Top Hotel For Luxury: Fairmont Singapore

March 23, 2011

Top Hotel For Luxury: Fairmont Singapore

If you are looking for the top hotel for luxury in Singapore with a spectacular location in the center of it all, and amazing world class service, you can't beat the Fairmont Singapore. You might remember from our stay and review of the San Francisco Fairmont, that we are huge fans of Fairmont Hotels who are leaders in luxury hospitality and one of the world's top eco-brands.

Conde Nast Readers Travel Awards 2010 ranked The Fairmont Singapore as one of the top 20 Overseas Business Hotels in the world, but we also found it fantastic for a family friendly get away in Singapore. As business owners, boomers and a family with a young child, we see the advantages to all.

Child's view of Singapore

doorman at the fairmont singapore greeting warmly in traditional dress


From the moment that you enter the sophisticated Fairmont Singapore, greeted by the warm smiles of the doorman in his traditional outfit and the welcoming staff in the peaceful, zen flavored lobby, you know you are in for a treat. It is strategically located in the heart of the city's business, historical, cultural and shopping districts so you can easily walk to many things which we enjoyed.

It's just 20 minutes from the Singapore Airport, near bus services and it's also directly above a  major MRT subway hub and part of the famous and gigantic Raffles City complex which includes many elegant restaurants ( with everything from Italian to Japanese food) and chic shops. Thus it's very easy to get whatever you need, be it close to meetings in the central business district or accessible to the various places in Singapore that you'd want to visit on a romantic weekend or exporations with kids. Fairmont Singapore offers 769 luxurious guestrooms and suites, 16 distinctive restaurants and bars and 70,000 square feet of prime meeting space with an award-winning service team that go above and beyond.



After a long flight from Sydney, and with Singapore as our first stop in Asia,  we were ready for some TLC and glamour and nobody does it better than the Fairmont Singapore with their magic of making one feel totally  at home while being pampered in luxury. Our ten year old was thrilled to check out the room and loved the experience from the get did her parents.

We stayed in an Executive Club Deluxe room  which was exquisite and we slept in their ultra comfortable king size heavenly bed that many call the best sleep in Asia. The very large all white luxurious bathrooom with rainforest shower heads was divine. They also had ample workspace, a BOSE entertainment system and broadband internet which was very handy for us as we work on our travel blog as we roam. We had a lovely balcony with pool and awesome cityscape views.


happy kid at the fairmont singapore hotel

kidlet checking out mini-bar at singapore fairmont

our deluxe room at the Fairmont Singapore

kidlet enjoying the huge bathroom at the Fairmont Singapore

beautiful cityscape at night from our tower room at Fairmont Singapore

They also have a dedicated executive floor with its own beautiful lounge, in-room expresso machines, office space with computers and printers, complementary use of meeting rooms, huge selection of teas, scrumptious snacks,  even a private gym and more. Not to mention their Willow Stream Spa which is the largest in Singapore with a huge variety of Aisan and European massages and body treatments.

catnap kiddo luxurating at Fairmont Singapore

Due to jet lag, and after a swim and bubble bath, kidlet conked out in the middle of the day wrapped in her Fairmont robe and some how that photo captures the essence of the Fairmont Singapore "ahhh" experience to me.

Happy Kid at breakfast buffet at Fairmont Singapore

made to order breakfast fairmont singapore

pool breakfast view singapore fairmont

We all really loved the delicious healthy buffet breakfast at the pool with it's spectacular setting and enomous selection of international breakfast and brunch choices. As you can see more clearly by the aerial view from our room, shown in the photo at the bottom of this page, there are both an adult pool and a kids pool which makes it very family friendly. It made me smile to meet other parents swimming with their kids in this beautiful setting while still honoring the peacefulness for retirees and business folks at the other end, thanks to the large area.

  3 culture singapore sash

view of singapore from the Fairmont singapore

tour and gifts at the Fairmont singapore

impeccable service at singapore fairmont including running shoes and outfit

executive lounge at Singapore Fairmont

The Fairmont experience is very much about the people who run it and the impeccable service that they give. Something that is rare in today's world and one reason why we are very proud to have Fairmont Hotels as a sponsor. We were happy to do a tour of the Fairmont Singapore and learn more from some very charming and enthusiastic staff members.

