People chose hotels for different reasons.  Whether it’s fine dining, or the spa, this list compiles 5 of the best in Singapore.

Fine Dining

Shangri-la hotel

An all day restaurant buffet?  Well when the buffet consists of 16 different live cooking stations featuring a wide range of international cusine, then this can hardly be considered a standard buffet.  With stylish décor and premium wine to accompany the fine food, and the fact that this is only one of seven incredible dining options at Shangri-la, makes this hotel a delectable choice.

Service and Style

The Fullerton Bay Hotel

Named ‘Best New Business Hotel Worldwide’ by Business Traveller 2012 and ‘Singapore’s Leading Lifestyle Hotel’ in the World Travel Awards 2012 and ranking third on Trip Advisor, only narrowly being edged out by Raffles (below), and the newer newer, less reviewed Forest by Wangz, it appears there is a lot of love for the Fullerton Hotel.  Situated minutes from many of Singapores top attractions, with gymnasium, swimming pool, a plethora of restaurants with service at unbeatable standards, this hotel offers character and quality in abundance.

Best Spa

Winner “Best Luxury Hotel Spa 2011″  by World Luxury Hotel and Spa Awards, St. Gregory at Pan Pacific Singapore is a top choice for those looking to indulge in the ultimate in relaxation on their stay in Singapore.   With a fitness centre, tennis courts and luxury swimming pool also available in this 5 star business hotel, it is another top choice in Singapore.

Best Pool

Marina Bay Sands

It’s not often you get a pool with a view, but this pool provides a simply stunning view of the city from a pool that appears to just drop off the side of the building, hence the name ‘The Infinity Pool.’  Located at the top of three 55 story towers which are joined by a one hectare sky park, this is one of the most incredible views you will ever have from the comfort of the hotel pool.   With a super casino below, with a variety of restaurants and theatres, this hotel offers an incredible overall experience.

Historic

The Raffles Hotel

If money is no object, or at least not a huge concern, then why look any further than staying in one of the most iconic places in Singapore?  Synonymous with the country with over 100 years of history, it began life on the coast, but due to land reclamation from the sea it now stands over 500 metres from the sea.

Declared a national monument in 1989, the Raffles hotel has had symbolic significance for Singaporeans.  During the war it was the scene of the last stand against the Japanese invasion by the British colonials.  It was subsequently renamed  Syonan Ryokan by the Japanese upon its capture.  After the war and the Japanese occupation, it was used as a transit camp for prisoners of war.

The world renowned Singapore Sling cocktail, which is mostly comprised of gin and pineapple juice, among several other ingredients, was created in the Long Bar of the Raffles Hotel.  The hotel’s rich history can all be found in the museum which the hotel houses.  Along with more modern features developed from its $160 million renovation in 1989 such as the theatre, shopping suites and swimming, the Raffles Hotel is a reason in itself to visit Singapore.

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