Scott A. Woodward
When it opened in 2018, this hotel breathed new life into a pair of Singaporeu2019s finest heritage buildings: the Venetian Renaissanceu2013style Stamford House (1904) and the Neoclassical Capitol Building (1930). Here, three ways to appreciate how this eclectic property nods to the Lion Cityu2019s melting pot nature.
1. Eat Cuisine by a Michelin-starred Chef
Chef Alvin Leung earned three Michelin stars for his take on Chinese food at Hong Kongu2019s Bo Innovation. Here, at 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung, he widens his lens: Think Hokkaido scallops with sakura plum, or Indonesian roasted bone marrow. The adjacent Arcade food court also offers options such as a German cafu00e9 and a retro American diner.
2. Drink Like a Sailor
Mariners have passed through Singapore for centuriesu2014some staying on this spot, at an old respite called The Sailors Homeu2014so itu2019s no surprise that rum is the hotelu2019s base spirit. The bar offers more than 160 different labels, and itu2019s dedicated to the countryu2019s first U.S. Consul General, Joseph Balestier, a sugarcane plantation owner who lived on this site in the mid-1800s with his wife, Maria (Paul Revereu2019s daughter!). Toast their memory with a Plantation 1840 rum cocktail.
3. Relax at the Spa
Get some R&R at the spau2014where the signature massage combines Chinese, Indian, and Malay techniquesu2014or in the outdoor saltwater pool. The best spot to kick back, however, is in one of the 155 rooms and suites, where youu2019ll find a pillowu00a0menu plump with props to help you sleep no matter how far you are from home.