Instead of travelling during New Year’s, why not book yourself a staycation in Singapore? Skyscanner has rounded up 12 top hotels that offer great cuisine, popping champagne fun, and most importantly, breathtaking views of the New Year’s Eve fireworks at Marina Bay!
Updated July 2018, first published in December 2016
1. Marina Bay Sands
Head to Marina Bay Sands for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve staycation. Photo credit: Tan Cheng Joo / Flickr
What better way to usher in New Year 2019 than by staying in one of Singapore’s most iconic hotels? Boasting the world’s largest rooftop infinity pool, as well as spectacular views of the city skyline, Marina Bay Sands offers amazing views of the Marina Bay Countdown. Enjoy the fireworks from CE LA VI’s glam rooftop bar, with a glass of bubbly and dance your way into 2019!
2. JW Marriot Hotel Singapore South Beach
Get ready for a spectacular view of the fireworks from JW Marriot Hotel. Photo credit: Facebook
Sitting in a prime location for the New Year’s Eve fireworks, the Marriot has two sky gardens and two outdoors pools perfect for enjoying New Year’s Eve fireworks. However, before the countdown begins, be sure to check out the sumptuous Japanese fare on offer at Akira Back and sip on a perfectly poured cocktail at the Court Martial Bar. Nurse away your party aches and pains the following morning with a bit of pampering at the Spa or an epic breakfast buffet at the Beach Road Kitchen.
3. Swissotel The Stamford
Imagine having this view on New Year’s Eve. Photo credit: Swissotel The Stamford
If you want a front-row seat to the best 2019 New Year’s Eve celebrations, Swissotel The Stamford is one of the best places in town. Dine in style at the famous Equinox restaurant, which boasts jaw-dropping views of the Singapore skyline thanks to its floor-to-ceiling windows. Party animals can head to the glamorous New Asia Bar for equally breathtaking views of the city and fireworks and champagne-fuelled revelry.
4. Naumi Hotel
Naumi Hotel’s rooftop is truly a hidden oasis. Photo credit: Naumi Hotel
If you’re looking for a cosy and stylish retreat in the heart of Singapore, Naumi delivers on all counts. This luxurious boutique hotel offers trendy rooms with different designs – from minimalist chic to opulent décor inspired by Andy Warhol and Coco Chanel. But Naumi’s true hidden gem is its gorgeous rooftop pool and bar, which provide the perfect vantage point for the city’s 2019 New Year’s Eve fireworks and festivities!
5. The Ritz-Carlton
Champagne, fireworks, and a bubble bath? Yes please! Photo credit: The Ritz-Carlton
For the ultimate 5-star staycation, look no further than the Ritz-Carlton. Some of the suites’ opulent bathrooms even offer prime views of Marina Bay, so you can actually watch the New Year’s Eve fireworks in a luxurious bubble bath. Between the decadent afternoon tea in Chihuly Lounge and sumptuous Michelin-star fare at Summer Pavilion, foodies will be spoilt for dining choices!
6. Fullerton Bay Hotel
Usher in the New Year with cocktails and breathtaking views. Photo credit: Fullerton Bay Hotel
With its prime waterfront location and impeccably chic décor, it’s no wonder that the Fullerton Bay is a magnet for staycation lovers. It’s also one of the best venues for 2019 New Year’s Eve, thanks to the sublime views of Marina Bay from its rooftop pool and bar. There’s plenty to keep you occupied here, whether you fancy a relaxing yoga class by Marina Bay or a unique Peranakan-inspired high tea at Clifford Pier. Wrap up your evening with artisanal cocktails under the stars for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve experience.
7. Pan Pacific Singapore
Enjoy the New Year’s Eve fireworks from the comfort of your hotel room. Photo credit: Pan Pacific Singapore
What if you could enjoy the New Year’s Eve fireworks from the comfort of a luxurious hotel room? At Pan Pacific Singapore you can do just that: book one of their Panoramic Rooms, which feature stunning skyline views and decadent marble bathrooms. Pamper yourself further by indulging in a champagne breakfast at the exclusive Pacific Club, or sampling the glorious gourmet buffet at the Edge restaurant to ease your way into 2019!
8. Mandarin Oriental
Who wouldn’t splurge for a view like this? Photo credit: Mandarin Oriental
Revel in the lap of luxury at Mandarin Oriental and catch the 2019 fireworks from Axis Bar and Lounge or Bay@5, which both offer majestic views of the glittering skyline. Epicureans will find their bliss at the renowned Morton’s Steakhouse, or by savouring the exquisite multicultural cuisine at Melt Café.
9. The Westin
Feel on top of the world with a swim at the Westin. Photo credit: Facebook
The Westin has rooms boasting expansive views of Marina Bay, the CBD and the South China Sea and a dip in its rooftop swimming pool will make you feel as though you’re on top of the world. Enjoy a bespoke cocktail at Cook & Brew or simply revel in the awesome views from Seasonal Tastes. To get the most out of your 2019 New Year’s Eve staycation, be sure to reserve a Bay View Room to enjoy the fireworks at their best.
10. Fairmont Singapore
Unbeatable city views can be found at the Fairmont. Photo credit: Facebook
Book into a luxurious Deluxe Harbour View room to be guaranteed an incredible view of the New Year’s Eve fireworks and take your pick from 15 top dining options ranging from the hearty Italian on offer at Prego to the punchy traditional Chinese cuisine at Szechuan Court. Pamper yourself into 2019 with a spa at Willow Stream and begin your year rejuvenated and cleansed!
11. Destination Singapore Beach Road
Enjoy great fireworks views without damaging the wallet from the rooftop pool at Destination Singapore. Photo credit: Facebook
If you don’t want to splash too much cash but still want to enjoy a New Year’s staycation in the heart of town, then Destinations Singapore is the place for you. Treat yourself to a Peranakan feast at Folklore, then head up to the stunning rooftop pool to enjoy a great view of the fireworks.
12. Marina Mandarin
Welcome in the new year from the Marina Mandarin. Photo credit: Facebook
Check into a Marina Bay View room to enjoy a memorable countdown and spectacular fireworks before heading down to the cavernous Atrium to enjoy a well-deserved cocktail and party into 2018 with other guests. Treat yourself to a feast at Aquamarine the following morning and enjoy a soak in their 25-metre natural mineral water swimming pool with amazing views of the city skyline.