New in Singapore: Hotel Vagabond, Designed by Jacques Garcia

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Hotel Vagabond Singapore

There’s a new luxury boutique hotel in Singapore, and it's getting lots of hype. Hotel Vagabond is the first property in Asia to be decorated by uber-designer Jacques Garcia, who’s also behind a number of high-profile hotel projects including La Réserve Paris and La Mamounia in Marrakech. A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Hotel Vagabond is drawing the cool crowd to its cocktail bar and Vagabond Salon where live DJs spin the soundtrack.

Opened in September in a restored Art Deco building in the Kampong Glam quarter, Hotel Vagabond has 41 guestrooms which—to quote the official website—are “the embodiment of Garcia’s design philosophy of 'all things in excess.'" The hotel is billed as a “sensuous playground for the high-spirited, the mischievous, and the fun lovers.”

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The hotel has also become a buzzing destination because of the restaurant, Fifth Quarter, from restaurateur Loh Lik Peng, and helmed by award winning Executive Chef Drew Nocente. Last but not least: Hotel Vagabond is the only one in town to host an Artist in Residence program.

Hotel Vagabond Singapore

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