Can't travel? Here are 9 staycation packages to ring in Christmas and the new year
From boutique hotels to lush resorts, couple retreats to family vacays, make merry with these nine festive package deals.
Having slogged hard all year long, you deserve a nice break over Christmas and New Year’s. But, somehow, in the rush to clear all your projects, you’ve forgotten to book your flights or make your hotel reservations. And now, airfares are hideously expensive, and your choice destination hotels are booked solid.
No worries. Skip the airport queues, the holiday crush and the hassle of transfers, and opt for a staycay instead. You’ll just be a short drive or Grab ride away from your destination. You won’t need to change currencies. And you won’t get lost in translation.
Here are nine hotels and resorts with festive promotions you can consider.
Full pockets? Splurge on a stay at Capella Singapore. The 5-star property on Sentosa is offering its Capella Under The Stars package for couples to ring in the New Year.
Valid for a two-night stay (Dec 30 to Jan 1), the package includes daily breakfast, a New Year’s Eve buffet dinner for two, an invite to the Countdown Party, as well as a New Year’s Day Brunch for two. It’s priced at S$1,650++.
For more details, visit https://www.capellahotels.com/en/capella-singapore/offers/capella-under-the-stars
We first wrote about Capitol Kempinski in November, which you can read here. There aren’t any specific Christmas or New Year promotions as the hotel is still new. But the opening special – 20 per cent off rack rates, starting from S$568++ – is still valid, and will be so until Dec 31.
Do expect slightly higher rack rates around Christmas, in keeping with typical demand.
For more details, visit https://www.kempinski.com/en/singapore/the-capitol-singapore/special-offers/
THE FULLERTON HOTEL
Every year, The Fullerton Hotel goes all out to deck its halls with garlands, baubles, live trees and the signature Fullerton teddy bears. As a result, it’s become a crowd favourite, especially with families.
The hotel’s Holiday Cheer room package is aimed squarely at those with young ‘uns in tow. The package offers up to 25 per cent off the Best Available Rate, and includes a daily buffet breakfast for two adults and two children (aged 11 years and under).
Children 11 years and under get to enjoy a free stay, plus a daily redemption of a single serve ice cream at Town Restaurant, also for free.
For more details, visit https://www.fullertonhotels.com/the-fullerton-hotel/year-end-holiday-special.html
Yep, adults can have slumber parties, too. Chic ones, of course. At least one property on our list, Hotel G, encourages it. For all rooms booked between Nov 1 and Dec 31, you can take advantage of the hotel’s festive value-add package.
Just top up an additional S$40++, and you’ll receive S$100 worth of treats including in-room snacks (for bingeing on while, er, bingeing on Netflix), plus an all-day (24-hour) parking coupon.
If you and your pals are feeling social, you don’t have to go far to seek good vibes. The hotel’s restaurant and wine bar Buzzy Ginett, and its in-house burger joint 25 Degrees have special deals on sharing platters and festive menus.
For more details, visit https://www.hotelgsingapore.com/promotions/flamingle-all-the-way
JW MARRIOTT SINGAPORE SOUTH BEACH
End the year with a big bang. We’re talking about the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown fireworks, of course, which you can admire from your perch in JW Marriott Singapore South Beach’s New Year Staycation package.
The package, which starts from S$450++, includes buffet breakfast for two at Beach Road Kitchen; access to the New Year’s Eve Party at Flow18; and a panorama of the fireworks from your Premier Marina View Room or Suite.
For more details, visit https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sinjw-jw-marriott-hotel-singapore-south-beach/
Pack the whole clan away and spend Christmas by Marina Bay. That’s the idea behind Mandarin Oriental’s Suite Family Moments package.
For S$850++, you and your kinsfolk are entitled to a night in a luxurious City Suite, inclusive of two rollaway beds. The next morning, tuck in to an international buffet spread at Melt Cafe, which is complimentary for two adults and two children under 12.
The young ‘uns will also receive two signature panda plush toys and a jigsaw puzzle, which, upon completion, entitles them to a free scoop of homemade ice cream at Melt Cafe.
For more details, visit https://www.mandarinoriental.com/singapore/marina-bay/luxury-hotel/offers/suite-family-moments
THE REGENT SINGAPORE
Planning to shop up a storm in Orchard Road? Consider setting up base in the thick of the action at The Regent Singapore. The idea is for you to kick back and relax after a long day out. Soak your feet in a hot tub, and then enjoy a turndown service of mulled wine for the grownups and hot chocolate for the kids.
The hotel’s Festive Getaway Package, priced at S$398++, comes with a complimentary upgrade to a Premier Room; late checkout at 2pm; daily buffet breakfast for two; the aforementioned turndown service; and a complimentary Royal-Tea (geddit?) Indulgence for two at Tea Lounge or an all-Italian dinner feast at Basilico.
For more details, visit https://www.regenthotels.com/regent-singapore/special-offers/regent-festive-getaway
SIX SENSES MAXWELL
New to the Tanjong Pagar neighbourhood is Six Senses Maxwell, which we talked about in a previous article. As part of the hotel’s Special Opening Offer – which is valid for bookings made on sixsenses.com for stays from Dec 1 to Mar 31 – you can enjoy a 15 per cent discount on the Best Available Rate.
The offer includes a guaranteed room upgrade; daily breakfast for two; as well as a signature cocktail for two. Rates start at S$330 per night.
For more details, visit https://www.sixsenses.com/hotels/maxwell/offers
VILLA SAMADHI SINGAPORE
If you want to get away from it all, no other property conjures up the faraway feels quite like Villa Samadhi Singapore.
Nestled in the wilds of Labrador Nature Reserve, the resort is offering an early-bird promotion that could save you 25 per cent off if you book 20 days in advance. Note that the offer is valid until Dec 29.