100 Years of History: The Warehouse Hotel


100 Years of History: The Warehouse Hotel

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 169628
Tel: 6828-0000
Access: Clarke Quay
37 rooms available in total
Each room takes advantage of the storehouse’s construction with liberating high ceilings. The furniture and fabrics are unique to Singapore.
Robertson Quay, with its line of popular restaurants facing the beach. The hotel is located in an area with access to each area.
The entrance and lobby. In the bar on the right, one can enjoy original cocktails associated with the history of the area.

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