Inside Capella Singapore’s Refurbished Rooms

The new-look accommodation by André Fu Studio mixes contemporary tropical style with a midcentury modern touch.

The living room of a Sentosa Suite at Capella Singapore. (All photos courtesy of Capella Singapore)

Lion City residents planning a Sentosa staycation now have even more reason to check in to the ultra-luxe Capella Singapore: the 12-hectare resort recently completed a year-long upgrade of all 110 rooms, suites, and villas courtesy of the acclaimed Hong Kong–based designer André Fu. His studio has given the guest quarters a more residential feel while respecting the spirit of their original look by the late Jaya Ibrahim, creating a dialogue between the old and the new.

With a color palette of sand, sage, and mineral grey, headlined by the prominent use of green, the refurbished suites allude to the thick greenery surrounding Capella Singapore. While the original structure and layout of the suites remain, the bespoke furnishings, which took their cues from Fu’s own André Fu Living furniture collection, lend the spaces a softer ambience, in line with his vision of a tropical, modern urban resort with a midcentury modern vibe.

A new-look Premier Garden room at the resort.

Premier rooms feature indoor-outdoor bathrooms with deep soaking tubs.

Two-tiered lounge tables now grace the living rooms of refurbished suites.

No detail has been overlooked when it comes to the materials and textures of the new fittings. Solid ash indoor furniture, stitched dun leather trays, and decorative teak bowls hand-carved in Indonesia are balanced with gray rugs woven from jute and cotton. An oversize screen made of interlocking panels of rattan and oak stands at the entrance; this is matched by an oak drinks cabinet whose rounded edges and sliding rattan door panels recall antique kitchen armoires.

The bespoke furniture was designed to be flexible and multifunctional; deep-set sofas upholstered in woven flax-hued fabric can also be used as a place for remote work or sleep. Similarly, the lounge tables — divided into a lower tier topped by a round slab of gray marble, and an upper section with a tear-shaped piece of timber — do double duty as an informal dining spot and desk.

Guests can experience the refurbished rooms for less through Capella Singapore’s Sentosa Staycation offer. Valid for two stays of at least two nights (from Sunday to Thursday) until September 30, the deal promises up to 20 percent off best available rates, daily breakfast for two, and S$100 in dining credits.

More information here.

Inside a One Bedroom villa at Capella Singapore.

Poolside at the same villa.

The refurbished bathroom of a One Bedroom villa.

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