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80 Collyer Quay
Tel: 65 6333 8388
The fact that this glass box of a hotel is built on the 1927 Clifford Pier, a whitewashed architectural gem where immigrants from India, China, and beyond once poured in, reflects Singapore's no-looking-back drive to modernize. Expansive guest rooms swathed in rich browns and glossy woods overlook Marina Bay. Generously proportioned marble bathrooms come with a rain shower and separate tub. The service is impeccable (staff immediately know you by name), and the rooftop bar, Lantern, is a buzzy place to sip a Singapore sling at day's end. The supreme comfort, ideal location, and knockout Marina Bay views from floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies make this a major player.
Which room to book: For a splurge, get the Malay-themed Clifford Suite, named after Hugh Clifford (governor from 1927 to 1930) and decorated with gold silk wall panels.
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