Kempinski opens in Singapore

sleep September 28, 2018 12:04

By The Nation

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Located in Singapore’s downtown Civic and Cultural District, the Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore will all set to open its doors on October 1 after years of restoration and updating of what were once known as Capitol Building and Stamford House.

The property features a design that stays true to the buildings’ colonial art deco and Victorian aesthetics while stylishly capturing contemporary beauty and elegance. Precise lines and geometric shapes are a recurring design theme, a nod to the art deco style of the early 20th century – when the Capitol Building was constructed. Travertine limestone columns, high-gloss piano rosewood lacquered finishes and Italian marble floors showcase the richness and opulence of Victorian design and are beautifully juxtaposed against muted warm tones, lightly embossed champagne-coloured wallpaper and the integration of Chengal wood flooring from the original building.

High corniced ceilings, dramatic archways and grand windows offer sweeping views of the city and an abundance of natural light that shifts with the day, lending an almost ethereal glow to the space. Lamps and cornices in each room have a patterned design – customised to represent the scales of Singapore’s mascot, the Merlion, in a subtle tribute to the nation.

“We are excited to house the first Kempinski brand in Singapore at this iconic landmark,” says Christian Gurtner, managing director of the Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore. “Whether through thoughtful design, abundance of gourmet food and beverage options or impeccable personal service, guests can look forward to an exquisite, five-star experience… a sense of place where rich heritage meets the finest traditions of European luxury.”

The 157 guestrooms and suites are each marked by detailing and light-filled high-ceiling interiors. Spanning almost 50 unique room configurations, each area is thoughtfully-designed, working cohesively within these conservation structures. In all eight room categories, guests can expect spacious living spaces including a luxurious bathroom, Sonos audio system, a generous work desk area, complimentary non-alcoholic beverages from the minibar, complimentary Wi-Fi, and much more.

Special opening rates begin at SGD 568-plus (Bt13,500-plus). For reservations, email