When it comes to the best destinations to spend New Year’s Eve, many of the world’s major cities come to mind. Think the dazzling pyrotechnics set against The London Eye, the world’s largest New Year’s Eve party on the iconic Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, or New York City’s famed ball drop at Times Square.
Regionally, Singapore is undoubtedly one of the best cities to usher in the New Year. We’re after all, home to the most electric parties, prestigious restaurants, and the swankiest hotels and resorts in the region making staycations an attractive option unto itself.
To top it all off, these luxury accommodations boast panoramic views of the annual fireworks display set against the futuristic city skyline — because is it even New Year’s if you don’t get to marvel at the vibrant fireworks display?
However, that’s not your only option. If you prefer to be far-removed from the parties and celebrations, there are a number of hotels enveloped in lush greenery. And then there are those in between, treating you to the best of both worlds.
Whether you want to be in the middle of the parties or welcome the new year in a secluded hideaway, here are the best staycations to book this New Year’s Eve.
If you’re looking for: A hotel located in a culturally-rich enclave within proximity to Marina Bay
The new Andaz Singapore, located in the heart of Kampong Glam, boasts a prime location that’s easily accessible from the various New Year’s Eve parties — yet is situated in a more peaceful enclave. Book one of the studio suites, which boasts all-encompassing views of the fireworks display at Marina Bay.
The hotel is now offering a promotion for bookings made until 31 January 2018, where you save 20 percent off all rooms with a minimum of two nights booked — perfect for a New Year’s Eve staycation.
If you’re looking for: A contemporary hotel right in the middle of the New Year’s Eve revelries
The Fullerton Bay Hotel, located right by the sparkling Marina Bay waterfront, is undoubtedly one of the hotels with front row seats to the fireworks display — featuring rooms that look out to the bay area. For the best views, head up to Lantern, the hotel’s rooftop bar.
The Fullerton Bay Hotel is currently having a promotion, offering 15 percent off the best available rates for its rooms.
If you’re looking for: A New Year’s celebration far removed from the city centre
Strategically nestled atop one of Sentosa’s tallest cliffs, Sofitel Singapore Sentosa treats you to a bird’s eye view of the South China Sea in settings inspired by the world-renowned Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris — great for nature lovers.
Additionally, the resort will also be hosting an ultra-extravagant feast across Sofitel Singapore Sentosa’s dining establishments on 31 December 2017. The feast includes an epicurean spread at Kwee Zeen, Italian favourites at ilLido, and cocktails at LeBar. As midnight approaches, join the poolside party which will boast great food, company and music.
If you’re looking for: Bragging rights that come along with a panoramic view of the fireworks from the infinity pool
When thinking of hotels with the best views of Singapore’s skyline, Marina Bay Sands immediately come to mind. The hotel’s suites are flanked by floor-to-ceiling windows boasting magnificent views of the Lion City’s glittering city district.
If you’re looking for: A secluded hideaway a drive away from the city’s main attractions
Located in the heart of Orchard Road and within proximity to Tanglin Road’s embassy enclave, The St. Regis Singapore offers the best of both worlds — enveloped in lush greenery yet still a drive away from the city’s main attractions.
The hotel is currently having a promotion for its lavishly appointed suites that are generously bedecked with plush custom furnishings. Rates start at S$588 per night, inclusive of breakfast for two at Brasserie Les Saveurs, along with a S$100 dining credit to be used at the restaurants and bar.