The best hotels in Singapore to catch the New Year fireworks

Want to catch the stunning fireworks but don't want to jostle with the crowd? Book a staycation at one of these hotels. 

The best hotels in Singapore to catch the New Year fireworks
The best hotels in Singapore to catch the New Year fireworks
17 Dec 2018

The best hotels in Singapore to catch the New Year fireworks

Let’s be honest, we all know what’s going to happen on New Year’s Eve - you’ll find throngs of people choping spots near Marina Bay with some aggressively guarding their spot like their life depended on it. Things can also turn ugly if people obstruct you just as the fireworks light up. Yup, not a great start to the new year, we think.

If you want to enjoy unobstructed views of the New Year fireworks display and avoid human traffic at all costs, then we’d suggest forking out some cash for great skyline views, yummy food and drinks, a new year bash and a comfy bed to crash into. Sounds good? Then read on!

Photo: Instagram/@panpacificsingapore

Marina Bay Sands Hotel
Marina Bay Sands Hotel
17 Dec 2018

Marina Bay Sands Hotel

This is not only one of the best hotels in Singapore to catch the New Year fireworks, but it’s also one of the best hotels in the world. Standing 55 storeys high, Marina Bay Sands hotel gives a vantage view of the fireworks. Choose to catch them while shimmying it up at the multi-concept Lavo or taking a dip in the world-famed infinity pool, we’d say either one is a winner!

We’re not judging if you and your partner choose to usher in the new yYear in the privacy of your hotel room though. Take in the view of the fireworks lighting up the sky through the floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the bay while enjoying your nightcap. 

The Fullerton Bay Hotel
The Fullerton Bay Hotel
17 Dec 2018

The Fullerton Bay Hotel

This is one hotel to see and to be seen. It may just be six storeys high but its prime location overlooking Marina Bay offers front-row seats to the fireworks. Here, you can take in the dizzying views of the surrounding hubbub while relaxing in the lush rooms of this award-winning hotel.

Once dusk sets, we suggest glamming up and heading to La Brasserie, the hotel’s renowned French restaurant. If you prefer somewhere more bustling, check out the Mexican Super Loco at Customs House, a short walk away. Just be sure to get back in time for the fireworks which you can catch from the hotel’s rooftop bar, The Lantern. 

Naumi Hotel
Naumi Hotel
17 Dec 2018

Naumi Hotel

We love this boutique luxury hotel for its modern minimalist style as well as fashion and art inspired rooms And it doesn't hurt that it is located at Seah Street, making it one of the best places to take in the fireworks. A prime spot would be at The Cloud 9 infinity pool and bar area where you can enjoy panoramic views of the city scape.

Swissotel The Stamford
Swissotel The Stamford
17 Dec 2018

Swissotel The Stamford

This hotel needs little introduction. Singapore's tallest hotel at 73 storeys, Swissotel The Stamford easily earns a spot as one of the best hotels to catch the fireworks display. For unrivalled views, head to Jaan - a one Michelin-starred French restaurant, housed on the 70th floor - or sky-dine at Skai.

Pan Pacific Singapore
Pan Pacific Singapore
17 Dec 2018

Pan Pacific Singapore

With its enviable address on Raffles Boulevard, this is not only one of the best hotels to catch the spectacular pyrotechnic display, but also one of the best places to usher in the new year on the little red dot. 

Pan Pacific's annual balloon drop event at The Atrium is the closest you'll come to the Times Square ball drop in Singapore, but we suggest slipping away to The Pacific Club, on the 38th floor, for a glittering view of fireworks and a tipple or two. 

If you’re there with your little ones (they have a jungle gym for the kids!) and prefer to avoid the gala, then count down from the comfort of your room! Book one of their Panoramic Rooms which feature stunning skyline views and watch the night sky light up while you’re all snuggled in!

The Westin Singapore
The Westin Singapore
17 Dec 2018

The Westin Singapore

We don't balme you if you thought the Westin was an office building. Occupying the 32nd to 46th floors, it typically draws a corporate crowd, so if you are entertaining last minute thoughts of a staycation, this might just be the place.

The 33rd floor's Cook & Brew offers a delicious line-up of craft beer and creative bar bites, but we recommend going up close to the action to the rooftop pool where you can watch the fireworks light up against the backdrop of Singapore’s south coast.

Andaz Singapore
Andaz Singapore
17 Dec 2018

Andaz Singapore

This new kid on the block has already raised some eyebrows since its opening in 2017. Housed in Duo Galleria, the striking pair of honeycombed skyscrapers in Bugis, the hotel occupies the 25th – 39th floor. The interior decor is inspired from surrounding shophouses in Arab Street - doorbells are designed to look like shophouse post boxes while bathroom doors are shutter-style.

Out of its numerous dining and drinking options, rooftop bar Mr Stork, which sits on the 39th floor and offers glorious, unadulterated 360-degree views of the city skyline, gets our vote. Pick from their innovative cocktails or perhaps a pint of Andaz Pale Ale - yup, that’s the hotel’s very own brew. Did we also mention that the bar is littered with teepees? Cosy up with your special someone and star gaze - or rather firework gaze!

JW Marriott Singapore South Beach
JW Marriott Singapore South Beach
17 Dec 2018

JW Marriott Singapore South Beach

If you’re looking for swanky rooms, great hotel facilities and views to die for, then JW Marriott Singapore South Beach delivers on all counts. This hotel also has something known as the Ladies Floor, which - you guessed it - is only accessible to the ladies and the rooms are equipped with beauty gadgets and tools like manicure and pedicure set, facial steamer, hair straightener and even cute bunny slippers - perfect for a pampering stay with your girlfriends or mum!

With a multitude of dining and drinking options and a rooftop infinity pool from which you can score a view of the gorgeous New Year fireworks, you're gonna want to book that staycation pronto! 

The Bay Hotel
The Bay Hotel
17 Dec 2018

The Bay Hotel

If you’re on a budget or making last minute New Year plans, then try The Bay Hotel in Telok Blangah. You’ll still get to enjoy the view of fireworks, albeit from Sentosa. Head to the New Year party at Bay Hotel’s rooftop bar, Propellor, where you can enjoy affordable cocktails and delicious platters. Psst, we hear there's free-flow food and drinks from 9pm to 12 midnight, with a DJ spinning tunes till late - all for just $118++/pax!

This story first appeared on Shopee.

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