On the banks of Singapore’s Robertson Quay, The Warehouse Hotel is the city’s latest – and most talked about – place to stay. Occupying a former godown (warehouse) dating back to 1895, The Warehouse is steeped in history and has a unique riverside location; among the high risers and the skyscrapers, the hotel – comprised of three adjacent buildings – has its own distinct personality and sense of heritage in a city that’s so modern and all about the next new thing.
The building has been completely restored by local agency Asylum, who has managed to create a space that retains its original character while being contemporary, has plenty of local style details, and is just the right amount of industrial.
The lobby is perhaps the most impressive of the hotel, occupying a vast central space with those original high ceilings, exposed brick walls, pendant lighting and large black metal gate. The space is given warmth with added greenery, smooth concrete flooring, a long black marble bar serving spice-infused cocktails and soft, light brown leather seating.
This aesthetic is carried through into the 37 rooms and suites, all while ensuring that each room is distinct from the next. Exposed black frames lend an industrial feel to the rooms, while dark woods and light marble units add warmth, with the addition of a few pieces of mid-century furniture.
As for the remaining public spaces, there’s a rooftop pool and Mod-Sin (modern Singaporean) restaurant Po from Wild Rocket (one of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants) founder Willin Low. Visit The Warehouse Hotel website to see more.
Words by Angharad Jones. Images courtesy of Design Hotels™