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Best Luxury Hotel in Singapore? (consolidated thread)

Old Nov 29, 11, 6:25 am
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I have travelled a lot to Songapore. For views of the water I suggest the Ritz. It also has a great pool. If you want to be located close to orchard rd and shopping, I suggest the Valle wing at the shangri la. Both are great but very different.
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Old Nov 29, 11, 7:12 am
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Originally Posted by MikeFromTokyo View Post
In Singapore, what about going for Shangri-La Valley wing or The Ritz-Carlton?
I'd like to hear about this as well I'm staying either at the R-C or Shangri-la in Jan for a night.

First time in Singapore with my lovely GF so we'll probably do the kitschy stuff like having a Singapore Sling at Raffles, checking out Orchard road as well as Marina Bay Sands for her benefit.
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Old Nov 29, 11, 7:15 am
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Used to be St Regis for me. But after the renovation, the Ritz Carlton Millenia now takes the title. But have to say both are very good. Never being a fan of hotels with casinos. Massive number of rooms and too impersonal.
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Old Jan 3, 12, 2:53 am
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Fullerton Bay. For the Lantern bar and the restaurant overlooking the bay- was very impressed by their seemingly-to-infinity-layered 'kuih lapis' but I digress...

Not a fan of Marina Bay Sands as a hotel and would only recommend it as a dining destination.
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Old Jan 4, 12, 6:08 am
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Hi all,
I just completed a stay in SIN at the RC, thanks to the advice from this board.
I really liked the hotel staff and the club was worth the money for me because there are not many convenient places to go within walking distance. I wasn't wild about the breakfast buffet nor the tea offering, but its nice to know that you can get those things upstairs in the club. The views there nice and not tainted by the octagonal windows and chihuly glass... (personal dig, I was not a fan of how the place looked...)

That said, for a first time visitor to Singapore as I was, I would think that the the Fullerton Bay might be the most ideal location. You've got great views of the bay, a lot of restaurants and sights within walking distance. The lobby was very nice but I did not see a room.
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Old Jan 4, 12, 2:31 pm
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Originally Posted by urbane.nomads View Post
...Not a fan of Marina Bay Sands as a hotel and would only recommend it as a dining destination.
Parts of the Marina Bay Sands is definitely the best hotel in Singapore -- far better than the RC or Fullerton Bay, etc. But only the top few floors, say 50 up, which are run separately from the rest of the hotel and hard to get into. All of the architecture is stunning -- truly world class, and showing the USD 5 billion+ cost, and about 5% of the hotel is luxurious (top 10 in the world) while the rest is a fine convention hotel as you would expect with 2500 rooms. Much better than I expected.
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Old Jan 5, 12, 3:36 am
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Originally Posted by number_6 View Post
Parts of the Marina Bay Sands is definitely the best hotel in Singapore -- far better than the RC or Fullerton Bay, etc. But only the top few floors, say 50 up, which are run separately from the rest of the hotel and hard to get into. All of the architecture is stunning -- truly world class, and showing the USD 5 billion+ cost, and about 5% of the hotel is luxurious (top 10 in the world) while the rest is a fine convention hotel as you would expect with 2500 rooms. Much better than I expected.
number_6: any conventional way to book those rooms without high gaming spend?
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Old Jan 5, 12, 7:23 am
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TRAVELSIG website says to call hotel for suite reservations.
orchid is bookable online, and all others have in-suite checkin and butler.

in vegas for example, i think the only thing that is never sold are the wynn apartment villas.
many properties simply require casino approval.
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Old Jan 10, 12, 2:25 am
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Originally Posted by Kagehitokiri View Post
TRAVELSIG website says to call hotel for suite reservations.
orchid is bookable online, and all others have in-suite checkin and butler.

in vegas for example, i think the only thing that is never sold are the wynn apartment villas.
many properties simply require casino approval.
Thanks Kage!
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Old Jan 10, 12, 3:32 am
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While far from a luxury hotel, The Singapore Marriott has just completed a renovation of their top floors. I had the opportunity to try one of their executive suite and and it certainly felt pristine. A good tip to try while their are still young and for any people with allergies out there.
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Anyone have any thoughts on the ICH Singapore? Not luxury, exactly, but it is on my corporate "approved hotel" list, as is the FS.
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Originally Posted by Kagehitokiri View Post
TRAVELSIG website says to call hotel for suite reservations.
orchid is bookable online, and all others have in-suite checkin and butler.
Any rough idea how expensive the suites at the Marina Bay Sands are?
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Old May 7, 12, 8:21 pm
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Originally Posted by krubin View Post
Anyone have any thoughts on the ICH Singapore? Not luxury, exactly, but it is on my corporate "approved hotel" list, as is the FS.
I stayed at the Intercontinental last week before moving to the MO and then the RC. I usually dislike IC hotels but I loved the one in Singapore.

The IC Singapore was surprisingly quiet and peaceful (much more so than both the MO and the RC, which were both overrun by wedding guests and tour buses full of Chinese tourists). It was also very tastefully designed (in fact I liked the design more than the MO). The service was very good (but of course nowhere near as good as the RC). Main downside to the IC is no spectacular views over the city skyline.

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Once I experienced Fairmont, formally known as Raffles the Plaza. The rooms were very comfortable and especially the swimming pool was superb. Its incredible convenient as it contains super market restaurants on lower portion and below this, you'll find a walk underground.
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Originally Posted by number_6 View Post
Parts of the Marina Bay Sands is definitely the best hotel in Singapore -- far better than the RC or Fullerton Bay, etc. But only the top few floors, say 50 up, which are run separately from the rest of the hotel and hard to get into. All of the architecture is stunning -- truly world class, and showing the USD 5 billion+ cost, and about 5% of the hotel is luxurious (top 10 in the world) while the rest is a fine convention hotel as you would expect with 2500 rooms. Much better than I expected.
Originally Posted by printingray View Post
Once I experienced Fairmont, formally known as Raffles the Plaza. The rooms were very comfortable and especially the swimming pool was superb. Its incredible convenient as it contains super market restaurants on lower portion and below this, you'll find a walk underground.
Well, if you can avoid the crowds at MBS , parts are very nice plus connected to Gardens in the Bay which will open next month?
The choc desserts buffet , nightly ? , up in the club at the Skypark level is very good & perhaps less crowded.. Great views .. City lights ..

Formerly the Westin Plaza prior to Raffles the Plaza
Originally Westin Stamford & Plaza in the " Raffles City ".

Valley Wing , Shangri - La is good if one prefers to be near Orchard Road BUT only if no foreign dignitaries happen to be staying ..
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