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Wanderlust

Given the success of his retro-chic New Majestic Hotel and Hotel 1929, it’s no surprise that Singaporean Loh Lik Peng's latest creation, Wanderlust, is generating plenty of buzz since its opening.
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2 Dickson Road, Singapore


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Given the success of his retro-chic New Majestic Hotel and Hotel 1929, it's no surprise that Singaporean Loh Lik Peng's latest creation, Wanderlust, is generating plenty of buzz since its opening. The chic yet casual boutique stay, housed in a renovated schoolhouse built in the 1920's, has fast become a favorite for fashion shoots thanks to its playful, riotously inventive aesthetic: think eye-popping details both old and new, from the façade's original Art Nouveau–inspired tiles to the lobby's spherical Tom Dixon plastic-and-chrome lamps and angular gray molded-polymer Heller sofa by Frank Gehry.

The hotel's show-stopping design flourishes come courtesy of four leading local creative agencies, each tasked with one of four floors. Asylum's street-level restaurant–lounge, Cocotte, has white-washed wooden tables, oxidized-steel counters, pendant lamps fashioned from Campari soda bottles and vintage barber chairs hand-picked from Loh's personal collection. Accommodation runs the gamut from Phunk Studio's second-floor Pantone units to DP Architects' third-floor monochrome rooms and furious's wildly inventive fourth-floor lofts.

On the fringe of Little India and a 10-minute walk to Kampong Glam's hookah bars and Malay eateries, the hotel offers easy access to two of Singapore's most vibrant neighborhoods. Guests receive complimentary passport-size guides to the area upon arrival, which include shopping, sightseeing and, of course, eating tips—be sure to get your hands dirty with some of the excellent South Indian cuisine nearby. The Little India and Bugis MRT stops are both within walking distance.

Tel: +65 6396 3322

Website: wanderlusthotel.com
Facebook:
facebook.com/wanderlusthotel

 

Published on Jun 21, 2011

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