A sneak peek inside Singapore's The Capitol Kempinski Hotel

Saturday, Sep 22, 2018

After years of speculation and meticulous restoration, the site of the former Capitol Building and Stamford House will be officially unveiled as The Capitol Kempinski Hotel, with guests booking in on 1st October, 2018.

“We are excited to house the first Kempinski brand in Singapore at thisiconic 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.”

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    After years of speculation and meticulous restoration, the site of the former Capitol Building and Stamford House will be officially unveiled as The Capitol Kempinski Hotel, with guests booking in on 1st October, 2018.

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    After years of speculation and meticulous restoration, the site of the former Capitol Building and Stamford House will be officially unveiled as The Capitol Kempinski Hotel, with guests booking in on 1st October, 2018.

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    “We are excited to house the first Kempinski brand in Singapore at thisiconic landmark,” says Christian Gurtner, Managing Director of The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore.

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    “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.”

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    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. Rich woods and plush textures abound within the lobby area, setting the scene for an intimate yet opulent reception.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Classic geometric designs mix harmoniously with colonial influences around the champagne bar counter of the hotel’s signature restaurant.

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    The bar area also features luxe leather-clad banquettes and contemporary table lamps.

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    Decorative moldings abound on the ceiling, creating a classical European atmosphere in the bar area.

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    There's a total of 157 guestrooms and suties in the hotel, with 50 unique room configurations! The executive suites are beautifully appointed and spacious.

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    The dramatic archway, an icon of the building, becomes a focal point in the Bidwell suite.

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    Cream-coloured drapes and blinds help to keep the focus on the unique architecture.

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    In the Stamford suite, a separate area is designated for lounging.

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    Light and neutral colours in the Heritage suite help to make the room feel inviting and welcoming.

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    The spacious bathroom area in the Heritage suite sets the scene for decadence and pamperment. For details and bookings, email reservations.singapore@kempinski.com

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