Majestically standing on a prime waterfront location at Marina Bay Singapore, The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore is an exquisite, world-class hotel, designed to fulfil every discerning traveller’s desire.
Arriving at the luxurious hotel, I am greeted at the graceful Clifford Pier entrance connected to the very spacious lobby inside the hotel. I love how the hotel has preserved the original pier and magically turned it into an elegant, vintage, functional lobby with a touch of modernity.
Set against the egg-white interior, the reception desk in the main lobby area is decorated with a jaw-dropping, stunning cylindrical chandelier that measures five metres in diameter and is suspended from a dramatic height of 10 metres. This giant beauty is an eye-catcher for everyone who walks by.
The staffs are very attentive. I am guided all the way to my room and all of the amenities are explained to me. They also know my name whenever I enter or leave the hotel, a standard procedure, they said for all hotel guests, which make every one feel special. The Fullerton Bay Hotel has a total 100 rooms and suites, all with floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies. I am staying at a stylish Bay View room, overlooking the magnificent Marina Bay waterfront.
I love the main colour of the room – creamy with a touch of gold, which not only looks very elegant but is warm and welcoming as well. The ivory limestone and rich yellow marble bathroom is separated from the bedroom by a tall glass partition. I can enjoy my bath with a flat-screen TV in front of the bathtub accompanied by a dramatic view of Marina Bay. You can, of course, screen the partition if you prefer privacy.
The Fullerton Bay Singapore offers three main dining areas, each with a different ambience. The Landing Point is a beautiful lounge-like cafe, ideal for a private gathering or exclusive business meeting. Here, guests may enjoy a fine selection of teas, light meals and cocktails. The signature afternoon tea of the Landing Point offers delightful petite bites from smoked salmon mille feuille with caviar to chocolate eclair accompanied by a selection of gourmet teas.
Lantern is a semi-outdoor restaurant, located at the top level of The Fullerton Bay Hotel. The restaurant offers a magnificent view of Singapore’s best skyscrapers and Marina Bay waterfront, while guests may sip their signature cocktails accompanied by soothing Cuban beats or sounds from a guest DJ. It is said that this venue is not only popular with hotel guests but also Singapore’s stylish and beautiful people.
Clifford Restaurant has its own charms, its splendid 10-metre-high, floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Marina Bay waterfront and the beautiful Custom House. The high ceiling creates an elegant and romantic atmosphere, while the restaurant has an impressive selection of wine and Italian signature dishes.
I really enjoyed a leisure moment, soaking in one of the two Jacuzzis after a good swim in the 25-metre, rooftop, infinity-edge pool, with its breathtaking view. Not only can you see an amazing, panoramic view of Singapore’s skyline; there is also a laser show from Marina Bay at night. A state-of-the-art gym is also available if you wish to stay fit during your holiday or business trip. The hotel also has three meeting rooms and floating event pods available to rent for events that require privacy.
One of the best features about this hotel is its great location. Being part of the Fullerton Heritage precinct, The Fullerton Bay Hotel literally stands in the centre of Singapore’s best. It lies gracefully between the cultural centres of Chinatown, Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, and Singapore Art Museum and Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. The hotel is also located between two bustling dining-entertainment areas, Boat Quay and Clarke Quay. No need to worry about transportation, as the hotel is just five minutes’ walk away from Raffles Place MRT station and only a half-hour drive from Singapore Changi Airport, which is really convenient.
The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore
80 Collyer Quay
Phone. +65 6333 8388
Text by Dennis Latif | Photos courtesy of The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore