Iconic architecture and CEO level accommodations offering executive services by the seaside.
This property may seem an unlikely choice for time-pressed executives: British military barracks from the 1880s redesigned by Sir Norman Foster as a 112-room hotel on 30 waterfront acres on Sentosa, not Singapore, Island. However, it offers strategic perks such as the South China Sea-facing Bob’s Bar, where Asia’s top business types gather over the signature, jolting concoction of homemade ginger beer, fresh lime and vodka. Pampering at this CEO-centric address commences upon booking with a phone call and email from your multilingual Capella personal assistant. You can rely on this person to arrange otherwise-impossible-to-get dinner reservations, translation services, and Thai or Balinese massage appointments at the hotel’s Zen-calm Auriga Spa. At 828 square feet, Premier rooms are Singapore’s largest entry-level accommodations. Gray linen-clad walls, Pratesi linens on the pillow top beds, and sea or bucolic garden views on the expansive balconies are complemented with practical appointments: bedside control panels, BOSE sound systems, 46-inch flat-screen LCD TVs with DVD players, complimentary high-speed wireless Internet, executive desks and ergonomic chairs, plus around-the-clock service from your PA. Longer stay guests should consider the well-equipped villas and manor houses, each one perched above the sea.