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epicure 27 January 2012

No time to plan a creative surprise or even travel out of town? These three hotspots should do the trick.


The exclusive 63 sqm Onsen Suite at Mövenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa (five more onsen suites will be added by April, and an additional 13 by end 2012) features a private outdoor onsen that is attached to the room, and is equipped with a retractable canopy and mist cooling system for that unexpected drizzle or sunshine.
What’s on: Linkbridge Restaurant’s four-course dinner from 10 to 19 February includes Slow Cooked Beef Tenderloin with Pan-fried Foie Gras, Half Lobster with Crisp Bean Crumb, Mövenpick Swiss Chocolate Fondue, and a glass of Louis Roederer Champagne ($95 per person).

23 Beach View, Sentosa. Rates from $1,100 per night.  For reservations and enquiries, call 6818 3388 or email hotel.sentosa@movenpick.com


Walls in these 24 sq m rooms are painted completely black and wired with fibre-optic lights to create a realistic night sky illusion, and one can star-gaze in comfort as they enjoy clearer sights from the loft room’s upper deck.
What’s on: Savour French cuisine at Cocotte (prior reservations required) with a $200 dinner voucher and two glasses of sparkling wine when you opt for the Whimsical Loft Special Valentine’s Day package. Available from 7 to 14 February, the promotion also features a complimentary breakfast in bed and romance kit.
2 Dickson Road. Rates from $400 per night (7 to 14 February).  For reservations and enquiries, call 6396 3322 or email reservations@wanderlusthotel.com


The luxurious One-Bedroom Pool Villa is the alternative to that Balinese escape. Retreat in the room’s modern Balinese-like interiors, or take a dip into the private 1.4m plunge pool. But the highlight is their outdoor shower concept, and a open-air bathtub for a romantic bubble bath for two.
What’s on: The hotel’s Love Abounds package includes a glass of champagne and a four-course set dinner at Shutters Restaurant, which serves contemporary Asian and Western cuisine, a one-night’s stay and buffet breakfast for two. Available from 12 February to 19 February.

1 Larkhill Road, Sentosa. $1,088 per night from 12 February to 19 February. For reservations and enquiries, call 6825 3888 or email sentosa@amarasanctuary.com

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