From the editors of Condé Nast Traveler:
The fleet of shiny Bentleys parked outside this striking metal-and-glass tower hints at the comfort that waits within: Reception formalities are carried out at one of three writing desks in the lobby before a more personal greeting from one of the butlers, individually assigned to each of 299 guest rooms. While he unpacks your bags in your glossy Art Deco–inspired room, you can head to the second-floor pool, where cushy loungers turn this predominantly business hotel into a tropical escape. A well-equipped gym sits adjacent, as does LaBrezza café, where Moroccan-style grilled prawn or beef kebabs offer a healthy alternative to the fast-food outlets that dominate nearby Orchard Road. Nightly tastings are held at the wine bar Decanter, whose lounge also serves witty cocktails such as the Macrobiotic, made with basil leaves, organic honey, and Tanqueray. Unwind before bed in the deep tub at the center of the mirror- and marble-filled bathroom, generously stocked with fluffy towels from Ploh. This trailblazing local brand is also responsible for the smooth bed linens, elegant bathrobes, and form-fitting slippers.2008 Hot List
When to go: Skip July and August, the equatorial city-state's steamiest months.
Which room to book: Even standard rooms are staffed with butlers.Subscribe now to Condé Nast Traveler for just $1 an issue! ›