A perennial winner of India’s Best Awards, The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts is known for providing customers with heartfelt hospitality and enriching experiences. Whether it’s The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore or the new The Fullerton Hotel Sydney – their first international expansion – a uniquely curated fresh and rich experience is a given in every city. By Team T+L
The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts’ commitment to heritage, arts, culture, culinary excellence and the community is engraved in the brand’s DNA. Each stay at all their prime addresses guarantees delightful memories and a plethora of stories to take home. Whether it’s The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, located at No 1, Fullerton Square or The Fullerton Hotel Sydney, located at No 1, Martin place, each landmark building was once a former General Post Office (GPO) steeped in heritage and history, that connected the city with the world. The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore, a 100-room waterfront hotel, houses the 86-year-old Clifford Pier, a historic landmark which served as the landing point of Singapore’s forefathers who arrived to forge a new future in the Lion City, in the days before the advent of air travel.
Another common thread tying these one-of-a-kind, landmark luxury hotels are the countless stories (or The Fullerton Stories). These stories (individual stories; family stories; stories of food and culture; stories of artisan and craft; stories of cities and communities) are evoked through physical spaces, touching memories, delightful mementoes or light vignettes.
To bring these stories to life, The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts have released videos chronicling memories of people who have once lived, worked and played in the historic hotels that once served a different function, in a different era. Watch the latest Fullerton Stories featuring delightful stories of former postal workers with a strong connection to The Fullerton Hotel Sydney here.
Fullerton Experiences in Singapore
At The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, guests can create special moments with Fullerton Experiences, a bespoke programme that is created to offer in-house guests an insight into Singapore’s vibrant culture as well as the hotel’s unique culinary experiences.
Guests can take their pick from a range of experiences including heritage immersion, culinary exploration and more. Food lovers can sign up for the Local Heritage Cuisine culinary class, which is held in the tropical salubrious surrounds of East Garden. Learn how to whip up the well-loved national dish of satay, or marinated grilled meats cooked over charcoal fire, and make the moreish, lightly spiced peanut sauce from scratch. Priced at SGD 150 per person (SGD 250 for 2), this interactive demonstration includes a participation certificate, tasting and a complimentary Singapore Sling to wash it all down.
For a slice of heritage, embark on a morning walk with Jane’s Singapore Tours. Satisfy the exploration spirit in you and join the intrepid host and her seasoned guides as they take guests on walking tours that are off the beaten track, revealing a rich diversity of culture in Singapore. Or view Singapore from a different perspective as you explore the city on a sidecar tour in a hand-restored vintage Vespa.
Fullerton Experiences in Sydney
At The Fullerton Hotel Sydney — housed within the historic 145-year-old Sydney General Post Office building— hotel guests and the public can take a trip down memory lane as they join in complimentary heritage tours which share about the building’s rich and fascinating history, and the key role it played in Sydney and Australia’s early life. These tours, which take place every Friday and Saturday, are led by experienced docents who will tell fascinating stories of those who have worked at the GPO building, which has connected Sydney to the wider world through letters, telegrams and the lively phone exchange. The 90-minute heritage tours will also showcase the intricate stonework and reveal little-known facts of bygone years, including the once-controversial Pitt Street carvings that depict the city’s early life and caused a public outcry upon their reveal.
The Fullerton Hotel Sydney shares more than its history as a former GPO building with The Fullerton Hotel Singapore. The hotel’s new restaurant, The Place, also features authentic Southeast Asian cuisine such as the not-to-miss Singaporean chicken rice, chicken curry, seafood laksa, satay and many more, alongside Modern Australian dishes such as pan-fried red emperor and braised wagyu short rib.
Here, guests can wine and dine and enjoy elevated views within the six-storey atrium overlooking the former GPO courtyard, while enjoying natural light streaming through the magnificent glass atrium. The sophisticated atmosphere is complemented by an open kitchen and lofty perch.
Another Fullerton tradition that guests can indulge in is the Signature Afternoon Tea at The Bar, located in the hotel lobby. Apart from enjoying delectable savoury options including Lobster Cornet a l’Oriental, duck rillettes in sesame bun and smoked salmon mille-feuille with caviar, diners can also satisfy their sweet cravings with a wide range of dessert choices including chocolate moelleux, pecan maple tart or a pandan lamington, accompanied by a selection of scones and an extensive TWG tea menu. Those seeking a tipple can enjoy the signature Sydney Sling cocktail, featuring unique Australian spirits and flavours.