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Central Business District
This hotel is perfect for business travellers who are looking for a change—and an upgrade in their cool quotient. Despite its affordable rates, the hotel doesn’t compromise on top-notch in-room features like Chopard toiletries, Nespresso machines, free Wi-Fi and free minibars. Design-lovers will appreciate the experimental look, with neon lighting and structured furniture—their Plexiglas coffee table is now iconic and retails all over the world.
If you’re in the mood for something decadent, book into The Scarlet. Located on the fringe of Chinatown, this ornate 80-room hotel is housed in a gloriously restored Art Deco-style building. The interiors have been designed for a luxe, sexy getaway—deep red and gold, dripping chandeliers, leather furniture and mirrored ceilings. There’s also an outdoor Jacuzzi and a gym, and the rooftop hosts an alfresco seafood restaurant and bar.
Chinatown was once a red-light district; today it’s buzzing with karaoke bars, eateries and shops. The area also has an MTR station so you’re not too far from the city center. Hotel 1929 is great for those familiar with boutique hotels—each room is different; bathrooms are separated by glass doors; the design goes from futuristic to vintage to pop.
Go all the way to Singapore and stay in Little India? It’s not as crazy as it sounds—if you check into this radical, ultra-cool boutique hotel that was once a school. A Condé Nast Traveller favourite, it’s been converted into a collection of 29 rooms with quirky themes (including ‘bling’, ‘space’ and ‘tree’), designed by award-winning local creative agencies. Cocette, on the ground floor, serves up delicious French food, minus the stodginess.
This hotel has a great location if you plan to combine business with leisure. You’re only minutes from popular areas for shopping, business, and the family-favourite Sentosa Island. The hotel has an art gallery vibe; each of the 41 rooms features art that is specially commissioned and follows a flora-fauna theme. WANGZ hotel sits amidst three buzzing streets—perfect to go out and explore but it may get a bit loud if you’re hoping to turn in early.