Bright, shiny and towering over all the older buildings in the heritage precinct, Singapore’s brand new hotel, The South Beach, opened its doors on 3 September 2015. The first guests checked in that day, the very first to experience a stay in the delightfully contemporary hotel by uber-creative esteemed designer, Philippe Starck. That means curious, colourful, luxurious elements at every turn.
Situated along Beach Road opposite the iconic Raffles Hotel, from the looks of it The South Beach too promises to be quite the standout hotel.
1. On the inside it’s full of imaginative social spaces, fitted with eye-catching decor, has luxurious rooms and fancy amenities.
2. On the outside, the building’s architecture curves in a most curious way, with several leafy ribbons of green at different levels.
3. But the third point may well be the winner – The South Beach hotel offers (new) views of the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix track.
Hotel location (circled) on the Singapore GP street circuit map | singaporegp.sg
F1 Singapore 2015 – Rooms Still Available
Let’s skip to the punch here. With the F1 Singapore just days away and most F1 hotel packages long sold out, The South Beach presents a last-minute opportunity to score a circuit-facing hotel room for the 2015 Formula 1 race. And a pretty darn shiny one at that!
Let’s see… A live view of the world’s first Formula 1 night race within the comforts of air-con, sipping champagne on the edge of a comfy bed, and the sexy sound of the Ferarri engines? Set lah!
View from hotel room – Turn 7, Marina Bay Street Circuit
Of course, the bonus this year is that you get to be the first to experience it, seeing as this is a new Singapore hotel. They’ve only just started accepting reservations recently.
Still got chance!
So if you haven’t got passes to the 2015 Formula 1 Singapore Night Race and no reservations at prime viewing bars for the F1 weekend, there’s still this precious chance to swoop in and score a view minus the crowd. At the same time, enjoy a staycation in a designer Singapore hotel. You can find more information on the rooms and rates via the link below.
The South Beach Singapore Grand Prix 2015 Hotel Promo
The Formula 1 package 2015 is available for booking before the 18th of September. The package includes complimentary breakfast and welcome drinks for 2.
The South Beach is located at the Memorial (Turn 7) of the Marina Bay Street Circuit. (I know right?!) More than 70 rooms overlook the Memorial, some with ‘front row seats’ to Turn 7. The turns of course are the most exciting bits of any track where you get to hear the intense sounds of the gears changing, and watch the intense game of overtaking. So these rooms in the ‘Padang Terrace’ of The South Beach, are the best ones to get for the F1 period. Check out the ‘Deluxe Room (Showcase Me)’ rooms.
Besides the turn, from those select rooms, you can see the Formula 1 cars race down Raffles Boulevard at speeds of up to 280km/h. And further up the circuit, you’ll be able to see the drivers speed along Esplanade Drive and navigate Turn 14.
Alternatively, you can enjoy race night from the hotel’s ‘Imaginative Social Spaces’ like Ebb6 and Flow18, which offer a higher view of sections of the circuit. With the Singapore Grand Prix 2015 Hotel Promo, you enjoy exclusive access and canapés at the Sky Garden – Ebb6 which spans a 360 degree view. So you can position yourself at the pinnacle of Turn 7 and watch it from up high.
Here are some pictures from the Sky Garden:
More Rooms and Hotel Facilities
The South Beach offers various types of rooms across the luxury spectrum. For F1 views, there are a few options from the ‘Showcase Me’ Deluxe Rooms up to the luxury ‘Premier Suites’. Subject to availability of course, and they’re going fast. You can check the current F1 hotel rooms availability online at Expedia.com.sg. Ask for a room with the best available view upon check-in.
On regular days, The South Beach has in total 4 room categories, then a step up the luxury ladder are the 4 kinds of suites. If you’re feeling exceptionally luxurious, go for the Chairman Suite or Presidential Suite — there’s only 1 of each!
All rooms include a complimentary mini-bar (non-alcoholic drinks and snacks), Ultrafast Wireless internet, designer bath amenities, oversized deep soak bathtub, rainfall shower heads and a heavenly bed with 400-thread count luxury sheets.
My favourite thing about the South Beach hotel rooms is probably that they have day beds, separate from your sleep-time bed. Great for sitting up with a book (and snacking without leaving crumbs all over the bed).
There are also lots of little touches too that make you chuckle, like a cute postcard, the coolest bath mats I have ever seen, witty prints on water bottles and stationery… It’s hard to miss all the great designer touches in this hotel.
Water you waiting for?
The South Beach has 2 Sky Gardens, 2 pools (one on the rooftop), a Fitness Centre, 24-hour Room Service and currency exchange within the hotel.
View from the pool