One of the latest trends we are observing in the hotel industry is the ambience being created. New-age properties seem to be ditching basic function or pure luxury interiors and facades and instead adopting more chic, vibrant, colorful and insta-worthy options.
Today, BucketList.Asia is going to cover one such hotel in Singapore which is about just one year old. Located in Little India, Singapore, is a heritage building converted into a hotel.Aptly called The Great Madras, this hotel is as new-age as it can get when it comes to the external façade or interiors and is likely to be a hit with millennials.
Whether it is the quirky signs, the wallpapers, the oval entrance to the swimming pool or the way its rooms are numbered, this hotel is definitely as instagram-worthy as it can get. Speaking about the same, the hotel in an email to BucketList.Asia said “At the moment The Great Madras is a very popular spot for Instagram worthy photos. We have collaborated with many local media & fashion magazines who have used The Great Madras as their photo/video shoot location.”
This is all thanks to the work of local design firm called The Farm and the demand for “something fun” from the hotel’s owners – Daulat Assets Management (part of the The MES Group of companies).
Speaking more about the ambience and its recently won award, the hotel added, “The Great Madras is quite often compared to The Grand Budapest Hotel from the movie with the same title, “The Grand Budapest.” The Great Madras with its pastel coloured interiors &commissioned wall papers at the lobby area is a retro themed hotel in a well preserved 3 storey conservation building which recently won “The Heritage Award” organized by Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment Authority.”
The not-so-big hotel has 35 rooms of which 8 are “Hostel” type rooms with sharing/common bathroom facilities. The remaining 27 rooms are said to come with attached bathrooms. The accommodation is further categorized into 7 types, namely, The Deluxe Hostel,The Good Room, The Better Room, The Deluxe Room, The Balcony Room, The Courtyard Room and The Great Suite.
So, how much would it cost to stay here per night?? Well, depending on the category, prices range between USD$74 to USD $170. For the higher end of the price tag, one would get to stay inits most luxurious room offering – The Great Suite, which comes with 20sqm of space and a huge bathtub.
Apart from the ambience and the pool to cool-off Singapore’s humidity, this hotel is also favored for its location. It is said to be at a 2 minute walking distance from the MRT (Rochor station). Other facilities include an in-house café, a barber shop, a library and a Laundromat.
Do hit up this place when in Singapore next and let us know how much time you spent taking selfies/photos. Also- If you are aware of more such new-age hotels, do mention them in the comments section. We would love to cover/explore them as well.