The Scarlet boutique hotel in Singapore: vivacious, bold and sensual

The Scarlet is Singapore’s first luxury boutique hotel, established in 2004 after a multi-million dollar refurbishment.  It has 80 rooms whose decor can be described as bold, eclectic and sensual. Located on Club Street in a lovely part of Chinatown, it is steps away from specialty boutique shops, spas, trendy cafes and restaurants.  The ambient […]

Hotel 1929: modern, sleek boutique hotel in Singapore

Hotel 1929 is an ideal destination for business travelers who want a more personal boutique hotel experience – without paying sky high prices – in Singapore. The hotel is conveniently located near the business district of Chinatown. It has only 32 rooms and as the name suggests, it was built in 1929 and was used […]

New Majestic Hotel: funky artsy boutique hotel in Singapore

The New Majestic Hotel is definitely not your average business hotel in Singapore and I’m glad it isn’t. If you prefer intimate accommodations with artistic flair, this is the place for you. The hotel is located in a restored 1928 building, and has only 30 rooms (9 of which are suites), individually designed by emerging […]

Fullerton Bay Hotel: waterfront luxury living in Singapore

The Fullerton Bay Hotel is one of the most recent luxury hotels to open in Singapore. It is on the Marina Bay waterfront in the heart of Singapore’s central business district, only minutes from the shopping delights of Suntec City and Orchard Road. The hotel has amazing views of the bay and the Singapore skyline, especially […]

Wanderlust: experimental boutique hotel in Singapore

If you are going to Singapore and are looking for something completely different from the standard business hotels that dot the city, check out Wanderlust, a boutique hotel that bills itself as an experimental design hotel (“left field” and “industrial glam” are just some of the words they use on their website to describe the […]

The Club: new boutique hotel in Singapore blends contemporary style with old colonial charm

If you are headed to Singapore, you’ll be glad to know that there are alternatives to the large chain hotels that dominate the city. Not that they’re terrible, on the contrary, I had a lovely time at the Conrad. But, I prefer my hotels small and intimate. So I am very pleased to see that […]

Mapplr’s favorite hotels in Singapore

Singapore gets a bad rap. When I was in Singapore, however, I had a marvelous time. The food is fabulous: Chinese, Indian, Malaysian, Filipino, Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese and more. You start with a bowls of spicy laksa (noodle soups with coconut milk) and end with ice kachang. You can eat outdoors at any of the […]