The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
What We Love
- Jaw-dropping views of Marina Bay from everywhere in the room, including the bath tub
- Rooms were renovated in 2011 are spacious by Singapore standards
- Free WiFi in all rooms
What To Know
- Despite central location, guests must navigate a short but steep walk on the hotel driveway
- Lower level rooms may have obstructed views
- Breakfast in the hotel restaurant can be busy
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
With a strong emphasis on design, the Ritz Carlton greets guests with a beautifully landscaped curved driveway, opulent glass-roofed lobby and a hodgepodge of contemporary art work including pieces by Andy Warhol and Frank Stella (part of the hotel’s 4,200 piece art collection). Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Kevin Roche, the 32-floor, 608-room property promises rises above the competitive crowd of hotel chains in the area with its tasteful, understated style.
Bed & Bath
Besides offering outrageous views of the waterfront and Singapore skyline, its rooms (renovated in 2011) are the spacious to say the least, with a standard room covering a whole 549 square feet. Stark white linen, light pine wood furnishings, pastel beige divans, a mirrored wall and white orchids all lend a clean-lined, Asian-tinged look. Regardless of category, all rooms feature state-of-the-art amenities including iPod docks, DVD players and wall-mounted flat-screen TVs. But most impressive of all are the phenomenal panoramas on display – which can be seen from the comfort of your bath tub.
Of the four in-house restaurants, Greenhouse Restaurant may have the most loyal following from both visitors and locals with its award-winning Sunday vintage champagne brunch that serves unlimited Moët & Chandon and freshly shucked oysters. Summer Pavilion dishes up classic Cantonese dishes and traditional dim sum amidst a bamboo garden, while the famous Shirashi Japanese restaurant serves sashimi and kaiseki menus. The spa houses hot and cold plunge pools and offers a range of massages, body scrubs and facials.
In the Area
Head across the road to catch a ride on the Singapore Flyer, the world’s largest observation wheel, and then stroll along the waterfront to admire the architecture or catch a musical at The Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. Just a short walk away is the Marina Bay Sands, home to the famous 57th-floor Sky Park and pool, Singapore’s biggest casino and the new ArtScience Museum. For a different experience, immerse yourself in the tropical greenery of the city-state at Gardens by the Bay, a 101-hectare park built to amplify Singapore’s status as a “City in a Garden”.