A Cure For Wanderlust: The Wanderlust Hotel

A Cure For Wanderlust: The Wanderlust Hotel

Anne Reagan
Jan 20, 2011

A recently-opened hotel in Singapore has turned the eye of anyone walking down Dickson Road in Little India. From its booming outdoor signage and colorful lobby entrance, guests soon realize they're not in an ordinary hotel.

The Wanderlust Hotel in Singapore opened in 2010 and offers a very unique design experience. Built for the tourist looking for something unusual, the owners created a completely experimental boutique experience, starting with the location. Although Little India is a destination for many tourists, it isn't exactly known for its hotels. The original structure, built in 1920, has four levels and 29 rooms. Four award-winning Singapore design firms were chosen to give their own floor a singular look and feel.

The Lobby Level was designed by Asylum in an "Industrial Glam" theme. There are repurposed shopping carts (turned into chairs) and an entire wall papered with wrappings from goods actually purchased in the neighborhood.

Level Two was created by Phunk Studio with "Eccentricity" in mind. Each room is decorated in a bright monochromatic color complete with a neon sign relating that color to a song title.

Level Three, by DP Architects, is "Black and White." Pop art inspiration abounds in the mostly black and white origami-styled rooms.

Level Four was imagined by fFurious in a "Creature Comforts" style. The loft spaces are each unique with quirky decor (considered "friendly monsters") designed to create a welcoming fantasy space. For example, a giant typewriter/sofa in one room or an abstract tree house in another.

Image credit(s): Wanderlust Hotel

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