FORBES: The 5 Best Luxury Hotels to Book for the Singapore International Film Festival 2016

This week, Singapore is hosting the 27th Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF), which features films by Asia’s most promising moviemakers as well as internationally acclaimed directors. If you’re one of the 12,000 privileged guests attending this dynamic program consisting of 100 film screenings, post-show discussions, masterclasses and talks, and are looking to experience the best that Singapore has to offer, here are the top five hotels to book for an ultra-luxurious stay:

1. Marina Bay Sands 

Arguably the defining hallmark of Singapore’s skyline as well as the city’s center of attention, Marina Bay Sands is an architectural wonder crowned by the world’s largest rooftop infinity pool, which belongs to the hotel. Comprising three modern high-rise towers, here you can experience Singapore in style at one of the numerous ultra-chic restaurants, bars, a huge shopping mall and further entertainment venues in the complex – or simply relax and enjoy while floating 57 stories above the city.

The rooms and suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking city and bay views. Be sure to treat yourself to a premium suite that includes butler service and your very own private gym.

Credit: Marina Bay Sands Singapore

Credit: Marina Bay Sands Singapore

2. Raffles Hotel

Since first opening its doors in 1887, The Raffles Hotel has become an enduring icon of the city. Being the oldest hotel in Singapore, it epitomizes the Far East with its inspiring fusion of luxury, history and colonial design.

Located in the heart of Singapore’s business district, this luxury 5 star oasis is a welcome retreat from the pulsing city. Choose from any of the six suite categories and enjoy 14-feet ceilings, elegant period furnishings and views onto lush tropical gardens.

The Raffles offers various dining options including French, Indian and Italian eateries, a steakhouse and a bakery. Trust that your every wish, whether ordinary or extraordinary, will be taken care of by one of the graceful butlers, who are world renowned for their discretion and charm.

Credit: Raffles Hotels, Raffles Hotel Singapore

3. Mandarin Oriental

The Mandarin Oriental enjoys the enviable reputation of being the international leader in service quality and attention to detail – and rightly so! If you want to experience luxury at the highest level, then book your stay in one of The Mandarin Oriental Singapore’s posh suites. From here, dramatic city views overlooking Marina Bay Sands and the F1 race circuit are contrasted by calm interiors, which feature subtle Oriental touches and luxurious contemporary details.

The Manadarin Oriental also boasts some of Singapore’s finest amenities and acclaimed restaurants with internationally renowned chefs, including a steakhouse, Cantonese, Japanese and Italian restaurants.

The Mandarin Oriental is Signapore’s ultimate urban retreat.  And simply said, is luxury at its best.

Credit: Mandarin Oriental Singapore

Credit: Mandarin Oriental Singapore

4. The Fullerton Bay Hotel

This elegant waterfront hotel The Fullerton Bay Hotel features ultra-lux suites with polished rosewood furnishings and extensive amenities. If you’re feeling adventurous, stay in one of the individually decorated lavish themed suites. For the ultimate escape from the city buzz, take a swim in the rooftop pool or book a suite with your very own private Jacuzzi on the balcony, so you can take in the city or bay views in total seclusion.

Complete with super luxury restaurants and amazing rooftop bars, you may not want to leave the hotel at all. Tip: try the lobster roll with truffle fries at the buzzing Lantern Bar while sipping your favorite drink and taking in Singapore’s glittering skyline.

Credit: The Fullerton Bay Singapore, Lantern Bar

Credit: The Fullerton Bay Singapore, Lantern Bar

5. Capella Singapore

If you’re seeking an ultra-luxury experience and budget is no constraint, then book your stay at the Capella Singapore. Located on Sentosa Island, the Capella is surrounded by a vibrant, 30-acre rainforest.

Here is where the natural world meets modern luxury. This 5 star hotel with 6 star standard offers legendary services in a unique natural environment. Landscaped gardens, meandering pathways, a cozy library and cascading pools are just some of the wonders to be enjoyed. With the South China Sea as your backyard, this tropical escape is second to none.

Make sure you visit the Auriga Spa and indulge in some of their moon phase inspired treatments.

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Credit: Capella Singapore

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