Checking In: Singapore’s Millennial Meeting Place

Gone are the days when one had to show ID cards validating age and get stamped to hang out with the hip, at a neighbourhood bar. It is the millennial age, and simply wearing your hipster quotient on your sleeve is enough. That is exactly what the mood lighting at M Social suggested. Singapore’s boutique hotel for millennials, M Social’s open lobby and long community table itself reiterate the idea of new friendships and experiences.  

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Work hard, party harder

A comfortable stay in the heart of the city, M Social gives millennials and everyone else who stays there, the right balance in a work-cum-leisure trip. Thanks to its strategic location at Robertson Quay, M Social makes working by the day and partying by night pretty easy.  From the party district of Clarke Quay to the shopping streets of Orchard the vicinity is brimming with cultural eat-outs, bars, clubs and cafes. 

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If you are unwilling to leave the hotel, head to the hotel’s in-house restaurant and bar, Beasts & Butterflies that serves everything from breakfast buffets to artisanal cocktails. With cosy seats, dim lights, and a book rack; it is great for treating jet lags too. I recommend lazing on the comfortable benches outside the hotel to enjoy some me-time with a picturesque view of the Singapore river. Their open lobby makes sure you can mingle with other guests even as you clear you emails for the day at the business centre.

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Social design

Contemporary meets modern chic at M Social with a dash of renowned French designer Philippe Starck. Intentionally designed with flexible communal spaces that facilitate socialising the celebrated designer has broken the monotony of dark colours and lowlights with art, sculpture, pop coloured upholstery and accessories. The highlight is the perpetual maze of psychedelic flooring that adds to the youthful charm.

 

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The tiny rooms are quaint and sophisticated. Muted tones highlighted with colourful throws give it the at-home comfort. They come with a small terrace or a secluded loft, clearly distinguishing work from pleasure. When you need a break from the night club-esque lighting, the rooftop infinity pool and gym come to your rescue. Buried in the canopy of towering skyscrapers, it provides a breather from the hustle and bustle of excessive party and work.

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Networking on the go

But what makes M Social so uniquely millennial is the ease of technology. Right from a self-check-in kiosk in the lobby to a complimentary smartphone in the room preloaded with a city guide and a local number; it has got your stay covered. It makes sense to venture out with ‘handy’ (as they like to call it) as it comes with unlimited data usage and free phone calls both locally and internationally (to ten selected countries). Needless to mention, the super speed internet with strong coverage all over the hotel. No more missing important video meetings. 

Striving to make M Social a lifestyle experience, the M Social Committee curates a digital guide to Robertson Quay and attractions around Singapore for the globe-trotter in you. They also have special memberships for locals. The more (millennials) the merrier, as they say.

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