The site On the banks of the Singapore River, the 19th-century building that now houses the Warehouse Hotel has had many previous lives: It’s been a spice storage unit, an illegal distillery, and even an ’80s disco.
The hotel Chris Lee, founder of the Singapore-based Asylum design group, gave the interiors their polished industrial look: Edison bulbs and replicas of old pulleys hang from exposed steel beams above the lobby lounge and bar. The 37 guest rooms, with their textured concrete walls, are furnished with custom chairs from Shanghai-based Neri & Hu, while ikat textiles on the beds lend a Southeast Asian flair. At Po, the on-site restaurant, Chef Willin Low serves elevated takes on local classics such as hokkien mee (prawn with egg noodles). Doubles from $230.
This appeared in the September/October 2017 Issue.