Located in Singapore's downtown Civic and Cultural District is the architectural gem, once known as Capitol Building and Stamford House, about which many locals fondly reminisce. Today, after years of meticulous restoration by acclaimed architects and updated with refreshing modern touches by famed interior designers, its glories will be revived as it unveils as a luxury haven - The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore. Promising to be an oasis of tranquility in the heart of the city underscored by its bespoke hospitality, The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore will be receiving its first guests for stays from 1 October 2018.
"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 Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore is nestled at the centre of the continually revitalised luxury heritage lifestyle destination, Capitol Singapore encompassing an exclusive 39-unit residential tower, a premium retail mall, and the legendary Capitol Theatre. It is a perfect starting point to explore the city, where access is effortless via sheltered connectivity from City Hall MRT station, with entertainment and lifestyle options, as well as dynamic landmarks and art venues, also within close proximity.
Beautifully restored, The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore features a design that stays true to the buildings' colonial art deco and Victorian aesthetics while stylishly capturing contemporary beauty and elegance to be a true masterpiece.
Each design element infuses homely warmth into the space while giving the feeling of understated grandeur, underscoring its stately past. Precise lines and geometric shapes are a recurring design theme, a nod to the art deco style of the early 20th century when Capitol Building was first built. 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.
Upon entering The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore, a luxurious residential living is beheld. Be greeted by the Lady in Red a signature Kempinski brand ambassador, who embodies a dedication to impeccable personal service and superb hospitality, representing the epitome of European timeless elegance.
The 157 guestrooms and suites are each marked by intricate detailing and light-filled high- ceiling interiors. Spanning almost 50 unique room configurations, forgoing the typical unit- oriented hotel typology, 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 with free-standing, deep-soaking bath, Sonos audio system, a generous work desk area, complimentary non-alcoholic beverages from the minibar, complimentary WiFi, and much more. For guests staying in suites, complimentary daily gourmet breakfast and a promise of a 24-hour stay await.
The ultimate retreat awaits The Spa at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore, where the fusion of modern therapies and traditional Asian massages has been fine-tuned to blissful perfection. In-room spa treatments are also available for a truly indulgent experience.
Fitness enthusiasts can maintain a workout regime at the Gym, kitted out with state-of-the- art TechnoGym equipment, or simply lounge back for a refreshing afternoon break at the outdoor saltwater relaxation pool a quiet escape ideal for a relaxing dip, or a moment to rejuvenate.
The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore offers event spaces that can be delicately tailored for groups of varied sizes, from an intimate gathering with 12 guests in the charming Private Room, to 220 guests in a theatre-style setting in the elegant Salon. The latter is situated on Floor 4 of the hotel, and features striking pitched ceilings, and an 18-metre hand-painted Chinoiserie designer wallpaper by de Gournay, of vibrant, balanced and contrasting colours that create an aura of happiness and joy. Celebratory galas and cocktail parties commence at the pre-function area for 120 guests, with an open show kitchen for an interactive dose of theatre.
The selection of culinary treasures at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore centres around high-quality products, creative techniques and an exceptional selection of wines and spirits reflecting the brand's origin as a wine merchant in the 19th century. The hotel will present exciting food and beverage offerings on property and at the adjacent Capitol Piazza in the months to come, anchored by its signature restaurant, conceptualised by a three-starred Michelin chef. More details will be released at a later date.
The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore is located at 15 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178906. Special opening rates begin at SGD 568++.
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