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  • The Fullerton Bay Hotel – Singapore’s newest luxury waterfront hotel

    Daniel Fountain
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    Seated in a prime waterfront location in Marina Bay (Singapore’s CBD and historical Arts and Cultural precinct), the Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore (opened 8th July 2010) offers impeccable service and hospitality. Comprising 100 rooms, five individually-themed suites and a luxurious Presidential Suite, with magnificent bay views, sundecks and balconies, the hotel appeals to discerning jetsetters and travellers from across the globe. With three signature dining destinations designed by Asia’s highly sought-after design wunderkind Andre Fu, the hotel is set to elevate the waterfront dining experience. LCL Architects, the group behind the hotel’s inspiring glass facade, is also responsible for the creation of the luxuriously-appointed hotel rooms. Guests will enter the hotel through a 17-metre wide lobby at the historic Clifford Pier, an important heritage site which saw the arrival of many of Singapore’s early settlers. The hotel’s interior designs are richly steeped in Singapore’s vibrant history with Fu using vintage nautical maps and contemporary art that reflect both the heritage and modernity of the Lion City.

    Utilising materials and designs such as polished rosewood and latticed screens, as well as leather and chrome, LCL Architects has created an elegant and refined atmosphere in the bedrooms with a predominantly natural palette throughout. This classical look is combined with state-of-the-art in-room technology to ensure that the hotel’s modern travellers are always kept in touch.

    Each of the hotel’s six suites, including the Presidential Suite, are individually themed to reflect the wealth of cultures in Singapore’s cosmopolitan population, including Chinese, Malay, Indian, Peranakan and Colonial and are situated on the upper three storeys of the hotel, in prime-angled positions facing the Marina Bay waterfront. Named after the former Governors of the Straits Settlement (Sir Hugh Clifford, Sir Shenton Thomas, Sir William Cleaver Francis Robinson, Sir John Anderson and Major General Sir William Orfeur Cavenagh), each will be adorned with bespoke artwork and antiques alongside contemporary pieces that embody the spirit unique to the suite’s theme.

    The hotel’s trio of culinary experiences include The Landing Point, Lantern and Clifford. Lantern is a stylish rooftop bar, surrounding the hotel’s 25-metre rooftop swimming pool, where guests can relish gourmet snacks and grilled meats, accompanied with fine champagnes and signature cocktails whilst watching the world go by across Singapore’s famous skyline. This urban oasis is the perfect spot for an afternoon’s respite or a cocktail with friends conjured up by the bar’s mixologist.

    Set amidst the resplendent skyline of the Marina Bay waterfront, the modern brasserie Clifford, is illuminated by splendid 10-metre floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the waters of the bay. Guests are greeted by an opulent 800-bottle fine wine library meticulously handpicked from all over the world. The main dining section seats up to 76 and is cleverly designed with vintage furnishings in warm grey, burnt orange and dark aubergine set against the towering ivory French panelling and masculine herringbone oak floors. The restaurant also offers al fresco dining on the terrace as well as a private dining room.

    Elegantly positioned alongside an impressive indoor promenade paved in bespoke marble mosaics, The Landing Point is the gourmand’s lounge du jour. With a majestic 13-metre long bar and spacious outdoor terrace, The Landing Point is designed to captivate the sophisticated audience of its guests.

    Daniel Fountain / 23.07.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs

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