Celebrate the holiday season with a year-end 2019 staycation amidst a lush landscape and specially-themed suites, or stay in the heart of Singapore’s first heritage town, or lounge in a suite with a view of the countdown fireworks display over the Marina Bay; treat your family to a fuss-free, passport-free and family-friendly holiday staycation in Singapore this year’s end 2019!
Year-end Family Staycations 2019 in Singapore
Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore – Luxurious, Relaxing and Fun
For a luxurious and indulgent end-of-the-year treat, Family Fun package at The Shangri-La offers all the hospitality touches to ensure that you and your little ones would have an enjoyable and memorable time.
The package is inclusive of special child-themed welcome amenities in the Deluxe Family Room or The Family Themed Suites, daily breakfast and dinner at the renowned The Line restaurant, and daily access to buds by Shangri-La, the fabulous indoor and outdoor play space for little ones to romp, rumble and roll.
For that extra sparkle in your little ones’ eyes, choose the décor which best stirs his/her’s imagination amongst the five Family Themed Suites – Castle, Space, Underwater, Safari and Treetop. For us parents, packing for the staycation becomes a non-issue as there is a Family pantry whose amenities have been thoughtfully curated to cater to your little one’s needs; from baby swim diapers to baby equipment sterilizer to Stokke exclusives such as baby carriers and strollers – perfect should you like a fuss free sojourn to Tanglin and Orchard road for a spot of shopping or to see the festive decorations.
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And in light of the yuletide season, the hotel is offering a host of Christmas-themed activities to make your staycation even more memorable; such as Winter Carnival (21 Dec 2019 to 1 Jan 2020), special movie screening daily featuring Christmas classics and Christmas Carolling (24 & 25 Dec) and Santa Meet & Greet (25 Dec). Stay over till the New Year and celebrate the countdown in style with live entertainment by DJ’s and the Havana Social Club. And for fans of ShuShu & Sassy, the hip Korean kids’ lifestyle brand, this December, buds is hosting a special series of workshops with the brand! What a treat!
Where: 22 Orange Grove Road, 258350, Singapore
Hotel Indigo, Katong – Heritage Discovery
Your little ones and your camera would love thevibrant Straits Chinese-inspired design and décor of Hotel Indigo! Indeed, the heritage theme is evident from the moment you enter the hotel lobby, where the little ones would be immediately drawn to richly patterned Peranakan ceramic prints, specially-commissioned photographs of Joo Chiat and sketch murals of local scenes.
The squeals of delight as your children rush to bounce on the batik printed cushions on the beds and sofas are teachable moments of the multi-culturalism of Singapore, and also when they dig into the wholesome local dishesat breakfast(which also comes with a mix of western dishes), hosted at Baba Chews Bar And Eatery, located in the old Joo Chiat Police Station within the Hotel Indigo property.
Continuing the theme of discovery of Singapore’s indigenous heritage, how about browsing through local publications curated by homegrown booksmith , BooksActually in the hotel’s Pavilion which features plush cozy seats and a colourful silk lantern chandelier, or a “jalan” (Malay term for walk) and explore the rich Peranakan heritage of the Katong neighbourhood of Joo Chiat, the city’s first designated Heritage Town. Finish the day with some family fun at the Hotel’s rooftop infinity pool that offers a panoramic view of the neighbourhood, for an overview of an enjoyable history lesson brought to life.
Where: 86 East Coast Road, Singapore 428788
Hotel Intercontinental, Robertson Quay – Festive Revelry Along the Waterfront
Styled in a warm palette of wood veneers, velvety fabrics, textured stone and playful metal screens, the Hotel Intercontinental in Robertson Quay boosts of touches which kids would find cosy and comforting while adults would appreciate its elegance and effortless sophistication for a year-end 2019 family staycations in Singapore.
Located at the heart of Robertson Quay along the Singapore River, the hotel is a perfect getaway to unwind and enjoy the year end celebrations around town without the hassle of contending with traffic. Soak in the festive atmosphere along the restaurant and café lined waterfront of Robertson Quay, or gather friends at the hotel’s signature restaurant and bar, Publico Ristorante to indulge in the Italian-American Christmas tradition.
Time your staycation to activities held in and around the district, and revel in carnivals and concerts at Christmas at The Fort on nearby Fort Canning hill, take a scenic river cruise through to Marina Bay to see the city glittering with Christmas tinsel or stroll to Clarke Quay for its New Year’s countdown party, and end your night with a high note by collapsing into the hotel’s plush beds! Bliss!
Hotel Intercontinental, Robertson Quay
Where: 1 Nanson Road Singapore 238909
Village Hotel, Sentosa – Family Fun on the Island
Check into the Village Hotel, Sentosa, and the children might not want to leave. Neither would you.
From the get-go, your little ones would be treated as VIPs with the hotel’s very own Very important kids (VIK) check-in counter, replete with red carpet treatment and a cute set of steps so that your little ones can stride on up and check the family in. A friendly concierge would also provide a list of “playtivities” that the hotel offers, including weekend treats such as poolside movie screening with complimentary popcorn.
The Family Rooms consist of two connecting rooms, and its soothing interior décor oozes sun washed tropical vibes while incorporating practical amenities, such as the Hyflux water dispenser, which dispenses filtered water so that you and your little ones can hydrate and save the planet while at it. The Supply Depot in the lobby is also a perfect grab and go amenity for snacks and sundries for all your family’s needs before embarking on excursions through Sentosa’s holiday attractions such as KidZania Singapore’s Christmas Kandy Land (right next door!) and the Island Lights installation featuring interactive displays by local and international artists.
Village Hotel, Sentosa
Where: 10 Artillery Avenue, #02-01 Palawan Ridge, Sentosa Island, Singapore 099951
Marina Bay Sands – A Room with a View and Access the Marina Bay Party Circuit
As for end of the year indulgences, one must mention Marina Bay Sands.
Whether you might like a free pass to just sleep in, feast continuously and luxuriate in Asia’s longest infinity pool or want to hit up the ArtScience Museum, Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay and the festive party circuit around Marina Bay; Marina Bay Sands Hotel offers all these options and more for a year-end 2019 family staycation in Singapore, all within its three soaring towers, extensive retail podium, The Shoppes, and connecting bridges.
Pro-tip: Book the Club Room or Club Suite which are spacious and well-designed, and give access to Club55, the lounge on the 55th floor which boasts amazing views both towards the city and over the Gardens by the Bay. Catching the sunset while enjoying complimentary alcoholic beverages as the little ones snack on the buffet selection of canapes is a vacation highlight in my book! Festive promotions now on, with a generous sprinkling of exclusive dining, shopping and attraction deals!
Marina Bay Sands Hotel
Where: 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956