Located in Singapore’s downtown Civic and Cultural District is the architectural gem once known as the Capitol Building and the Stamford House. After years of restoration and updated with modern touches by well-known interior designers, it will be revived as The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore. The hotel, which Luxury Travel Advisor has been keeping tabs on for some time, will officially open October 1.
The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore is located at the center of the luxury heritage lifestyle destination, Capitol Singapore—encompassing a 39-unit residential tower, a retail mall and the famous Capitol Theatre. It is an ideal starting point to explore the city, where access is simple via sheltered connectivity from City Hall MRT station, with entertainment and lifestyle options, as well as landmarks and art venues, all within close proximity.
The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore showcases a design that stays true to the buildings’ colonial art deco and Victorian aesthetics while incorporating contemporary touches. Precise lines and geometric shapes are a recurring design theme, a nod to the art deco style of the early 20th century, when the Capitol Building was first built. Travertine limestone columns, high-gloss piano rosewood lacquered finishes and Italian marble floors showcase Victorian design and are juxtaposed against muted warm tones, champagne-colored wallpaper and the integration of Chengal wood flooring from the original building.
High corniced ceilings, dramatic archways and large windows offer views of the city and natural light. Lamps and cornices in each room have a patterned design—customized to represent the scales of Singapore’s mascot, the Merlion, in a tribute to the nation.
The Kempinski Experience
Upon entering The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore, guests will be greeted by the Lady in Red—a signature Kempinski brand ambassador, embodying a dedication to personal service and hospitality.
The 157 guestrooms and suites are each marked by intricate detailing and light-filled, high-ceiling interiors. Spanning almost 50 unique room configurations, forgoing the typical unit-oriented hotel typology, each area is thoughtfully designed, working cohesively within these conservation structures.
In all eight room categories, guests can expect living spaces like a luxurious bathroom with free-standing, deep-soaking bath, Sonos audio system, a work desk area, complimentary non-alcoholic beverages from the minibar, complimentary Wi-Fi and more. For guests staying in suites, complimentary daily gourmet breakfast and a promise of a 24-hour stay await.
Wellness and Relaxation
A wellness retreat can be found at The Spa at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore, where a fusion of modern therapies and traditional Asian massages has been created. In-room spa treatments are also available for a more indulgent experience.
Fitness enthusiasts can maintain a workout regime at the Gym, complete with TechnoGym equipment, or simply lounge back for a refreshing afternoon break at the outdoor saltwater relaxation pool—a quiet escape ideal for a relaxing dip, or a moment to rejuvenate.
The hotel will present food and beverage offerings on property and at the adjacent Capitol Piazza in the coming months, anchored by its signature restaurant, which will be conceptualized by a three-starred Michelin chef. More details will be released at a later date.
Meetings & Events
The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore offers event spaces that can be tailored for groups of varied sizes, from an intimate gathering with 12 guests in the Private Room, to 220 guests in a theater-style setting in the Salon. The latter is situated on Floor 4 of the hotel, and showcases pitched ceilings, and a 59-foot hand-painted Chinoiserie designer wallpaper by de Gournay. Celebratory galas and cocktail parties commence at the pre-function area for 120 guests, with an open show kitchen for an interactive dose of theater.