Singapore's The Warehouse Hotel creates a “distinctly local experience”

The Warehouse Hotel in Singapore was designed to create a unique local experience, says Chris Lee of design firm Asylum, in this movie Dezeen filmed for the AHEAD Asia 2018 awards.

Local design firms Asylum and Zarch Collaboratives, converted a 19th-century former spice warehouse on the Singapore River into the boutique hotel. The property was named Hotel of the Year at the recent AHEAD Asia 2018 hospitality awards in Singapore.

According to Asylum founder Lee, the design aims to draw on the history of the site to create an authentic experience for guests.

“When people travel, when they stay in hotels, they want the stories to be authentic,” he says in the movie, which Dezeen filmed in Singapore.

“We wanted the experience to be distinctly local. So if you’re a citizen of the world and you want to experience Singapore and some of its culture, this is the perfect place for it.”

Occupying a trio of gabled buildings on the banks of the river, the hotel retains many original industrial features, including a large existing brick wall and the original exposed roof trusses.

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