Singapore Stays to Book This Festive Season

Pamper yourself — and your loved ones — at these top-notch hotels and serviced apartments in the Lion City.

Guest facilities at KēSa House on Keong Saik Road include the cozy KēSa Lounge.

Selected Premier Rooms at the boutique hotel have their own private terrace.

KēSa House, The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood

Situated along trendy Keong Saik Road, KēSa House features an inviting flexible living concept while housing an eclectic roster of some of the city’s most unique bars and restaurants, all under one roof. The property occupies a row of 10 conserved shophouses dating from the 1920s, with their original architecture and facade ornamentation carefully preserved, which highlights the buildings’ rich history.

KēSa House is part of The Unlimited Collection by Oakwood, a recently launched brand of unique properties with individual personalities. Its interiors have been smartly transformed to accommodate the needs of 21st century globetrotters, whether they may be independent travelers in Singapore for a quick stopover or those planning to stay a while. Perfect for work or play, the setup allows guests to settle in quickly and comfortably into their new surroundings. And with just 60 rooms, these lodgings bear an intuitive design, with cozy communal spaces where guests can mingle with other like-minded individuals.

Digital nomads or those planning a move due to career opportunities in Singapore can take advantage of the property’s flexible living leases. These start from SGD 2,500 per month for a no-frills option, inclusive of weekly housekeeping and usage of a complimentary self-service launderette.

While Keong Saik’s tantalizing array of chic restaurants and bars, coffee shops, and art galleries are right outside the front door, KēSa House enjoys an enviable location just a four-minute walk from Outram MRT, on the fringes of the vibrant Chinatown district and within walking distance of the Singapore CBD.

 

 

The Grand Lobby at Oakwood Premier AMTD Singapore.

Enjoying a festive turndown service at Oakwood Premier AMTD Singapore.

Oakwood Premier AMTD Singapore

This award-winning 268-unit luxury hotel and serviced apartment in the heart of Singapore’s central business district combines urban sophistication with nature-inspired elements, offering an exclusive residence for the discerning traveler, tailored with all the luxuries of a high-end hotel.

Short-term guests and longer-term residents alike will benefit from regular housekeeping and concierge services, 24-hour customer care, as well as state-of-the-art facilities such as a fitness center and outdoor infinity pool. A residents’ lounge allows guests to socialize with friends or relax in peace and comfort. Also found on-site are the in-house restaurant SE7ENTH, a bar, and the Oakwood Executive Club, all managed by an expert culinary team to deliver a memorable experience. Residents can bask in the luxury of a redefined and personalized evening lounge indulgence with the brand’s hallmark experience, the Oakwood Premier Mobile Bar, which offers crafted cocktails and canapés served à la minute in the comfort of one’s apartment.

Available until December 31, 2021, the staycation options at Oakwood Premier AMTD Singapore are an ideal fit for those in need of a change of scenery. Choices include the Bike & Chill package, which banks on the property’s accessibility to the East Coast Park connector and Marina Bay loop; and Week for Staycays, promising greater savings and a trial at fitness studios like Absolute Cycle and Tapout Fitness Singapore at DownTown Gallery, a mall located directly below the property.

Meanwhile, those who book A Jolly Family Getaway can celebrate the festive season in style. The package is priced from a daily rate of SGD $345++, and includes overnight accommodation with complimentary breakfast for two; a Yuletide Feast from SE7ENTH, enjoyed in the comfort of one’s apartment; plus a festive evening turndown amenity of mulled wine and hot chocolate.

 

 

The living room of a Junior Suite at Oasia Resort Sentosa.

Enjoying an Oasia Signature Massage at the in-house Oasia Spa.

Oasia Resort Sentosa

A rejuvenating escape awaits at Oasia’s recently opened Sentosa property, whose 191 rooms and suites have been carefully designed in soothing tones and kitted out for a more restful experience. Give yourself the chance to reset for the new year with the three-day, two-night Christmas Retreat package valid until January 1, 2022. Enjoy the comfort of a Junior Suite, inclusive of daily breakfast, a two-way land transfer, and a three-hour body ritual at Oasia Spa, the first in Southeast Asia to carry products from Kyoto-based skincare brand KOTOSHINA.

And that’s not all. Booking the package means you’ll get to try out the resort’s four-hour Relaxation Therapy that incorporates a pampering 90-minute facial at Oasia Spa and a forest bathing experience within Sentosa, specially created by local wellness company Xiu Nature Connections. Meanwhile, the separate three-hour body ritual includes a 30-minute body scrub, a 90-minute massage, and an hourlong private workshop on body care. Another perk? A dining credit of S$300 to spend at Bedrock Origin, the hotel’s all-day dining venue and a sister restaurant of Singapore’s award-winning steakhouse Bedrock Bar & Grill. Here, natural ingredients from both land and sea are combined to create wholesome, nutritious food that’s packed with flavor.

