With the word ‘vacation’ obliterated from our schedules, a staycation during the Covid-19 crisis is our next best option. This pandemic — and the subsequent worldwide travel bans, self-isolating and work from home situations — has taken a hit on the hospitality industry. So if you’re finding yourself a little stir-crazy, show some support for the sector (and your mental health) by booking a staycation in a local hotel. Better yet, go one step further and indulge with a suite or a multiple-night stay.
An idyllic sanctuary within a lush expanse of rainforest on Sentosa island, Capella Singapore has introduced The Manor Experience – an exclusive staycation in one of the spacious Manors that can accommodate up to six adults and one child. A dedicated personal Villa Host will attend to the Manor’s guests throughout the stay, which also includes in-manor personal chef service, poolside afternoon tea and daily breakfast. An array of complimentary activities can also be enjoyed from the comfort of the manor, like a 60-min private yoga session, a 60-min Auriga Signature Massage for two, as well as activities for kids. The Manor Experience is available for stays now until December 31, 2021.
Golf lovers who miss playing abroad can now head to this new five-star luxury urban resort, which is the first in Singapore to offer direct access to two championship golf courses. Located on the same grounds as Laguna National Golf & Resort Club, Dusit Thani houses 198 rooms in a low-rise building with a curvilinear roof that looks out to the sprawling green landscape. Not only for the golfers, the resort offers holistic wellness therapies and workshops, as well as mindfulness programmes, yoga classes, spa treatments, a healthy plant-based menu and more.
A cruise to nowhere is the closest thing to a holiday now, and the Super Seacation voyages by Dream Cruises has a variety of activities and facilities for guests to experience a real getaway. Two- and three-night itineraries are available on the World Dream cruise ship, which includes access to VR attractions, theatre performances, a zip-line, six waterslides, rock-climbing, spa treatments and Asia’s only laser show at sea.
Located in the heart of Chinatown, KēSa House is a 60-room flexible living concept housed within a row of ten charming shophouses. Along with two other heritage properties of Ann Siang House and Wanderlust, it was recently signed under The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood – a new hospitality brand that celebrates the uniqueness of each property and caters to all who love discovering new experiences. KēSa House is in a perfect location to rediscover the city, and is also built with communal spaces allowing like-minded guests to interact and mingle.
KēSa House temporarily closed and slated to open this year.
A stay at the Four Seasons is great for however you choose to unwind. Relax at the exclusive Four Seasons Spa, and dine at Michelin- starred Jiang-Nan Chun or award-winning One-Ninety restaurant and bar, while you use 30 per cent of your room rate as a daily credit towards hotel dining and spa treatments. On weekdays, get a complimentary upgrade to the next available room category (excluding speciality suites) and a bottle of red wine. Both kids and furkids are welcome and pampered here with personalised amenities.
Select your own version of paradise from the several curated staycation packages at this hotel conveniently located in the heart of Orchard Road. The Ultimate Family Getaway includes a complimentary room upgrade to a Premier Deluxe Room, a complimentary extra bed or baby cot and 50 percent off a second room. Perfect for special occasions, the Blissful Escapes package includes a stay in the luxurious Pool Terrace Room with direct access to the swimming pool, or in the Executive Suite, as well as a Delightful English High Tea with champagne for two. Guests can also enjoy perks like a 24-hour stay with check-in and check-out flexibility, complimentary breakfast, free parking and more.
Ascott Star Rewards members can book a three-night stay at Ascott Raffles Place Singapore for the price of two nights. Guests at Ascott Raffles Place Singapore can take a dip in the infinity swimming pool, hang out at the Residents’ Lounge and enjoy complimentary breakfast for two.
Ascott’s three-for-two package is also available at Ascott Orchard Singapore. Great for families, Ascott Orchard Singapore has an outdoor wading pool as well as a modern gymnasium.
Raffles Hotel Singapore invites you to The Grandeur of Raffles, its staycation package that promises to whisk you away into its lush, luxurious oasis. Arrive in style in a Raffles limousine and recharge in one of the Promenade, Grand Hotel or Presidential Suites with flexible round-the clock check-in and check-out service and complimentary exclusive Champagne Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve with fine Kristal Gold Caviar.
