THE WAREHOUSE HOTEL SINGAPORE
AN EX-OPIUM DEN
Doesn’t scream honeymoon destination’, but this hip new hotel set riverside on Singapore’s Robertson Quay is a bohemian delight. The warehouse complex, transformed into 37 slick rooms, firmly ticks the sexy city stopover box. Quirky interiors draw inspiration from its past lives: an 1800s spice warehouse; later, a hub of opium traders, and a hedonistic disco in the 1980s. The high-ceiling lobby bar, with a hanging installation of metal cogs (based on pulleys used in the spice era) and exposed lightbulbs, is an impressive spot for a post-wedding toast with a hibiscus gin Barbarella.
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The hotel has a naughty streak too, hinted at by artsy handcuffs and hip flasks on display in the lobby. Bedrooms – in a mishmash of sizes in keeping with the building’s original shape – are decorated in muted tones with tactile olive marble and sleek copper details. If kink is your thing, you can order from a risqué minibar, which includes a BDSM paddle. For more wholesome pursuits, catch a cab to the Gardens by the Bay, before returning for a dip in the glass- sided rooftop pool at dusk. Then head to Po, where superchef Willin Low serves up meaty mod-Sin morsels. Whether it’s dinner or other spicy antics that appeal, a stay here will certainly leave you satisfied.
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Take a leisurely night-time stroll and explore Robertson Quay’s burgeoning foodie scene. Our favourites are hipster Mexican joint Super Loco and Toby’s Estate, which serves up killer iced coffee and chilled vibes. GO Rooms from £210 (thewarehousehotel com). Finnair (finnair.com) flies from London to Singapore daily, via Helsinki, with fares from £575 return.