One of the newest boutique hotels in Singapore is a great example of a place that creatively moves away from the bland, business accommodation model: at Klapsons the five-star standard meets a cutting-edge design.
Klapsons is an Asian market debut for the Italian design studio Sawaya & Moroni. Rather than coming up with yet another Singaporean business hotel design, the architects took up a task of creating something more distinctive.
Functionality, innovation and timeless design
Bold design innovation is at the core of the Klapsons’ design philosophy and the hotel surprises from the get-go: the reception set inside a large, silver ball.
But the unusual ideas do not stop there. The architects’ original thinking is evident in the tables lit from the inside, video screens in the ceiling of the elevator, or showers located in unexpected places in the hotel’s seventeen rooms and suites.
Klapsons’ interiors demonstrate an acute sensitivity to contemporary design.
Furnished with some classic design pieces and skillfully combined soft fabrics, plastics, wood and glass unite in creating interiors, of striking and slightly surreal aesthetics.
Important part of creating the mood is the sophisticated, computer-controlled LED lighting, its virtually unlimited range of colors and combinations used to create a changeable ambience.
Modern gadgetry in the rooms underline the futuristic theme: there is a large flat-screen LCD TV, electronically controlled curtains and lighting, WiFi, iPod docking station—even a PlayStation;
Dining and Fabrika
The main restaurant is called Sleeping Rhino. It’s a bistro-style restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows, serving healthy Western dishes with a modern twist. There’s an outdoor bar and lounge nearby.
Fabrika Bar on 17th floor, with an outdoor terrace and a large selection of spirits is the ideal place for a sundowner, whilst Lucas Deli is open for breakfast, with a simple menu of salads, sandwiches and sweets.
Klapsons The Boutique Hotel is a member of Design Hotels™.