THE WAREHOUSE HOTEL || Restored 19th Century Warehouse in Singapore

Who knew living in a warehouse can be so luxurious?

In the case of The Warehouse Hotel in Singapore, you can be sure your stay will be a comfortable one. Situated in a conserved building off Robertson Quay, the three warehouses share a uniform, symmetrical facade and its jagged roof is a head-turner for passerby. The Warehouse Hotel's roots extend far back to Singapore's trading history in the early 19th century, and original design elements like the louvre windows, doors, cornices, mouldings and original Chinese characters on the leftmost gable are delicately restored and purposely retained by the interior design studio Zarch Collaboratives.

The inspiration for the hotel's design came from the building itself - an iconic 1895 warehouse that stood in the midst of a hotbed of secret societies, underground activities, and liquor distilleries at the time. An introduction of fresh paint and new elements to the Warehouse Hotel brings a timeless and luxurious feel to the restoration, giving life to the new 37-room boutique hotel that opened in 2016. 

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A large, airy lobby with a double-height ceiling welcomes guests upon entry. Original warehouse trusses re-finished in black spans the width of the lobby. Decorative wheels and pulleys hanging from the ceiling pay tribute to the warehouse's history. Combined with brown leather sofas, original brick walls and intricate wall mouldings, the lobby gives off a vintage yet refined vibe, making it a wonderful place to relax with a couple Old Fashions while enjoying the waterfront view visible through the front windows. 

  The Warehouse Hotel's large lobby.

The Warehouse Hotel's large lobby.

  Intricate and vintage machinery wheels act as decorative accents in the hotel lobby.

Intricate and vintage machinery wheels act as decorative accents in the hotel lobby.

The spatial configuration of the hotel sets the lobby and entryway in the middle of the volumes, while the rooms are split into two wings. Warm dark wood finishes combined with similar metallic detailing from the lobby creates a refined and luxurious living space for guests. Skylights and glass blocks are strategically incorporated throughout to enhance natural lighting. Open concept layouts in the guest room open up the space, extending length of the room while accentuating the character of the warehouse's former life.

  Open concept floor plan inside the Hotel rooms.

Open concept floor plan inside the Hotel rooms.

  Refined details including the thin brass frame is a signature design in the hotel.

Refined details including the thin brass frame is a signature design in the hotel.

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If you are looking for more places to bask in the sun, The Warehouse Hotel also offers a new extension on the main wing, housing an elevated infinity pool. While soaking in the pool, you can enjoy an unobstructed view of the beautiful Singapore River. If you missed the infinity pool on top of the infamous Marina Bay Sands Hotel, we can't think of a better place to fulfil your infinity pool experience than at The Warehouse Hotel. 

  The grand entrance of The Warehouse Hotel.

The grand entrance of The Warehouse Hotel.

The Warehouse Hotel truly defines what it means to be a Singaporean Hotel in an diverse, international city. The rich cultural heritage and unification of the East and West brings character and authenticity to the beautiful setting. After all, where else in the world can you find a restored warehouse as gorgeous as The Warehouse Hotel?

  The Warehouse Hotel at night.

The Warehouse Hotel at night.

Visit

320 Havelock Road, 169628 Robertson Quay, Singapore 

http://www.thewarehousehotel.com/

 

Photography Credit

Darren Soh