Warehouse Wonders: Singapore’s Newest Heritage Hotel

The Warehouse Hotel's exterior.

The Warehouse Hotel’s exterior.

Nestled in an area that once saw a slew of thriving Chinese and Fujianese secret societies and underground activities, The Warehouse Hotel provides a luxurious glimpse into a bygone era on the banks of the Singapore River. Designer Chris Lee has given the restored 1895-built structure a rustic-chic feel, with leather upholstery, concrete walls, and generous wood accents. This sleek, industrial style extends from the high-ceilinged lobby all the way to the hotel’s 37 finely-appointed guest quarters, each of which is bedecked with minimalist furniture, sustainable amenities, and Bluetooth speakers. Upstairs, the calm river provides the perfect backdrop for a soak in the rooftop infinity pool.

Homegrown products are championed at this elegant property: an installation piece curated by Singaporean furniture maker Gabriel Tan and Supermama’s Edwin Low brings the front desk to life, while mugs by ceramic studio Mud Rock are featured inside the guest rooms. Guidebooks and decor pieces scattered throughout the hotel grounds also showcase the Lion City’s emerging local talent.

The lobby lounge and bar.

The lobby lounge and bar.

Much like the drinks served at the lobby bar, meals at in-house restaurant Po pay tribute to the area’s storied past and the city-state’s culinary heritage: chef Willin Low of Wild Rocket has given Singaporean classics a fresh twist, creating flavorful dishes such as charcoal-grilled Iberico satay and spicy tamarind barramundi. Even the minibars have been thoughtfully put together. Themed around the seven deadly sins, in-room guilty pleasures include salted egg yolk potato chips and Vietnamese dark chocolate.

To celebrate its debut, the hotel has rolled out a special discount for its guests: nightly rates in the property’s Warehouse Loft start at US$193, while stays in the River View Loft are priced from US$235 per night.

Inside the River View Loft.

Inside the River View Loft.

For more information, visit The Warehouse Hotel.

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