Fun-filled experiences to spice up your typical Singapore staycation. From free yoga to incredible waterfall views. Read on for Amex Card Members’ exclusive deals!

It goes without saying, but a staycation is a stellar way to pause your everyday life, and get an instant dose of excitement! Think about it: You’re far away from your home office, and waking up in a new environment. (Plus, someone else makes the bed for you.)

Conrad Singapore Pool - Staycation in Singapore

Photo credit: Conrad Centennial Singapore

But why stop there? Some hotels are rolling out interesting experiences that’ll make your staycation extra special. You can nibble away at luxurious desserts or even room with your furry friend!

Afternoon Tea - Staycation in Singapore

Photo credit: Grand Hyatt Singapore

And yes, all hotels on this list are SG Clean certified, and staycation-approved by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB).

What’s more, if you’re an Amex Card Member, you get to enjoy exclusive deals with Amex’s trusted hotel partners, including:

– Sofitel Singapore City Centre
– The Barracks Hotel Sentosa
– Four Seasons Hotel Singapore
– Conrad Centennial Singapore
– W Singapore – Sentosa Cova 
– M Social Hotel Singapore
– Grand Hyatt Singapore
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Discounted rates aside, you’ll also get complimentary breakfasts, guaranteed late check-out, and generous statement credits!

These offers also apply to participating Hilton, Marriott Bonvoy, Millennium Hotels & Resorts, and Hyatt hotels in Singapore. To qualify for statement credits, you’ll need to make eligible transaction at these hotels (more on this below). Spending can be done on a cumulative basis — including dining and spa experiences, and of course, hotel stays!

Not an Amex Card Member yet? Apply for one to enjoy these great deals! Some have limited redemptions or with booking validity beyond 2020, so plan ahead and book your staycations now to score these offers 🤩

*Full details and Terms & Conditions of all offers

1) Sofitel Singapore City Centre — savour afternoon tea in a stylish lounge

Sofitel Singapore City Centre Rooftop Pool - Staycation in Singapore

Photo credit: Sofitel Singapore City Centre

In the heart of Tanjong Pagar, Sofitel Singapore City Centre offers guests a slice of French luxury. Rooms resemble a chic Parisian apartment. They’re filled with lots of natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows, wondrous views, and plush furniture.

The hotel also has tons of places to unwind. There’s a 24-hour gym, and a stunning infinity pool with sweeping city views. But if you destress best with food, head to 1864 — Sofitel’s swanky tea lounge.

Sofitel Afternoon Tea Box - Staycation in Singapore

Photo credit: Sofitel Singapore City Centre

Here, make yourselves cosy and order the hotel’s delightful Afternoon Tea. It’s served in a beautiful box, packed with a selection of bite-sized treats. These range from savoury sandwiches to tasty desserts, like scones and raspberry tarts.

The tea set also comes with beverages like Nespresso coffee or TWG Tea. But to really bask in the high life, pair your meal with one of Sofitel’s handcrafted cocktails. If not, there’s always a fancy Bosquet Mocktail!

Cost: Afternoon tea from $78; Rooms from ~S$290/night
How to get there: From Tanjong Pagar MRT, take Exit J and walk 1min
Amex Card Members: 25% on flexible room rates, and enjoy complimentary breakfast for two

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2) The Barracks Hotel Sentosa — a glimpse of the British Colonial period

Far East Hospitality The Barracks Hotel - Staycation in Singapore

Photo credit: Far East Hospitality

The Barracks Hotel Sentosa is a fine staycation for history buffs in Singapore. The heritage building was once a military outpost. But today, it houses atmospheric rooms, an idyllic pool, and timeless charm.

The Barracks Hotel Room - Staycation in Singapore

Photo credit: Far East Hospitality

Every room is tastefully designed with a nostalgic colonial style. There’s a mix of high ceilings with exposed timber beams, a vintage writing desk, and furniture dressed in smooth leather. Stepping in here is like stepping back in time, except you get to keep modern comforts.

Keen to uncover more? Embark on a self-guided heritage audio tour! It leads you around the hotel grounds, where you’ll learn more about Sentosa’s rich colonial past, and what each building was used for during pre- and post-war times.

The tour is exclusively for guests, so it’s one adventurous experience you don’t want to miss out on. The pool can wait!

Cost: From ~S$570/night
How to get there: From HarbourFront MRT, take the Sentosa Express to Imbiah Station, then walk 3mins
Amex Card Members: 25% off the best available rate on room bookings, as well as guaranteed late check out at 4PM

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3) Four Seasons Hotel Singapore — feast on Michelin-starred Cantonese cuisine (or have a paw-fect stay with your pet!)

