Concierge.com's insider take:
When it opened in 1928 as Singapore's central post office, the classic wedding-cake Fullerton Building was the largest structure in the city. Still imposing today and ideally set at the mouth of the Singapore River between the Financial District and the Esplanade performing-arts center, it's been a hotel for high-end travelers (especially business types) since 2001. The sweeping grand porte cochere leads to a soaring lobby, where fluted Doric columns support a skylight ceiling sheathed in rice paper. The 399 large, posh guest rooms and suites are decorated in cool contemporary style, and all have views of either the riverfront promenade and harbor or a sunny courtyard atrium. The Quay and Heritage rooms have private verandas. The six on-site restaurants and bars are all top-notch, especially the penthouse haute-Italian San Marco at the Lighthouse, and Jade, which serves creative Chinese cuisine. Town, the swanky 24-hour café, is a top choice for power business lunches.