Race car fanatics will know that it’s been a good 2 years since we’ve heard the sweet sounds of the roaring race car engines, and thunderous cheers from the audience stands. Returning back to Singapore from 30th September to 2nd October 2022 is the much anticipated F1 Grand Prix Race.
And for those going all out with an F1 weekend staycay, you’ll want to know which hotels have the best views of the track so you can catch all the action. So before you race off to book your tickets, here are 8 hotels you can consider for your grand weekend away.
You’ll get a full refund on the package in the unlikely event that the Night Race is cancelled.
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Get the full F1 experience with PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay – they’ve thought it through with their Singapore Night Race (Track View) Package, valid from now till 28th September 2022. You’ll be alloted the Lifestyle Premier Room, which has a guaranteed view of the tracks so you can catch the race without having to squint.
The package also includes breakfast buffet at the Peppermint restaurant for 2 adults, and 20% off the à la carte menu at St. Gregory Restaurant. But if you aren’t keen on splurging on the package, you can opt to book just the room – north-facing rooms will get a view of Turns 6-8 of the race, and south-facing ones can catch cars speeding towards Turn 14.
Book a room at PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay.
Rates: $504/night, $1,000/night for Singapore Night Race Package
Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039594
Contact: 6336 8111| PARKROYAL COLLECTION website
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Just a 10 minute walk away from the race track, the Ritz-Carlton Millenia gives you the option of strolling across and witnessing the buzz of the event first-hand. Since it’s right smack in the middle of the track, you’ll also be able to catch the cars heading towards Turns 19 and 20.
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Also, past Podium Lounge VIP Formula 1 after parties have been hosted at the hotel’s Grand Ballroom – we may not have received the elusive invite but there’s a slim chance of seeing them celebs there. No harm trying!
Book a room at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore.
Rates: From $580/night, $800/night for F1 weekend
Address: 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799
Contact: 6337 8888 | Ritz-Carlton website
This road will be converted into part of the race track.
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The Fullerton Hotel gives you a vantage POV of the bridge section – AKA one of the sharpest turns in the circuit. Here, you can watch as drivers navigate and race across the Anderson Bridge before heading towards Esplanade Drive. The Esplanade Room will be the ideal room to stay in, but any north-facing rooms should do the trick too.
The bedroom of the Palladian Suite.
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Its close proximity to the tracks also mean you can take a quick 5 minute walk to Gate 5 and 6 if you want in on some on-track action.
Book a room at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore.
Rates: From $638/night, $3,300/night for F1 weekend
Address: 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178
Contact: 6733-8388 | Fullerton Hotel website
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Swissotel The Stamford is no foreign name to both locals and tourists alike. You’ll want to opt for the Premier Harbour View or the Swiss Harbour View rooms for the best views. But fret not if these aren’t available, you can head over to the Level 65 Lounge where FOC admission is granted for guests staying at select rooms.
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And judging by past F1 maps, you’ll be well-situated to watch the cars drift along the winding parts of the course, head out of Turn 9, and speed towards the Padang.
Book a room at Swissotel The Stamford.
Rates: From $471/night, $1,143/night for F1 weekend
Address: 2 Stamford Road, Singapore 178882
Contact: 6338 8585 | Swissotel website
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Set near the popular Bay Grandstand and along Zone 3 of the track is Mandarin Oriental. The floor-to-ceiling windows mean you’ll have a clear shot of the fast-approaching cars along the Esplanade section – Turns 14 to 17 – of the circuit. For the ultimate view, cop a stay at either the Marina Bay View or Grand Ocean View room.
And if you’re in the mood for yummy grub, you can head to the hotel’s outdoor restaurant – Bay@5. You’ll be promised a panoramic view of the city skylines, and maybe a glimpse of the race tracks.
Book a room at Mandarin Oriental.
Rates: From $433/night, $1,750/night for F1 weekend
Address: 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square, Singapore 039797
Contact: 6338 0066 | Mandarin Oriental website
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Pan Pacific is another hotel offering an all-in-one package for the F1 race. The 2022 Singapore Night Race Track-facing Room Offer includes a varied selection of rooms that promise a stellar view of the track.
The living room of the Pacific Club Harbour Studio that’s under the package.
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The package includes daily breakfasts for 2 adults, and access to use the outdoor swimming pool and fitness centre for a quick workout sesh. If this isn’t your cup of tea, feel free to book an à la carte room. We’d recommend getting one that grants access to the Club Lounge – it’s facing the harbour, so you’ll have uninterrupted views of the race.
Book a room at Pan Pacific Singapore.
Rates: $720/night, $1,340/night for F1 weekend
Address: 7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039595
Contact: 6336 8111 | Pan Pacific website
The view from the hotel.
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Set along Turn 6 of the track is JW Marriott Singapore South Beach, where each room boasts of high ceilings that’s great to peer out and observe the race. You’ll be able to catch sight of cars rounding at Turn 7, and those blessed with the corner suites have an even clearer view of the paddock.
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Book a room at JW Marriott Singapore South Beach.
Rates: From $679/night, $1,520/night for F1 weekend
Address: 30 Beach Road, Singapore 189763
Contact: 6818 1888 | JW Marriott website
Experienced F1 fans have shared that rooms with balconies might give a better aerial view of the race.
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Another iconic Singapore hotel would be Marina Bay Sands, and for good reason too. Aside from the endless shopping opportunities here, the Marina and Gardens view rooms also provide visibility of the racecourse.
There’s also the option of heading to the SkyPark Observation Deck, where the race track is not the only attraction you can feast your eyes on – there’s also the Supertree Grove and Gardens by The Bay to admire.
Book a room at Marina Bay Sands.
Rates: From $729/night & $1,380/night for F1 weekend
Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
Contact: 6688 8888 | Marina Bay Sands website
It’s been a hot minute since we’ve had the F1 Grand Prix Race in Singapore, no thanks to, well, I don’t even want to mention the “C” word.
Kick the FOMO away and join in the F1 fever this coming October. And even if you’re not a race car fan like me, there’s still a bucket load of fun planning a weekend getaway and watching the race with your pals from your hotel room.
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