A restored 1895 heritage building along the banks of the Singapore River has finally been transformed into The Warehouse Hotel, a 37-room boutique space that’s all about industrial chic vibes. Designed by local agency Asylum and architectural firm Zarch Collaboratives, this first hotel by hospitality company The Lo & Behold Group sits in the Robertson Quay neighbourhood, surrounded by vibrant history and rich culture.
Step into the lobby bar for pre-dinner cocktails that pay tribute to eras of the hotel’s past — from the spice trade to the illegal distilleries to the intoxicating, disco-esque ’80s — and then head over to the flagship restaurant, Po (a nod to ‘popo‘, the Mandarin word for ‘grandmother’). Helmed by homegrown mod-Sin chef Willin Low, the menu includes signatures like charcoal-grilled Iberico satay, spicy tamarind barramundi and carabinero prawns with konbu mee.
Across the hotel’s 37 rooms, each one is designed differently to complement the building’s original layout. But one thing you’ll find in common between them is the emphasis on goods by local makers and craftsmen — take, for example, in-room mugs by ceramic studio Mud Rock and products by Singaporean beauty brands.
This love for local extends to the front desk, which doubles up as a retail installation starring ‘Objects of Vice’ — it’s a collection curated by furniture creator Gabriel Tan and Edwin Low from Supermama, featuring everything from bicycles and artwork to guidebooks and coffee.
Oh, and if you like to spend your days watching the sun set, there’s a rooftop infinity pool overlooking the river for you to laze around at.
The Warehouse Hotel is at 320 Havelock Rd, 6828-0000.
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