Sexy Singapore: Boutique Hotels
In this new five-part series, we dish out the goss on the revival of this incredible city-state. No longer just a lonely transit point, Singapore is truly investing in becoming a tourist destination in its own right. In this series, we will be looking at the Singapore’s new boutique hotels, nightlife, best attractions, restaurants and shop.
Singapore is home to a vast array of accommodation options – from huge international chain hotels to those of the small boutique variety, Singapore certainly spoils travellers for choice. Home to the iconic Raffles hotel and the newly completed Marina Bay Sands, this mega-city also sports a range of boutique accommodation – we bring you four of its best.
New Majestic Hotel
Named Trip Advisor’s Trendiest Hotel in 2011, the New Majestic features an emphasis on design, culture and the arts. Each of the New Majestic’s 30 rooms is uniquely themed and comes complete with Nespresso coffee maker, Bose stereo and Kiehl’s toiletries. Nature lovers should try a room with a private garden, while those who like space might try the attic style rooms with loft beds in six metre high ceilings.
This achingly hip hotel is the latest venture of lawyer-turned-hotelier Loh Lik Peng. Located in the richly cultured Little India district, the hotel offers guests four thematic levels and 29 different rooms, each with its own experimental decor.
Bunc@Radius is a hostel with a difference. Located within the bustling precinct of Little India, Bunc unifies the functional luxuries of a boutique hotel with the culture of a hostel. The custom designed beds provide privacy and comfort and include a self-contained zone with integrated locker and table. Complementary WiFi work stations, breakfast, book exchanges, board games, movies and cable TV is on offer to all guests as well as a host of organised group activities.
The Scarlet is luxury boutique hotel, which is vivacious, dramatic and bold. Situated on historic Erskine Street among Singapore’s creative community, The Scarlet is housed in an original 1924 Art Deco Building that has been expertly restored. The hotel boasts a rooftop restaurant, outdoor Jacuzzi, free internet access and pillow menus.