Homegrown hospitality company The Lo & Behold Group is well-known for its restaurants, which include the Michelin-starred Odette and rooftop bar Loof. But come December, it embarks on its newest and most exciting project yet: The Warehouse Hotel, a boutique property on the banks of Robertson Quay.
The residence is the group’s first hotel project, and is situated in a restored 1895 warehouse along the Singapore River — which was once part of the Straits of Malacca trade route. The property even boasted quite a gritty reputation back then: It played host to secret societies and underground activities, and was where liquor distilleries were located.
With its rich history, it’s no surprise that The Warehouse Hotel is centred on the themes of local heritage and culture. Designed by local agency Asylum, the 37-room hotel is equipped with amenities and decorative elements such as bicycles, art works, guidebooks, coffee and tea — all of which are locally sourced.
Its rooms are dressed in muted tones and constructed with double-high ceilings and peaked roofs, while its lobby — which houses its restaurant and bar — is embellished with old-school furnishings such as traditional rattan and natural leather. For guests looking to relax, there is also a rooftop infinity pool with killer views of the river.
Another highlight of the hotel is Po, its in-house restaurant serving up a local-inflected menu designed by chef-partner Willin Low, who runs Modern Singapore eatery Wild Rocket. The establishment also offers a cocktail repertoire inspired by the hotel’s history.
“Hotels are a natural extension of our strength as a hospitality group — both in concept design and guest experience. The fact that The Warehouse Hotel is located in a ‘godown’ is particularly unique and creates the opportunity to offer something with depth and soul,” says Wee Teng Wen, Managing Partner of The Lo & Behold Group.
The Warehouse Hotel opens in December 2016.