Hotels themed on social living

If you happen to be hosting outgoing tourists, book them into these unconventional hotels that offer off-kilter adventures. Besides organising engaging activities, these properties also offer unique facilities and specially designed programmes that encourage mingling. Gregarious socialisers will love soaking in these refreshing experiences, in the company of loved ones and new acquaintances.

Capri by Fraser, China Square

Capri by Fraser, China Square

Themed on social living, this cosy hotel is decked in designer furniture and eye-catching contemporary art that reflects the culture and history of Chinatown. Guests staying in the Executive category will enjoy exclusive access to The Den, which is open 24 hours a day and stocks a variety of complimentary food and drinks. Besides a discerning selection of books and international newspapers, The Den is also where guests can engage in a variety of board games. Guests can hold gatherings at the rooftop pool, which offers a panoramic view of the Central Business District. Even mundane tasks like doing one’s laundry are made fun in Capri by Fraser, China Square—the Spin & Play laundry room is equipped with a PlayStation 4 and a throwback Atari Pong Table, where guests can engage in a game or two while waiting for their laundry to be done.

Address: 181 South Bridge Road

Website: chinasquare.capribyfraser.com/default-en.html

To book: Call +65 6437 0888 or email [email protected]

Naumi Hotel Singapore

Naumi Hotel Singapore

Located in the city centre, Naumi Hotel Singapore is the perfect designer living space for adventurers seeking a fresh, authentic experience of Singapore. Inspired by the idea of an unexpected oasis in the city, this boutique hotel combines modern minimalism with bursts of colour, which are highlighted by designer aesthetics, from its guestrooms through to its social spaces. Invite your guests to check out Cloud 9, which is Singapore’s first infinity rooftop pool, and Table Restaurant & Bar, which is a bistro-style all-day dining outlet that serves contemporary Indian specialties and international favourites. Guests at Cloud 9 will relish soaking in the sun upon colourful rattan loungers, while enjoying drinks and an unobstructed view of the Singapore cityscape. Come evening, they can head to Table Restaurant & Bar for Happy Hour specials and comfort foods, such as tandoori garlic prawn (chargrilled fresh tiger prawns in a garlic tandoori marinade), paneer garlic tikka (home-made cottage cheese in a garlic enhanced tandoori marinade) and gulab jamun (an iconic Indian dessert, made of deep-fried flour balls soaked in sugar syrup) within its stylish interior or tranquil al fresco area. For those who prefer a more intimate setting, Varta is a cosy den that combines a dining and lounge area, which makes it an idyllic setting for evening soirees. These hotel venues are available for private bookings and cater to a range of events, such as pool parties, wedding solemnisations, birthday bashes, corporate networking sessions and more.

Address: 41 Seah Street

Website: naumihotels.com/singapore

To book: Call +65 6403 6000

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore

Travellers who would like to try ‘glamping’ (glamorous camping) will be delighted to know that The Fullerton Hotel facilitates such an experience. An indoor starry sky and verdant foliage will simulate the great outdoors, where your clients and their children can tuck themselves into comfy sleeping bags. In the morning, they will wake up to a rich buffet spread overlooking the Singapore River. The Fullerton Hotel burgeons with numerous other in-house drinking and dining options, such as the scenic Lighthouse Restaurant & Rooftop Bar, which sits on the top floor of the hotel, and the stylish Post Bar, which was once the transaction hall of Singapore’s General Post Office.

