Singapore is a destination synonymous with high-end travel, especially since its home to some of the most luxurious hotels in the world. What more, every year sees new hotels entering the market — such as the gorgeously-designed Andaz Singapore and the upcoming Six Senses Singapore.
While booking a room at one of the Lion City’s five-star hotels is a luxury in itself, these presidential suites take things up a notch or two — and are definitely a sight to behold. These suites, which have hosted luminaries, royals, musical legends and movie stars, provide a once-in-a-lifetime stay only an elite few can experience.
The best part is that no request is too major at these presidential suites. Need a butler-drawn bathtub for a romantic evening with your partner? Check. A private lift that takes you straight into the suite away from prying eyes? Sorted.
From the swanky Presidential Suite where Prince Harry stayed in at The St. Regis Singapore to W Singapore’s Extreme Wow Suite that becomes the crashpad of world-renowned DJs and musicians come ZoukOut season, these are the most opulent presidential suites in Singapore where you can stay like a king (or queen).
One of the plushest presidential suites in the city, The St. Regis Singapore’s presidential suite became Prince Harry’s home-away-from-home when he was in Singapore last year for the Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup. The lavish suite is a penthouse unit adorned by some of the world’s most prized artworks by masters such as Marc Chagall, Mark Tobey, Le Pho and Sam Francis. It also features a wrap-around balcony overlooking the lush verdancy of the Botanic Gardens.
The majestic bedroom features a king-sized bed fitted with deluxe linens and silken throw pillows, extravagant drapery and a glistening crystal chandelier. French Breche de Benou marble line the master bathroom, which comes with a luxurious private jacuzzi and jet massage shower with marble steam chamber.
The presidential suite of Singapore’s iconic hotel is located on the uppermost floors, boasting the most coveted views in the Lion City. The palatial suite encompasses three bedrooms (each with their own balconies), separate areas for dining and entertainment, a well-appointed kitchenette, two ensuite bathrooms complete with a Pharo whirlpool tub and steam shower, a powder room with adjoining salon, a media room with karaoke, as well as a massage room — all flanked by floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of the Singapore skyline and Marina Bay.
Of course, the presidential suite at Singapore’s grande dame is nothing short of opulent and historical. In fact, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore’s presidential suite was once the card room of the elite Singapore Club.
Located on the second floor of the hotel, the suite boasts high ceilings, white marble floors, lavish upholstery and sofa pillow fabric, as well as a baby grand piano. Additionally, its spacious living and dining rooms extend out to a spectacular glass-enclosed verandah graced by 20-feet Doric columns. Besides the main entrance, the suite can also be accessed by a private elevator.
The Shangri-La Suite, located on level 17 of the Valley Wing, has been the preferred lodging for heads of state and dignitaries visiting Singapore for over two decades. The prestigious suite features two bedrooms, a separate study, living and dining rooms, a kitchen, a gym, a personal butler, and a private entrance and elevator.
The highlight of the suite is its beautiful marble bathroom furnished with a soaking tub, glass-enclosed shower, LCD television and mood lighting.
The Ritz Suite is an upscale penthouse located on level 32 of The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore. Its opulence is characterised art pieces from illustrious artists the likes of Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst set against the colour palette of celadon, beige and khaki. The residential feel of the suite is accentuated by bespoke furnishings and custom textiles designed by Terry Hunziker, while the elegance of the suite is uplifted by lighting from Christian Liaigre.
Gone are the days when presidential suites bring to mind stuffy places with old-fashioned interiors. W Singapore Sentosa Cove puts an interesting twist to the traditional presidential suite with the Extreme Wow Suite, which is exactly as its name suggests. The swanky suite is furnished with signature W style, boasting marble accents and a purple palette and adorned with brilliantly curated art pieces — all the makings of the accommodation of choice for world-renowned musicians and DJs, especially when ZoukOut is right around the corner.