Sneak peek: The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore will open its majestic doors on Oct 1

Benita Lee

After years of restoration and renovation works, The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore will officially open its doors for guests on Oct 1. Taking over the iconic Capitol Building and Stamford House, Kempinski’s debut on our shores sits on prime land, at the center of Capitol Singapore, which also includes a 39-unit residential tower, the high-end mall Capitol Piazza, and Capitol Theatre (most recently the host of Crazy Rich Asians‘ glittering Singapore premiere).

Bidwell suite. Photo: The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore

Straddling the line between vintage Art Deco in a nod to the structure’s colonial past and elegant contemporary details, the design aims for grandeur, with a feeling of a home away from home.

Heritage suite. Photo: The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore

Think geometric shapes, travertine limestone columns, Italian marble floors, high corniced ceilings, and Chengal wood flooring from the original building. Plus, the lamps and cornices in each room are customized to represent the scales of the Merlion, in a subtle homage to Singapore.

Grand deluxe room. Photo: The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore

With 157 guest rooms and suites and about 50 different room configurations, each living space makes the most out of the conservation structure, with facilities like free-standing baths, Sonos audio system, complimentary non-alcoholic beverages from the minibar, and free Wi-Fi.

Heritage suite. Photo: The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore

Elsewhere in the hotel, the spa features modern treatments and traditional Asian massages, while the outdoor saltwater relaxation pool offers a quiet place to take a dip.

Saltwater relaxation pool. Photo: The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore

No word on the culinary side yet though — except that there’ll be a couple eateries in the hotel and nearby at Capitol Piazza in the coming months, with a signature restaurant conceptualized by a three-starred Michelin chef.

The bar. Photo: The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore

If you haven’t yet figured out this is a luxury hotel, well, the price tags will have you convinced, because opening rates already start at S$568. Yikes.

View from Terrace room. Photo: The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore

 

FIND IT:
The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore will open on Oct 1 at 15 Stamford Rd.

6368-8888. Opening rates start at S$568.
MRT: City Hall

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