Address: 1 Fullerton Square

Website: fullertonhotels.com

To book: Call +65 6533 8388 or email [email protected]

Swissôtel The Stamford and Fairmont Singapore

Swissôtel The Stamford and Fairmont Singapore

Among the numerous food and beverage establishments that pepper the twin hotels of Swissôtel The Stamford and Fairmont Singapore, ANTI:DOTE, SKAI, Bar Rouge and the reopened Prego are very popular. Situated on the 70th floor of Swissôtel The Stamford, SKAI is a lauded restaurant that offers unparalleled views of the city centre. On the ground floor, guests can experience authentic Italian flavours in the refreshed charm of Prego’s interiors. Just above SKAI, Bar Rouge offers an intimate clubbing experience aimed at evoking one’s visual and aural senses. Guests of Bar Rouge can expect a night of high-octane revelry, as performers dance in raised cages overlooking the venue and talented DJs play the hottest hits. The twin hotels have a swimming pool, tennis court, fitness centre and jogging tracks. You can also pamper your guests with a variety of modern and traditional treatments in Fairmont Singapore’s award-winning Willow Stream Spa.

Swissôtel The Stamford Address: 2 Stamford Road

Website: swissotel.com/hotels/singapore-stamford

To book: Call +65 6338 8585 or email [email protected]

Fairmont Singapore Address: 80 Bras Basah Road

Website: fairmont.com/singapore

To book: Call +65 6339 7777 or email [email protected]

Mercure Singapore on Stevens

Mercure Singapore on Stevens

Situated just a stone’s throw from Singapore’s prime shopping belt, Orchard Road, this eco-friendly and smoke-free hotel clinched a gold award at the 2018 Melbourne Design Awards for its creative architecture. Guests can discover local food in Long Beach and PappaRich, which specialise in Singaporean-style seafood and local traditional delicacies respectively. Wine lovers can take their pick from an extensive selection of wines from around the world and enjoy Modern-European dishes at Winestone. Mercure Singapore on Stevens is speckled with different hangout areas, including deck chairs and outdoor armchairs that line its infinity pool. Guests can also enjoy a workout in the InBalance Gym and the hotel’s tennis court. This hotel frequently holds a variety of activities like food fairs and hands-on urban farming workshops too, among other insightful seminars.

Address: 28 Stevens Road

Website: mercure-singapore-stevens.com

To book: Call +65 6491 6100 or email [email protected]

M Social

M Social

As a contemporary lifestyle hotel, M Social captures the spirit of adventure behind every stay. Akin to a theatrical experience, M Social conveys a unique story through a well-designed setting and ambience. This gorgeous hotel is the brainchild of lauded French designer Philippe Starck and flourishes with intricate details. Guests can enjoy breakfast by AUSCA, the hotel’s robot breakfast chef, or indulge in modern Asian cuisine at Beast & Butterflies, which is M Social’s cosy in-house restaurant. The hotel burgeons with many other communal spaces, including an outdoor pool. Your guests can admire Robertson Quay through floor-to-ceiling windows, then hop aboard the hotel’s shuttle bus to explore popular landmarks around the city. Besides the many bars and restaurants along Robertson Quay, M Social is also a short distance from historic neighbourhoods like Chinatown and the Civic District.

Address: 90 Robertson Quay

Website: msocial.com.sg

To book: Call +65 6206 1888 or email [email protected]

Iyf Funan Singapore

lyf Funan Singapore

Describing itself as “designed and managed by millennials for millennials and the millennial-minded”, lyf is a forward-thinking co-living space that focuses on community, with 412 rooms across 279 apartments. Part of the revamped high-tech Funan mall, lyf’s tagline is ‘Live Your Freedom’. Calling out to trendsetters, jetsetters, business executives technopreneurs and creative professionals, lyf has purpose-built communal spaces including coworking spaces, a social kitchen and pantry, laundromat and social gym. You can book your clients into apartment spaces that range from 18 square metres to 105 square metres. They are also welcome to attend the diverse array of social events and professional workshops that are organised weekly at lyf Funan Singapore. Guest can also enjoy the indoor cycling path, rock climbing wall, theatres, high-tech boutiques, and automated shopping and delivery services offered within the Funan mall.

Address: 67 Hill Street, Level 4

Website: lyfbyascott.com

To book: Call +65 6736 9800 or email [email protected]