As an art aficionado, you best believe the agenda revolves around chin-stroking through exhibitions, spending hours within the confines of Singapore’s heavyweight museums and contemporary galleries. And treating yourself to a staycation is no exception. Thanks to the art-centric Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore, you can surround yourself with all sorts of art, from specially commissioned paintings to life-size sculptures thoughtfully placed at every nook and cranny including the lift lobby, reception and intimate hotel rooms. The 5-star hotel is home to 4,200 masterpieces including key works by world-renowned artists Frank Stella, Dale Chihuly and Andy Warhol, among others.
With the hotel’s newly launched Canvas of Views room package starting from $900, art lovers can enjoy a luxe staycation experience like no other from now until December 31. Here’s what you can expect when you book an overnight stay via Canvas of Views.
Soak up the panoramic view of the Marina Bay cityscape at the comfort of the Ritz-Carlton’s signature plush feather beds before catching some well-deserved Zs. Both the Club Deluxe Marina Room and Club Premier Suite also offer spacious living and study areas, as well as Instagram-worthy marble bathrooms with the iconic octagonal windows that will be the source of envy among your Instagram followers. Both rooms are equipped with top-notch services and amenities such as a 46-inch LED telly, a walk-in closet, a Nespresso coffee machine, high-speed Wi-Fi and more – making your stay an absolute breeze.
Both the Club Deluxe Marina Room and Club Premier Suite give you access to the Club Lounge on level 32. Besides enjoying an all-day dining spread while basking in the stunning views of Marina Bay on the top-most floor, guests are also invited to the Drawing Room alcove where you can channel your inner Picasso and sketch your next masterpiece with the easel stand and drawing materials provided.
Prepare to be greeted by a colossal piece of art hanging in the lobby the moment you step into the grand hotel. The suspended 3-tonne Cornucopia fibreglass sculpture was designed by Frank Stella in New York and manufactured by traditional boat makers in Cannes before making its way to Singapore. For more art trails within the hotel, pick up an art brochure from the Concierge Desk and fill your curious mind with details of the key artworks dotted in the hotel and their respective artists. There’s also a map that leads to each artwork if you’re looking for a free-and-easy art trail. Alternatively, you can join the complimentary art tour led by the Concierge at 5pm daily.
Highlights include the Double Screw sculpture by John Rose located at the lift lobby, the Two Balinese Dancers painting by Nyoman Gunarsa on the wall by the Chihuly Lounge, and the Moby Dick wall sculptures by Frank Stella mounted by the entrance of the outdoor swimming pool, as well as Tiffany-style glass sculptures Sunrise and Sunset by Dale Chihuly overlooking the Chihuly Lounge and Colony respectively.
Broaden your horizon with a pair of tickets to the ArtScience Museum that comes inclusively with the Canvas of Views room package. The trip to the ArtScience Museum isn't a far one as well. It's about a 10-minute walk away from the hotel. If that’s quite a distance for you, you can request for transportation to and from the museum. The tickets allow you to explore the Future World: Where Art Meets Science exhibition featuring immersive digital art installations by Japanese art collective teamLab.
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you’re in for a special treat. Once you’ve gotten yourself comfortable in your room, an art palette chocolate amenity featuring artisanal bonbons handcrafted by the pastry team will be served to you during the evening turndown service. And if you’re staying for another night, you’ll receive the Cornucopia Upper Crust with colours and designs that mirror the massive sculpture located at the hotel lobby.
Before calling it a night, ease off with a relaxing butler-drawn lavender bath while enjoying the views of the city. If you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of the light and water show at Marina Bay Sands or a live performance at the Esplanade’s outdoor theatre. Do book a time for the butler-drawn bath at the Concierge Desk if you’ve got a specific timing in mind for your well-deserved R&R sesh.