The new Capri by Fraser, China Square
Staycays are a respite from the humdrum of everyday life – you don’t have to travel so far for a much-needed break, plus you get to stay at a hotel for vacation vibes. Finally, you can roll around in clean, soft white sheets, splash around in a swimming pool and soak any lingering stress away in a bathtub.
It goes without saying that we’re spoilt for choice when choosing a place for a staycay in Singapore. But if you’re looking for something that’s perfect for shutting off and camping in, head to the new Capri by Fraser, China Square and you’ll be able to indulge in an uber-modern lifestyle surrounded by technological convenience, modern art and lots of entertainment.
Check out what this new kid on the block has to offer:
1. Stay in an energy-saving room with wireless charging
If you have an Android device, you can sync it to the TV and binge watch your favourite Netflix shows while lazing in bed.
You’ll be glad to know that you’re contributing to an eco-friendly cause when you stay here. Energy-saving is a key feature, and you’ll no longer have to insert your keycard into the power slot to activate electricity in your room. Instead, there are motion detectors to activate it.
Good news if you’re the forgetful kind and didn’t think of bringing your phone chargers for a local staycay – the room is equipped with wireless chargers so you won’t have to peek into every crevice to find a plug point.
The bathtub studio room has an optional open concept where the bathroom is separated only by a clear glass panel
2. Play board games in The Den with free-flow snacks, tea and coffee
The hotel’s very own 24/7 executive lounge The Den isn’t quite your standard sit-down-and-read-newspapers feat. It doubles up as a work and social space with private pods, common areas and plenty of entertainment to keep you occupied.
During your staycay you can have some good ol’ bonding time, sans your mobile devices, with an array of classic board games like Monopoly, Jenga and Charades to play. Pair these with the lounge’s free-flow snacks like crackers and pineapple biscuits, and you’re pretty much set for the evening.
Assortment of snacks and citrus-infused water for a little dose of Vitamin C
If you’re here to have a little #metime, wind down with a cuppa – free-flow coffee and tea are available throughout the day, and you can even grab a bite with the ready-to-eat microwavable meals like nasi lemak and chicken rice. In case you’re wondering, all these are free-of-charge.
Access to The Den is available to guests staying in Executive and Studio Executive rooms.
3. Listen to music underwater and take in the CBD views
Give yourself some respite from the hot weather outside by taking a dip in the hotel’s rooftop pool, and you’ll get to take in a pretty stunning view of the surrounding CBD area while you’re at it. Your swim won’t be without entertainment either, with the pool’s piped-in music underwater.
4. Get trained by an automated workout wall
Holidays take you away from the ordinary, and if you’re a fitness junkie looking to try something new, check out the hotel gym’s interactive PRAMA workout corner. It functions like an arcade dance machine, except that it’s programmed with workouts for different fitness levels. Just key in your preferred workout to get started.
Lights and sounds will guide you through your chosen the workout
There’s also a full range of gym equipment for those who just want to stick to their usual routines. The treadmills even have screens with Netflix installed.
5. Play Atari Pong and PS4 while waiting for your laundry
If you’ve been arrowed to do the laundry, you won’t have to sit around waiting while it’s spinning away in the hotel’s laundrette. An Atari Pong table and a PS4 is there to keep you entertained.
Play a one-on-one game with a fellow laundry-doer, or simply do a single-player challenge and try to snag the top scores.
Kick back on a beanbag and play a game on the PS4 while you do your laundry
6. Gorge on sumptuous Singaporean dishes at JÙN restaurant
While you’re on your staycay, treat yourself to a feast at JÙN Restaurant, which specialises in decadent local dishes like Singapore Chilli Crab, Salted Egg Chicken and Beef Short Rib Rendang, all a la carte. There’s even Baked Chempedak Crumble for a sweet finish to your meal.
Don’t forget to snap some pics for the ‘gram while you’re here. Strike a pose with the pop art soup can sculptures at the entrance, or create some vintage feels with the bird cages that hang from the ceiling.
7. Explore the surrounding ‘hood for nightlife, food and attractions
Head to the nearby Ann Siang Hill for people-watching and bar hopping
Image credit: @kenny_cheng63
Although the hotel has plenty of facilities to keep you occupied throughout your stay, you may also want to take advantage of the hotel’s central location to explore the local ‘hood.
Popular nightlife and dining areas like Ann Siang Hill, Club Street and Amoy Street are just around the corner from the hotel, while attractions like Boat Quay and the Merlion are a short 10-15 minute walk away.
Have a staycation at Capri by Fraser at China Square
A massive floor to-ceiling mural with whimsical vibes greets you as you enter the hotel
With a ton of modern art and decor at every corner of the hotel, plus the inclusion of technological convenience, Capri by Fraser, China Square makes a great getaway from everyday life. Their eco-friendly rooms don’t skimp on comfort and you won’t run out things to keep you busy throughout your stay.
Take a stroll around the hotel and look for artsy Insta-friendly spots
Make use of the contemporary decor to snap some enviable IG shots, or get in some quality time with your besties or your fam at the hotel’s lifestyle facilities like the rooftop pool or The Den.
Modern luxe fittings at JUN Restaurant’s bar
Room rates start at $188/night on weekends, and even though it may be tempting to stay in the entire time, the hotel’s convenient location in the CBD allows you to easily explore the nearby shopping and food districts of Chinatown and Clarke Quay.
You don’t have to travel too far for a holiday that puts some zest back into your life – just head to Capri by Fraser, China Square for your next long weekend.
Address: 181 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058743
Telephone: 6437 0888
This post was brought to you by Capri by Fraser
Photo credit: Nadia Loewito