As Singapore continues to evolve into one among Asia’s most fun cities — the thrill surrounding final 12 months’s hit movie Crazy Rich Asians has but to dissipate — the island-nation’s resort scene additionally grows extra vibrant. Although final 12 months’s winner (the long-lasting, historic Raffles Hotel) was closed all of 2018 for renovation, there have been loads of different spots Travel + Leisure readers skilled and beloved.
Every 12 months for our World’s Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to weigh in on journey experiences across the globe — to share their opinions on the highest lodges, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airways, and extra. Hotels were rated on their amenities, location, service, meals, and total worth. Properties had been categorised as metropolis or resort based mostly on their areas and facilities.
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The Four Seasons Hotel Singapore earned the No. Three spot this 12 months with an enviable location in the Orchard Road space, well-known for its purchasing, eating places, and nightlife. Typical for Four Seasons, the 255 visitor rooms are spacious (beginning at 527 sq. ft), with big marble loos. One of its three eating places, Jiang-Nan Chun, has a Michelin star and is understood in town for its genuine Cantonese meals.
In the downtown Bras Basah neighborhood (a stone’s throw from the National Museum of Singapore), the No. 2 Fairmont Singapore is likely one of the metropolis’s bigger high-end lodges, with 769 visitor rooms, 12 eating places and bars, and a 23 treatment-room spa. One reader beloved the “huge” suites and loos and famous that “the views of the harbor can’t be beat.”
5. JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach
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4. Grand Hyatt Singapore
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3. Four Seasons Hotel Singapore
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2. Fairmont Singapore
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1. The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
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On a chief nook of the Marina Bay neighborhood, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore is housed in a 32-story tower designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Kevin Roche. Readers had been impressed by its 4,200-piece modern artwork assortment, which features a large Frank Stella sculpture that dominates the foyer, in addition to museum-quality works from the likes of David Hockney and Andy Warhol. The 608 visitor rooms are minimalist but heat, enveloped in shades of beige and taupe, and have big home windows for ogling the bay and town’s skyscrapers past. The Michelin-starred Summer Pavilion restaurant, in the meantime, serves Cantonese delicacies in a setting impressed by a contemporary Chinese backyard. “I never stay anywhere else in Singapore,” wrote one reader.
See all of our readers’ favourite lodges, cities, airways, cruise traces, and extra in the World’s Best Awards for 2019.