Singapore gets design hotel

A 30-room New Majestic Hotel is opening in the historic Chinatown district later this month.

The hotel, created by Singapore’s tourism entrepreneur of the year Loh Lik Peng, features a dramatic all-white open concept period lobby with restored vintage Compton fans, the Majestic Restaurant which is a sleek modern reinterpretation of one of old Singapore’s favourite Chinese dining rooms, a dramatic lap pool with glass inserts floating above the restaurant, as well as chic loft-style guestrooms finished in a variety of styles by local designers and artists.

The guestrooms blend of contemporary styles together with both modern and vintage fittings, including customized freestanding copper bathtubs.  Some rooms feature floor to ceiling mirrors, while others are attic-style with an upstairs sleeping area; others feature ‘aquarium” sea-through bathrooms as a centerpiece to the room, or contemporary inversions of the traditional four-poster bed in which the bed is suspended by poles from the ceiling.

Some of the rooms have balconies which are a feature of the traditional shophouse design, while others have outdoor garden terraces, including some with outdoor bathtubs. In some rooms, original stained glass windows that date back to the original Majestic Hotel of the 1920s have been restored and preserved as part of the design.

Guestroom features include plasma screen TVs, personal Bose CD/Radio and wireless broadband internet access as well as Kiehl bathroom amenities and 280-thread count bed linen by new luxury bedding supplier Ploh.


Additionally, the hotel features original artworks from emerging Singapore artists which have been cleverly integrated into the rooms’ design.

From upside-down anamorphic messages which can only be viewed when guests lie on specific parts of the hanging bed, to joyful pop art murals that are a sumptuous mix of Eastern and Western icons, to a giant goldfish mural floating in a room that plays with dimensions by situating the guest inside the tank, to scenes of nostalgia from bygone Singapore, each of the art works in the hotel has been carefully selected to complement the New Majestic room experience.