SINGAPORE – Christmas is back in full swing! If you've been to Orchard Road over the weekends, you'll notice that the crowd is out in full force. Christmas looks set to be a rambunctious affair after many years of muted festivities. Whether you're planning a big or small celebration, Christmas remains a season to gather with our loved ones in joyful evenings.
This brings me to the topic of staycations. For a cosy evening to celebrate the end of 2022, a staycation can help to end the year on a quietly contemplative note. At least for a couple of days, you don’t need to think about cleaning up the house for a more pleasant environment to lounge in. Besides, hotel buffets are also back to normal, and Christmas is certainly on the menu.
What kind of celebrations are you looking at this Christmas? Here are some hotel inspirations with great Christmas buffets to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year!
For the ones craving a smorgasbord of holiday foods
From 24 Nov 2022 till 2 Jan 2023, Yulefest at JW Marriott Singapore South Beach will be presenting plenty of dining experiences: Check out Festive Seafood Buffet at Beach Road Kitchen, modern Japanese Specialties at Akira Back and modern Cantonese Merriment by Madame Fan.
Those celebrating indoors can also elevate merrymaking office or home parties with an exquisite selection of festive takeaways to complete the month-long celebrations.
From 1 - 30 Dec (blackout dates apply), you can also book directly with JW Marriott to enjoy the 'Come Together' stay package, inclusive of a one-night stay in the Deluxe Room, a decadent Festive Seafood Dinner Buffet and International Breakfast for two at Beach Road Kitchen.
Last-minute Christmas shopping is no issue in the heart of town
Hilton Singapore Orchard came out of the other side of a several-millions-dollars facelift, featuring swanky new interiors, rooms and restaurants. So, you can be sure of a sparkling and comfortable stay.
Not only that, gourmands can expect a gastronomic line-up of bubbly buffets, festive roasts, afternoon tea and communal-style feasts at Estate, Ginger.Lily and Osteria Mozza, while festive revellers can enjoy a calendar of entertainment highlights like live music performances, indoor snowfall and Santa Claus appearances.
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A hotel that reflects your personal style
The magnificent Fullerton Building is a grand neoclassical landmark built in 1928. Gazetted in December 2015 as a National Monument, it was once home to Singapore’s General Post Office, the Exchange Room and Exchange Reference Library, and the prestigious Singapore Club. It played a pivotal role in Singapore’s rich history for nearly a century. Today, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore has been transformed into a stunning 400-room heritage hotel in Singapore.
The Fullerton culinary team will be spicing up the season with new Asian-inspired takeaway creations: Roasted Turkey Masak Merah, served with fragrant blue pea flower ‘lemak’ basmati rice, emping crackers, sambal belacan and spiced tomato gravy; and Roasted Irish Duck with spicy kicap manis sauce, Brussels sprouts and roasted potatoes. For an elaborate spread at home, the ‘Festive Brunch at Home’ feeds four with over 12 items including roasted spice and mustard rub premium beef, oven-roasted turkey breast, and Christmas desserts.
The Fullerton’s house-made Festive Takeaways are available for purchase here and at The Fullerton Cake Boutique, located at both hotels. Customers can enjoy the Early Bird Special at 20 per cent off selected online pre-orders, until 21 Nov 2022. Terms and conditions apply.
For a sexy time
Located in the civic and cultural district, the 155-room Capitol Kempinski follows years of restoration, bringing out the best of the neoclassical-style Capitol Building (1930) and Venetian Renaissance-style Stamford House (1904).
The hotel promises no shortage of gastronomic adventure with 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung, Frieda Beer Garden and German Restaurant and La Scala Ristorante.
For a halal festive celebration
Ring in the festive season at Halal-certified restaurant 21 on Rajah at Days Hotel by Wyndham Singapore at Zhongshan Park and tuck into tantalising buffets of Mediterranean-inspired dishes with a creative Asian touch.
The Festive Buffets are available from 11th Nov 2022 to 2nd Jan 2023, and priced at $48++ per adult and $24++ per child for Weekday Lunch, $58++ per adult and $29++ per child for Weekday Dinner and Weekend Brunch, and $68++ per adult and $34++ per child for Weekend Dinner. Visit https://www.21onrajah.com for more information.