One of the newest additions to Singapore’s Marina Bay waterfront, The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore is part of The Fullerton Heritage, an upscale shopping, dining, and entertainment area in which gleaming new buildings sit alongside restored historic landmarks. One such landmark, a stately building called The Clifford Pier, serves as the hotel’s entrance and also holds one of its restaurants. An elegant promenade leads guests to the airy reception atrium in the adjacent modern hotel structure.
The guestrooms at The Fullerton Bay Hotel offer panoramic views of the surrounding waterfront and the Singapore skyline. The views are also spectacular from the hotel’s two restaurants, its lounge, and its rooftop bar.
Located near the heart of Singapore’s central business district, The Fullerton Bay Hotel is ideal for business travelers. It offers three tastefully designed meeting rooms as well as three floating “event pods” that serve as unique, boat-like venues for corporate events and private parties.
Since opening in 2010, the hotel has won great acclaim and numerous awards. The Forbes Travel Guide has rated it a five-star-hotel, for example, and both Fodors and Travel + Leisure have named it one of the top 100 hotels in the world.
The Fullerton Bay Hotel offers 100 guestrooms, including five themed suites and a luxurious Presidential Suite. Each guestroom has a private sundeck or balcony and floor-to-ceiling windows that provide breathtaking views of Marina Bay, the waterfront, and the soaring Singapore skyline.
The chic décor incorporates elements such as polished rosewood, latticed screens, leather, and chrome. Egyptian cotton linens and robes, 100% goose-down duvets, and a selection of pillows pamper guests with comfort. Guests can relax with coffee or tea anytime thanks to in-room Nespresso® coffee machines and a selection of Gryphon® tea bags. High-tech touches include 40-inch interactive LCD televisions, iPod® docks, and individual temperature controls. Bathrooms feature separate rain showers, luxury toiletries from the customized Bvlgari® Red Tea collection, and LCD televisions.
The Clifford Pier
Located in the restored British colonial building of the same name, the Clifford Pier is an airy waterfront restaurant with a high, arched ceiling and broad, arched windows that look out onto Marina Bay. Menu offerings include seafood, Asian and Western classics, and Singapore specialties such as traditional mutton soup with local spices.
La Brasserie is a modern brasserie that reinterprets classic French dishes such as poulet chasseur, steak and frites, and roasted rack of lamb. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide diners with dramatic views of Marina Bay. In addition to an expansive main dining area, the restaurant offers private salons, a private dining room, and an alfresco dining terrace.
The Landing Point
This chic lounge is located along the indoor promenade that connects the Fullerton Bay Hotel and the restored Clifford Pier building, where guests enter the hotel. The Landing Point offers delectable sandwiches, tapas-style small plates, organic salads, and Asian favorites such as Hainanese chicken rice and Taiwanese beef noodle soup. In addition to indoor seating, the lounge includes a large outdoor terrace overlooking the bay.
Enjoy breathtaking panoramas of the Marina Bay waterfront and the Singapore skyline from this rooftop bar and pool. The gourmet offerings include salads, sandwiches, pizza, and small plates.
Capitalising on its melting pot of cultures, Singapore is finally getting some spark, and is fast becoming one of Asia’s hit-list destinations.
The Island of Feasting
Food in Singapore is taken very seriously. From cheap hawker fare to Michelin-starred fine dining, food-enamoured Singaporeans will line up for it, Instagram the hell out of it and passionately debate whether it is ‘die, die, must try’ – Singlish slang for ‘to die for’. Don’t fret about finding a place to chow down, as each neighbourhood is home to local hawker centres and coffeeshops dishing up some of the island’s best meals for just a couple of bucks. Simply follow your nose or join the longest queue – whatever morsels lie at the end, they are almost guaranteed to be scrumptious.
Here, There, Everywhere
With one of the world’s most efficient and widespread public transport systems, whizzing around Singapore can take a matter of minutes. Hankering for a roti prata breakfast in Little India, but want to visit the temples in Chinatown before lunch? No problem, you’ll be there in a jiffy using the sparkling MRT system – and why not stop at Marina Bay for a spot of shopping on your way? Plus, with new metro lines opening practically every two years, this tiny island just keeps on becoming easier to explore.
A Green City
The concrete jungles that once dominated Singapore’s skyline are slowly giving way to green skyscrapers, which look more like living ecosystems than business hubs. Fervently working towards its ‘City in a Garden’ dream, the nation is ploughing money into becoming more sustainable and well, green. Head out of town a little and you’ll find plenty of walking trails, treetop jungle bridges, wildlife galore and the city’s green jewel, the Unesco World Heritage–listed Singapore Botanic Gardens: these are the lungs of Singapore.
When the sweltering outdoor heat gets too much, Singaporeans love ducking inside for a spot of retail therapy and a good dose of air-conditioning. Orchard Rd is the queen of shopping malls: with all the high-street brands, plenty of high-fashion houses, and a few discount outlets thrown into the mix, everyone’s needs (and more often wants) are catered for here. If you prefer your shopping a little less mass-market, head out to local neighbourhoods for independent designers, quirky art galleries, bustling markets, Chinese medicines, Persian carpets and a sari or two.