Perched on the water at Marina Bay, most guest rooms here off er a water view but the Anderson Suite sits on the far right corner, offering uninterrupted views of Marina Bay Sands from its front balcony and side views of the Customs House and Marina Bay Financial Centre. The Anderson Suite, named after Sir John Anderson, the first governor of the Straits Settlement, is a lavishly decorated blend of historical chic and modern sophistication. Everything you could possibly think of has been anticipated here, and a lot that you hadn’t. Toilet seats rise by magic as you enter the cubicle, blinds purringly switch from day into night and a chilled bottle of fine champagne awaits your arrival, along with a burgeoning fruit bowl and bespoke handmade chocolates. Not content with offering one brand of luxury toiletries, the hotel offers a selection (Bulgari, Ferragamo and Hermes), promising to remember your favourite on your next visit.
Underneath the Peranakan motifs and luxurious decor lies enough technology to run a small business. Wifi is complimentary and seamless, Bose docks provide your soundtrack and three televisions (one in the tub) mean you’re never far from the latest entertainment. At hand, intelligent touch pad controls for your lighting and temperature effortlessly create a 21-century environment. With its velvet daybeds, sweeping vistas and acres of gorgeous space, it’s a hard suite to leave but if you do, you’re within walking distance of the city’s top museums, the best nightlife Singapore has to offer and enough fine dining establishments to keep you busy for weeks. What’s more, the daily light show put on by Marina Bay Sands opposite might as well have been put on in your honour so close are you to the action. With the facilities of the hotel’s sister property The Fullerton also at your fingertips, now accessible by an underground walkway, guests are now spoilt for choice in dining, spa and entertainment facilities without having to leave the property. Don’t worry about having to make reservations though, the suite comes with a personal butler whose job it is to make your stay at the hotel as seamless and stress-free as possible.
The Fullerton Bay Hotel, 80 Collyer Quay, tel: 6333 8388, fullertonbayhotel.com
The bastion of refined luxury that is the Mandarin Oriental