We love hotels. From the moment we enter a lobby until the sad farewell of a checkout, we can’t help but indulge in all that the hotel works so diligently to offer up to you. And I particularly love researching and discovering the boutique spots that have labored over each painting, chair, bed, pillow, and light fixture that delights each guest upon entry into their temporary home. It’s always nice to find a place that is the perfect launching pad for exploration as well as a place that provides respite from the daily wear and tear of travel.
So it was completely gleeful to walk into the New Majestic Hotel. Located in Singapore’s historic Chinatown, each of its 30 rooms is designed by 30 different local artists. Staying here was part of the discovery of modern Singapore and its young painters, sculptors, and installationists.
You don’t know which room you’ll get when you book which is part of the fun of it as well. We scored the goldfish room designed by Kng Mian Tze.
I loved the gorgeous bathtub outside that made me feel like I was bathing on a houseboat ported somewhere near Seattle.
New Majestic Hotel
31-37 Bukit Pasoh Road
Phone: 6511 4700
Subway: Outram Park
Visit the website to check out all of the different rooms.
We’ve just come back from Vietnam and recovering from our 10 day whirlwind of a trip. Look out for posts soon. Happy New Year!