Wayfarer TV exclusive: inside the luxurious, remodelled Fairmont Singapore

80 Bras Basah Rd, Singapore

by James Wilkinson

Fairmont Singapore has always been one of our favourite business hotels in the world and in over the past 12 months, the experience has become dramatically better thanks to new rooms and an expanded, premium club product.

With the existing floor-to-ceiling windows a key focus, the rooms were given a top-to-bottom makeover that is undoubtedly stylish: expect a union of dark wood panels, warm whisky and cognac hues, herringbone tweeds and opulent leathers. The guest rooms are further adorned by impactful pieces of art and bespoke furniture which celebrate Singapore’s heritage.

A fantastic highlight of the new rooms are the leather-wrapped headboards, which position the bed as an island in the middle of the room, facing out to give guests optimal visual vantage of Singapore’s skyline. You’ll also be impressed with the plush sofa by the window and a 55-inch television.

Up on the 25th floor, find a completely re-modelled Fairmont Gold Lounge, where you’ll find an open kitchen counter for breakfast in the mornings and canapes, alongside cocktails and premium beverages, in the evenings.

Where this hotel truly excels as well is in the range of bars and restaurants on offer and here you’ll find six, including popular Italian restaurant Prego, which has also had a sleek makeover.

When it comes to sustainability, the hotel more than impresses with the installation of filtered water dispensers in every room and the construction of the city’s first urban Aquaponics farm, which supplies fresh food to the hotel every day.

Fairmont Singapore was the star attraction a popular episode of Wayfarer (Episode 19 of Series 2) released this year, one that takes you inside the brilliant hotel to see its incredible transformation.

In the not-to-be-missed episode, Wayfarer’s award-winning host James Gregory Wilkinson goes inside Fairmont Singapore and chats to General Manager Marcus Hannah about the makeover and much more.

To view the episode – where Wilkinson also checks out the remodelled Swissotel The Stamford Singapore – click on the YouTube image above.

In Series 2 of Wayfarer, being broadcast online across the world throughout 2020, Wilkinson takes viewers across the globe to some of the best hotels, bars, restaurants, galleries and attractions that several of the world’s leading destinations have to offer.

The 25-episode line-up for Series 2 includes: Austin, Texas, USA; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Fort Worth, Texas, USA; Hamilton Island, Queensland, Australia; Los Angeles, California, USA; New York City, USA; Shanghai and Beijing, China; and Singapore.

Each episode is an essential guide to the city for business and leisure travellers and is being broadcast on wayfarer.travel and YouTube on a weekly basis.


Wayfarer flew to Singapore with British Airways. The great British airline flies daily to Singapore and the author recommends flying in Club World (Business Class), which features flat-bed seats, hundreds of hours’ entertainment on demand, a great selection of wine and some of the best meals in the sky.

To view a video review of Club World, click on the image below.