The grand old dame of Singapore has seen many a famous visitor in her time, from Somerset Maugham to Michael Jackson. It's a beautiful place of white colonial architecture, lush pockets of green, and historic bars. The hotel is currently undergoing renovations – with the grand reopening set for late-2018.
Rooms are suitably Old World and elegant, with spacious parlours, polished wooden furniture and floorboards, verandahs and lazily swirling ceiling fans. Then there's the location, right in the heart of the Colonial District and within easy reach of most must-see neighbourhoods.