Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore retains links to its heritage and historical location yet remains contemporary and international in style.
If there is one hotel in Singapore that truly captures the city’s modern spirit while at the same time upholding its rich heritage, it is the luxurious Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore.
Opened on July 8, 2010 at a prime waterfront location at Marina Bay, the 100-rooms and suites hotel was built completely over water, a stunning jewel-like addition to the renowned waterfront. Part of the Fullerton Heritage precinct, the hotel is well-positioned in the heart of the Central Business District, ensconced between two iconic heritage buildings that both played important roles in Singapore’s history and saw the arrival of many of Singapore’s early settlers: the Clifford Pier and the Customs House. This location inspired the architects and designers to create a hotel that embodies the waterfront’s true spirit – one that upholds Singapore’s rich heritage and diverse culture.
Physically, the hotel looks awesome. The hotel’s glass façade was designed by Singapore-based DP Architects; truly an inspiring piece of work. As you step in, you enjoy a sense of arrival via the peaceful Clifford Pier entrance and the expansive 17m-wide lobby by design wunderkind, Andre Fu, who has been hailed by trendsetting Monocle Magazine as “Design Master” and by Conde Nast Traveler USA as “Asian Design Sensation.” Fu is also responsible for the hotel restaurants: Lantern, Clifford, and The Landing Point, which have become each a dining destination on their own.
The welcoming bespoke scent ushers the start of The Fullerton Bay Hotel experience. Guests are greeted by a lightly sweet top note of white jasmine, ylang ylang, and lily, followed by a lovely floral red rose and neroli middle note, and finishing with a sheer musk base note. The fragrance evokes a fresh and richly sensual emotion interlaced with a lingering tropical floral vibe. Diffused lightly through the lobby, it is a significant element in creating a sensorial ambiance of luxury.
The lobby showcases an architecturally intriguing 18m-high atrium. Set against a patterned backdrop of inlaid indo wedge veneer and a bespoke series of diamond shaped wall-scones, its breathtaking spatial volume easily captivates.
A feast for the eyes is a stunning cylindrical chandelier that measures five meters in diameter, set against the egg-white interior, and suspended at a dramatic 10m-height. At eye level, two groups of plush lounge seating are positioned in perfect symmetry to enhance the ambiance of residential elegance.
During the day, the lobby is bathed with natural daylight, while the overall ambiance is resonant of the theatre in the evening.
Throughout the hotel, guests enjoy facets of Singapore’s vibrant history, thanks to Fu’s handpicked selection of vintage nautical maps and commissioned contemporary art that reflects the celebration of heritage and modernity. An intriguing palette of rich marble in varying tones of mineral grey is combined with bespoke furnishings in lush olive greens, burnt orange, and aubergine shades. This combination ensures that Fullerton Bay Hotel retains links to the heritage precinct in which it is located yet when viewed in its entirety, the hotel remains contemporary and international in style.
The architects also created an atmosphere of elegance and refinement in the hotel’s 100 rooms and suites with a predominantly natural palette throughout. The first generic theme employs an Asian ambiance with polished rosewood predominantly used for furniture and feature latticed screens with leather and chrome embellishments while the second employs a western ambiance with polished burl wood, fabric paneled walls, and gold embellishments. Ivory limestone and heavily veined yellow marble complete the design while soft furnishings are in golden creamy tones.
Each of the six suites is individually themed to reflect the wealth of cultures in Singapore’s cosmopolitan population, including Chinese, Malay, Indian, Peranakan, and Colonial. The suites are situated on the upper three storeys of the hotel, facing Marina Bay waterfront offering unsurpassed views of the dazzling city skyline. Named after the former Governors of the Straits Settlement – part of Singapore’s colonial past and heritage – each suite is adorned with bespoke artwork and antiques alongside contemporary pieces that embody the spirit and suite’s theme. The suites are decorated with signature fabrics in a style and color unique to its ethnic theme.
All rooms are equipped with thoughtful touches travelers – business or leisure – will love, such as the in-room coffee machine, well-stocked mini-bar, and laptop bed stand providing the option to work from a laptop in bed. Global connectivity is ensured by the full high quality wireless Internet access available throughout the hotel. There is even next-generation in-room entertainment and info-services in the comforts of the rooms. Three phone lines in each room and suite allow guests to continue phone conversations while surfing the Net, with the third line available for incoming faxes.
Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore presents a world of chic sophistication and sets the tone for indulgence of even the most discerning of travelers. Plus a location in the vibrant financial arts and cultural precinct, with immediate proximity to the bustling dining and entertainment hubs such as Boat Quay and Clarke Quay as well as cultural centers such as Chinatown, Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, Singapore Art Museum, Asian Civilizations Museum and Esplanade-Theatres on the Bay.
And exploring the city is a breeze as the hotel is well connected to various transportation hubs such as the Changi Airport (just a half hour’s drive away) and the Raffles Place MRT station (which is a mere five-minute walk).
The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore
80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326
Tel: +65 6333-8388