Complete your Raffles experience with breakfast in the Tiffin Room, and a 60-minute signature spa treatment at Raffles Spa. For foodies, there’s the Suite Pic Experience, which comes with a gastronomic adventure for two at La Dame de Pic and a stay at the Courtyard Suite, which features an ample-sized bedroom and bathroom surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens.
Take your mind off your worries and sink into the plush comforts of a tasteful suite with your nearest and dearest at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, which is offering a complimentary second-night stay under the ‘Suite Compliments‘ package. Be pampered with daily Chandon breakfast, delicate treats with afternoon tea, and wind down with evening cocktails and canapés before watching the sun set over Marina Bay from the comforts of your suite. Catered for two adults and two children, the package also includes complimentary extra bed for one child under the age of 12. Completed in 1928, the storied property boasts incredible architecture, serving as a beautiful backdrop for your respite.
Book a staycay through the Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore’s Treat You package and you’ll be duly rewarded with breathtaking, panoramic views of the skyline. With two paid room nights, you’ll receive a complimentary third night’s stay — giving you a Work From Home view you can’t complain about. Be showered with Club privileges that includes a complimentary limousine drop-off service within the vicinity, complimentary garment pressing upon arrival, and five daily culinary presentations. How’s that for relaxation?
For whiskey lovers, the five-star hotel also has a Spirited Away package that includes complimentary upgrade to a Grand Kallang Room and a privately guided tasting session held at The Whisky Distillery in Millenia Walk. Choose between two flight options — one showcases Scotch and the other focuses on Japanese blends.
Spend your weekend at one of Singapore’s most iconic buildings with the Weekend Escape in Style package, which comes with a $38nett dining credit for use at 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung and Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski per stay. This treat also includes daily breakfast for two persons, guaranteed late check out at 3pm and complimentary parking.
Privacy, luxury, and exquisite design comes wrapped in one beautiful package at The St. Regis Singapore. Book a stay under the ‘Family Getaway’ package and get a $100 nett daily hotel credit for use on dining and spa experiences. Your staycation also includes a daily breakfast for two at the upscale Brasserie Les Saveurs, late check-out till 4pm, as well as the iconic butler service.
Valid until March 10, 2021
Getaway from the crowds while residing in the thick of city action at The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore. Wake up to stunning views of Marina Bay all wrapped up in 100 percent goose down pillows and duvet, as you pad out to your private balcony with music streaming from the Harmon Kardon Bluetooth speakers. The ‘Staycation by The Bay’ package includes $100 nett dining credit per stay so you never have to leave the property.
A room created for suite dreams is found at JW Marriott Hotel South Beach. Its ‘Ultimate Getaway’ package gives you breakfast for two at Beach Road Kitchen, $50 dining credit per stay that can be spent on restaurants and bars, as well as the spas, and early check-in at 11am, and a $50 return voucher for future stays.
Targeted at foodies, its ‘Restless in Singapore’ package comes with lunch or dinner, breakfast, English Afternoon Tea, and complimentary room upgrade subjected to availability. Families can opt for the ‘Goodwood Family Staycation Package’, which includes breakfast for two adults and two children, Taiwan porridge bento and kids meal for lunch or dinner, a plushie for the kids, turndown service and room upgrade on availability.
Sentosa’s Sofitel Singapore Resort & Spa offers a soothing tonic to claustrophobia with its breezy, nature-filled outdoor spaces teeming with wildlife. The ‘Retreat to Sanctuary: Sofitel Spa’ package, which includes breakfast, dinner, fish spa, and an hour-long massage, may, even for a moment, make you feel like you’re on a tropical getaway miles from Singapore. Those with kids screaming cabin fever, the ‘Infinite Family Experiences’ includes daily kids activities, bicycle usage, early check-in or late checkout, and fishspa for the crew.
For reservations or enquiries, contact Sofitel Singapore Resort & Spa at (65) 6708 8310 or email H9474@sofitel.com.
If you’re hesitant about going out but tired of staring at the same four walls, Oakwood Premier AMTD Singapore’s Weekend Staycation package may tick your boxes. It includes daily breakfast, welcome cocktails, and up to 30 per cent off dine-in orders at SE7ENTH. Check out more offers on the hotel’s website.