Ever wanted to live in a plush apartment right in the heart of the city? At Oasia Hotel Downtown, you can – even if only for a few days. The hotel towers over Tanjong Pagar MRT station, with hi-fi city views and buzzy F&B options within its furry green shell.
WOHA, the architecture firm behind Oasia, has broken down the walls on all four sides of the lobby (and the 21st floor); the resulting natural draft evokes a vibe reminiscence of a Bali villa retreat, albeit in a high-rise. Air-conditioning, what?
The Skyline Pavilion – it’s only accessible to Club room guests – is our fave spot in the hotel. There, an infinity lap pool offers views of the CBD and Chinatown. On the rooftop, two mirrored pools crown the hotel with swing chairs and pale blue chaises.
When it’s time to refuel, head to The Marmalade Pantry. The restaurant doles out international cuisine the likes of steaks, pastas, sandwiches and a weekend brunch menu that has all your basics covered.
Guestrooms (from $330/night) are split into four tiers, and we suggest going for the Club category (from $410/night). The rooms here aren’t huge, but the clever use of tinted sliding doors to integrate the bathtub and living room means you can indulge in a soak while watching YouTube clips on the Smart TV.
Besides free flow barista-made coffee, tea, juices and coconut water available all day, Club guests can pick up complimentary pre-dinner cocktails and healthy(ish) canapés at the exclusive Club lounge from 6 to 8pm – just in case you need another reason to shell out for an upgrade.