The city state of Singapore has much to offer its residents, business visitors and tourists – from vibrant commerce and finance, to historic culture and its much-famed shopping. Set within the heart of an area undergoing great rejuvenation, alongside the historic Singapore River, is Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, an award-winning, premier deluxe hotel with luxurious elegance and contemporary style.
Renowned for its conference, meeting and event facilities – it has 33 versatile meeting rooms with natural daylight – and its convenient location for the Central Business District, it is also a good choice for tourists. The rooms are spacious and luxuriously appointed, some coming with Club Floor access for additional features, while all guests enjoy access to the outdoor tennis courts, swimming pool, jacuzzi, fitness centre, beauty and wellness facilities.
Dining can be found at Food Capital, an all-day interactive buffet restaurant, and Grissini, a delightful modern Italian restaurant with a charcoal and fragrant wood oven. Adjacent is Tempo, a bar with a dynamic atmosphere and tempting drinks menu. Meanwhile, highly popular for its excellent Shanghainese food, Grand Shanghai offers an olden-day high-society ambience and a range of alluring dishes.
The team at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel is passionate about the city state and show guests that there is more to it than Orchard Road and the dazzling Marina Bay. Within walking distance of the waterfront precincts of Robertson Quay, Clarke Quay and Boat Quay, the hotel is also close to Tiong Bahru, which is well worth exploring on the hotel’s half-day Live Like a Local programme. Every Saturday, this guided walking tour takes visitors around the residential area built in the 1920s that today seamlessly blends the Singapore of yesteryear with contemporary life.
The tour highlights features of daily life both then and now, including a visit to Tiong Bahru’s lively market and hawker centre, both bustling with Singaporeans, where guests learn what’s good to eat and the ins and outs of shopping. The tour continues through the area, past wonderful wall murals and historic buildings, pausing for a visit to the Monkey God Temple for some divination and then at Galicier Pastry for some traditional peranakan cakes. By the end of the morning, guests will have seen a side of Singapore unfamiliar to many.
On the first Saturday of each month, guests are also invited to join in-house, hands-on experiences curated according to Singapore’s cultural festivals. Depending on when you visit, try Tai Chi, chocolate carving, Singapore dumplings, cocktail shaking, henna and much more.
Whatever your reason for staying at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore, you have the chance to participate in fun Singaporean experiences that create long-lasting memories.