As much as the idea of travel alone excites us, traveling during holidays leave us with higher fares and even more planning to do, when all we really want to do is relax and enjoy. This is when staycations come in real handy, for it offers you a quick getaway and a unique experience without having to escape the country. This Christmas season, we shine the spotlight on unique staycation venues we have right here in Singapore. Presenting to you in this issue, The Scarlet Singapore.
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Tucked in the historic heart of Singapore, The Scarlet Singapore offers couples a truly unique experience with its opulent, eclectic interiors and personalized service. The property occupies a striking 1868 heritage building that introduces dramatic design and luxurious furnishings to you the very moment you enter. Plus, an authentic Northern Italian restaurant and a Sicilian rooftop bar await. Nestled amid the vibrant Ann Siang Hill and Club Street nightlife community of trendy restaurants, cafes, wine bars, antique shops and art galleries – The Scarlet Singapore is where heritage meets modern lifestyle. Also featured in Small Luxury Hotels of the World, this trendy destination offers an adventure for the senses. Read more to discover what’s in store.
10 Reasons for a Romantic Staycation at The Scarlet Singapore
1. Opulent design and decor for a truly unique experience
While on the surface, The Scarlet Singapore’s shophouse exterior is a classic replica of Singapore’s heritage days, another story lies within its interiors. As you step foot within its premises, you will be transported to a space boldly dramatic, indulgent and to some extent, provocative. A space that truly marks the start of a unique experience. Upon reaching the lobby, we could not help but make ourselves comfortable on the plush sofa upholstered with luxurious velvet fabric. We knew we were in for a weekend of luxury, romance, and indulgence.
2. Live lavishly in their fine rooms and suites
The Scarlet houses 80 rooms, five of which are suites specially and uniquely designed to create an even more indulgent stay. With an aim to evoke passion, splendour, and opulence, their rooms are rich in bold tones of ruby, sapphire, gold and more and paired with lavish furnishing.
During our visit, we had the pleasure of staying in their Opulent Suite. The setting, defined by royal purples and rich gold was true to its name. Furnished elaborately with soft carpeting, plush draperies, a smooth velvet couch and an ornate mirror, one of the most distinctive parts of the suite was the bed headboard that greeted us like a magnificent sunburst.
Attached to the suite was a private balcony where we could enjoy fresh air every morning. Beyond the elaborate visuals, the soft sheets, plush bedding, and humongous pillows offer you a restful slumber like no other. The other suites Swank, Lavish, Splendour, and Passion also offers you added touches that exude charm and sexiness for an unforgettable staycation.
3. Enjoy me-time with a bubble bath
A luxurious bubble bath is one of the best ways to unwind. Decorated with marble flooring, the bathroom comes with a private bathtub and rain shower. With amentities such as bath sales, loofa and high quality lavendar scented shower essentials, take the chance to escape and unwind. In the Opulent suite, there were jacuzzi nozzles at the side of the bathtub too!
4. Unwind over cocktails at a rooftop bar
As dawn turns to dusk, rooftop bars are one of the best places to hang out and enjoy a couple drinks. Aria sits on the rooftop of The Scarlet and apart from wine and cocktails, also serves up authentic Sicilian cuisine that transports you to Italy. Check out their menu here.
Aria also offers a cozy space for couples to host simple gatherings or parties to celebrate engagements with your loved ones.
5. Wake up to a classic European breakfast
After a restful slumber, wake up to a traditional breakfast spread at Casa Tartufo. The restaurant serves up a classic European breakfast with a variety of hams, cheese, tropical fruits, toast, morning beverages and more for a great start to the day.
In the day, Casa Tartufo serves up authentic Northern Italian specialties. The warm, Italian inspired decor is what I loved most about this place. Their truffle-infused dishes are must try!
6. Enjoy a leisure read
BOLD is one of my favourite areas in The Scarlet Singapore. This functional lounge area is a great space for a leisure read and closely resembles the libraries found in traditional grand mansions!
This luxuriously carpeted area can be also booked as a meeting room. Apart from being furnished with bold statement pieces, there also complimentary Wi-Fi service and a 60-inch LED TV that you can use for your presentations.
7. Work out in Style
Flaunt is an enclave for fitness-enthusiasts! Here you can find free weights and machines for you to sweat it out. Fresh, clean towels and bottled water is provided for you to freshen up.
8. Whisk your worries away at the jacuzzi pool
Soda is the open-air jacuzzi pool at The Scarlet that is easily accessible to all guests. Soak yourself in and let water jets massage all your stress knots away. There are also sunbeds for you to lounge at!
9. Become a tourist for a day!
Despite being a cozy escape for a getaway, The Scarlet is conveniently located in the heart of Singapore’s historic city and prominent tourist spot – Chinatown. A 5-10 minute walk will have you at Chinatown MRT to indulge in local delectables and cultural shopping. Surrounded by an eclectic mix of bars, cafes and restaurants (including Michelin ones!) all within a 10-minute walking distance, indulging yourself in delicious eats will be no hassle at all. Ann Siang Hill and Club Street located just around the corner also come alive in the evenings with hipster bistros and trendy wine bars. Check out this guide by Honeycombers that tells you all the places to visit in the area!
10. Attentive service
At The Scarlet, they aim to deliver personalized service for their guests throughout the entire stay. Whether its handling reservations or general requests, they never fail to be polite and attentive – which is one of the things we love the most about luxury boutique hotels. If you are looking for a romantic retreat, we suggest you check out The Scarlet Singapore.
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