Gwen Pew rounds up three of the latest hotels to open in Singapore.
10 Sep 2013:
Best for business people
Carlton City Hotel
As the newest hotel to pierce the Tanjong Pagar skyline, Carlton City – part of the Worldhotels group – is perfect for jet-setting business men and women with its proximity to the CBD, ergonomic in-room furniture and free internet. Its 386 rooms are all elegantly designed, with Carlton Club Rooms and Suites allowing access to the lounge on the 28th floor, where complimentary breakfast and evening cocktails are served each day. Also look out for another branch of Carlton’s Tuxedo café and patisserie, plus the Graffiti Sky Bar on the 29th floor. An opening offer with standard room rates starting from $238++ and Club Rooms from $308++ is available until 31 Oct.
1 Gopeng St (6632 8888, www.carltoncity.sg). MRT: Tanjong Pagar.
Best for the budget-conscious
Holiday Inn Express
Located just off Orchard Road, the first Holiday Inn Express in Singapore is one of the few midrange options for staying in the heart of the city. All of their 221 guest rooms are in the same price category; while there’s no pool or gym, the hotel offers complimentary wi-fi, free continental breakfast and self-service laundry facilities. Regular prices start from $220++ per night, or take advantage of their opening deal, with rooms for $198++ per night until 30 Nov.
20 Bideford Rd (6690 3199,www.facebook.com/HolidayInnExpressSingaporeOrchardRoad). MRT: Orchard.
Best for chic travellers
Following a multi-million-dollar facelift, the award-winning local boutique joint finally reopens its doors to visitors this month, with 73 guest rooms designed by local creative agency White Jacket, plus two luxurious suites inspired by Andy Warhol and Coco Chanel. Be sure to take a dip in their revamped rooftop infinity pool and try out the new Indian restaurant, Table by Rang Mahal. Room rates start from $350++ per night for single occupancy, including breakfast.
41 Seah St (6403 6000, www.naumihotel.com). MRT: Esplanade.