JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach

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Housed in a mega retail, office, hotel and residential complex, JW Marriott Singapore South Beach, formerly known as The South Beach, offers 634 rooms and suites in a pair of shimmering glass and steel towers, with architecture by Foster + Partners as well as Aedas, and interior design by Philippe Starck.

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Location

Located on Beach Road, right across the road from Raffles Hotel, the hotel is easily accessed by the Esplanade MRT as well as the City Hall MRT, both about five to eight minutes’ walk from the hotel. The financial district is just one train stop away from City Hall MRT station and Marina Bay Sands two stops away from the Esplanade MRT station. Orchard Road is accessed by cab (10 minutes) or MRT (via City Hall MRT). The hotel also connects to the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre via an aero-bridge.

Address: 30 Beach Road, City Hall, 189763 Singapore.

Style & character

The centrepiece of this Philippe Stark-designed mega hotel complex is the lobby, an elongated space with a painted concrete floor, towering ceiling festooned with light fixtures (look out for the stunning light installation of 160 floating candles with LED flames), vibrant colours, designer – and sometimes eccentric – furniture pieces and art installations, all highlighted by a floor-to-ceiling video installation by Korean artist, Lee Lee Nam.

JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach via Didi Krepinsky

Service & facilities

There is a six treatment room spa in the East Tower and two sky gardens; Flow 18 is perched on the 18th floor of the main tower, while Ebb 6 is on the top floor of the East Tower. Both come with an infinity pool but the former also offers panoramic views plus recreational facilities including tables for billiard and table tennis. If you’re looking to burn off some calories, hit the gym or jog the one-kilometre trail around the property. Service is as polished as can be and all our telephone requests for water and towels were promptly delivered.

  • Bar
  • Fitness centre
  • Laundry
  • Parking
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Wi-Fi

Rooms

There are four categories of room, starting from the lead-in Deluxe, plus a further four categories of suites. All offer views of the Padang, Suntec City or Raffles Hotel, are spacious (starting from 430 square feet) and decked out in a neutral palette with pristine white leather headboards, lots of mirrors and chrome, plus all have the seminal Philippe Starck-designed chrome rocking chair (suites have the French-styled yellow salon chairs). The majority of the generously sized bathrooms come with Starck-designed matt tubs and a separate WC and shower. None of the rooms or suites provides coffee-making facilities.

JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach via Vossy

Rooms from Club Deluxe onwards have complimentary access to the enormous Executive Lounge on the second floor, which offers refreshments all day long, as well as breakfast, afternoon tea and cocktails in the evening. Female guests seeking privacy may book the women’s only floor, which come with an additional security door as well as added features like facial steamers and hair straighteners in rooms.

Food & drink

There are three bars and two restaurants. Beach Road Kitchen is an all-day diner that opens for breakfast through to dinner; the dinner buffet is noteworthy for the grilled-to-order fish from France and the Mediterranean, foie gras on toast with fig compote and freshly shucked Fine de Claire oysters. Akira Back, on the other hand, serves Korean-accented Japanese cuisine.

In terms of the bars, Media is notable is for its quirky counter built with 24 TV screens; Tonic is an intimate gin-focused lobby bar; and Court Martial serves sophisticated cocktails with a twist.

Access for guests with disabilities?

The hotel provides four accessible room with grab bars.

Family-friendly?

Yes. Families with chidren may use the MaxKids initiative by Marriott Rewards for learning-based activities during their stay. Baby chairs and tables, as well as child-friendly cutlery, are also available in Beach Road Kitchen.

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