Let’s celebrate love: a hotel for every romantic occasion

By Gwendolyn Han,

The First Date | The Honeymoon | Valentine’s Day | The Getaway | The Birthday

The First Date

Going for a meal on a first date is common and may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s easy, especially for the inexperienced, to mess up.

And while we often hear about wedding day jitters, first date jitters are just as nerve-wrecking; similar to someone transitioning to married life, you’re shifting towards a new realm of couplehood.

First date

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If you’re having trouble coming up with first date appropriate venues, a great spot is Equinox at Swissotel the Stamford, a modern European dining establishment on the 70th floor of the hotel.

Their floor to ceiling windows offer amazing panoramic views of the Singapore city skyline; even if you’re not seated by the window, the restaurant’s open and multi-tiered layout offers unobstructed views regardless of where you are.

A variety of dining options are available at Equinox, including afternoon tea, buffet lunch and a la carte dinner.

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If you prefer dining somewhere with a more local flair, Mandarin Orchard‘s Chatterbox offers popular local dishes in an elegant restaurant setting. They’re most famous for their legendary Chicken Rice set, touted to be among the best in Singapore by many tourists and locals.

Priced at $32 per set, you’re bound to have a memorable first date trying out, and most likely debating, whether this beloved national dish lives up to its hype (and price).

The Honeymoon

When it comes to honeymooning Singaporeans opt for more exotic lands in Europe, New Zealand or Japan. However, if you’re looking to relax or get in touch with nature, we’d recommend these underrated Southeast Asian destinations for your honeymoon.

Better yet, these cities are generally cheaper, and flying within the region saves you money on your flight.

What this means: you can splurge on the most luxurious hotels and pamper yourselves with endless spas, massages and leisure activities!

We recommend:

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Casa De La Flora (Phang Nga, Thailand)

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The Danna Langkawi (Malaysia)

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Riverside Boutique Resort (Vang Vieng, Laos)

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Eskaya Beach Resort & Spa (Panglao, Philippines)

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Sri Panwa Phuket (Thailand)

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Chedi Club Tanah Gajah (Bali)

 Valentine’s Day


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Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity (or excuse) to pamper both parties in the relationship.

If you’re a super busy couple with no time for anything why not take the opportunity, this one time of the year, to celebrate love and indulge in a romantic couples spa retreat?

Depending on your choice, spa packages can range from 1-4 hours, and offer a total relaxation of the mind and body – you’ll almost feel like a different person after the experience!

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Auriga Spa at Capella Singapore

Hotels spas in Singapore often use organic massage oils and natural ingredients in their products, ensuring the best overall well-being for visitors.

Top award-winning hotel spas include Remede Spa at St. Regis Singapore, Auriga Spa at Capella Singapore and the trendy AWAY Spa at W Hotel.

The Getaway

Couple Kissing

A new way to kiss your partner?

To create the feel of a traditional vacation without having to sacrifice precious work leave, many couples opt for weekend staycations within our sunny island.

And you don’t necessarily need lavish, 6-star hotels to have a good time. Depending on your needs, there are plenty of hotels ranging from boutique to service apartments to select from.

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Mandarin Oriental Ocean Grand Room

Take your pick from our 2016 user-reviewed list of top 10 best hotels in Singapore, based on more than 200 million traveller opinions across 30 booking sites on trivago.sg.

These hotels received the highest review scores from both local and international travellers for their overall service, comfort and amenities.

The Birthday

Birthdays are special occasions best celebrated Singapore-style – by eating copious amounts of good food!

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In fact, because Singaporeans love buffets so much, there’re even annual awards to vote for the best buffet restaurants in the city! And the winner of six consecutive awards comes from a particular hotel – want to venture a guess?

Royal Plaza on Scotts Carousel

Royal Plaza on Scott’s Carousel Buffet

If you haven’t dined here before, now’s the time to visit Carousel at Royal Plaza on Scotts. This food paradise offers a mouth-watering and extensive spread of Asian and Mediterranean cuisine, complete with three massive dessert stations. The restaurant is also Halal-certified.

 

We’d love to know, what was your most memorable romantic celebration at a hotel?