Decor that is quirky, sophisticated, artsy or all round unique can be a factor of attraction for travellers that appreciate art in their place of lodging. Now in the age of boutique hotels where interior design reigns supreme, we are spoiled with an array of accommodations where their style speak louder than words.
Bringing quirky French flair to Singapore, the hyped about Hotel Vagabond has been on the accommodation radar since its opening in early 2016. It brings a sense of heritage to the plate as the hotel is housed in an Art Deco building next to Ranchor Canal.
The hotel’s interior is dripping with French sophistication with a sprinkle of sensuality and a dash of eccentricity, evident in their ostentatious display of a golden elephant elevator in the salon. It is designed by award-winning French designer Jacques Garcia. Modernity is injected in the Parisian salon which is the perfect place to enjoy and mingle with resident artists over signature cocktails.
There is an obvious love for the colour red throughout the hotel like their 41-rooms, adorned with window shutters, flowered feature walls and bathrooms tiles in this crimson shade. Choose between three types of rooms and three types of suites with amenities like Egyptian cotton sheets, Turkish towels and coffee making facilities thanks to your very own in-room Nespresso coffee machine.
Syed Alwi Road, Singapore
J PLUS HOTEL BY YOO
No one can say style and ingenuity and not mentioned designer Phillipe Starck. Well, the J Plus Hotel was originally designed by him but on its 10th year anniversary, was revamped by his proteges from the world renowned YOO Hotels.
Odd-shaped furniture and unique light fixtures adorn the lobby and are subtly infused in the hotel’s 32 luxurious studios and 24 spacious suites. Graffitis are splashed on the exterior walls while the rooms get unique ceiling graffitis to fall asleep to. They do not scrimp on the technology as each room is equipped with a state-of-the-art home theater unit with a free DVD library as well as an audio-visual music system.
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong