It’s a long way off to the Singapore Grand Prix 2018, but smart travelers know that seats to one of the most highly-anticipated sporting events in one of Southeast Asia’s most interesting destinations don’t come easy. For the luxury traveler, Singapore’s Formula 1 extravaganza is a lot more fun when you can watch the action from your hotel window.
Fullerton Hotel Singapore
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore is the place for the Singapore Grand Prix 2018. Originally constructed in 1928, the neo-classical architecture of the structure housing The Fullerton Hotel has been beautifully maintained, and its luxurious rooms and legendary service add to its distinctive charm, especially when the Grand Prix makes its way to Singapore.
As Singapore’s busy streets are shut down to accommodate the epic night circuit race, The Fullerton finds itself perfectly situated to provide guests with exclusive, trackside views of the action.
Guests of accommodations with city views can observe world class drivers roar down Esplanade Drive and onto Raffles Avenue, especially those staying in the Loft Suite, which offers a clear view of the track’s 13th turn.
The rooms are fitted with large beds, modern technology, spacious bathrooms – some even include standalone tubs – and a décor that pays homage to the building’s founding year. The artisan spa and a number of gourmet dining options will leave some guests wondering if they should even step foot outside the hotel at all. In short, combining the superior luxury and masterfully maintained history for which The Fullerton has staked its name with the excitement of a premium international race is certain to create memories not soon forgotten.
If the old-world charm of The Fullerton Hotel doesn’t fit your fancy, then Singapore’s Ritz-Carlton Millenia 21st-century chic will. As the newest luxury hotel to grace Singapore’s streets, this decadent option is fitted with the latest in comfort and technology, and also boasts some of the most spacious rooms in the city. Situated along the scenic Marina Bay, the Ritz Carlton also offers exceptional views of the sole night race on the Formula 1 calendar.
This trackside hotel is situated right up against turns 19 and 20, and only a few minutes’ walk from the pits, meaning that certain guests can enjoy close-up, trackside views of the race from the comfort of their room’s expansive windows. Accommodations at the hotel are masterfully furnished, fitted with an array of modern technologies, and feature stunning marble bathrooms. There is a range of dining options, including an acclaimed Chinese restaurant, and an indulgent spa on-site.
Additionally, the Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore hosts the exclusive Podium Lounge Party on its premises, a celebrity packed event attended by the drivers, their teams, celebrities, ambassadors, supermodels, and even royalty. This is the crown jewel party of this iconic Grand Prix race.
Combine that with the hotel’s world-class facilities and gourmet dining establishments, and one is all but guaranteed an unforgettable Grand Prix experience.
Mandarin Oriental Singapore
Situated in the Marina Bay area and opposite the Esplanade performing arts center rests the Mandarin Oriental Singapore. When the Grand Prix comes to town, this luxurious hotel finds itself trackside along Zone 3 of the race’s circuit. It is nearby the popular Bay Grandstand and its rooms offer great views of turns 16 to 19.
Boasting an outdoor pool, spa, gym, tennis court, and an array of dining options, a trip to the Mandarin Oriental Singapore is attractive enough by itself, but paired with a chance to catch Singapore’s signature Formula 1 race from the privacy of one’s own room makes it all the more tempting.
The hotel’s rooms and suites feature refined décor, floor-to-ceiling windows, and luxurious bathrooms with standalone baths and walk-in showers.
Some are even fitted with their own balconies. Prior to and after the race, guests can choose to dine at the hotel’s on-site steakhouse or at its Cantonese, Japanese, and Italian restaurants. The Mandarin Oriental Singapore is a spectacular display of luxury and style, perfect for spectators of the sport that embodies these two terms.