The artsy, 302-room bolthole in the eclectic Duxton Hill neighborhood will feature a rooftop bar and pool.
In the second quarter of this year, the Hollywood-born Mondrian brand will make a splash on the Singaporean hospitality scene with one of the city’s most exciting hotel openings of 2023. Los Angeles–based boutique interior firm Studio Carter has reinterpreted local heritage architecture through a contemporary lens at Mondrian Singapore Duxton, creating a “deconstructed shophouse chic” style in the 302 guest rooms and suites. Four of the latter, the high-ceilinged Shophouse suites, are accessed through the hotel gardens. Scattered throughout the public spaces, the property’s art collection will spotlight emerging and established Singaporean artists, as well as overseas creators.
Instead of a traditional lobby, arriving guests will step straight into the modern Italian eatery Bottega di Carna, whose concept and menu are the work of celebrated Tuscan butcher Dario Cecchini. Southeast Asian ingredients take center stage at Jungle Ballroom, a tropical cocktail bar down a hidden tunnel where mixologists at a sunken lava-stone bar serve up creative and classic tipples. Christina’s is an all-day café that transforms into a wine and cocktail lounge after dark, and up on the rooftop, Canyon Club channels the flair of 1970s Hollywood in a semi-outdoor bar with a cabana-lined pool and panoramic views of the Singapore skyline. Patrons here can graze on light bites from a California-inspired menu featuring fresh seafood and craft cocktails.
Mondrian Singapore Duxton will be the inaugural outpost for the brand in Southeast Asia, coming nearly three years after the debut of Mondrian Seoul Itaewon, which was a first for the Asia-Pacific region. There are now seven Mondrian hotels worldwide; beyond Singapore, the company will more than double its global footprint this year with openings in destinations like Bordeaux, Cannes, and Australia’s Gold Coast.