When you stay at Hotel Fort Canning Singapore you do not only stay at a hotel but you get the chance to experience history as well. The origin of this former British Military building can be traced back to the 20the century; so you can be sure that each corner is filled with stories, not only of the occupation of Lieutenant-General Percival of the British Far East Command, but also of the Japanese Military who occupied the building between 1942 to 1945.
The hotel used to be exclusive for members only but it opened its doors to the public when it was restored in 2011. Today, travelers are still in awe when they realize that this hotel has played a big part in Singapore’s history and that it is possible to personally experience its colonial wonder.
Why Stay Here
Hotel Fort Canning Singapore still showcases some of the original structures of the old building such as the multi-column façade. Check out the furniture found in each room and in all probability, the furniture was designed by Italian Poltrona Frau, a world-known furniture designer. The green advocates will welcome the hotel’s environment-friendly bathrooms.
Depending on your budget and preferences, you can choose from the Deluxe Room, Deluxe Garden Room, Premium Room, Premium Luxe Room, Studio Room and the Studio Suite Room. All rooms offer a view of the park or the city but if you want more space then the Premier Luxe Room will give you a 50-square meter space for sleeping, for entertaining guests and even for meetings.
Hotel Fort Canning rooms are equipped with wireless internet, HD televisions with cable, docking stations for i-Pods, coffee and tea-making facilities, international plug extension, shower and bath tub with Monsoon rain features and international extensions for plugs. For maximum comfort, ask the staff for your customized pillow.
Dining at this hotel is truly class and one of a kind thanks to the 75-seater Glass House Bistro which offers delicious treats like Boston Lobster, Prawn Bolognaise Pizza and Singapore Laksa. The dining room is truly amazing with glass walls that almost occupy the whole place, from floor to ceiling, giving you great view of the heritage Singapore trees that are up to 90 years old.
Hotel Fort Canning Singapore is located near Singapore’s Orchard Road, a 2.2 kilometer lane that provides visitors with the best retail stores and souvenir shops in the city. This commercial provides easy access to modern Transportation in Singapore including the Orchard MRT. Expect Orchard Road to be more modern today with street tiles, green rooms, planter boxes, new lamps on the streets and flower totem poles after the 2009 renovation costing $40.
Most of Singapore’s attractions are accessible by land so whether you are on a budget or in a hurry, you can always choose the taxicabs, the Light Rail Transit or the Mass Rapid Transit to get around the area. When planning your Singapore trip, make sure you choose a hotel that will put you within an arm’s reach of the city’s various destinations.