Any hotel that serves fresh coconuts and icy cold fragrance-infused towels while I wait for my room to be ready is a friend for life. I arrived at The Fullerton Hotel in Singapore with my blogger buddy James from The Versatile Gent after an epic three days at sea with Royal Caribbean. We were hungover, operating on two-hours sleep, in need of breakfast and melting from the intense humidity – not an ideal combination. It was almost five hours until check-in time, so it seemed inevitable that we’d need to fend for ourselves until the room was ready. But within a few minutes of checking in, we were shown to The Straits Club for a delicious breakfast that included a wagyu beef and poached egg concoction, strong coffee and champagne.
With the room still 20 minutes off being ready, we made our way down to the pool for a change of scenery. Before I could even ask to see the menu a fresh coconut was placed in my hand and I was served with an icy cold fragrance-infused towel. This is how you do island life in the middle of the city.
Built in 1928, The Fullerton Hotel isn’t just a luxurious six-star property – it’s also a historical buy sumatriptan injection uk landmark with a rich past. Back in the day it was centre of Singapore’s commercial, social and official life with the Post Office, the Exchange, the Singapore Club, the Marine Department and the Import and Export Department all calling the building home. These days, with a $400 million renovation in 2001 later, it’s now a 400-room luxury hotel. The Fullerton Hotel have kept the building as close to its original condition as possible, with its Palladian architecture continuing to dominate the city’s skyline. The rooms retain the building’s natural charm and distinctive character and with views out over Marina Bay, making there no better place to be.
During our stay we took full advantage of hotel’s infinity pool and headed back down to shoot a story for James’ sunglass brand OBLYK.
How to get there:
With Singapore’s Changi Airport being an international hub for travel, you can have your pick of airlines. The Fullerton Hotel is then a 20-30 minute cab ride form the airport. Details here.
Photography by myself, James Want and The Fullerton Hotel.