Boutique Hotels for Business Travellers
For your next business trip to Singapore, take a break from the usual business hotel with a stay in one of these unique boutique properties.
This Far East Hospitality property is for the sophisticated business traveller who values personalised service. It has just 37 rooms and the staff know every guest by their first name. It's also a historical site, being located where Chinese immigrants first landed centuries ago. The hotel's interiors reflect this heritage with accents that hark back to the days of the early settlers. No two rooms are alike here so request for a different room if you are a repeat visitor.
Address: 76 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 048464
Tel: (65) 6580 2888 / (65) 6881 8888
hôtel vagabond Singapore
A luxury boutique hotel for those who appreciate the finer things in life. Designed by legendary architect Jacques Garcia, it bears his signature Parisian-chic look and features exquisite touches such as premium king-sized beds, 400-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets and goose down bedding. It's also the only hotel in Singapore to have an Artist in Residence programme. Wander around neighbouring Little India and Arab Street, two precincts that are full of colour and rich in history – for a taste of Singapore's unique multicultural heritage, then return to the hotel for your tipple of choice at the elegant award-winning Bar Vagabond.
Address: 39 Syed Alwi Road, Singapore 207630
Tel: (65) 6291 6677
Kam Leng Hotel
First established in 1927, Kam Leng Hotel is a much-loved establishment in the heart of Singapore. It reopened in 2012 and still maintains its nostalgia factor by recreating the mood and style of the early 1900s in its unique reimagined look. Each of its 70 rooms is designed in the Peranakan style, a nod to the country’s indigenous Straits-Chinese community that has married Chinese and Malay influences to create a colourful culture all its own. The beautiful building is within walking distance from three stations on the country’s extensive subway network – Farrer Park, Boon Keng and Lavender – and is just a stone's throw away from the quirky delights of Little India.
Address: 383 Jalan Besar, Singapore 209001
Tel: (65) 6239 9399
This hotel might be right smack in the middle of bustling Orchard Road, but its minimalist approach will make you feel like you've been transported to a more secluded area. The raw finish of the walls and floors will appeal to design-savvy travellers, and nature lovers will enjoy the verdant greenery here – even in the guest rooms. There's a modern garden deck to while away time and also a dipping pool to cool off on a hot day. And when you feel like joining the modern world again, it’s just a short stroll to Orchard Road, one of the world’s most famous shopping streets.
Address: 2 Lloyd Road, Singapore 239091
Tel: (65) 6737 7309
M Social Singapore
Designed by Philippe Starck, this hotel is for the curious explorer. It boasts stunning views, thanks to its location along the Singapore River. There are 293 rooms and suites, including contemporary duplex rooms that offer visitors full height bay windows of Singapore’s skyline. The hotel overlooks Robertson Quay, which features numerous dining, shopping and entertainment options. The hotel also has a fitness centre and a lap pool for those keen to keep active between business meetings. Its restaurant, Beast & Butterflies, melds Asian and Western influences, and offers cocktails with Asian ingredients, such as red dragon fruit, coconut cream and passion fruit.
Address: 90 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238259
Tel: (65) 6206 1888
The POD @ Beach Road
This unique capsule hotel is a great choice for the business traveller on a budget and who wants nothing more than a fuss-free and convenient space to lay your head at the end of the day. You can choose to have a pod all to yourself (either single or queen option) or share with other guests of the same gender. You'll also enjoy a free buffet breakfast and other perks such as free wifi, complimentary laundry service and free-flow hot beverages. Situated in the Kampong Glam neighbourhood, which was the historic heart of the Malay aristocracy prior to colonial rule, the colourful cultural precinct will entice you with its mix of traditional establishments and hip cafes.
Address: 289 Beach Road, Level 3, Singapore 199552
Tel: (65) 6298 8505