The ongoing pressure to post pretty images on Instagram to get likes and curate feeds has got everyone hunting for great photo opportunities all the time. Here’s a challenge for you to flaunt your creative juices: try to take as many cool shots as possible in the city. One of the best places to gather inspo? Singapore’s beautiful hotels. Since we understand the need to keep up with the ‘gram, we’ve rounded up some of the most photogenic hotels in Singapore you should take note of.
Stay in the midst of Singapore’s buzzy nightlife district at Heritage Collection on Clarke Quay. The stunning boutique hotel has been newly renovated, splashed in a sleek colour palette of greys and yellows and bedecked in colourful pop up contrasted against beautiful Scandinavian-inspired furnishings. All rooms enjoy modern conveniences such as a fully-equipped kitchenette, plush beds, rainfall shower, complimentary high-speed wifi, in-building laundry facilities and more.
Selected rooms come with amazing views of the city. Stare out of the window and marvel at Singapore’s iconic city skyline and the Singapore Flyer.
Enjoy 10 percent off the website rates when you use “STAYWITHHC”. For bookings, visit hericoll.com.
SINGAPORE – Hotels may have experienced a boost during the December break thanks to the tourism vouchers and the school holidays, but they continue to face an uphill struggle this year without international travellers.
Yet they remain cautiously hopeful, with some looking to events and new concepts to draw locals in.
The Singapore Hotel Association noted that although official figures for December are not out yet, its member hotels have reported an increase in bookings due to the school holidays and redemption of SingapoRediscovers Vouchers.
The association has about 160 member hotels.
“Given the sustained international border closure, staycations have definitely helped to boost Singapore’s hotel occupancy,” its executive director Margaret Heng said.
It is not just the big hotel chains that saw an uptick in business. Boutique hotel chain Heritage Collection saw 75 per cent occupancy across its three properties at Chinatown, Clarke Quay and near City Hall in December.
While it used to focus on serviced apartments, it worked on getting the relevant hotel licences to convert some apartments into hotel rooms last year. This meant that the brand could offer hotel rooms but with serviced apartment amenities like fully equipped kitchenettes from $75 a night.
It hopes that its pivot to affordable studios and loft rooms and “enriching experience in a shophouse hotel within a cultural enclave” will entice Singaporeans.
For those seeking some nostalgia, consider a whimsical loft-style getaway in the newly-refurbished Heritage Collection on Seah. Its heritage shophouse apartments boast ornate, colonial-inspired black, white, and gold designs that will take you back in time, while its modern interiors with state-of-the art amenities ensure a comfortable stay. Perfect for resting your legs after a long day out exploring, eating and shopping!
Gorgeous high ceilings and plenty of natural light make it easy to conduct your own Instagram photoshoot indoors — some of the Premium Loft Apartments even come fitted with a skylight window!
It’s also a great place to reconnect with our local heritage, as the apartment puts you just a stone’s throw away from cultural hotspots in the heart of the city, with an array of dining and shopping establishments such as Bugis and Suntec City just a short walk away.
Do note that information in the article is accurate at the time of publishing.
Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic, staycations have been an amazing way to fuel our wanderlust. From hotels with bathtubs to ticking new hotels in Singapore off our list, there are so many options for a lovely staycation! If you’ve always dreamt of staying in a loft hotel, we’ve rounded up these 9 hotels in Singapore with gorgeous loft rooms for (literally!) next-level staycations.
Heritage Collection is a Singaporean boutique hotel and serviced apartments chain which has outlets in Singapore’s heritage neighbourhoods of Chinatown, City Hall, CBD, Boat Quay and more. What’s great is there are various loft accommodations that you can choose – lofts, premium lofts and premium skylight lofts. Each loft also includes complimentary laundry facilities a fully equipped kitchenette and more.
Leisure travel might not be possible for a while, but we still need a break. Perhaps even more so with all the crap that 2020 has thrown at us! Gotta keep our sanity in check, ya know.
As hotels in Singapore reopen for business, staycations are the perfect way to relax and recharge. There’s just something about staying in a new environment and sleeping in crisp, white sheets that make it feel like you’re on vacation. That, and having someone else do the cleaning.
Heritage Collection on Chinatown
Closest MRT stations: Chinatown (NEL & DTL) and Telok Ayer (DTL) Food nearby: Maxwell Food Centre, Amoy Food Centre, Chinatown Complex Food Centre, Park Bench Deli, Poke Theory, Birds of a Feather, BBQbox (串烧工坊), Tong Heng Delicacies (Hong Kong egg tarts), Lolla, The Coconut Club, Wang Dae Bak, Koji Sushi Bar Experiences nearby: Ann Siang Hill, Heritage Mural Trail, Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Thian Hock Kheng Temple, Nagore Dagah
If you love exploring neighbourhoods during your travels, you’ll probably love Heritage Collection’s range. Heritage Collection on Chinatown is built in a refurbished heritage shophouse, just a 6-minute walk from Chinatown MRT, and within a 10-minute walk to some of Singapore’s most charming cultural icons.
