Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Best Hotel Staycations to View the SG50 Fireworks Display

As we enter July, there is a palpable sense of excitement in the air as the country gears up towards the big SG50 celebration on our National Day this 9th of August.

For those of you thinking about joining in the festivities and wondering how to catch a good view of the fireworks display, this post was written for you. Take a mini-holiday with a hotel staycation right in the heart of the action around the Padang and Marina Bay and you can be a part of the excitement — in air-conditioned comfort! Many of the best rooms (that is, the most expensive ones) for 9 August have already been snapped up, but all through the month of July, there will also be parade rehearsals every Saturday where you can catch a sneak preview of the parade. This includes the 21-gun salute on the water at Marina Bay, the aerial display, the mobile column and of course the fireworks display. A staycation on these weekends would cost you a fraction of the cost for the actual day too!

We’ve done the legwork for you and contacted the hotels for their best rates, all detailed here in our guide to the best hotels with a view to remember! We have only included rooms which are available but these are selling out as we speak so do move quickly!



1. Swissotel The Stamford

With the National Day Parade returning to the Padang for this historic year, Swissotel Stamford, the tallest hotel in the vicinity is the place to be to catch a bird’s eye view of all the action!

SG50 National Day Preview Package (11, 18, 25 July and 1 August)
From S$450++ (for July dates) and S$750++ (for 1 August) for 1 night’s stay in a premium Classic Harbourview room with views of the Marina Bay fireworks and the Padang

Package Includes:
  • Complimentary breakfast for two
  • Complimentary 24-hour car park coupons at Raffles City Shopping Centre per night of stay
For room reservations, head over to Swissotel's website.

2. Mandarin Oriental, Singapore

The closest hotel to the Marina Bay Floating Platform, the Mandarin Oriental will not offer a view of the Padang, but will give you a front row seat to the festivities happening in the bay, in particular the aerial and fireworks displays.

National Day Preview/ Rehearsals (11, 18, 25 July and 1 August)
From S$429++ (for July dates) and S$549++ (for 1 August) for 1 night’s stay in a Marina Bay view room with views of the fireworks display.

National Day Parade (9 August, with either 8 or 10 August)
From S$1,849++ for 2 nights’ stay in a Marina Bay view room with views of the fireworks display.

Package Includes:
  • Complimentary breakfast for two (only for the National Day Preview/Rehearsals package)
For room reservations, head over to Mandarin Oriental's website.

3. Marina Bay Sands

Situated opposite the Marina Bay Floating Platform, Marina Bay Sands’ city view rooms will offer a spectacular view of this year’s SG50 fireworks display in the Marina Bay area. You can also opt to enjoy the festivities from the Sands SkyPark, the highest vantage point in the Marina Bay area, or even from the hotel’s infinity pool for a unique one-of-a-kind fireworks experience!

Celebrate Singapore Offer (11, 18, 25 July and 1 August)
From S$469++ (for July dates) and S$549++ (for 1 August) for 1 night’s stay in a City View room with views of the fireworks display.

Package Includes:
  • 2 adults All-Access tickets to ArtScience Museum during the stay with additional tickets at 15% off
  • 20% off Sampan Ride tickets
  • 10% off body massages and selected spa retail products
For room reservations, head over to Marina Bay Sands' website.

4. The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore

Offering unblocked views of the Marina Bay area, as well as renowned 6-star service, The Ritz-Carlton is one of the most sought after hotels in Singapore when it comes to National Day celebrations.

Celebrate Singapore, Celebrate You” National Day Rehearsals (18, 25 July, and 1 August):
From S$650++ for one night stay in Deluxe Marina room with views of the Marina Bay and fireworks.

Package Includes:
  • A pair of limited edition Ritz-Carlton “Singapore 50” large lion beanie for premier, deluxe – marina bay view or club deluxe room bookings / A family set consisting of 2 large lion beanies and 1 miniature beanie for a Suite booking
  • Buffet breakfast for two persons
  • One bottle of Louis Roederer champagne
  • S$50 hotel credit per stay
For room reservations, head over to Ritz Carlton’s website.

5. Marina Mandarin Singapore

Located in the heart of the Marina Bay area, Marina Mandarin is an award-winning 5-star hotel that offers breathtaking views of the Marina Bay and financial district, as well as convenient access to the Marina Square Shopping Mall.

National Day Preview/ Rehearsals (18, 25 July and 1 August)
For 18 or 25 July 2015: S$300++ per night in an Executive Deluxe Marina Bay view room (level 12-15)
For 1 Aug 2015: S$320++ per night in a Premier Marina Bay view rooms (level 16-19)

National Day Fireworks@Marina Mandarin (9 August)
From S$1,800++ for 2 nights’ package in a Deluxe room, or from S$2,000++ for a 3 nights’ package.

Package Includes:
  • Complimentary breakfast for two
  • Free wifi
  • Complimentary parking

For room reservations, head over to Marina Mandarin’s website.

6. The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
A perfect blend of the old and new, The Fullerton Hotel offers guests a taste of Singapore's heritage even as they enjoy the modern luxuries of this beautiful hotel. Conveniently situated next just across the road from the waters of Marina Bay, aside from having a good view of the fireworks and aerial displays, you might also get a glimpse of the contingents after they leave the Padang too.

Celebrate Fireworks This July (11, 18, 25 July)
From S$468++ per night for 1 night's stay in a Quay room with views of Marina Bay and fireworks.

Celebrate Fireworks: 1 August Special (1 August)
From S$485++ per night for 1 night's stay in a Quay room with guaranteed fireworks view.

National Day Package (9 August, with either 8 or 10 August)
From S$1,781++ for 2 nights' stay in a Quay room with guaranteed fireworks view.

Package Includes:
  • Daily American Buffet Breakfast for two adults and two children under 12 years at Town Restaurant (July packages) / Daily American Buffet Breakfast for two adults at Town Restaurant (August packages)
  • Saturday Singapore High Tea for two adults and two children (July packages only)
  • Complimentary internet connectivity
  • Complimentary Heritage Tours
For room reservations, head over to Fullerton Hotel's website.

6. Pan Pacific Singapore
Pan Pacific hotel overlooks the iconic Marina Bay and has been consistently voted the World’s Leading Business Hotel by World Travel Awards. It also offers an amazing view of the fireworks over the Marina Bay area. (See our previous post on Pan Pacific for more details.)

Pacific Escape (25 July)
From S$450++ per night for 1 night's stay in a Harbour Studio room.

National Day Preview (1 August)
From S$600++ per night for 1 night's stay in a Harbour Studio room.

Fireworks by the Bay (9 August)
From S$1,010++ for 1 night's stay in a Harbour Studio room.

Package Includes:
  • Complimentary breakfast for two
  • Complimentary Internet access
For room reservations, head over to Pan Pacific's website.

We hope that you've found this post helpful. For those of you who prefer to "chase" the fireworks and aerial displays outdoors, do check out Life's Tiny Miracles' post on the best outdoor spots (complete with timings) to view the action!

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