They spoiled us with three elegant, colorful sashes that reflected the rich cultural tapestry of Singapore's Chinese, Malay and Indian heritage woven in silk, batic and sari fabrics. They were made for the Youth Olympic Games, so we were very touched to have this special souvenir of our stay. They are the kind of people who delight in generous surprises, so Mozart also got a lovable stuffed toy and DaVinci got a marvelous Fairmont Singapore cap that they use for the Grand Prix.

 The entire hotel is resplendant, but what I think impressed me the most is the levels that they go to for personal service. As you can see in the photo above, they actually give  tennis shoes and track suit to a guest who is a runner, but doesn't want to pack his carry on case with these bulky extras.  Wow!


tour of the fairmont singapore complex

Sechaun Court chinese restaurant and Fairmont Singapore

BEST chinese food ever at singapore fairmont's Sechaun Court

After the tour, we had lunch together at their impressive Chinese restuarant, the Sechaun Court ( with humongous antique doors imported from China)  and had the most delectable meal. It truly was the BEST Chinese food we ever had! What a splended welcome to Asia and it was wonderful to make new friends.

I want to give a special thanks to Elissa Ong, Walter Navaroo, Angeline Tan, and Shaik Shidek who made our stay extra special as well as Mike Taylor and Natalie Kosikowsky who introduced us. We are so inspired by the good and intriguing people that we have met through Fairmont Hotels (both here and in San Francisco), that we think it must say a lot about the company culture.


view of pools at fairmont singapore from our room

hand made chocolate candy at fairmont singapore

 Did I mention the hand made candies that we found in our room? OMG yummy and just another one of the special perks that come with a deluxe stay at the Fairmont Singapore. If you are looking for legendary world class pampering in Singapore, you know where to head. Have you been yet?

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Rachelle (@TravelBlggr)

Great post! I would stay just for the chocolates. ;)

I've never been to Asia and can't wait to go. My fiance's family is Thai and I love his stories from spending summers there.

So ... I have to ask ... in luxury hotels in Asia do they have the "squat" toilet that Asia is known for ... or a Western style "sitter." LOL! I'm seriously curious! I only saw a pic of the shower above.

Glad you're having a good time.


Thanks Rachelle! The chocolates are to die for! ;) No we had a western normal toilet.

All over Europe and all over Asia we have found those squat toilets as some people prefer them, but even then we always find an alternative "normal" one after 5 years of travel to 39 countries on 5 continents...I still haven't tested out a squat toilet and don't plan to. ;)

They have them at kiddo's Mandarin school here and she has used it, but they also have one normal one which she usually uses.

Thomas Paine

Great blog. We start our one year RTW in October. I'm curious, what's the smoking policy in Singapore? Thanks and keep up the great writing.

Jeanne @soultravelers3

Thanks Thomas! You'll love your RTW experience ( and it may stretch out more than a year because it is hard to stop once you start) ;)

I don't know the smoking policy in Singapore. We didn't really pay attention to it one way or the other as we are non-smokers. I DO know they are very strict about gum with huge fines. ;)

Thomas Paine

We are non-smokers too. That's why I was curious. That's my one concern with RTW travel.

Jeanne @soultravelers3

Thomas- Sadly, you WILL run into much more smoking on your travels..something we've hated as well...especially traveling with a child who is more vulnerable to it.

Did you see my post about smoking in Europe?

Some say it is worse in Asia than in Europe, but so far we have not been bothered by it much in Asia ( including Singapore and where we are wintering in Penang).

Singapore is known as an incredibly clean city and has endless laws to keep it like that..thus the gum I think perhaps that helps with smoking as the butts will be a problem there. We were not there long, but did not observe a huge smoking problem there. ie There was no one smoking in the restaurants we ate it etc ( unlike European cafes etc).

We mostly find ways around it..where ever we go.. which I am sure you will too!

Twentynine Palms Hotels

Great! I enjoyed my trip to Singapore more with the Fairmont experience.

Fairmont Singapore

All I can say is just amazing..Fairmont truly provides world class amenities as your photos suggests and staying is a pleasurable experience in all.

jeanne @soultravelers3

Thanks so much Fairmont Singapore! It really is a very special place and I think the best place to stay in Singapore!! We will be back! ;)

St Lucia

Absolutely the best place to stay in singapore. I would come back. Stayed at other Fairmont resorts and have to say my husband and i have judged Fairmont Singapore as one of our 'must come backs'

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