Once the epicentre of the Singapore spice trade, the original Warehouse Hotel was built in 1895, along the Singapore River. The building’s placement along the Straits of Malacca Trade route meant that it soon became “a hotbed of secret societies, underground activity, and liquor distilleries.”
Today, The Warehouse Hotel has been restored into a contemporary 37-room independent hotel that is characterised by the area’s rich heritage and Singapore’s unique local culture.
The hotel was revamped by a homegrown agency, The Asylum – head designer and founder, Chris Lee remarked “Our focus has been to protect the property’s legacy while creating a fresh perspective on the term ‘industrial’. The environment is warm and sophisticated to prevent it from being too obviously grounded in what has been before.”
酒店由本土公司The Asylum负责改造，首席设计师和创始人Chris Lee表示：“我们的重点是保留酒店大楼本身的历史感，同时呈现出一种全新的‘工业’式风格。整体的环境设计是偏温暖和精致的，以避免酒店前身的工业印象显得过于强烈。”
The industrial theme is continued through the Warehouse Hotel’s flagship restaurant, Po, named after “popo”, the Mandarin word for grandmother. The restaurant boasts a similar industrial chic style – seeking to serve creative renditions of Singapore’s unique culinary heritage by employing the very best of Asia’s ingredients.
The Warehouse Hotel truly seeks to be “not just a hotel, but an entire experience.” The front desk doubles as a retail installation, curated by local furniture creator Gabriel Tan, in collaboration with Supermama’s Edwin Low. Each of the guest rooms features coffee and tea mugs made by a local ceramic studio, Mud Rock. Every aspect of the hotel’s design, from the lobby bar to the in-room amenities celebrates the country’s past and present.
320 Havelock Road
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Contributor: Whitney Ng
Images Courtesy of Asylum Creative PTE LTD