Best hotels and restaurants: Tripadvisor reveals Travelers’ Choice Awards 2020 winners
The list was based on pre-pandemic reviews – and even if we can’t travel yet, some of the best places to stay at and dine in are right here in Singapore.
We can’t leave the country just yet but that shouldn’t stop us from dreaming up a holiday for those times when overseas travel is possible again.
It’s a good thing then that Tripadvisor has announced the winners of its 18th annual Travelers’ Choice Awards, which showcases the Best of the Best hotels, restaurants and airlines from Singapore and around the world in 2020, so you can find some inspiration for your first post-COVID-19 getaway.
Can’t wait that long? There’s always the prospect of a staycation at a local hotel. And with 91 winners from Singapore alone, you might also discover great places close to you for a scrumptious meal or a new experience.
According to Lindsay Nelson, chief experience and brand officer at Tripadvisor, “the global desire to go and explore, whether the destination is an hour away or across the world, remains strong” despite the hit the travel industry has taken because of the pandemic.
If you’re narrowing down your staycation options, these are the top hotels in Singapore.
At No 1 is The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore, which retains its title for the second year. At No 2 is The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, followed by Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore, Capella Singapore and Sofitel Singapore City Centre to round up the Top 5.
Looking for a fine dining restaurant to splurge on for a special occasion? SKIRT at W Singapore Sentosa Cove took the top fine dining restaurant spot in the country and also No 8 in Asia.
Odette at the National Gallery is at No 2 in Singapore, followed by Alma By Juan Amador, Summer Pavilion and JAAN by Kirk Westaway.
And though it’ll be a while yet before we can get on one of these, it’s still nice to know that Singapore Airlines took home the Top Airline in Asia honour.
If you want to fantasise about locations that do require you to get on a plane, here are some other highlights from the global winners’ list.
The top hotel in the world and in Asia is Viroth’s Hotel in Cambodia, while Vietnam’s Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa comes in second in both categories too.
And the next time you’re in Tokyo, Japan, you can dine at three of the Top 5 fine dining restaurants in Asia: Ise Sueyoshi (No 1), Tapas Molecular Bar (No 4) and Hakushu – Kobe Teppanyaki (No 5).
TRB Hutong in Beijing, China, and Trilogi in Maradu, India, take the No 2 and No 3 spots, respectively.
Winners of the Travelers’ Choice Awards are determined from the quality and quantity of the reviews, opinions and ratings collected on Tripadvisor in 2019, that is, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.