There’s no denying that Singapore is home to some of Asia’s most luxurious hotels, each promising a unique experience that keeps travellers coming back for more. But modern glass buildings adorned with greenery aside, Singapore also has a stunning repository of colonial architecture.
Situated in the heart of the city’s civic and cultural district, The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore is an example of a restored architectural gem—an ideal destination for culture seekers and design enthusiasts. Housed in the neoclassical-style Capitol Building (also known as the jewel of Singapore’s cinema scene back in the day) and the Venetian Renaissance-style Stamford House, the 155-room property features historic design elements that speaks of the building’s storied past. Here at DayAway, we share how to make the most of your visit to the stately The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore.
10:30am: Have breakfast and explore the city
Start your day with a nutritious breakfast at Berthold Delikatessen or 15 Stamford. The former is a cafe that offers authentic German pastries and confectioneries, while the latter offers a great breakfast spread, including bircher muesli and a Singaporean savoury special, nasi lemak.
After fuelling up on breakfast, take the opportunity to explore the hotel’s surrounding Arts District. Located just a stone’s throw away are The National Gallery, National Museum, Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, as well as the Esplanade—Theatres on the Bay, so there’s plenty right at your doorstep. Check out an exhibition (or two), and immerse yourself in the city’s thriving and vibrant arts scene… you’re right smack in the middle of it after all.
12pm: Enjoy a rejuvenating dip
Different from other hotel pools in the city, The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore offers a standout saltwater experience that’s supposed to be gentler on both skin and hair. Enclosed in a wall of greenery, the outdoor pool is also equipped with a jacuzzi feature for guests to relax in.
1:30pm: Tuck into a stellar lunch
Guests will find themselves spoiled for choice when dining at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore. The hotel’s main dining arm is located at the connecting Capitol Singapore mall, featuring a wide array of dining destinations that offer the best regional flavours and international cuisine.
Our Dayaway experience gives guests an option to enjoy a 2-course set lunch at the Frieda German Restaurant or La Scala Ristorante. The former boasts a bright and beautiful botanical dining area complete with palm trees that whisks you away to a stylish tropical oasis, while the latter offers a modern Italian summer aesthetic, with a touch of tradition.
4:30pm: Make time for the spa
A relaxing getaway isn’t complete without checking into the spa. With our Wellness Retreat experience, guests can luxuriate in a 60-minute Oriental massage for two, where the hotel’s in-house therapists will knead the stresses of life away and let you slip into a state of bliss.
7pm: Savour a Michelin-worthy dinner
To round off your experience at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore, head to Michelin-starred chef’s namesake restaurant, 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung. Look forward to a creative curation of Asian dishes with a modern twist inspired by Leung’s travels. He breathes new life into familiar recipes, which will surely delight both locals and foreign travellers alike. During your visit, be sure to order the grilled meats and seafood, each chargrilled to perfection.