For 30 years the Shangri-La has been one of Singapore's top hotels, and the service is some of the best in the city. Often referred to as "Singapore's other botanical garden," the hotel has 15 acres of flowers and plants, visible through the glass wall that encloses the lobby and dining areas. The Mediterranean-influenced Waterfall Café serves great coffee as well as dishes utilizing fresh seasonal produce; you'll find haute Cantonese cuisine in Shang Palace, fine California
eats with late-night jazz at Blu, and Japanese at Nadaman. Cold towels, fresh fruit, and ice water are offered throughout the day to those sitting by the pool.
22 Orange Grove Rd., Singapore, 258350, Singapore
/6737–3644; 020-8747–8485-for reservations in the U.K.; 800-942–5050-for reservations in Canada and the U.S.