In September 2015, Southeast Asia’s playground-in-chief welcomed its newest and most ambitious hotel project to date, and what a project it is. The South Beach, designed by world-famous French designer Philippe Starck with multi-sensory experiences around every corner, is described as a HIP hotel (for Highly Individualised People) and has skilfully meshed cutting-edge architecture, tech and materials with Singapore’s rich and vibrant heritage to create an elegant, eco-conscious bolthole for the world’s beautiful people. As yachts got bigger, more impressive, more stylish and more futuristic, they became known as ‘super-yachts’. The South Beach is a ‘super-hotel’.
There are a staggering 654 rooms and suites, all futuristically designed for HIP (see above) and come complete with LED lighting, gadgets that wouldn’t look out of place in The Matrix, camouflaged carpets, huge beds and floor-to-ceiling windows that frame the stunning views of Singapore’s iconic skyline. Separated into Showcase Rooms and Premium Suites, the accommodation is unquestionably cool and even features a ‘Showcase Her’ room offering an ‘experiential journey of wellness, pampering, peace of mind’. The Premium Suites – including the sensational five-room Presidential Suite – offer exclusive access to the Sky Gardens, Infinity Pools, a state-of-the-art gym and ‘The Infinite’, an executive lounge serving breakfast, afternoon tea and evening drinks.
All the usual in-room refinements one would expect of such a hotel are available, including high-speed wireless internet, electronic bidets, Heeley and Jo Malone bath products, 400-thread count linens, pillow menus and luxurious comfort. Outside of your relaxation haven you’ll find stunning infinity pools, a poolside bar and two Sky Gardens.
Food & Drink
If you want ADHD, you’ve got it – that’s All Day Hotel Dining to the uninitiated. Open from 6.30am until last orders at 10.30pm, ADHD serves ‘fresh market produce turned into flavours that intrigue’ and the 24-page menu offers something for everyone. The Court Martial Bar offers an outstanding list of classic and innovative cocktails, as well as a finely-curated list of aged whiskeys. LAUGH is a coffee house during the day and a gastrobar come sundown and PREFIX is a relaxed lounge bar with a homely feel.
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