Looking for a getaway but don’t want to go too far? We suggest opting for a staycation and enjoying what Singapore has to offer! Book one of these awesome hotels for a few days of much-needed rest and relaxation – taking advantage of the various deals and long-weekend specials.
Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore
Located in the bustling Orchard Road – right above Somerset MRT, in fact – this vibrant and modern property is nestled amidst the city’s hottest shopping malls and dining. Rooms are stylish and cosy, and there are bigger options for families so the kids have space to toddle around in. After heading across to the idyllic neighbourhood of Emerald Hill and absorbing its age-old architecture over a drink, return for a session of yoga (free for guests and subject to weather conditions) by the rooftop infinity pool (Thursdays, 6.10pm to 7.10pm), or for a sunset swim with panoramic views.
From now until 31 December, book the Recharge Staycation package and enjoy 15% off room rates and dining. Also, take part in the Jen Perfect 10 Weekend Staycation competition, complete a list of things to do, and you stand a chance of getting an additional discount of 15% to 25%.
Grand Hyatt Singapore
Aside from its chic and contemporary rooms, there’s plenty to take your fancy at Grand Hyatt Singapore. Relax with a stroll through the lush gardens, which include a five-metre cascading waterfall. Cool down with a dip in the pool or visit the Damai Spa for some well-deserved pampering. There are even treatments especially for men! For retail therapy, take the short walk to ION Orchard, Paragon and Takashimaya.
Restaurant options abound on Orchard too, or, if you prefer to dine in, there are loads of great outlets to choose from, including local delights at StraitsKitchen, hearty Italian fare at Pete’s Place, and a tasty barbecue by poolside restaurant Oasis. For those who are looking for a good mix of cuisines, check out mezza9, which serves up Western and Asian cuisine in nine live show kitchens, including a patisserie and a sushi bar. Or drop by 10 SCOTTS for a leisurely afternoon tea or some drinks and cocktails in the evening – whatever strikes your fancy.
Pan Pacific Singapore
Situated in the beautiful Marina Bay district, Pan Pacific Singapore allows easy access to shopping and entertainment. That’s if you can pull yourself away from the new pool, which has a wading pool just for the little ones, or indulging yourself with the range of refreshing and rejuvenating treatments at the St Gregory Spa. During your stay, take the chance to explore their new Herb Garden (Level 4). which houses over 20 varieties of medicinal and culinary herbs – some of which are used at the hotel’s F&B outlets Edge and the Poolside Bar. It’s a short walk to the Singapore Flyer for unblocked city views, or to Gardens by the Bay for an afternoon exploring some amazing flora.
Take advantage of the Urban Retreat Staycation room offer and enjoy 15% off room rates and S$30 dining credits. Or opt for the Spa Escapade room offer that includes a body or foot massage and daily breakfast at Edge.
Park Hotel Clarke Quay
Vibrant nightlife is just seconds away when you stay at Park Hotel Clarke Quay. With its classic colonial architecture, this hotel offers stunning views of the city and the Singapore River. After an afternoon spent swimming in the pool and relaxing in the cabanas, be sure to check out PORTA, which serves up modern European fare including Spanish octopus with patatas bravas and ravioles de Royans. The desserts are also not to be missed. As night falls, head to Clarke Quay or Robertson Quay and explore the many bars. And if you’re up for it (and have had a few drinks for courage!), grab a friend and be catapulted high into the sky on the G-Max Reverse Bungy.
From May until July, book the Weekend Getaway staycation package and get daily breakfast and a complimentary room upgrade. Expat Living readers can also enjoy late check-out (4pm) and 30% off at PORTA.
Why not head across to sunny Sentosa for your next staycation, and the impressive Capella Singapore? Its luxurious rooms, suites and villas offer a mix of colonial and modern architecture, nestled into 30 acres of lush grounds and gardens. Visit the Auriga spa for some me-time or dine at one of the resort’s fine restaurants. In the evening, join the daily Art and Heritage tour and learn more about the artworks on display and the history of the grounds. During your stay, anything can be customised to your liking – even a birthday party for your precious pooch! Or, if your kids are of the human rather than dog kind, it’ll be a breeze to take them for a day out to nearby Universal Studios Singapore, S.E.A. Aquarium, Kidzania and more.
Book the Capella Stay & Play package from now until 22 December, and you’ll enjoy daily breakfast at The Knolls, a trip to Universal Studios and evening popcorn for a movie night.
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