It’s all about brands in Singapore – there’s a Louis Vuitton in every mall worth visiting, and if you don’t have a label on your handbag… well don’t even think about leaving the house! It’s no surprise then that Singapore plays host to all the big players in the hotel industry, all boasting the high quality facilities and service you would expect. However, if you prefer something a little more individual and unique than a Hilton, Marriot or Shangri-La, then here are some boutique options to give you a memorable stay in Singapore.
Wanderlust Hotel in Little India is the new kid on the block, its 29 rooms the work of four different design companies. The capsule-like Pantone rooms are rendered in a single hue, be it pink, yellow or violet, while the black & white Mono rooms are inspired by origami and Pop Art. It is the whimsical rooms where the imagination really runs wild – take for example the Typewriter room, where you share your space with a giant typewriter!
For romance, look no further than the boutique Scarlet Hotel in Chinatown. Describing itself as ‘vivacious, bold, uninhibited and sensuous’, everything about it – from the velvet-clad reception to the provocative menu in restaurant ‘Desire’ – guarantees you a seductive stay. The roof-top bar beckons you to sip cocktails and watch the world go by.
Just next door to the Scarlet, the recently opened The Club is housed in a traditional 1900’s heritage shophouse building, featuring a stylish blend of contemporary minimalism with antique oriental highlights. The monochrome décor of the 22-rooms is carried through to the stylish roof top bar, where the party gets started.
For something more quirky, check into the seriously stylish New Majestic Hotel, nearby in Chinatown. Its 30 idiosyncratically styled rooms feature original artwork from emerging Singapore artists, and are divided into four types – mirror rooms, hanging bed rooms, aquarium rooms and loft rooms.
If you looking for super-chic and luxurious, then check into Naumi. The in-room Nespresso machines, personalised service and rooftop infinity pool overlooking the skyline will all ensure a luxurious and comfortable stay. Rooms on the Ladies floor, exclusively for female guests, feature satin room accessories, aromatherapy oils and a full range of Kiehl’s skincare products, and are serviced by female staff only.
For more boutique hotels ideas, check out our downloadable Best Boutique Hotels Guide.