With the growing threat and severity of the Covid-19, people are getting increasingly wary of travelling. However, it doesn't mean that you can't enjoy a getaway.
With so many amazing hotels around the city, there's always the option of doing a staycation. Here are some picks for the perfect getaway in your own backyard.
Capitol Kempinski Hotel
Situated in the beautifully restored complex of the historic Capitol Building and Stamford House, Capitol Kempinski is located just a stone's throw away from some of Singapore's most famous sights and lauded restaurants and bars.
The sumptuously appointed luxury hotel also boasts of a concierge service, complimentary mini-bar, a state of the art gymnasium, and a saltwater pool on its rooftop surrounded by a living wall and sheltered by a glass canopy, making it perfect for a stay in vacation.
The grand dame of Singapore, the recently refurbished Raffles Hotel, dates back to 1887 and has counted numerous celebrities and royalties as its guests, from Elizabeth Taylor to Queen Elizabeth II.
The cocktail Singapore Sling was also created here, by bartender Ngiam Tong Boon in the hotel's famed Long Bar.
With its recent update, the hotel's suites and facilities have all been revamped to unparalleled glamour and luxury, complemented by world-class restaurants, verdant courtyards, and an indulgent spa.
Six Senses Maxwell
Known for its portfolio of ultra-luxurious exotic resorts located in places that range from the wilderness of Bhutan to the cliff-sides of Bali, Six Senses Maxwell might seem like an odd fit into the roster.
While the location of the hotel may be atypical of a Six Senses property, its truly inspired interiors are synonymous with the elegant luxury the brand is known for, thanks to the artistic direction of Jacques Garcia.
The hotel also has a beautiful pool surrounded by vertical gardens and immersive spa experiences.
Just a short walk away from the historic civic district and the modern malls in the City Hall and Esplanade areas, Naumi Hotel is tucked away from the hectic bustle on a charming street with low rise pre-war shophouses.
The hotel's rooms and suites are quirky but very tasteful, accented with fun elements like Warhol artwork but anchored by high-quality finishings like marbled bathrooms.
The rooftop pool also offers up a truly magnificent view of the Singapore skyline, thanks to its incredible vantage point.
The Vagabond Club
Located in an Art Deco style building, The Vagabond Club, like Six Senses Maxwell, was designed by Jacques Garcia and is owned by Garcha Hotels.
Part of the Tribute Portfolio brand of the Marriott family, The Vagabond Club, is an absolute explosion of textures and colors.
Decked out in sumptuous red velvets and opulent gold sculptures in intimately dim lighting, the hotel a sophisticated oasis surrounded by the modest but boisterous locale.
The Warehouse Hotel
Helmed by the prolific Lo & Behind Group, The Warehouse Hotel is housed in a riverside 1895-built former warehouse in the hip and happening neighborhood of Robertson Quay.
Surrounded by dozens of cool bars and restaurants, you'd be spoilt for choice.
Fancy staying in? The hotel has a restaurant serving up refined and updated local dishes (don't snub your nose at that, they're honestly better than the originals), an industrial-chic bar complemented by soaring ceilings, and a beautiful cantilever infinity pool on its deck.
Designed by master architect Norman Foster, the Capella Hotel is set on a 30-acre site situated on a hill overlooking the South China Sea.
With its expansive grounds and low-density configuration, guests can roam freely on this sanctuary, which counts magnificently restored colonial architecture and sleek modern facilities like tiered infinity pools that overlook the South China Sea.
Auriga, the property's onsite spa, is also one of the best in Singapore, holding a 5-star status from Forbes Travel Guide.
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa
Perched atop a cliff at Tanjong Beach, the Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa also boasts of expansive views of the South China Sea from its lush property.
The resort has accommodation options ranging from stylish French-accented rooms to secluded private villas, complemented by a serene pool area, a tennis court, and Sofitel's signature So FIT gym and the luxurious So SPA. There's also a bacchanalian buffet restaurant, a swanky Italian restaurant, and the uber-chic LeBar onsite.
Tucked away in the expansive and idyllic surroundings of Labrador Park, Villa Samadhi is the perfect romantic escape to get away from it all.
The rooms are outfitted in a clean, tranquil style, featuring luxe dark woods and plush linens, and deep soaking tubs or even private plunge pools.
Those wanting more space to spread out can book the Luxe Sarang, an isolated suite with a private outdoor area and pool.
Just a short stroll away is the amazing contemporary Thai restaurant, Tamarind Hill.
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This article was first published in Wego.