Need to know
29, including nine suites.
Midday, but flexible subject to availability and a charge (half-day rate until 6pm, full-day after that). Check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $109.61 (SG$149), excluding tax at 17.7 per cent.
Rates include breakfast and local calls.
This was the debut hotel project for most of the designers involved and they were given free rein to create whatever fired their imaginations. It definitely shows.
18–20 September (inclusive), during the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix.
At the hotel
Free WiFi throughout, sun-deck, Jacuzzi. In rooms: flatscreen TV, iPod dock, minibar with complimentary non-alcoholic drinks, Kiehl’s toiletries, Nespresso machine.
Our favourite rooms
With its ceiling of dangling felt leaves and designer forest wallpaper, which happens to be identical to that in the Smith offices, the Tree room on the Creature Comforts floor recreates the feeling of kipping in a tree house. Some of the other fantasy rooms might be a little too ‘out there’ for some, so our tip would be to check into the third floor, where DP Architects has created a series of slick black and white rooms. The origami room is most soothing with its artfully crafted ceiling and adjustable lighting.
There’s no pool but you can wallow in the outdoor Jacuzzi then bask on the bijou sun-deck on the second floor.
Singapore’s climate can be punishingly hot and humid so lightweight and city-stylish threads should dominate your case. Vanessa Bruno, Bassike and Josh Goot are eminently suitable.
Wanderlust owner Loh Lik Peng is also the creative force behind Smith stablemate the New Majestic Hotel in Singapore, as well as more recent project the Waterhouse at South Bund in Shanghai.
Kids are accommodated (cots are complimentary and extra beds can be added to rooms at a cost of SG$100 a night), but Wanderlust is more suited to children of the grown-up kind.