The Best Hotels in the World, #16 The Fullerton Hotel


The Best Hotels in the World


October 17, 2017

More than 300,000 of our trusted Travelers voted in this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards, sharing tales—and tips—from their vacations in Santorini, or weekends spent at Italian palazzos in Ho Chi Minh City. Get ready: These are the 50 best hotels in the world, say our readers, where service, style, good eats, and sublime views make for a memorable stay.


The Fullerton Hotel, which occupies a grand neoclassical building just off the water, has played a singular role in Singapore’s history: Built in 1928, it has housed a post office, the Exchange Room and Exchange Reference Library, and the Singapore Club, though its polished legacy lives on as one of the city’s premier hotels. Guests arrive at a colonnaded entrance that leads to the soaring lobby, and stick around not just for the top-tier rooms but for the views of the water and the world floating by. Check out the aptly named Post Bar, which incorporates the original pillars and ceiling of the hotel’s former charge, or the Lighthouse Restaurant and Rooftop Bar, an Italian number serving up gnocchi and risotto, plus views of the skyline, atop the building.

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