Most expensive 5-star hotels in Singapore

 

most expensive hotels singapore cover imageImage adapted from: Ritz-Carlton

You might’ve caught the movie Crazy Rich Asians by now, which was set and produced in our little red dot. For the benefit of curious foreigners now interested in visiting Singapore, we’ve since debunked and confirmed some myths surrounding us as depicted in the movie. Yup, unfortunately, 99% of us aren’t crazy rich to begin with. Nowhere close. Well, maybe just a little crazy – over great lobangs and money-saving hacks.

There’s always room for indulgence if you can bear to part with the dough, though, and a special occasion like a proposal or birthday celebration is a perfect excuse. For fellow ”mediocre” Singaporeans looking to live it up for once, or travellers from abroad with cash to splash, here are some of the most lavish hotels in Singapore with crazy high rates – other than Marina Bay Sands and Raffles Hotel which were featured in the film.

 

1. The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore – The Ritz Suite (from $12,500/night)

 

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Right at the 32nd floor of The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore sits the luxurious Ritz Suite. With its muted colours and unfussy furnishing, it’s got an instantly welcoming, homely feel.

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But that doesn’t mean it’s any short of grand. You’ll get to enjoy a view of Marina Bay Sands and the surrounding city area right outside your window. And If you’re someone who judges a hotel room based on how beautiful its bathroom is, you won’t be disappointed with the marble-walled one here which comes with automated bidets, a variety of bubble bath soaps, and a powder room.

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But the cherry on top has got to be the 2-metre long jacuzzi tub, conveniently next to a large octagonal window. Admire the city lights and stargaze as your stress bubbles away.

ritz suite entertainment roomEntertainment room with 75-inch LCD TV, Sonos sound system, and customisable game consoles
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Address: 7 Raffles Avenue, Marina Bay, Singapore 039799
Telephone: 6337 8888
Website

 

2. The Club Residences by Capella Singapore – Colonial Manor (from $10,000/night)

 

colonial manor lap poolColonial Manor with private lap pool
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So, it turns out that Capella Singapore doesn’t just have rooms and suites up for booking, but entire manors under its Club Residences as well – which are a great choice for cosy weddings in an intimate setting, or perhaps an upgraded version of those chalet stays from your secondary school days. 

colonial manor bathroomEach room has its own ensuite bathroom, equipped with Aesop toiletries, a rainshower, and a bathtub
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The Colonial Manor is a refurbished bungalow dating way back to the 1880s. While the exterior, common areas, and bathrooms of this mini palace are mainly Western-influenced and follow a clean white colour scheme, the 3 bedrooms sing a different tune – with warm tones and Chinese-inspired details.

colonial manor luxury bedroomImage credit: The Club Residences

colonial manor family roomFamily Room
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Have a spot of afternoon tea in the Family Room, or set up a feast in the Dining Room with some fine wine.

colonial manor dining roomDining Room
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Address: Sentosa Island, 1 The Knolls, Singapore 098297
Telephone: 6377 8888
Website

 

3. W Singapore – Extreme Wow Suite (from $9,100/night)

 

extreme wow suite bedroom

The name says it all. W Singapore’s Extreme Wow Suite is nothing short of flashy, pulling out all the stops with shiny silver accents, velvet-clad walls by its 4-poster King bed, and a pouf seat in the bathroom.

extreme wow suite bathroom

Why would one need a plush seat in a bathroom, you might ask? Well, bath time here isn’t just about getting a quick shower over and done with; It’s a whole pampering ritual, since you’ve got an oversized whirlpool bath for use. 

extreme wow suite cocktail bar
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If you think that the suite looks a bit like a snazzy bar or club, you’re not entirely wrong because it’s made for partying in, with a cocktail bar and DJ booth. Couple that with sea views and a private plunge pool, and you’ve got all you need for a rockin’ night befitting of a flamboyant MTV music vid.

extreme wow suite living room

Address: 21 Ocean Way, Singapore 098374
Telephone: 6808 7288
Website

 

4. The St. Regis Singapore – Presidential Suite (from $8993/night)

 

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The St. Regis Singapore will be your cup of tea, if the tearoom Antoinette is your idea of perfect decor – all rooms here have an old-worldly charm with chandeliers and dimpled furniture. But the one with the highest level of grandeur is the Presidential Suite, which, with its canopy feather bed, looks like the chambers of a princess.

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Both the floors and walls of the suite are the epitome of ornate, with swirly gold patterning against a royal purplish background. Peer out the window and you’ll be met with the greenery of the Botanical Gardens.

st regis presidential suite bathroomBathroom with double vanities, lighted makeup mirror, and a whirlpool that can fit 4
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st regis presidential suite loungeImage credit: Marriott

Musically-inclined folk would be thrilled to find a white grand piano in the spacious living room, which can comfortably seat 10 on its cushy armchairs and sofas.

st regis presidential suite balconyBalcony with hanging swing seat
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Address: 29 Tanglin Rd, Singapore 247911
Telephone: 6506 6888
Website

 

5. Shangri-La Singapore – Valley Wing Shangri-La Suite (from $7000/night)

 

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Cambridge Dictionary’s definition of “Shangri-La”: an imaginary, beautiful place, often far away, where everything is pleasant and you can get everything you want. And of course, Shangri-La Singapore is the embodiment of that – especially with its Valley Wing Shangri-La Suite, which offers utmost exclusivity with a private entrance and lift. It even has its own workout room so you don’t have to sweat with the plebs at the common gym.

valley wing shangri-la living areaImage credit: Shangri-La

If you somehow find yourself here for work purposes – bless your boss – help yourself to the all-in-one printer and copier machine, in-room fax machine, or go ahead and request for a laptop. You can also jot down notes old-school style, with a set of stationery personalised with your name.

valley wing shangri-la loungeImage credit: Shangri-La

Reward yourself at the end of the day with a soak in the LCD TV-facing marble tub, complete with your choice of mood lighting. Turn up the light intensity to catch a show, or dim it if you just want to lounge with a glass of champagne in hand.

