For the past thirty years, Philippe Starck has been designing hotels all over the world and especially in the paste decade he is focusing on designing luxury hotels. One of his goals is to democratize quality designer hotels. And this is great news for us visitors because to discover a place designed by Philippe Starck is to enter a world of wall-to-wall imagination, surprises, and fabulous fantasy. This time around, Starck designed a hotel in Singapore that surely is going to make us dream away.
Located in the city’s Robertson Quay area, the recently opened M social Singapore is an avant-garde design hotel. One thing that defines the hotel is that it boasts 293 rooms and uses raw concrete that is balanced with the concept of immateriality by the use of mixed-media such as videos and projections.
There are four different rooms available that have been conceived to offer a comfortable and timeless elegance. Warm colors, opulent materials, and high ceiling heights give the versatile rooms a sense of home away from private/residential projects aesthetic.
Each of the accommodation options is offered in varying sizes and diverse configurations. ‘The nicer room’ opens onto a terrace, while ‘the bigger room’ is a duplex-style loft with a terrace.
Redefining the art of travel, the hotel is home to a plethora of quaint dining, entertainment, and shopping options including Central Mall and UE Square Mall. The hotel entrance features a private driveway with two odd (and slightly suggestive) looking objects that are supposedly peanuts.
As you walk into M Social Singapore, you will notice how relaxed and trendy the hotel lobby looks. Staff people are energetic and eager to make you feel at home. One of the concepts of M Social Singapore is to create an accommodation style that is unique and informal enough to make you feel right at home.
Philippe Starck is synonymous with the cult of the boutique hotel. But what of his latest project — M Social Singapore — a newly- opened lifestyle hotel? Decorated with Starck’s creations, the mix-match of interior spaces have been purposely established to differentiate the experience of each program. There’s a mix of styles, pattern, materials, colours and textures that enriches the overall design, making this hospitality project a must see.