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Singapore’s Frenetic Night
Singapore’s Frenetic Night is a symphony for the senses.




 

Cruisers embarking from one of South Florida’s many ports should be sure to spend some time at the Four Seasons Hotel Miami. The hotel has just completed a renovation of all of its guest rooms and suites, which is part of a larger project that included the opening of a brand-new restaurant: EDGE, Steak & Bar.

Four Seasons Miami’s posh pool
Four Seasons Miami’s posh pool scene extends over two acres.

We hear the hotel’s best suites are the Presidential Suite and the One Bedroom Premier Bay View suites. Luxury travel advisors can reach out to Sales Manager Miriam Gallegos ([email protected]; 305-381-3220) with questions.

The renovations also included the pool terrace, which is outfitted with new day beds and has improved some of its signature services (think Evian spritzes, cool towels and butler-passed frozen treats).

The new restaurant offers a chic yet comfortable ambiance, with linen-covered walls and leather booths. We love the central marble bar that is illuminated with brass glass lamps. A new patio overlooks the two-acre pool area and Downtown Miami, and is an extension of the hotel’s trendy bar scene.

We know your luxury clients are going to want to do some shopping while in town. (Looking for that perfect cruise deck outfit?) The Four Seasons Miami is close to the exclusive shopping at the Village of Merrick Park (think Gucci, Tiffany, Burberry and Neiman Marcus). The hotel has a partnership with Neiman Marcus to arrange private cars for guests.

Fullerton Bay Hotel
Fullerton Bay Hotel entrance welcomes travelers in chic style.

There is plenty of posh pampering to be had at the hotel’s spa. The most requested treatment is the de-stress massage and body cocoon. The treatment includes a full body exfoliation followed by a wrap in a hydrating cocoon and ends with a warm oil massage. Tip: Ask for Yliana Rodrieguez, who we hear is tops for body treatments. To book spa treatments contact Spa Lead Jacky Gutierrez ([email protected]; 305-381-3993).

Want something extra special arranged on a short stay? We hear Natacha Napotnik ([email protected]; 305-381-3030), concierge supervisor, can arrange everything from a private Everglades tour to a personal shopper and yacht charters to private islands.

Meanwhile, cruisers headed East (and we mean Far East) are certain to make a stop in Singapore. This tiny city-state packs a punch for the senses, and is definitely worthy of exploration by your VIPs.

When in town we suggest a stay at the Fullerton Bay Hotel, an elegant and chic hotel that offers views of the bay and Singapore’s skyline. Tip: Book your clients in one of the recently renovated Theme Suites. Located on the top three levels of the hotel, five ethnic-themed suites and the Presidential Suite offer completely unobstructed views.

The suites are named after the cultures that contributed to the makeup of Singapore, such as the Chinese, Malay, Indian, Peranakan and Colonial peoples. Top Digs: The Presidential Suite offers a fusion of the ethnic cultures, colonial influences and cosmopolitan qualities of Singapore.

While staying at the hotel, we suggest making a trip to the gorgeous rooftop and waterfront bar—perfect for drinking in sights and cocktails.

Luxury travel advisors can contact Director of Sales Elsie Chew ([email protected]; 011-65-6877-8018).

Guest Rooms
Four Seasons Miami recently wrapped up a full renovation of guest rooms.

On a short stint in Singapore, there are several sights and activities that we deem “a must.” Need to get a lay of the land? We recommend taking a trip on the Singapore Flyer, the world’s largest giant observation wheel. Fun Fact: Travelers have the option of sky dining aboard the flyer. The Butler Sky Dining experience takes two rotations of the wheel (approximately an hour). It includes exclusive check-in, complimentary Flyer Lounge access, an in-flight host and a four-course menu.

From there, perhaps, your clients will want to do a bit of shopping. The Marina Bay Sands, Singapore’s most recent integrated resort, is home to a mix of luxury brands and emerging labels. The resort is a destination within itself and deserving of a special trip, seeing as it has forever changed the skyline of Singapore. Need a nibble? We suggest Sky on 57, a restaurant perched atop the Sands SkyPark on top of the resort.

Another top spot for shopping is ION Orchard, a haven for fashionistas as it is home to the world’s top brands.

Botanic Bliss: A-listers looking to get a little closer to nature must make a stop at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. This oasis is a posh paradise of brilliant flora that will wow even the pickiest fans of nature.

Note: The Singapore Garden Festival will be held July 7-15. The show features landscape design from top designers. Be sure to catch The Singapore Orchid Show, as well.

The Fullerton Bay Hotel Presidential Suite
The Fullerton Bay Hotel Presidential Suite’s design is a fusion of Singaporean cultures.

After a day on your feet, we suggest clients indulge in a little pampering. Singapore is home to a slew of world-class spas, but we recommend booking a treatment at the St. Regis’ Remède Spa. Be sure to book one of the signature treatments, which include a Warm Jade Stone Massage, Warm Vichy Shower Massage, Olive and Eucalyptus Black Soap Body Wash & Scrub or the Warm Rassoul Wrap. Tip: A selection of bespoke spa procedures is also available. Luxury travel advisors can contact Katherine Kelly with questions ([email protected]; 011-65-6506-6896).

Refreshed and relaxed, it’s time to hit the town. We love LeVel 33, the world’s highest urban craft-brewery. This is also an exclusive dining experience that has some of the best views over the city.

Note: Luxury travel advisors can visit www.yoursingapore.com, which has an itinerary builder that is perfect for customizing short-stay trips.

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