The lifestyle enclave and boutique hotel is the perfect social hangout for savvy travelers, bar hoppers, and vinyl lovers.
Electric blue walls, monochrome checkered floors, and an ornate chandelier greet guests at the entrance of Ann Siang Houseâ€”one of Singaporeâ€™s hippest new boutique hotels. The buildingâ€™s storied past includes being a clan house in the early twentieth century for Chinese immigrants to socialize in, to housing the now-defunct The Club Hotel.
Today, the fashionably restored shophouse on the outskirts of Singaporeâ€™s Chinatown offers 20 apartment-style rooms. What it lacksâ€”you wonâ€™t find a swimming pool or gym here, it more than makes up for with a chic pizzeria, a rooftop bar, a rosĂ© garden, and a quaint vinyl store that doubles as a craft beer bar. Conveniently located near some of the city-stateâ€™s best cocktail bars such as Operation Dagger and popular restaurants like Coriander Leaf Grill, the hotel makes a great stay for discerning gourmands. Â
Designed for the modern and tech-savvy traveler, all rooms feature bespoke furniture, luxurious Hypnos Firenze beds, Samsung Smart TVs, Bamford London bath amenities, and Handy phones with complimentary local data. While the deluxe and executive rooms feature essentials for a comfortable nightâ€™s stay, itâ€™s the themed studio rooms and suites that steal the show. The Active Studio rooms come with a whole plethora of fitness equipment including a stationary bike, medicine ball, yoga mar, dumbbells, an abs roller from Reebok, as well as daily replenishment of energy bars. Those up for a spot of pampering ought to book the Wellbeing Suite, which features an Ogawa massage chair, Hysses Aroma Burner with essential oils, and a large soaking tub with handmade bath salts.
We stayed in the Culinary Studio, which had everything we needed to whip up a meal or two, including a fully fitted kitchen with cooking tools from Le Creuset, Crate and Barrel, alongside Italian pasta-making ingredients.
Boutique hotel aside, Ann Siang House is also a lifestyle enclave with several dining and drinking establishments. At dusk, head to The Other Roof for bespoke tea-finished spirits and cocktails against the backdrop of Singaporeâ€™s city views. The rum flight A Night in Venezuela is worth a try for the unique herbal tisane finishes that result in tipples bursting with smooth caramel and toffee flavors.
For dinner, find your way to the dimly lit Blue Label Pizza & Wine, a pizzeria with a nostalgic rock playlist from the 70s and 80s. The cozy banquette seats here set the scene for great conversations and delicious thin-crust pizzas made from long-ferment dough. Go for the crowd-pleasing Original Famous, which features five different types of cheese, tomato, and fresh basil. Another must-try is Pandoraâ€™s Garden, a gin and rosĂ©Â wine garden tucked away in the buildingâ€™s alfresco courtyard, boasting the largest selection of rosĂ©Â wine in Singapore.
On the ground level, youâ€™ll find White Label, an eccentric social hangout of sorts for the hotel guests and vinyl lovers. Neon signs, wall art, and bar stools have given the place a homely and inviting vibe. The record store and bar offers an extensive collection of records, as well as DJs and live acts on certain nights.
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