Starck in Sin­ga­pore

M So­cial puts some cos­mopoli­tan siz­zle on the is­land’s al­ready buzzy ho­tel scene.

Robb Report (Malaysia) - - Travel & Leisure - By Mark Lean

What hap­pens when a Sin­ga­porean ho­tel chain col­lab­o­rates with one of the world’s most talked- about de­sign­ers? The Philippe Starck- con­ceived M So­cial clev­erly mixes high art and high tech, adding for good mea­sure, a serv­ing of mod­ern Asian charm.

Lo­cated in Robert­son Quay, the 293-room prop­erty has ju­di­ciously made use of avail­able space, cre­at­ing rooms in­clud­ing unique loft-style con­fig­u­ra­tions quite un­like any Sin­ga­pore has seen.

At­ten­tion has been placed on sur­face tex­tures rang­ing from the shim­mery mir­ror-fac­ing beds, the tac­tile finely pol­ished wooden stools and the plush car­pets – all of which will surely ap­peal to a ma­tur­ing de­sign-aware mil­len­nial clien­tele.

All rooms are kit­ted out with VOIP mo­bile phones that pro­vide free lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional calls to se­lected des­ti­na­tions as well as In­ter­net ac­cess.

Mean­while, the ho­tel’s ground floor restau­rant pop­u­lar with both lo­cals and tourists, Beast & But­ter­flies, serves ex­otic dishes such as Ger­man pork knuckle paired with Asian sauer­kraut and dipped with Thai nam jim sauce, along with lo­cal favourites like clay­pot braised clams and rice ver­mi­celli. www. mso­cial.com.sg ≠

The Philippe Starck-con­ceived M So­cial clev­erly mixes high art and high tech.

This and fac­ing pages: M So­cial Sin­ga­pore is the lat­est ad­di­tion to Mil­len­nium Ho­tels and Re­sorts’ sig­na­ture Leng’s Col­lec­tion.

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