Ho­tels Lat­est and great­est ac­com­mo­da­tion op­tions from around the world.

A look at the lat­est and great­est ho­tels on of­fer around the world.

Virgin Australia Voyeur - - NOVEMBER -

OP­U­LENT CHARM THE FULLER­TON BAY HO­TEL, SIN­GA­PORE

Over­look­ing the Ma­rina Bay Sands ho­tel and the bay it­self, The Fuller­ton Bay Ho­tel in Sin­ga­pore is ideally po­si­tioned, whether you’re in town for busi­ness or plea­sure.

The ho­tel makes plenty of fan­fare about the her­itage bones that sur­round it. Have a drink at the rooftop Lantern bar — named for the red oil lanterns that used to hang from the pier to alert ships — or eat at The Clif­ford Pier restau­rant, el­e­gantly framed by arch­ing roof beams. The kitchen will quite of­ten col­lab­o­rate with lo­cal food stars to de­liver a menu that pro­vides an au­then­tic flavour of the city.

From the restau­rant, a glit­ter­ing hand-laid mo­saic floor leads vis­i­tors to the soar­ing lobby. The 100 guest rooms fea­ture dark wood pan­elling, leather ac­cents and pol­ished chrome trims off­set by em­bossed wall­pa­per and pink vel­vet so­fas. But the views out the floor-to­ceil­ing win­dows over the bay are the star. At­ten­tion to de­sign is ev­i­dent through­out the prop­erty, with vi­gnettes of per­fectly poised chairs around cof­fee ta­bles and lamps of­fer­ing a mas­ter­class in op­u­lent but re­fined de­sign. www.fuller­ton ho­tels.com.

ON A GRAND SCALE KIMP­TON FITZROY LON­DON

Some build­ings flat­ter to de­ceive; oth­ers just de­serve flat­tery. Such is the case with the Kimp­ton Fitzroy Lon­don in the dis­trict of Blooms­bury, one-time epicentre of Bri­tain’s in­tel­lec­tual out­put.

The 334-room ho­tel flanks one side of Rus­sell Square and has done so since 1898 in its pre­vi­ous guise as Ho­tel Rus­sell, where it was a meet­ing place for mem­bers of the fa­mous Blooms­bury Group, among them econ­o­mist John May­nard Keynes and writ­ers Vir­ginia Woolf and EM Forster.

But this is 2018, not 1918, and to­day you’re more likely to meet a CEO in the lobby of the re­fur­bished ho­tel — com­plete with im­pos­ing mar­ble stair­case — than a poet, thanks to the acres of cut­ting-edge con­fer­enc­ing space, while in­te­rior de­sign­ers Tara Bern­erd & Part­ners (Thomp­son Chicago, SIXTY SoHo Ho­tel New York) have up­dated the glam­our of the bed­rooms and suites, giv­ing them a neat, con­tem­po­rary edge. With many over­look­ing the square — one of the pret­ti­est in Lon­don — it would be re­miss not to ask for a room with a view. www.ihg.com.

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