For those times when you need a break, but can’t quite manage a full-on vacay, meet the staycation. No airport dash, no worrying about packing limitations or exchange rates – just plain old relaxation fun. So from mid-week overnight packages to weekend stays, we give you the very best of Singapore staycations.
Mid Week Marvellous at Marina Bay Sands
What do you, Katy Perry and Jessica Alba all have in common? Well, if you indulge in Marina Bay Sands Mid-week package, you will have all stayed under the same roof. So what exactly is in store? Well for $339++ per night you can enjoy 30% off lunch and dinner at the hotel’s international buffet restaurant RISE, including a free drink. Not only that but the package includes 15% off all Marina Bay Sands attractions including the ArtScience Museum (be sure to check out the Annie Leibovitz exhibition) and free wifi in every staycation room. Available until the end of December.
Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956, 6688 8897, www.marinabaysands.com
Residents Rest at Pan Pacific Hotel
Voted one of the world’s leading business hotels, The Pan Pacific is conveniently located in Marina Square, boasting beautiful views of the iconic Marina Bay and a hop, skip and a jump to the CBD. But why are we telling you all this? Well, until 29th December 2014, for just $218++, The Pan Pacific is running a Singapore Staycation Special, exclusively for Singapore residents (better have those ID’s at the ready girls.) Enjoy any two-night stay and get free breakfast, free wi-fi, free parking, access to the outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre and $40 dining credit at any of the hotel-operated bars or restaurants (of which there are dozens.)
Pan Pacific Hotel, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039595, 6336 8111, www.panpacific.com
V.I.P all the way at the St. Regis
If you like your staycations with a side of V.I.P service, then The St.Regis is for you. So what makes it so special? Well, this famed and fancy hotel are exclusively offering a “Celebrating The Little Red Dot” staycation for Singapore residents. Enjoy complimentary breakfasts at Brasserie Les Saveurs, have the ultimate VIP treatment with their legendary St Regis butler service, make use of access to their Remede Spa’s wet lounge and 3pm late check-out, all for prices starting at $390++ per night.
The St Regis Singapore, 29 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247911, 6506 6888, www.stregissingapore.com
Heavenly Hideaway at The Capella
An idyllic island hideaway on Sentosa, The Capella Singapore is a little slice of paradise (and you don’t need to hop on a plane to get there!) Offering the ultimate staycation getaway – escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy the tranquillity of the Capella with their “Pamper Me, Auriga” package. Prices start at $910++ for a Premier Garden Room (minimum two night stay required) and include daily breakfast for two persons, personalised consultation at Auriga Spa, two-hour Auriga Signature Treatment for two persons, and spa turndown amenity from The Organic Pharmacy. Sign us up!
Capella Singapore, 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098297, 6591 5000, www.capellahotels.com
Delightful Detoxing at the W Hotel
Skirts feeling a little snug? Skin feeling a little sluggish? Then you need to head on down to the W Hotel to take advantage of their Detox & Recharge staycation. Available from Monday to Fridays until the end of the year, the package at this fabulously funky hotel includes daily breakfast for two at The Kitchen Table restaurant, welcome detox & refuel mocktail, choice of one 60-minute massage at AWAY Spa for two people and 15% off additional treatments. Sound good? With prices starting at $550++, it’s pretty hard to beat.
W Hotel, 21 Ocean Way, Sentosa Cove, Singapore 098374, 6808 7288, www.starwoodhotels.com/whotels
Necessary Indulgence at The Intercontinental
Sometimes we all need a little indulgence, you know, to break away from the daily grind (well, that’s what we are telling ourselves anyway.) Luckily, the Intercontinental is on our wavelength and have put together the Indulgence Package. For a rather indulgent (but worth it, we promise) $1000++ per night, you can look forward a stay in one of the hotels signature Peranakan-inspired shophouse rooms, a half-day Peranakan heritage trail with an English-speaking guide which includes a trip to a number of museums, Peranakan afternoon tea experience, complimentary wifi and laundry, evening cocktails, late check out and of course, complimentary breakfast. All for two people. Sounds good to us.
Intercontinental, 80 Middle Road, Singapore 188966, 6338 7600, www.ihg.com/intercontinental/hotels/gb/en/singapore
Romance at the ready at The Fort Canning
If you’ve got something to celebrate or even just fancy a good old dose of romance, then grab your partner and head on over to The Fort Canning Hotel for their Bubblelicious package. What’s in store? Well, one night in a deluxe room to start with, this is followed by buffet breakfast for two people, bubble bath with flower petals, a bottle of prosecco, unlimited room selection of Netflix movies and complimentary evening drinks at the private lounge. All this for $368++, what’s more, pay with a UOB card and you can enjoy a further 15% off – perfect.
The Fort Canning, 11 Canning Walk, Singapore, 178881, 6338 8915, www.hfcsingapore.com
National Pride at The Ritz Carlton
As if we needed an excuse to get away and enjoy a staycation, but in case you feel like you need one, celebrate National Day with The Ritz Carlton’s Happy 49th Birthday Singapore package. Available until August 31st 2014, for $449++ per night, you can enjoy a scrummy complimentary welcome mocktail, complimentary breakfast buffet and $49 hotel credit that can be put towards any of the hotels dining or spa facilities. Word to the wise, you might want to save your voucher for the Greenhouse restaurant, they will be serving up special National Day themed local food and drinks.
The Ritz-Carlon, Millennia, 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799, 6337 8888, www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/Singapore
The Hotel with it all – The Westin
Some hotels really have it all. The infinity pool, the award-winning spa, the plush interiors, the great view and the eco-conscience. Well, that’s The Westin anyway. What’s more, until December 28th 2014, they are offering the rather wonderful Weekend Escape package, exclusively for Singapore residents. So what does it involve we hear you cry? Well, look forward to a complimentary breakfast buffet, free in-room wifi and late checkout all for $334++ per person. Sounds good to us.
The Westin, 12 Marina View, Asia Square Tower 2, Singapore 018961, 6922 6888, www.starwoodhotels.com/westin