FOUR SEASONS HOTEL SINGAPORE UNVEILS NEW BOTANIC-INSPIRED DESIGN AND CUISINE
Four Seasons Hotel Singapore, a leader in luxury hospitality worldwide, celebrates 25 years of luxury hospitality in the equatorial haven, Singapore, by reinventing its interiors, celebrating the natural, verdant flora that the Island is unmistakably known for.
A Botanical Refresh
Step into the Four Seasons Hotel Singapore and enter an urban equatorial paradise. Nestled amidst lush foliage on the fringe of one of the world’s largest shopping street, Orchard Road, it also sits a mere five-minutes away from the Singapore Botanic Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a key inspiration for the Hotel’s living spaces, dining and public areas. With the creative direction of celebrity Floral Art Director Nicolai Bergmann since April 2019, guests are greeted fresh florals in the Grand Lobby at arrival for a remarkable start to their stay.
Both Guest Room and Luxury Themed Suites were revamped in the last six to twelve months in preparation for the hotel’s Silver Anniversary. Replacing deep, rich palettes are now contemporary interiors that feature a natural colour palette of dusty cool blue tones and lime green accents, inspired by the water and tropical lotus leaves of the Singapore Botanic Garden’s Swan Lake. Each room also features a mural wall composition of traditional Peranakan tiles, adding an artistic touch and reminiscent of Singapore’s rich and multicultural heritage. Peranakan culture represents the union between two or more major ethnicities of the Straits Peninsula - a result of Singapore’s historical significance as a major trading port. Large floor-to-ceiling windows provide sweeping views of the city and surrounding greenery, while white-colonial style doors and windows with plantation shutters, reminiscent of Singapore’s once-agricultural history, allowing for the natural light to brighten the rooms.
Luxury Themed Suites
Comprising four distinctive residences – the Royal Suite, Governor Suite, Ambassador Suite and the Presidential Suite – the quartet of luxury suites unfurl Singapore’s legacy through subtle design motifs, natural textures and serene palettes of subtle sophistication that portrays and acknowledges the Garden City’s dynamic, cosmopolitan storied history.
Relax amidst the tropical splendour of the Royal Suite cloaked in neutrals and verdant green, and dressed in cane, grass-cloth and linen complete with local palm, fruit and animal motifs in artworks and accessories, or in the warm, wood-inspired glow of the Governor Suite. Imbibe the heritage and cultural rich tapestry evident in the elegant Ambassador Suite and the stately Presidential Suite, inspired by colonial Singapore when black and white photographs were de rigueur, complete with a breath-taking view of the Orchard Boulevard from the 19th floor.
The passion for a nature-enlivened, tropical ambience continues from the Rooms and Suites to the restaurants and bar at the Four Seasons Hotel Singapore.
Relaunched in March 2019 after a month-long revamp, One-Ninety, the breezy, botanical modern Asian brasserie teases with its Asian twist on wholesome Provençal cuisine. Led by new culinary maestro Chef Kamarl John, the spotlight here is on the use of fresh Asian aromatics and spices to augment the best of the season’s freshest produce from sea to land. Signatures include Snapper Bouillabaisse with Spicy Daikon and Lemon Grass, Iberico Pork Presa with Star Anise, Pineapple Chutney and Celeriac Purée and Braised Wagyu Beef Short Ribs seasoned with a homemade spice paste of hand-blended turmeric, blue ginger, coriander and toasted coconut. Children below five years of age enjoy complimentary dining here too when dining with an adult.
Wellness and Spa
Unwind with naturally at the Four Seasons Spa, featuring treatments such as the exclusive Néroli & Orchidée ritual comprising of a rejuvenating scrub and massage. A meeting of two precious essences, Orange Blossom and the White Orchid, this world-exclusive experience refreshes with zesty yet playful notes coupled with a richer facet of orange flower made elegant with a soft base of musk and iris.
Other leisure facilities available at this wellness sanctuary include indoor and outdoor tennis courts, a fully equipped fitness centre, and an outdoor Jacuzzi and lap pool surrounded by flora. A family-friendly rooftop pool on the 20th floor offers panoramic views and endless hours of fun for all, with pool floats for added fun.
Go Local Experience
Learn how native plants and botanics are infused into local cuisine. Try your hand at making your very own cocktail infused with the fascinating Blue Pea flower and fragrant Pandan (Screwpine) leaf. Learn how these two ingredients are inspire dishes and drinks as you create the Blue Hour Sour over an engaging session with our bartender.
For the best of local fare, dine in-room or at One-Ninety. Feast on favourites such as Laksa (Fresh Seafood and Rice Noodles in Spiced Coconut Broth) Hainanese Chicken Rice (Poached Chicken served with fragrant Rice and Chicken Broth), and traditional Malay dessert Ondeh-Ondeh that surprises with a burst of molten palm sugar for a decadent treat.
Singapore is a haven for passionate food lovers and the street food culture is a source national pride. Satisfy the food culture vulture with a visit to Newton Food Center, a popular alfresco dining spot serving authentic Singapore hawker fare, just a 10-minute drive away from the hotel. Home to almost 100 stalls, it was featured in the hit movie Crazy Rich Asians. Dishes to try as spotlighted in the movie are BBQ sambal stingray (grilled on a banana leaf in spicy homemade chilli paste), Chilli Crab (fresh crab tossed in a sweet-savoury-spicy tomato-based sauce and silky egg whites) and Satay (honey-glazed chargrilled meat skewers).
Heritage and Culture
Step into Kampong Glam district and discover an eclectic enclave where history and culture blends seamlessly with a trendy lifestyle scene. Visit the 195-year old Sultan Mosque, one of Singapore’s most prominent mosques and explore the many side streets. Originally a thriving port town and Singapore's oldest urban quarter, discover the rich heritage of the Malay, Arab and Bugis communities through iconic markers such as at the Malay Heritage Center and a variety of shops that span quirky boutiques by local labels to those touting traditional wares such as Persian carpets and fabrics, kebaya (traditional Nonya dress) and handmade perfumes along Arab Street and Bussorah Street.
Nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts look forward to a respite in this Garden City. Living up to its reputation, Singapore offers a myriad of green spaces for moments of tranquility almost anywhere.
Replete with rare flowers, vertical gardens (aka Supertrees), and intriguing sculptures from around the world, Gardens by the Bay is a stunning park consisting of three waterfront gardens. Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the city from the 22-meter-high aerial walkway that links two Supertrees together, visit the world’s largest glass greenhouse or marvel at a 35-meter-tall indoor waterfall—there is lots to do at this award-winning destination.
Another lush sanctuary is the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015, this 150-year-old green space features highlights such as National Orchid Garden, a gorgeous swan lake and majestic tropical trees. Little ones will be edutained at the Jacob Ballas Children's Garden where they'll have fun learning all about shrubs, plants and all things green through interactive exhibits and fun activities.