Four Seasons Jiang Nun Chun - Staycation in Singapore

Photo credit: Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

Like a well-kept secret, Four Seasons Hotel Singapore is tucked away in Orchard’s quieter stretch. Many rave about its lovely ambience and impeccable service, but foodies highly rave about something else.

Jiang-Nan Chun is an in-house Michelin Star restaurant that serves authentic Cantonese fare. Along with interiors inspired by the idyllic regions of paradise-like Jian-Nan region, dining at Jiang-Nan Chun is a feast for all senses!

Signatures include dim sum and light, double-boiled soups. There’s also the Mesquite wood-roasted Peking Duck with Caviar, succulent and crisp all at once. Order a whole bird, and the chef will carve it at your table before your eyes. It’s an exquisite experience that’s definitely worth the splurge!

Orchard Hotel Singapore Pet Friendly Accommodation - Singapore Staycation

Photo credit: @fssingapore via Instagram

Fancy another epic experience? Leave the humans behind and staycay with your pet! Four Seasons has a pet-friendly policy, allowing a doggo or kitty of up to 7kg in the room. Your furry friend will get the taste of the purrfect life, and even have a personalised pet towel and bed to sleep on — because they deserve it.

Cost: From ~S$380/night
How to get there: From Orchard MRT, take exit C and walk 5mins
Amex Card Members: Use promo code <AXOPEN> for 20% off the best available rate (min. two nights’ stay), along with complimentary breakfast for two

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4) Conrad Centennial Singapore — Dine in a Michelin recommended restaurant or enjoy cocktails designed to impress 

Conrad Singapore Golden Peony - Staycation in Singapore

Photo credit: Conrad Centennial Singapore

Even though the Conrad Centennial Singapore is yet to open for staycation for now, there are still tons of good reason to make a trip there especially for the wide selection of delicacies it offers.

For one, the hotel houses a Michelin-recommended restaurant, perfect if you’ve got a love for gourmet food. The Golden Peony is a Chinese restaurant that serves Cantonese cuisine. It’s headed by Chef Ku Keung, a celebrity chef with over 15 years of culinary experience.

Recommended dishes include crispy roasted pork belly, dim sum, and claypot rice with Chinese sausage.

Photo credit: Conrad Centennial Singapore

Cocktail lovers should grab your besties and book a table at The Terrace. There are an array of G&Ts selection as well as the gin flight created to impress every palate.

Prefer something light? Then the fresh oysters, pastries, cakes or artisan sandwiches would be the choice of the day. But the show-stealer is the takeaway afternoon tea they offer!

Cost: From S$287/night
How to get there: From Promenade MRT, take Exit B
Amex Card Members: Receive S$120 in statement credits when you spend S$400 at any participating Hilton partners, including Hilton restaurants (Register now if you’re an existing Amex Card Member)

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5) W Singapore – Sentosa Cove — wake up to a complimentary yoga class

W Hotel FIT fitness Centre - Staycation in Singapore

Photo credit: W Singapore – Sentosa Cove

Parked along the coast of Sentosa, W Singapore – Sentosa Cove is a fun getaway for those looking to forget they’re in Singapore!

For all you hustling millennials, W’s in-house fitness centre (aptly named FIT) holds free yoga classes in the mornings. Specifically: 7:30AM on Mondays and Wednesdays, and 8AM on weekends. It’s the right mindful boost you need to start your day.

In line with safe distancing measures, classes are currently capped at five pax. So, be sure to reserve your spots when you check-in.

W Hotel WET Pool - Staycation in Singapore

Photo credit: W Singapore – Sentosa Cove

If yoga is too early (#notjudginganybody), skip the class and laze all day at the WET® pool instead! It’s open 24/7, and is surrounded by breezy palm trees and spectacular seafront views. But the real party is happening below — thanks to underwater speakers, you can jam to sick beats while soaking in the sparkling waters. Wild.

Cost: From ~S$370/night
How to get there: From Harbourfront MRT, take the Sentosa Express to Beach Station, then hop on Sentosa Bus B and alight at W Singapore – Sentosa Cove
Amex Card Members: Receive S$100 statement credit when you spend S$400 at any participating Mariott Bonvoy properties, including dining and spa experiences*

*Offer is fully registered. If you’ve already registered for this offer, book now before it’s gone!

