A quartet of fine lodgings tempts discerning travelers in three of the Asia-Pacific region’s most alluring cities.
From revamped historical landmarks to an eco-conscious seafront resort, each of The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts’ properties has its own character and story to tell. Guests can expect the brand’s signature hospitality in four prime locations, spanning Singapore, Sydney, and Hong Kong.
Listed as a National Monument, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore is a 400-room five-star hotel in the city’s downtown heritage precinct, where visitors will find themselves a short stroll from iconic landmarks and attractions such as Merlion Park and Gardens by the Bay. Guests can unwind at the award-winning Fullerton Spa and take a dip in the outdoor infinity pool, which overlooks the Singapore River. Gourmands will want to book a table at Jade, the hotel’s Michelin Guide–recommended Chinese venue; settle in for leisurely breakfasts and brunches at Town Restaurant, where buffet stations feature a delightful array of local and international flavors; and enjoy signature afternoon tea at The Courtyard, located in the lively high-ceilinged atrium.
Traditional Afternoon Tea
The newly launched Traditional Afternoon Tea experience stays true to the time-honored English ritual with a classic assortment of finely cut sandwiches and delicate pastries. Teatime staples on offer range from the simple yet elegant cucumber sandwich, favored by Victorian-era aristocrats, to the distinctive Battenberg Cake — a quintessentially English dessert created in 1884 as a royal wedding cake for Princess Victoria, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, and Prince Louis of the Battenberg family. On select days, a harpist sets the mood with soothing melodies.
Set on Clifford Pier, once the landing point for countless immigrants who would become the forefathers of modern-day Singaporeans, The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore is a 100-room boutique hotel for those who appreciate history and style. Its bright interiors by star designer André Fu exude contemporary glamor, and travelers can look forward to uninterrupted views of the Marina Bay waterfront as they unwind in the comfort of their room. Classic French fare tickles palates at La Brasserie, while decadent afternoon tea sessions are a must-do at The Landing Point. End the night with creative cocktails, fine wines, and gourmet snacks as you admire Singapore’s glittering skyline from your perch at Lantern rooftop bar.
Expressions Afternoon Tea
Sit back and treat your taste buds to the newly launched Expressions Afternoon Tea at The Landing Point while taking in the sweeping vistas of Marina Bay. The hotel’s talented pastry chefs have looked to nature for inspiration, referencing the diversity of tropical flora to craft delicious morsels that celebrate creativity and individuality. Diners will be presented with a whimsical ensemble of pastries in vivid colors and intriguing shapes, all served on a custom-made tiered stand.
Complimentary Heritage Tours
Guests at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore and The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore have a chance to further enrich their stay through immersive Fullerton Experiences. The add-ons include complimentary heritage tours around The Fullerton Heritage precinct, with dedicated tour guides on hand to detail lesser-known facets of the Lion City’s history. Weekly heritage tours are available for both in-house guests and members of the public.
Distinguished by its Italian Renaissance–inspired facade, The Fullerton Hotel Sydney is housed in the historic General Post Office building, a sandstone-clad landmark in the heart of the CBD and steps from some of Sydney’s most fashionable shopping streets. Guests can choose between contemporary rooms in a modern high-rise section and more classically inspired accommodations in the restored heritage building, which was built from 1866–1891. Southeast Asian favorites like seafood laksa and gado-gado salad are offered alongside modern Australian dishes at The Place, an all-day restaurant situated in the light-filled atrium, while an indulgent afternoon tea experience beckons at lobby lounge The Bar.
Fullerton Signature Afternoon Tea
Admire The Fullerton Hotel Sydney’s heritage ambience from within the beautiful atrium as you partake in a time-honored teatime ritual at The Bar. Savory treats include the ginger and sourdough crostini, alongside cultured salted butter and cucumber sandwiches, while dessert-lovers will also be satisfied with a selection that encompasses gianduja royal, raspberry lollipops, and pandan and mango tea cake. Both plain and raisin scones are served with homemade strawberry jam and clotted cream for a classic, sweet finish.
Complimentary Heritage Tours
Guests at The Fullerton Hotel Sydney can discover the history of the former General Post Office building through the complimentary “GPO Heritage Tour,” which takes place daily from Tuesdays to Saturdays and is open to all in-house guests and members of the public.
Opened only in July, The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel Hong Kong marks the brand’s entry into Hong Kong and stands out as the first Fullerton resort worldwide. This brand-new retreat is the ideal base for exploring the picturesque bays with beaches and jungle-cloaked headlands of Hong Kong Island’s Southside. Carefully designed as a den of sustainable luxury, the seafront resort promises ocean views from all 425 rooms and suites. Guest quarters include nine themed rooms for kids and two signature pool suites featuring their own private pools and expansive outdoor terraces.
Meanwhile, five dining concepts serve up a tantalizing array of international delights, authentic Southeast Asian cuisine, Cantonese fare, and Italian food. You can also relax with a swim in the infinity pool or a workout in the state-of-the-art wellness center, which features a gym and full-service spa. Families traveling with young children in tow are invited to entertain their little ones at The Explorers, an indoor kids’ play zone spanning nearly 600 square meters.
Adventures for all ages await at the neighboring Ocean Park Hong Kong and the months-old Water World Ocean Park. Together, the two attractions provide a winning combination of fun, education, and conservation, with everything from a world-class aquarium and panda enclosures to thrilling rides, an impressive wave pool, and an indoor lazy river. Bespoke Fullerton Experiences allow guests to dive head-first into Hong Kong’s traditions and its cultural and culinary scene. Tour the nearby art galleries or hop on board a sightseeing sampan to pay a visit to the Aberdeen Floating Village, home to a tight-knit fishing community since the days before British colonial rule.
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