Staying in CBD/Clarke Quay
Ever since it was founded by the British, Singapore has always been an organised city with different areas performing specific functions. Doing business in Singapore is therefore not hard considering that most of the major offices are based in the Central Business District (CBD) and its surrounding outskirts. Traffic can however be hellish if you are moving in and out of the area, notwithstanding the overhead toll charge. Checking into the hotel options around in and around the CBD area not only works out to be a good time and money saver, but also allows for guests to get to the nearest nightlife spots for that quick after-work drink and catch the various necessary sightseeing spots with ease.
Be pampered with the Balinese-themed Amara Hotel for that much-needed escape away from the city in the city centre itself. Alternatively the business-like M Hotel also includes rooms starts only after the first dozen or so floors which makes up for a perfectly good view regardless of which room you are allocated to, keeping things functional and professional.
Although Ascott Raffles Place offers service apartment for businessmen on long business trips, it also allows guests to check in for a couple of nights if necessary. Its spaciousness and close proximity to Raffles Place MRT Station makes it a very livable space to come home to.
Slightly beyond the CBD proper, hotels located along the riverbanks such as Furama City Centre, small-boutique styled Gallery Hotel, Robertson Quay Hotel, Somerset Liang Court, Swissôtel, Merchant Court and Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay Hotel makes up for a good deal with the entire Clarke Quay and Boat Quay nightlife strip at your doorstep.
Sightly older hotel chains like Hotel Miramar, Copthorn King's Hotel Singapore, Furama Riverfront, Riverview Hotel, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel and Holiday Inn Atrium, can also be found at the earlier start of the Singapore River, before Robertson Quay. The building housing Holiday Inn Atrium in particular use to belong to be owned by Concorde Hotel, iconic for its round cylindrical dimension.
Alternatively more budget conscious travellers might take to River City Inn. The family-operated backpackers hostel is not only smacked between Clarke Quay and Chinatown, two of Singapore’s major tourist spots but also prides itself in providing high quality hospitality and cleanliness.