Since the pandemic hit, staycations have seemingly taken over as our only form of travel. Even though Singapore formed travel bubbles with a few countries, a lot of us are probably more comfortable with the idea of staying in the country at a different postal code, where it’s easier to monitor and control our own exposure to the ongoing pandemic.
While staycations seem to always offer the same sort of itinerary, some hotels have taken to refreshing their packages to provide an alternative staycation experience that resonates best with locals. In addition to enjoying the perks of being a tourist in your own country, here are 6 hotels that hope to complete your weekend getaway with an exciting foodie adventure.
1. The St Regis Singapore, W Singapore — Sentosa Cove, JW Marriott Singapore South Beach: Suite Staycation Packages with Immersive Masterclasses
Aside from enjoying the hotel amenities, Marriott Bonvoy hotels — St. Regis Singapore, W Hotel, and JW Marriott Singapore South Beach — presents three immersive weekend staycation package, namely The Chocolate Connoisseur, Chocolate. It’s a Vibe., and Nourish The Soul — with Chocolate, that is inclusive of a stay in a luxurious suite with welcome Fossa Chocolate amenities, a dining or drinking experience, and an experiential masterclass by Fossa Chocolate. Each package is limited to the first four bookings of each hotel.
Here’s a closer look at each package.
The St. Regis Singapore (24 to 25 September 2021)
The Chocolate Connoisseur features a night’s stay in the luxurious Caroline Astor Suite that includes a St. Regis’ signature Afternoon Tea with a special menu showcasing decadent sweet and savoury treats created with Fossa Chocolate. The stay also features an immersive one-hour Chocolate & Tea Pairing Masterclass by Fossa Chocolate.
The Chocolate Connoisseur staycation is available at $500++ each and can be booked through here.
W Singapore — Sentosa Cove (22 to 23 October 2021)
Chocolate. It’s a Vibe. invites you to live out your chocolate fantasies with a one-night stay in the Marvelous Suite overlooking the marina with a gustatory cocktail experience at WOOBAR where you will get to try four inventive cocktails crafted using Fossa Chocolate. This island getaway also features an hour-long Cacao Infusion & Cocktail Making Masterclass by Fossa Chocolate.
Chocolate. It’s a Vibe. staycation is available at $650++ each and can be booked through here.
JW Marriott Singapore South Beach (19 to 20 November 2021)
Nourish The Soul — with Chocolate offers a one-night stay in the designer Premier Marina Bay Suite where you’ll see panoramic views of the iconic cityscape, an inspired curated Cantonese dinner using Fossa Chocolate by signature modern Chinese restaurant Madame Fan, and a one-hour Savoury Chocolate Truffle Making Masterclass.
Nourish The Soul — with Chocolate staycation is available at $500++ each and can be booked through here.
2. Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts: First Ice-Cream-Themed Staycation
In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, Häagen-Dazs and Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts brings you a chance to enjoy a sweet escape with their ice-cream-themed staycation.
Each room will come with exclusive Häagen-Dazs merch as well as a personal mini-freezer that is stocked full of Häagen-Dazs pints, stickballs, and mini cups — which you can enjoy during your stay or as a take-home treat! You’ll also get a specially curated dessert featuring classic Häagen-Dazs flavours and a $20 voucher you can use to treat yourself at your nearest Häagen-Dazs outlet.
The ice-cream-themed staycation is available at Shangri-La Singapore (from $499) and Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa (from $599). You can book your staycation for either hotel here.
3. Wanderlust Hotel: A Tuscan Journey
If you are looking for a break from the mainstream hotels, the recently revamped boutique hotel Wanderlust might be a good option for you. In partnership with Fermented SG, Wanderlust invites you to travel to Tuscany and explore the vineyards of Chianti and Brunello from the comfort of your room.
Each stay includes two sets of four 60ml pours of selected wines with tasting notes and access to video content created on the Tuscan region and its wineries from Fermented SG’s Joey, a certified sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers.
A Tuscan Journey staycation is available from $170 and can be booked through here.
4. Hotel G: #BURGERSINBED
Who said you can only have breakfast in bed? Hotel G spices up this concept with their own twist as they invite you to stay in and feast on burgers in bed, featuring the juicy award-winning American burgers from 25 Degrees Burger, Wine & Liquor Bar!
The stay includes a one-night stay in a queen-bedded Good Room and 25 Degrees’ It Takes Two Box where you get a choice of 2 signature burgers and 1 side.
The #BURGERSINBED staycation is available from $108 and can be booked through here.
5. M Social Singapore: Mix and Stay
Be your own mixologist as you relax and unwind with a complimentary in-room cocktail station. Set-up with various syrups, tinctures, bitters, and recipe cards, this is your chance to mix up your very own cocktail to enjoy in the comfort of your room.
The Mix and Stay staycation is available from $180 and can be booked through here.
6. The Clan Hotel: Craft and Cook
For those that are looking to splurge a little more on their staycation, The Clan Hotel’s latest experiential staycation package might just be what you’ve been looking for.
The stay includes two nights in their MASTER Series Premier Room, a four-course dinner at the mod-Chinese Qin restaurant, as well as an experiential activity of your choice — Master of Craft Sandal-Making Workshop by Shoe Artistry or a Cultural Culinary Food Tour by Let’s Go Tour.
The Craft and Cook staycation is available at $1,048 and can be booked through here.
Header image courtesy of Marriott Bonvoy Hotels, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, and M Social Singapore.