Top 5 unique venues in SingaporeBy Steven Knipp
05 Jun 2017
Huone Events Hotel
A Helskini-based event concept, Huone launched in Singapore’s Clarke Quay in February as the first-of-its-kind in Asia-Pacific.
Taking the concept of meeting design to a whole new level, Huone Singapore (huone means room in Finnish) features a collection of 11 uniquely themed meeting rooms for up to 150 guests combined with on-site event management services.
Inspired by scenes of Old Clarke Quay and the brand’s home base in Finland, Huone Singapore's innovative spaces are designed to stimulate creativity and encourage discussion with rooms that emulate igloos, a bird’s nest and a sandbox.
Floating events at Fullerton Bay
On the placid waters of Marina Bay, the Fullerton Bay Hotel’s famous “floating event pods” are designed to recall Singapore’s traditional trading boats. But these floats are far more fun and stylistic. The crystal beads on their ceilings create the tranquil impression of the shimmering bay.
Inter-connected by a wooden deck, each pod measures 44 sqm and includes a rooftop and balcony. Capacities range from 20 guests for sit-down lunches; or 40 for stand-up buffets and receptions. Floating board meetings are also a forte, complete with 55-inch HDTV, built-in sound system, and attached bathroom.
Just open this past January, The Warehouse Hotel was originally constructed in 1895, as a storage godown at Robertson Quay, on the Singapore River. After an exquisitely handled renovation, today it is a charming 37-room boutique hotel.
The white-washed property not only drips with historical charm, but also features a cool infinity pool on the roof. The hotel’s signature restaurant, Po—managed by Chef Willin Low, founder of the much-celebrated Wild Rocket—serves traditional Singaporean dishes with a twist, and fine wines.
A lush and cool hilltop reached via the Singapore Cable Car, Faber Peak offers sweeping views of Sentosa and the Harbourfront area. This is a distinctive venue for both indoor and outdoor events, from gala dinners to team-building sessions. Spuds & Aprons offers casual dining (seats 48 inside, 278 including outdoors), while a new dining concept to replace Faber Bistro will be unveiled in Q3 this year.
Meanwhile, for formal affairs, the ballroom can handle 200 for lunch or dinner, or cocktails for 320. For top-tier CEO settings, the private dining room, with floor-to-ceiling windows, will impress; it can host 60 seated guests.
Open Farm Community
What corporate group wouldn’t enjoy an afternoon at a working farm right in the middle of one of Asia’s major metropolises? Resting on some 3,250 sqm of green space known as Dempsey Hill, Singapore’s innovative Open Farm Community brings together local farmers and chefs using fresh, locally sourced ingredients to create tasty and wonderfully healthy dishes.
Groups learn about farming during a hands-on workshop that takes them on a journey from pasture to plate.