Singapore Best Boutique Hotels

Who doesn’t love Singapore? Full of fun and fantastic thrills like the F1 Grand Prix (24-26 Sept), the opening of Universal Studios, ION Orchard, Hard Rock Hotel, Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Casino, Sands Skypark, Singapore Flyer… So here’s to one of my favorite stopover cities in Asia, with my list of the Top 5 Best Singapore Boutique Hotels for those discerning travelers wanting something modern, design, exclusive and special.

1. Naumi Hotel

I love all the hotels in the Small Luxury Hotels Collection, and Naumi Hotel in Singapore is no exception! A 40 room luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Singapore’s business district, down the street from Raffles. Defined as an “urban oasis” with personalized luxury service (a personal concierge-butler-assistant assigned just for you) and a fabulous rooftop infinity pool is the perfect way to end after your business meetings. From SG 285.

2. The Quincy

Located steps away from Singapore’s bustling shopping haven Orchard Road, The Quincy is a non-smoking boutique hotel with 108 rooms. It’s a rare modern building with an artistic facade, and to top it off it’s all-inclusive, meaning the rate covers not just the room but all meals, limousine airport transfers, drinks, laundry, local phone calls. As for the rooms, they’re stylish, wide-open studios with lively colors. From SG 248.

3. New Majestic Hotel

The New Majestic is new, converted from a classic ‘20s building in historic Chinatown, and is indeed majestic and funky with 30 rooms designed individually by Singaporean artists. It’s an “eclectic mix of heritage chic”, modern with a rooftop swimming pool, so it comes as no surprise it’s a member of Design Hotels. The simplest rooms are chic and serene, with teakwood floors and mosaic-tile bathrooms. Other rooms turn up the visual volume, with mural-painted walls and novel effects like levitating beds and see-through aquarium tubs. From SG 240.

4. The Gallery Hotel

The Gallery Hotel is meant to stand out. Its modernist facade, standing over Singapore’s fun and fabulous redesigned Robertson Quay, is like an homage to Mondrian the artist, with its colorful rectangular boxes (which looks more like my Lego set to me).The rooms are artistic designed by young Singaporean artists and designers. Don’t forget to check out the Glazzhaus rooms, with their floor-to-ceiling glass, or the Observatory suite, which comes equipped with a telescope and a view of the Singapore river. From SG 160.

5. The Scarlet

Singapore’s original boutique hotel, the Scarlet, boasts that it is “vivacious and uninhibited” consisting of 84 rooms and a great rooftop chill-out area. Located in the city’s historic Chinatown, the hotel occupies a row of preserved shop houses dating to 1868, and an original 1924 Art Deco building, all joined together and converted into a quite delightfully over-the-top boutique. If you want to feel like you’re staying in a boudoir, then this is it. From SG 165.

So the next time if you’re looking for a place to stay in Singapore, don’t hesitate to check one of these out!



F1 Grand Prix Singapore weekend

Best weekend ever! Full of fun, excitement, thrills and rock and roll. Singapore came alive this weekend hosting the only night race on a city circuit and the F1 Rocks concert with Black Eyed Peas, Beyonce and DJ Seb Fontaine (other nights included N.E.R.D, No Doubt, Simple Minds, ZZ Top …). We had Richard Branson, Travis, Backstreet Boys, Chaka Khan, Miss Singapore, Miss Russia and Miss New Zealand at the Paddock Club and apparently spotted around town Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson.

Since pictures speak louder than words:

Black Eyed Peas“I gotta feeling, that tonight’s going to be a good night” with Black Eyed Peas

BeyonceBeyonce and 5 costume changes (!) @F1 Rocks concert

invitation singapore

F1 Grand Prix SingaporeOn the tracks just before the race

Brawn TeamBrawn Team: Jenson Button, Rubens Barrichello, Ross Brawn

F1 Force IndiaFrog looking mighty happy with the Force India pit babes!

Red Bull F1 carIn the pits with Red Bull

F1 Grand Prix SingaporeFrog and PZ countdown to the start of the race

Formula One Grand Prix SingaporeAnd off they go!!!

Pit stop Fascinating pit stop bird’s eye view

Lewis HamiltonLewis Hamilton after the checkered flag on his victory lap

Well done Singapore for such flawless organization and hospitality!

PZ & Frog.