Located along the banks of the Singapore River, The Warehouse Hotel is the latest in a string of unique, boutique-style hotels that mix rich history with the best of modern-day Singapore.
Opened in January of 2017 in the city’s Robertson Quay district, the hotel is nestled inside an industrial warehouse built in 1895 at the height of the region’s spice trade, later transforming into an illegal liquor distillery and ultimately into Singapore’s most renowned disco venue in the 1980’s.
The Warehouse Hotel boasts 37 rooms across six categories and was designed by homegrown agency Asylum, with the firm Zarch Collaboratives in charge of the 22-month architectural rehabilitation of the warehouse.
The hotel is designed with the culture and history of its host city in mind, bridging the building’s industrial past as a godown (warehouse) with details and furnishings that represent the best of contemporary Singapore. Nowhere is this more evident than in the hotel’s reception and lobby bar, where guests lounge on custom leather sofas under a triple-height ceiling adorned with vintage pinwheels, referencing the industrial machines that carried sacks of spices and grains through the former warehouse.
“Our focus has been to protect the property’s legacy while creating a fresh perspective on the term industrial,” says Chris Lee, lead designer at Asylum.
Guest rooms range from Standard King to loft-style Suites built into the original warehouse’s pitched roofs, making each room different. The Warehouse Hotel also puts an emphasis on Singapore’s regional makers and entrepreneurs through thoughtful collaborations, including custom bedding and fabrics by local studio Matter, amenities by Ashley & Co. and custom wood furnishings by local craftsmen Plane & Bevel.
The hotel’s restaurant, Po, features a modern take on traditional Singaporean flavors thanks to its renowned chef Willin Low, the mastermind behind renowned local food institutions such as the Wild Rocket.
Climbing up to the rooftop, The Warehouse’s infinity lap pool is covered in dusty pink tiles that recall those of traditional coffee shops across the city and provides guests with scenic views of the Singapore River.
The Warehouse Hotel // 320 Havelock Road // Singapore // website