As in all wellness rooms at Oasia Resort Sentosa, the 48-square-meter Junior Suites come with a full selection of complimentary wellness amenities, including a yoga mat, wellness videos on demand, an audio collection of guided meditations, along with a wellness journal complete with self-care checklists. Curated wellness activities such as free fitness and mindfulness workshops are also offered to help weary guests relax and rebalance after a long, challenging year.

 

 

Guests who book the Family Rendezvous package can ride in a Volkswagen Kombi.

The Cath Kidston Room at Orchard Rendezvous Hotel features bunk beds and nostalgic decor.

Orchard Rendezvous Hotel

Families seeking a fun-filled staycation this Christmas should look no further than Orchard Rendezvous Hotel, where they can bed down in the Cath Kidston Family Room and enjoy a range of nostalgic experiences harking back to the ’70s and ’90s, organized in collaboration with purveyors of vintage fashion, heritage food, and classic cars.

Available for stays until January 1, 2022 (and bookable until December 30, 2021), the specially curated two-night Family Rendezvous package promises an unforgettable year-end break. You’ll enjoy Peranakan favorites and classic Cantonese dim sum, a transfer in a Volkswagen Kombi, plus an outing to the National Orchid Garden at the UNESCO-listed Singapore Botanic Gardens, followed by an indulgent dinner at breezy restaurant The Halia.

Another highlight is the uniqueness of your chosen accommodation. Overlooking Orchard Road, the high-ceilinged Cath Kidston Room at Orchard Rendezvous Hotel measures in at a roomy 53 square meters—the perfect choice for a family of four. It features bunk beds for the kids and botanical accents in the form of cheerful hand-drawn Cath Kidston prints on the bath, bedding, and dining amenities.

This experience also includes in-room breakfasts, handpicked Cath Kidston mementoes, and an open-top coach tour of the annual Orchard Road Christmas Lights, offered only on Fridays and Saturdays until January 1, 2022. The package is priced at S$2,188 on weekdays and S$2,288 on weekends (with open-top coach tour) for two adults and two children.

 

 

On the balcony of a Premier Room at The Barracks Hotel Sentosa.

An indulgent poolside breakfast awaits guests at The Barracks Hotel Sentosa.

The Barracks Hotel Sentosa

With just 40 rooms and suites tucked away from the bustle of the city, The Barracks Hotel Sentosa is as intimate and charming an escape as you could hope for this holiday season. Originally built in 1904 as a British artillery outpost, the heritage property now offers guests an ideal blend of old-world style and contemporary comfort, with vintage colonial decor and original architectural features complemented by freestanding bathtubs, perfectly made king-size beds, and Atkinsons bathroom amenities.

Staycationers will want to make the most of it with the Exquisite Barracks Christmas offer, a two-night package (valid until January 1) that comes with Premier Room accommodation, daily breakfast for two, complimentary land transfers throughout your stay, and the Eurasian Christmas—a bespoke dining experience that unfolds on the comfort of your balcony, complete with free-flowing cocktails. Also included is a private sailing excursion around the islands off Singapore’s southern coast, as well as a romantic gourmet dinner in your own cabin of the Singapore Cable Car, which carries passengers back and forth between Mount Faber and Sentosa Island. Delivering panoramic views from 100 meters above the sea, it’s a great way to end your year on a high note.

 

 

Preparing Siphon Mushroom Tea at The Clan Hotel’s QĪN Restaurant and Bar.

Inside a MASTER Series Grand Premier Room at The Clan Hotel Singapore.

The Clan Hotel Singapore

While it occupies a bronze-hued 30-story tower that rises above the conserved shophouses of Far East Square, the design aesthetic at The Clan Hotel is grounded firmly in the past: specifically, that chapter in Singaporean history in which various clans, or kongsi, laid the foundation of the economic powerhouse the city-state would eventually become. It’s a colorful heritage that the hotel also taps into for its series of experiential stay packages, which emphasize hands-on activities and delicious food.

The latest such offering is The Clan Uncovers: The Exuberant Edition. Including two nights’ accommodation in a MASTER Series Grand Premier Room—36-square-meter quarters that come complete with customized in-room refreshments and the services of a Clan Keeper, or personal concierge—the experience begins with a trishaw ride through Chinatown followed by a bumboat cruise down the Singapore River from Clarke Quay, a journey that traces the island’s transformation from a fishing village to a trading port to the global community it is today.

The second morning of your stay will feature a visit to the nearby Food Playground cooking school to learn the stories behind age-old family recipes such as laksa and char kway teow before cooking up your own heritage feast. The culinary celebration continues that evening with a night of reimagined Chinese classics at QĪN Restaurant and Bar, where each dish is a nostalgic reminder of home infused with a creative twist. The six-course festive dinner (also available as a lunch) includes the restaurant’s signature Siphon Mushroom Tea as well as free-flowing cocktails.

Priced from S$1,888 net and available for stays until January 1, 2022, the package also offers daily breakfast for two, two-way limousine transfers, early check-in from 12 p.m., and late checkout till 3 p.m.

 

 

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