Once a part of the Malacca trade route, the Singapore River prospered at the end of the 19th century. The area was an axis for secret societies, underground activity, and liquor distilleries. The Warehouse Hotel, built in 1895 along the river, was once a storehouse for the spice trade, then a distillery, and at one time a disco. For close to 20 years it was abandoned, but in January 2017, it was redesigned to become a boutique hotel. The first hotel of the Lo & Behold Group, which has had its hands in local restaurants and bars, came to life at the hands of the creative agency, Asylum. When Asylum redesigned the building, they were meticulous about balancing the building’s industrial history with a modern feel to create a comfortable and stylish space for guests. It’s been full ever since.
Text by Reiko Kasai
- The Warehouse Hotel
Address: 320 Havelock Road, Singapore 169628Tel: 6828-0000Access: Clarke Quay37 rooms available in total