NSMan picks out the best staycations where you and your family can soak up fireworks-filled National Day festivities around the Padang during the 9 Aug long weekend.
JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach
Premier Marina Bay View Room from $370++ (minimum stay of two nights)
30 Beach Road, Singapore 189763, tel: 6818-1888
Ask for the Marina Bay View rooms and suites, all of which are graced with a panoramic view of the Padang. Designed in contemporary style, they offer a breathtaking view of nearby attractions, including Little India and Marina Bay. Head for a relaxing session of wellness therapy at the spa before you partake in the visual spectacle of the Padang on Singapore’s Independence Day.
Naumi Hotel Singapore
Rooms from $350++
41 Seah Street, Singapore 188396, tel: 6403-6000
Boutique hotel lovers will love a staycation at the 73-room Naumi, a stone’s throw from the Padang. Book a themed room such as the Coco Chanel-inspired Gabriella and Camellia, and chill out in the afternoon before heading to the Cloud 9 Infinity Pool & Bar to catch the National Day Parade evening procession. Soak up the festivities over a cocktail in poolside style.
Conrad Centennial Singapore
Executive Rooms from $773++ and Centennial Suite from $812++
2 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038982, tel: 6334-8888
Floor-to-ceiling windows in the executive rooms here will provide you with top views of the Marina Bay, where you can watch the breathtaking firework displays. The best view from this hotel would be from the 680sqf Centennial Suite, which offers a separate living area, bedroom and bathroom.
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
National Day Early Bird Package: 25 percent off best available rates, breakfast for two, and access to One Fullerton’s rooftop for fireworks viewing with free flow of beer and soft drinks.
1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178, tel: 6733-8388
Sign up for a heritage-filled staycation at this iconic hotel and take in the panoramic views of the Singapore River and Marina Bay, before catching the kaleidoscope of fireworks during the National Day weekend. This history-laden hotel is a grand neoclassical building that is built in 1928. For nearly a century, it has played a pivotal role in Singapore’s rich past. Gazetted in December 2015 as a national monument, the hotel premises were formerly home to Singapore’s General Post Office and the prestigious Singapore Club.
Marina Mandarin Singapore
Rooms start from $450++ Guaranteed Bay View room, free Wi-Fi and Meritus Club benefits
6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594, tel: 6845-1000
Over 21 storeys tall, this hotel makes a wonderful National Day staycation overlooking the Padang as well as Marina Bay. What’s great about its offering is that each guestroom has its own exclusive balcony, which allows guests to have a panoramic viewing of the skyline and fireworks in absolute privacy. Note: Ask for the Bay View rooms, which offer impressive views of both the bay and the city.