The Warehouse Hotel — Singapore, Singapore
It’s safe to say that few hotels have as storied a providence as the newly opened Warehouse. Comprised of a trio of late 19th century high-ceilinged godowns set on the edge of Singapore’s Robertson Quay, the 37-room hotel was, at various stages in its history, a spice warehouse, moonshine stills and secret society HQs before a brief incarnation in the mid-1980s as a heaving disco.
In its first outing as hoteliers, local F+B specialists Lo & Behold Group have tapped architects Zarch Collaboratives and design studio Asylum to covert the cavernous space into a mood-lit bolthole dressed in rattan, exposed original brickwork, soft-hued fabrics and low-slung furniture, and lined with customised copper shelving and decorative frames.
On the rooftop is a glass-bowl of a lap pool, its dusty-pink tiles reminiscent of those found in local coffee shops – it’s a nostalgic turn that local chef Willin Low repeats in the ground floor restaurant Po with his menu of updated traditional favourites like charcoal-grilled Iberico satay and popiah, or vegetarian spring-rolls.