14 June 2017


The Warehouse Hotel in Singapore is a well-known landmark in the city. The taxi-drivers who picked me up at the hotel all re-lived their memories of the time when it was a popular club during the ride. In a city with uncountable hotels with more than 100 rooms (Marina Bay Sands even more than 2500!) it comes as pleasant surprise to now have the opportunity to stay in a small hotel with only 37 rooms on two floors.


The story of the makers of Singapore

The rooms have high ceilings, a view over Robertson Quay, a spacious bathroom with amenities of Ashley & co and a bathrobe of Matter. One of the key priorities of the hotel is that they tell the story of the new makers, creators and do-ers of Singapore. Everything you see, smell or even taste is made from material and ingredients from Singapore.


Lobby life

The lobby is the soul of the place. Both locals and tourists meet there for a cocktail in the evening or have a work meeting during the day. The space looks absolutely amazing: a high ceiling filled with lamps and old steering wheels. The design is done by Singapore design agency Asylum – who recently also designed the latest Aesop outlet in the city. Don’t forget to look next to the check-in desk where they show a selection of curated goods.


Hottest Table of Singapore

Next to the lobby you will find restaurant Pó. Where they will serve breakfast in the morning for hotel guests and in the evening it quickly became one of Singapore’s hottest tables for local cuisine. You have to book a table weeks in advance. The interior is just as good as the food. And the name? Comes from Popo, a nickname for grandmothers in Singapore.


Robertson Quay

The location is also very good. Close to the center, but even more close to Robertson Quay where you will find Toby’s Estate Coffee, Kith’s Cafe and Superloco.


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