Here is a look at some of the most recent Singapore hotels to throw open their doors.
PARKROYAL on Pickering
PARKROYAL on Pickering (3 Upper Pickering Street, Website) has just opened in the heart of Singapore. This 367 room luxury hotel is located near the business district, Hong Lim Park and Chinatown. Even though located in the middle of downtown, nature is well integrated in this spectacular urban oasis with four-story solar-powered sky gardens, an infinity pool and waterfalls. Free wi-fi.
This opening marks the first W Hotel (21 Ocean Way, Website) to open in Singapore. The exclusive Sentosa Cove development is being built on the eastern section of the island bearing the same name. Expect water views, a spectacular pool and all the amenities W is famous for. For the opening, the W has a special offer called “Island Glamour Welcome,” which includes a room facing the sea or marina, breakfast for two, cocktails for two at WOOBAR and double Starpoints.
Nature lovers will be drawn to the Equarius (Website), which is on the edge of a tropical rainforest. Part of Resorts World Sentosa, the hotel is well situated to take advantage of the island’s activities, natural and otherwise, and boasts balconies with views of the forest or sea. Well known local celebrity chef Sam Leong oversees Forest, which boasts a forest-like canopy as its roof, and serves sophisticated contemporary Chinese cuisine.
The One-North development features a business park devoted to high-technology and biomedical sciences as well as the Star Performing Arts Center, restaurants, a shopping mall and the Rochester Park heritage site. Now the new Park Avenue Rochester (31 Rochester Drive, Website) brings 271 hotel rooms to the development with free wi-fi, a gym, even free local phone calls. Book in advance to get 20% – 26% off.
Opening this November, the Sofitel So Singapore (35 Robinson Road, Website) is the rebirth of a historic neoclassical building as luxury hotel. The 134 rooms and 23 suites will boast the ultimate in cutting-edge technology while maintaining the unique building’s heritage.