Singapore, though land-scarce, is not short of mega-opulent hotels with world-class facilities. It helps that most developers were given the green light to restore heritage buildings or erect shiny-new towering accommodations where literally the sky is the limit. Well-heeled explorers and high-ranking officials from all over the world continue to choose this tiny nation to meet, explore, stay and hibernate, so hoteliers know that in order to attract these affluent guests, they must create the ultimate residence away from home for those who seek rarefied luxury.
And while the world will be watching with bated breath as the meeting of the century between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un unfolds at Capella Singapore next week, many are wondering where the two heads of state will lay their heads at night. We’re thinking maybe at one of these spacious villas or prestigious presidential suites in Singapore, all more than 150 sq m in size.
1. Chairman Suite at Marina Bay Sands
Size: 629 sq m
Rooms: Occupying the uppermost floors of the iconic building, this massive suite comprises a media room with karaoke; a powder room; a billiards room with pool table; private gym room; study room; kitchenette with pantry, dry bar, fridge and microwave; two living rooms including one with a baby grand piano; three furnished balconies to drink and dine with the glittering city laid out below your feet; and four bedrooms, all with ensuite bathroom that has a glass-enclosed rain shower and jacuzzi.
Special services: Round-the-clock dedicated butler team; breakfast at Adrift or Club55; personal shopping service with TWG Tea Boutique Experience; access to the world-famous Sands SkyPark infinity pool, and more.
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2. Colonial Manor at Capella Singapore
Size: 436 sq m
Rooms: One of the four heritage buildings under Capella Singapore, this manor comes complete with a private mini lap-pool; stately dining room; a study; lounge room; fully equipped kitchen; and three bedrooms.
Special services: Guests will get the chance to stay in a historical gem, outfitted with all of the necessities for the modern traveller, and then some.
3. Villa du Jardin at Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa
Size: 300 sq m
Rooms: A standalone bungalow with private parking for two cars; an outdoor swimming pool; a garden terrace; an open-plan living room; a dining room; walk-in dressing areas; and two ensuite bedrooms with massage-jet whirlpool in the master with Hermes amenities.
Special services: Turndown services with sweet treats; digital newspapers and magazines; and access to So Spa outdoor facilities.
4. Grand Suite at Shangri–La Hotel Singapore
Size: 250 sq m
Rooms: Located in the recently renovated Tower Wing, the high-floor suite houses a spacious open-plan living and dining area with a kitchenette; one bedroom with a marble bathroom and soaking tub; a convertible bedroom or study room; spa and gym room; and wraparound balcony with views of downtown Singapore.
Special services: Choice of mood lighting in bathroom and access to the exclusive Horizon Club Lounge.
5. The Ritz Suite at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
Size: 218 sq m
Rooms: This penthouse, located at the top 32nd floor of the hotel, has a living room; dining room that seats 10 and can be converted into a boardroom with a built-in projector screen; an entertainment room; a pantry with Miele kitchen appliances; and a master bed and bath outfitted with a spectacular 2m-long jacuzzi tub next to an octagonal window frame that’s become the ultimate Instagram fodder.
Special services: 24-hour personalised butler service and access to the Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge.
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6. Presidential Suite at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
Size: 199 sq m
Rooms: Formerly the card room of the elite Singapore Club, a European all-male club established in 1862, this picture-perfect presidential suite features a living and dining room that extends out to a stunning glass-enclosed verandah graced by 20ft-tall Doric columns that provide a bit of shade from the sun. There’s also a baby grand piano in the living room; and the private study adjoins the bedroom with an attached bathroom bearing Bottega Veneta amenities.
Special services: Private butler service; daily champagne breakfast, afternoon tea, evening canapés and cocktails in a dedicated lounge; use of Handy phone; and a Merlion cocktail if booked directly on the hotel’s website.
7. Presidential Suite at Four Seasons Singapore
Size: 199 sq m
Rooms: On the 19th floor of the hotel, the suite can be reserved as a one-, two- or three-bedroom suite. There’s one full marble bathroom in each bedroom with double vanity; a guest powder room; a living area; dining area with table for eight; and fully equipped kitchenette with a separate entrance.
Special services: Yukata robe selection; multilingual concierge and business services available 24 hours a day; fax machine on request; and air-conditioned walkway to Orchard Road.
8. Presidential Suite at Hilton Singapore
Size: 164 sq m
Rooms: Located on level 21, the suite offers separate living and dining areas with a kitchenette; a bedroom with vibrant city views of Orchard Road afforded from the floor-to-ceiling windows; walk-in wardrobe; and two bathrooms.
Special services: Access to the Executive Lounge. There’s also breakfast, refreshments and evening cocktails to enjoy.
9. Presidential Suite at Andaz Singapore
Size: 152 sq m
Rooms: Located on level 37 on Duo Tower, the castle in the sky features a living room; separate entertainment den and guest powder room; dining area; kitchenette with sink and double-door Miele fridge; a bedroom with floor-to-ceiling windows with views of Singapore’s skyline; walk-in closet; as well as a large bathroom with a freestanding tub, double rain showers and double sink vanities.
Special services: Evening wine and local beers in Sunroom; access to Virgin Active fitness centre and classes at Duo Galleria; and a selection of complimentary items to keep under ‘Hyatt’s Missing Must Have’, including baby shampoo, hair spray and slippers.
10. Presidential Suite at The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore
Size: 152 sq m
Rooms: There’s a living and dining area; lounge; game room; study; and bedroom with panoramic view of the Marina Bay waterfront and city skyline; plus an exclusive balcony space.
Special services: Customised Bottega Veneta collection room amenities; complimentary on-demand movies; and the use of Handy phone with unlimited data.
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