The rooms come in loft and studio options, both thoughtfully arranged to make the space cosy for a weekend getaway! All rooms come with a fully-equipped kitchenette, ensuite bathroom with rainfall shower and Apple TV. The best part? The prices stated are nett with no hidden charges or fees. Perfect for a refreshing change of environment.
If you’re looking for some alone time, they even have Studio Single rooms, perfect for a solo staycationer to recharge.
Heritage Collection on Seah, from $220 (for 2 nights!) Bargain hunters will love the 3D2N deal in a loft apartment at this apartment hotel in a quaint Seah Street shophouse. A plethora of restaurants and malls is within a five minute walk, or if you’d like to venture out further, make use of the free limited edition Heritage Collection EZ-link card that’s included in the package.
Book on GlobalTix and Trip.com. Heritage Collection on Seah is at 39 Seah St
Most of us are looking up different staycation options in Singapore to get away from the daily grind, especially with plenty of annual leave to clear before the year ends. However, you don’t have to break the bank to spend a weekend rediscovering a different side of Singapore.
Heritage Collection: A homegrown boutique hotel
At the heart of Singapore’s Downtown Core – Seah Street, Clarke Quay and Chinatown
Live it up with Heritage Collection, a homegrown boutique hotel brand with Singapore’s shophouses at its heart and soul. The brand has revitalised these charming architectural gems in downtown neighbourhoods to preserve the heritage of each distinctive district – whether it’s the charming Seah Street, electrifying Clarke Quay or culturally-rich Chinatown.
Conservation and adaptive reuse have been perennial buzzwords in Singapore’s urban-planning discourse. They entered common usage in recent years, thanks to big-scale public projects such as Victoria Theatre and National Gallery Singapore, involving big-name designers and architects. But the adaptive reuse of the city’s hundreds of smaller buildings and shophouses, though flying under the radar, is just as noteworthy and far more prevalent.
And now, with the arrival of our newest buzzword – staycation – Singaporean residents have a chance to appreciate these shophouses while being tourists in their hometown. Heritage Collection is a homegrown hospitality brand founded in 2011 with the aim to “marry the concepts of enterprise and conservation to deliver a unique experience that stands out from mainstream hotels,” says a spokesperson for the company.
If you’re looking for a temporary place to live in — whether because you’re still seeking permanent lodgings or because you’re only in the country temporarily — serviced apartments offer a nice option. With a serviced apartment, you get the perks of both private apartment living and hotel stays!
Fortunately, serviced apartments have been getting more popular in Singapore over the years. As such, there are now a lot of choices available for interested lodgers.
We took a look at the highest-rated serviced apartment providers in Singapore and compared them to each other. Afterwards, we ended up with a list of the best ones, which we’ll show you below:
5. Heritage Collection
Culturally-interesting architecture and modern amenities
Unlike some other serviced apartments, Heritage Collection has corporate bookings for those who will be going on a business trip with a number of employees.
This would also be a great option for first-time visitors because the overall interior of the building has local architectural influences.
You also be able to visit the famous tourist attractions easily when staying here, as the apartments are located in the Central Business District.
Flexible lease terms with minimum stay of 3 months is required
Fully furnished apartments
Exclusively curated apartments and personalised services
Heritage Collection, previously known as Heritage Apartments, is known for their hospitality and attentive staff service. They consistently check up on their guests and provide for their needs according to their preferences.
A reviewer from Agoda praised the accommodations and shared this experience:
“The City Hall Premium Loft in which my husband and I stayed for a week was a gorgeous, compact and well-planned space right in the heart of town. Considering my stay was for a week, it would have been great if towels were replaced once every couple days instead of having to use the same ones through the week. Towels aside, it was a comfortable stay and my Guest Relations Managers, Aryanna and Ray, really complemented my stay with their attentive service. Thank you Heritage Apartments for the wonderful week!”
Another reviewer said:
“It is difficult to describe the experience as it’s rare to be on receiving end of such above and beyond hospitality, especially in Singapore where for every 10 people one meets, maybe only 1 will be willing to make your stay a memorable one. But here at Heritage, the first person you meet, you Guest Experience (Aptly named) Manager, is clearly on a mission to make sure you remember Heritage and are willing to take the time, like what I am doing now, to write about your experience. The Loft unit i took was clean and the cutleries were spotless. The bed above was cozy and romantic and the TV has Netflix, Apple and what not to ensure you get the movie you want, not even Marina Bay Sands does this! MBS’s TV is not even Smart!
Just below the apartment, right outside the door in fact, conveniently located, is a Tapas bar that is full or cool people throughout the day. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience and I will definitely come back again to try another location, mine was on Seah. Lastly, a very special mention to my Guest Experience Manager Jarwin. He is very prompt and quietly efficient in going about his Job. I was completely taken by surprised when Jarwin went, I am not sure where, and bought for me a large packet of Ice when I told him I did not see a ice tray in the Fridge. I was expecting a tray and was given a packet! This is what I meant by going above and beyond. I will strongly recommend Heritage to everyone who is looking for an affordable yet exceptional experience. It is the kind of experience that one usually sees in cities like Prague and Berlin and seldom expected to see in Singapore. Kudos Heritage, I hope you guys have surpassed your own expectations :)))”