The Marina Bay neighborhood is Singapore's central business district, right in the heart of Singapore. Guests of hotels in Marina Bay have the privilege of living close to Raffles Place, Cavenagh Bridge, Esplanade Theatres, the iconic Merlion, and the immense number of business, shopping and leisure opportunities in the area. (Check out our Top 10 Things to Do in Marina Bay, Singapore.) Business travelers to Singapore also enjoy easy access to the business district's gleaming office towers and international corporations housed within.
Check out this list of Marina Bay hotels to find accommodations that suit your needs. As befitting hotels in Singapore’s central business district, accommodations here tend to be somewhat pricey; for cheaper stays in the area, check out our list of Singapore heritage district budget hotels.
The Ritz Carlton Millenia's 608 guestrooms provide panoramic views of Marina Bay and the Kallang River all throughout - even bathrooms offer a view of the city. Situated in a garden property in the middle of Marina Bay, the Ritz Carlton combines plush accommodations with extremely convenient access - the hotel is connected to Suntec City through a walkway.
Other hotel amenities include 24-hour room service, fitness centre and spa, a lap swimming pool, and a 4,200-piece modern art collection for the guests' enjoyment. (The hotel's Chihuly Lounge is named after a contemporary glass sculptor, whose works brighten the room.)
The Marina Bay Sands combines three luxury hotels joined at the top by the Sands SkyPark terrace. Developed by the world-famous gaming company, Las Vegas Sands, the hotel is all about providing an unforgettable experience, whether through its gaming facilities, high-concept bars, modern art collection, or fashionable clubs. An optional daily resort fee is charged to guests; the fee enables access to unlimited in-room internet access, local calls, daily bottled water, and the Marina Bay Sands fitness center for up to two guests per room.
The serviced apartments in the Ascott Raffles Place Singapore are housed in a restored Art-Deco heritage building dating back to the Fifties. (More information on Art-Deco here: Architecture History Photo Guide: Art Deco) These luxurious appointments are enhanced by the Ascott Raffles' personalized services, combined with extensive business support.
Guestrooms come with broadband/wireless Internet connectivity (Wi-Fi) access, designer furnishings, ensuite bathroom with towels & toiletries, and a fully-equipped kitchen with all the bells and whistles. Other Ascott amenities include a complimentary DVD library, gymnasium, infinity swimming pool, and rooftop Jacuzzis.
The Carlton offers 630 rooms and suites, with the addition of 159 Premier Rooms and Suites. The Carlton's close proximity to Singapore's best tourist attractions, heritage, shopping, and entertainment areas should put this hotel at the top of your list. The rest of the city state isn't far either, with the Carlton's proximity to the City Hall MRT Station.
The Conrad Centennial Singapore is located in the business and entertainment hotspot Marina Bay - with especially close access to Suntec City's over 1,000 shops and 300 restaurants.
With a choice of 507 guestrooms and suites, Conrad Centennial guests enjoy amenities like two-line direct dial telephones and voicemail, and high-speed broadband Internet access. Its services never sleep, with 24-hour gymnasium, Room Service, and restaurant.
Fairmont Singapore's 769 guestrooms and suites are influenced by Singapore's unique confluence of cultures. Rich fabrics and décor mark the Fairmont Singapore experience, down to the luxurious beddings and the bathrooms with designer fittings and marble-lined bathtubs.
The Fairmont's concierge staff are famous for going beyond the call of duty to serve your needs - confirming flights, securing tickets to a performance at the Esplanade, and finding dance masters for a party are par for the course.
Guests enter the Fullerton Bay Hotel from a 56-foot wide lobby at the historic Clifford Pier, and check into one of 100 guestrooms, five individually themed suites, and a luxurious Presidential Suite. These rooms provide magnificent Marina Bay views. The design of the suites on the upper three storeys of the hotel are influenced by Singapore's resident cultures. Unique artwork and antiques in each suite complement contemporary pieces, creating an overall impression embodying the suite's theme.
Three signature-dining destinations are located within the hotel's premises: The Landing Point, Clifford and the Lantern, a stylish rooftop bar surrounding the hotel's rooftop swimming pool.
The Fullerton Hotel is housed in an iconic 1920s building with a neo-classical façade. Today, the hotel offers five-star accommodations from its 400 guestrooms. Guests have a choice of room views, from one overlooking the hotel courtyard to another looking over the Singapore skyline past the river. The rooms include a discreet niche in the wardrobe closet, through which mail, packages, and freshly-polished shoes may be delivered.
Special guests get access to the Straits Club, the Fullerton's private club. No wonder the hotel was honored as Best Hotel In Asia by Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards 2006, and Best Singapore Hotel by Condé Nast Traveler in 2007.
The Grand Park City Hall offers great location at a good value - 326 guestrooms and suites providing easy access to Marina Bay's sights at a relatively affordable price compared to other hotels in the area. Guests may also take advantage of the Park Privilege Club, with access to the Park Spa and its attached fitness center adjoining the hotel. Big eaters can indulge at the hotel's St. Gregory's Brasserie and Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant. The Grand Park's innovative use of a traditional shop house building has earned it a Singapore Architectural Heritage Award.
The Mandarin Oriental's 527 guestrooms and suites have floor-to-ceiling windows that maximize the views of the harbor and the Singapore skyline. Room amenities include free high-speed Internet and surround sound entertainment systems. A dazzling atrium lobby, a relaxing spa on site, and delicious cuisine choices complete the Mandarin Oriental experience.
The hotel is located in Marina Centre, right next to the Marina Square shopping mall and a few minutes' walk from Suntec City.