Need To Know
30, including nine suites.
Midday, although later check-out can be arranged if the room is available.
Double rooms from $219.95 (SG$279), excluding tax at 17.7 per cent.
Rates include breakfast.
At the hotel
Gym, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, iPod dock, minibar, Nespresso coffee machine, Ploh bedlinen and bathrobes, Kiehl's toiletries, massaging showerheads.
Inspired by the film Raise the Red Lantern, Singaporean theatre director Glen Goei designed ‘Wayang’, a chinoiserie-packed boudoir with walls upholstered in rich burgundy silk and beautifully lacquered wood furniture. ‘Fluid’ is at the opposite end of the style spectrum, fashion designer Wykidd Song’s minimalist haven of sensual curves. Wide-eyed honeymooners should gravitate to the Attic Suites, which boast six-metre ceilings, sprawling loft beds and twin baths set in front of a striking contemporary mural. For a romantic retreat with lashings of LaChapelle-esque kitsch, try the fuschia crinkled linens and out-size French chandeliers of the shamelessly monikered ‘Pussy Parlour’. Every room is loaded with idiosyncratic artwork and jaw-dropping design. In ‘Flowerchild Cat’, for example, the bed is suspended from the ceiling; ‘Work’ uses shedloads of plywood to create a kooky ‘living in a box’ feel. We like.
A sparkling oblong sliver in an open-air atrium, the New Majestic’s lap pool has three cheeky porthole windows in the floor, above the restaurant.
A copy of Design Week, a biography of Warhol, a suitcase full of labels and the ability to keep a straight face when discussing ‘Tracy’s latest’.
Cots are free; extra beds for older kids cost SG$100 a night. This is more of a young couple’s hotel, however.