5 New Singapore Hotels That Are Refreshingly Different

Get ready for your staycation to become extra Instagram-worthy

Hotel Mono
09 Mar 2017

Hotel Mono

It’s hard not to take notice of a completely black-and-white themed hotel, especially when it’s located in Chinatown. But what Hotel Mono lacks in colour, it makes up for with design elements. Conceptualised by local firm Spacedge Design, the hotel occupies six conservation shophouses and has 46 rooms, none of which are identical. Their sole common feature: A seamless metal bar in each room that resembles a line drawn in the air, and functions as a light fixture, coat hanger and sculpture. This is minimalist chic at its finest. 

Hotel Mono, 18 Mosque Street, tel 6326-0430.

Hote G Singapore
09 Mar 2017

Hote G Singapore

This is one for the social media-obsessed, thanks to its vintage-inspired aesthetic and arty slant. There are plenty of Instagrammable areas in each of the 308 rooms, ranging from the dreamcatchers that hang above the beds, to the walls displaying art pieces curated by YellowKorner, a leading publisher of art photography from Paris.

Hotel G Singapore, 200 Middle Road, tel 6809-7988.

Oakwood Studios Singapore
09 Mar 2017

Oakwood Studios Singapore

If you think serviced apartments are cold, sterile places, you haven’t been to Oakwood Studios. These newly opened digs are designed to appeal to a younger, more “millennial” set. For starters, the rooms come with smartphones that double as your apartment key, while tablets are used for requesting in-room services. Quirky, movable furniture dots the common areas in the lounge and terrace, while art works from Lumas - that are changed on a regular basis - add vibrancy. Feeling musically inspired? You can even rent a Steinway Gallery piano for your apartment!

Oakwood Studios Singapore, 18 Mount Elizabeth, tel 6914-1800.

Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong
09 Mar 2017

Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong

This Peranakan-themed hotel is a charming homage to the traditional Peranakan way of life. This means wall murals depicting the laidback lifestyle of a bygone era in the Katong neighbourhood, carom boards in rooms, and even a pop-up ‘mama’ store in the lobby offering crafts from local artisans. The splashes of colour and sun-drenched spaces make this an irrepressibly cheerful staycation spot (and the in-room creature comforts like the spa-inspired bathroom and aromatherapy toiletries will also make any guest very happy).

Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong, 86 East Coast Road, tel 6723-7001.

The Warehouse Hotel
09 Mar 2017

The Warehouse Hotel

Quite possibly the coolest hotel to launch in Singapore in recent years (it is a Lo & Behold Group project, after all), The Warehouse takes up three, yes, warehouse spaces that previously housed a seedy collection of liquor distilleries and secret societies in the late 1800s. Now completely refurbished, the minimalist, industrial-chic space was designed by award-winning local agency Asylum, and furnished in collaboration with local businesses - fragrance brand Ashley & Co provides the bathroom amenities, while eco-conscious fashion label Matter designed the bedspreads. Tres hip.

The Warehouse Hotel, 320 Havelock Road, tel 6828-0000.

Given that most of us are still living at home with our parents thanks to sky-high rental prices, it’s no surprise that staycations, whether with the other half or friends, are so popular. 

But why waste your precious stacay time and money at a generic, cookie-cutter hotel? Check out the gallery above for five ultra-hip and thoughtfully furnished hotels that are so much cooler. 

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