During my business stay in Singapore in August 2015, I spent a night at the Fullerton Bay Hotel and enjoyed my stay very much. What I appreciated most was the professionalism and the politeness of the employees, the elegant interior design, the spectactular view from my room, and the amazingly beautiful restaurant (The Clifford Pier).
Part of the Fullerton Heritage precinct, The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore opened on 8 July 2010 with 100 rooms and suites. At its prime waterfront location at Marina Bay, the luxury hotel exudes a classical and elegant atmosphere that aptly captures Singapore’s modernity while upholding its heritage.
Completely built over water, the hotel is a stunning, jewel-like addition to the renowned Marina Bay waterfront, and is illuminated by the setting sun. Well-positioned in the heart of the Central Business District, the hotel is ensconced between the iconic heritage buildings, Clifford Pier and Customs House. Both buildings played important roles in Singapore’s history and saw the arrival of many of Singapore’s early settlers.
MY STAY AT THE FULLERTON BAY HOTEL
Completely built over water, the hotel is an architectural highlight of the Marina Bay waterfront. It took me about 15 minutes on foot to get to the Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, a huge luxury shopping mall. The famous Merelion, Singapore’s icon, is only a 7 minutes walk away from the hotel. My advice: buy a ticket for a boat night tour of Singapore. The point of sale is just next to the Merelion.
(Above) One of my favourite spots of the hotel: the stylish rooftop bar and pool with stunning panoramic views of the Marina Bay waterfront and the Singapore skyline.
(Above) I was speachless when I first saw the arrival area of the modern colonial hotel. The expansive 17-metre wide lobby was designed by Andre Fu, a world-renowned architect. A stunning cylindrical chandelier that measures five metres in diameter is suspended at a 10 metre height.
The most beautiful restaurant I’ve seen in Singapore: The Clifford Pier, which was unveiled in May 2014. A historic landmark, Clifford Pier was originally built in 1933 as the landing jetty for ships and marks the arrival point where Singapore’s forefathers began a new champter of their lives.
Overwhelming: the reception of the hotel. It showcases the architecturally intriguing 18-metre high atrium. The receptionists and especially a young man in a suit who was in charge of the luggage were always very friendly.
From my bay view room (similar to this one), I had a spectacular view. The balcony of the room was the perfect place to watch the amazing 13-minute lightshow by the waterfront. On the balcony, I could also hear the wonderful classical music of the show (on the rooftop, you can hardly hear it because of the bar’s music).
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