As one of Southeast Asia's most visited destinations, a premier financial hub and one of the world's richest countries per capita, it's no surprise that Singapore is home to some of the region's most impressive hotels.
Return visitors can't help but notice the new eye-catching properties popping up in prime locations every few years, boasting ever more elaborate facilities as hoteliers engage in an ongoing battle to be better than the rest.
This is great news for travellers – all this competition means you are spoilt for choice when it comes to quality 5-star accommodation in the CBD, the Colonial Quarter or Sentosa Island.
Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort
Being a 5-star beachfront resort, Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort is in high demand for overnight stays on Singapore's resort island.
This regal resort offers plenty of on-site activities that guests of all ages can take part in, including kayaking, trapeze swinging and a fully supervised kids' club, giving parents the chance to unwind at the spa.
Marina Bay Sands
Singapore's skyline changed forever with the opening of the now-iconic Marina Bay Sands in 2010, which instantly became one of the city's top hotels as well as a must-visit attraction on the waterfront.
Along with 2500 impressive suites, Marina Bay Sands entices guests with its 150-metre rooftop infinity pool, award-winning therapies at the Banyan Tree Spa and 24-hour in-room dining.
Marina Mandarin Singapore
Set in the heart of Marina Bay, the 5-star Marina Mandarin Singapore is right in the centre of the city's major cultural attractions and shopping venues, including the Singapore Flyer and The Esplanade, Theatres on the Bay and Marina Square Shopping Mall.
The hotel's restaurants are regarded as some of the best in Marina Bay and offer considerable variety – enjoy a signature steak from Ruth’s Chris Steak House, indulge in dim sum at Peach Blossoms or get your daily caffeine hit at Cafe Mocha.
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Formerly known as The Westin Plaza and Raffles The Plaza, Fairmont Singapore may have undergone changes in branding, but it's maintained its reputation as one of Singapore's best hotels for leisure and business travellers staying in the heart of the city.
The hotel houses one of Asia's largest spas, Willow Stream Spa, and is connected underground to the Raffles City Shopping Centre and City Hall MRT station for direct access to Changi Airport.
Crowne Plaza Changi Airport
Consistently ranked among the world's finest airport hotels, the Crowne Plaza Hotel is the most convenient option for getting a comfortable sleep before or after your Singapore flight as it offers direct access to Terminal 3 of Changi Airport.
You may even be tempted to extend your stay when you see the hotel’s impressive list of amenities, including spacious rooms with full-size bathtubs, a variety of international restaurants and bars, 4 spa treatment rooms, a well-equipped fitness centre and a tropical courtyard by the pool.