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6) M Social Hotel Singapore — retreat into chic instagrammable rooms

M Social Alcove Terrace Room - Staycation in Singapore

Photo credit: Millennium Hotels & Resorts

M Social Hotel Singapore is one of the best places for a perfect staycation. Located in Robertson Quay, the colourful and youthful hotel offers guests a peaceful stay in chic instagrammable rooms. You can choose to retreat into your personal space with accommodation options that come in various sizes and configurations. 

M Social Singapore Swimming Pool - Local Staycation Hotels

Photo credit: Millennium Hotels & Resorts

If you’re not in the mood to laze about all day, take a dip in the luscious infinity pool. It’s surrounded by loads of greenery — enough to make you feel like you’re away from Singapore’s hustle and bustle.

After working up an appetite, dive into Beast & Butterflies, M Social Hotel Singapore’s in-house restaurant and bar. It serves tantalising Asian-Western fusion food — so come hungry for this! Must-eats include Instagram-worthy dishes such as 3 Cup Lobster in Claypot and Thai Milk Tea Pudding.

Cost: From ~S$126/night
How to get there: From Clarke Quay MRT, take Exit C and walk 17mins
Amex Card Members: Receive S$100 statement credit when you spend S$500 on accommodation or dining at any participating Millennium Hotels & Resorts

(Limited redemptions available for Orchard Hotel and other Millennium hotels, register now!)

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7) Grand Hyatt Singapore — feast on lush waterfall views and epic international cuisine

Grand Hyatt Hotel Waterfall - Staycation in Singapore

Photo credit: Grand Hyatt Singapore

(If you’ve already registered for this offer, book now before it’s gone!)

The Grand Hyatt Singapore is the epitome of a luxurious nature-like getaway. Guests can roam around manicured gardens and koi ponds. However, nothing screams “wanderlusty” more than a waterfall, and the prestigious hotel has one in the middle of its Atrium!

Mezza9 Grand Hyatt Singapore Restaurant - Staycation in Singapore

Photo credit: Grand Hyatt Singapore

Once your eyes have taken in the lovely waterfall views, it’s time to take in some international cuisine! Head up to Mezza9, Grand Hyatt’s flagship restaurant. It serves a huge array of familiar favourites from sizzling steaks, to Thai tom yam goong and fresh seafood.

The best part is Mezza9 has yummy views of its own. There’s no waterfall, but you’ll get to watch the chefs show off their culinary skills in the show kitchens.

Cost: From ~S$290/night
How to get there: From Orchard MRT, take Exit A and walk 4mins
Amex Card Members: Receive S$75 statement credit when you spend S$300 at any participating World of Hyatt properties, including restaurants and bars at Grand Hyatt Singapore*

*Offer is fully registered. If you’ve already registered for this offer, book now before it’s gone!

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Best deals for a unique staycation in Singapore

It may be a while before we can get out of the city, but we can still getaway within Singapore. All you need is an open mind, and a staycation with unique experiences — something that takes you out of that daily grind.

What’s more, Amex has teamed up with even more hotel partners. This way, you can pick a hotel that suits your style, and still enjoy more bang for your buck!

Expedia and Hotels.com

Photo credit: Expedia.com

Eyeing a boutique hotel that’s not on this list? Book on Expedia with your Amex Card. You’ll receive a 12% discount on selected domestic bookings.

Photo credit: Hotels.com

Alternatively, book on Hotels.com and get a S$25 discount when you spend S$250 on all domestic bookings. Whatever you choose, just don’t forget to enter the promo codes!

To score cashback, log onto Amex’s “Get Back to Your Happy Place” page and register your Amex Card at any participating hotel partners. Then, spend the required amount at a selected hotel to receive your statement credit.

No time for a full staycation? Rack up the minimum spend without a night’s stay at the hotel. Give yourself a well-deserved treat at the hotel’s dining and spa experiences to meet the minimum spend! Just remember to register and save the offer to your existing Amex Card.

If you’re already an Amex Card Member with existing Membership Rewards (MR) points, here’s something extra! From 25 Aug to 8 Nov 2020, MR points will offset 35% more than your usual rate.

How this translates: 1,000 MR Points will typically offset S$4.80. But during the promo period, Card Members will enjoy an enhanced rate of S$6.50 on all eligible hotel transactions! This includes dining, spa and of course your room charges. Sweet eh?

Limited redemptions are available, so book your staycation, hotel dining or spa treatment now to score these sweet deals!

Whether you’re looking for a chillax staycation in Singapore or a more interesting one, we all still need a good break from everyday life. So, treat yourself to a lavish meal or a bougie room — it might just be the getaway you need.

Which of these unique experiences would you book for your Singapore staycation? Share with us in the comments!


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