Do we need another new hotel in Singapore? At a time when we’re all grounded with nowhere to go, the answer is a resounding yes. But don’t be mistaken: The Clan Hotel, which just opened its doors on March 1, is not merely a new hotel.

Nestled on the fringe of Far East Square, the 30-storey property, in all its gleaming bronze glory, doesn't just want to be yet another retreat for you to escape day-to-day life. Of the 324 rooms here, the 18 Grand Premier and 60 Premier rooms are what’s known as Master Series rooms, which offer guests a plethora of perks that elevate the staycay experience.

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Hotel entrance

The Clan Hotel is certainly not the first modern luxury hotel in the area, but it definitely wants to stand out from the rest. Inspired by clan associations that once peppered this neighbourhood and helped Chinese immigrants settle in to their new country, the hotel incorporates these elements of heritage, nostalgia and kinship with deft modern urban touches, from décor and food to staff uniforms and even the hotel’s signature welcome tea ceremony.

The Clan Hotel is now running promos to celebrate its opening, so you can snag a deal for a Master Series Premier room at $588 for one night, with a complimentary second night. The package also includes a one-way limo transfer, breakfast for two, customisable in-room refreshments, a local precinct tour, and a $100 voucher for your next stay at Oasia Hotel Downtown, The Barracks Hotel or Orchard Rendezvous Hotel.

Is the Master Series experience all that it’s pimped out to be? checks in for a preview 3D2N staycation at The Clan Hotel and tells you what to expect.