5 best luxury hotels in Singapore comprise a whole host of famous, internationally renowned names, as well as a few you may not instantly recognize: Check out our Top 10 Luxury Hotels listings to find out just where the gems and sapphires of the hospitality industry are in Singapore. Expect the best and you won’t be disappointed with this level of accommodation. 1. Raffles Hotel Singapore Raffles Hotel Singapore, first opened her doors in 1887, and has since become one of the world most famous hotels, famed by the literary giants who once resided and penned classic works of literature within her walls. Ideally located in the heart of the financial district and a short 30-minute cab ride from Singapore Changi international airport this hotel immortalized by literary legends such as Hemingway, Somerset Maugham, and Rudyard Kipling is as popular now as ever before. Raffles is a tourist attraction in its own right, with colonial ambiance and pages of history behind the grand white of this historic residence. Polished teak verandas above tropical gardens and period external fittings afford a comforting place to relax in the evenings. 2. The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore located in the marina bay area just over 17 kilometers from Singapores Changi airport, a distance that can be travelled by a hotel shuttle service or the rapid MRT system. One of the main attractions of this grand hotel is the location itself and the views of the surrounding bay and local architecture. Local attractions of historical note include the Arts House and old Parliament and the Raffles Landing Site. For shopping and nightlife Orchard Road is a short hop away and the Theatres on the Bay offers a chance to enjoy some local contemporary performance art. 3. Grand Hyatt Singapore Grand Hyatt Singapore could not be located more centrally in the famous Orchard Road shopping and entertainment district. From Singapore international Changi airport simply ride the underground rapid MRT train system or hop in a taxi for a 30-minute journey to the hotel. 4. InterContinental Singapore InterContinental Singapore is an attractive Peranakan style construction, well lit at night, and the only luxury hotel to preserve Pernakan artistry in a shop house-style setting and situated close to Bugis junction shopping complex. The hotel is a 30-minute taxi ride from Singapore international Changi airport and is minutes away from the Central Business District, the Marina Bay, and the Orchard Road shopping and entertainment district. Most tourist tend to gravitate first towards the malls and arm themselves with bags filled with designer brand names such as Louis Vuitton and Chanel, but once those purchases have been made visitors to Lion city find that there is much more on offer here than simply purchasing. 5. Sofitel So Singapore Expect the unexpected when stepping through the doors of Sofitel So Singapore’s heritage building. Pioneering design and service await at Singapore’s top luxury boutique hotel, where timeless French elegance blends with modern Singapore chic. Graced by “The Lion’s Seal” emblem and surprise elements designed by the legendary Karl Lagerfeld, Sofitel So Singapore invites guests to discover local experiences and cultural heritage. Interior designer, Isabelle Miaja, blends French decadence and sophistication with Singapore’s modernity, giving the boutique hotel a unique style and design.