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Speaking of champagne, you’ll be getting that complimentary, along with wine, cocktails, juices, and canapes. Breakfast is complimentary as well.

Address: 22 Orange Grove Rd, Singapore 258350
Telephone: 6737 3644
Website

 

6. Mandarin Oriental – Mandarin Suite (from $5,500/night) 

 

Good things come in pairs, and at Mandarin Oriental’s Mandarin Suite, there are 2 balconies, 2 bathrooms, 2 bedrooms, and 2 powder rooms – which means you’ll have more space than you need even in a group of 4.

mandarin suite living areaImage credit: Mandarin Oriental

Those who are particular about cleanliness and hygiene will be thankful for the twice-daily housekeeping. 

mandarin suite poolImage credit: Mandarin Oriental

Chill by the pool in one of the cabanas, or indulge in a massage at their spa. Couples in particular can book the Couples’ Suite, which has a Vitality Pool to amp up the romance factor. 

mandarin suite spaImage credit: Mandarin Oriental

As far as hotel gyms go, Mandarin Oriental’s is probably one of the classiest – where else can you get a workout done with chandeliers hanging above you?

mandarin suite gymImage credit: Mandarin Oriental

Address: 5 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039797
Telephone: 6338 0066
Website

 

7. Pan Pacific Singapore – Presidential Suite ($5,420/night)

 

pan pacific presidential suite bedroomImage credit: Pan Pacific

Flipping through a food, cocktail, or Netflix movie menu is commonplace, but…a pillow menu? Yes, Pan Pacific Singapore prioritises your comfort to the point where they let you pick from buckwheat hull organic, foam, contour, and coil polyester pillows to rest your head on at their Presidential Suite.

pan pacific presidential suite living roomImage credit: Pan Pacific

The sophisticated living room area faces Singapore’s skyline, and is perfect for hosting a dinner party or business clients.

pan pacific presidential suite bathroomImage credit: Pan Pacific

The gorgeous white-washed bathroom comes with Hansgrohe fittings, as well as a whirlpool bathtub and steam shower. There are also integrated bathroom speakers, so put on some soft Chopin tunes for further relaxation.

pacific club loungePacific Club
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The icing on the cake? Staying in this suite will grant you full Pacific Club privileges, including exclusive access to the swanky Pacific Club Lounge. You won’t need to search for dining options outside, because you’ll be getting complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea, and evening cocktails and canapés – how’s that for spoiling yourself!

Address: 7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039595
Telephone: 6336 8111
Website

 

8. The Fullerton Bay Hotel – Presidential Suite (from $4,980/night)

 

If waterfront living is more suited to your preference than being sky-high, go for The Fullerton Bay Hotel’s Presidential Suite. While still in the heart of the city, this low-rise hotel is away from the more densely-packed, skyscraper-laden areas. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the suite offer a calming view of the Singapore River for added zen. 

fullerton bay hotel presidential suite bedroomImage credit: Fullerton Hotels

All that glitters here is indeed gold, as that’s the main colour theme of the suite. But that’s not to say it’s garish, as it’s all done tastefully with complimenting creamy tones and wooden panels. All the better for a restful night’s sleep.

fullerton bay hotel presidential suite meeting roomImage credit: Fullerton Hotels

Make use of their shoe-shine service if you’re headed for an important meeting, or help yourself to the fully stocked mini-bar to quell your peckishness. You’ll have your own balcony here too, so hang out there out for a breath of fresh air and catch the sunset during the evening.

fullerton bay hotel presidential suite living roomImage credit: Fullerton Hotels

History buffs will be keen to attend the complimentary Heritage Tours, which will give you a glimpse into Singapore’s yesteryears, as well as the story behind The Fullerton Building. You’ll also gain access to some preserved areas within the hotel.

Address: 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326
Telephone: 6333 8388
Website

 

Grandest hotels in Singapore other than MBS and Raffles Hotel

 

If you’ve managed to stay at one of these fancy hotel rooms without feeling the pinch, congratulations – you’ve either won a giveaway, struck Toto, or, *gasp* are actually a Crazy Rich Asian. The rest of us average peeps can only dream, and live vicariously through the movie.

crazy rich asians sceneImage credit: Warner Bros.

Having said that, here’s a timely reminder: the glitz and glam of what goes on in Hollywood – and even Mediacorp – may be alluring, but let us not get sucked into an obsession over excessive material wealth. No harm in treating yourself once in a while, but it’s important to spend within your means. Racking up debts and blowing your savings ain’t worth it just for a few short-lived moments of glory on Instagram.

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