The Hotel 1929 is a classic boutique hotel located in the heart of vibrant Keong Saik Road, consisting of fiver conservation shop-houses built in, as one can guess, 1929. Its pride lies in the selection of unusual and classic chairs from the owner’s private collection – almost like a museum of chairs. Some highlights include a Joseph Hoffman ‘Kubus’ sofa designed in 1910, vintage Eames LCW and DCW chairs dating from 1946, Arne Jacobsen ‘Swan’ and ‘Egg’ chairs, a pair of Poul Vaoulther ‘Corona’ chairs, vintage Pierre Paulin ‘Tulip’ chairs, a Hans Wagner ‘Bear’ chair and the Verner Panton chair.

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Catered more towards the eccentric hearts, those who have a sense of adventure and a liking towards retro and vintage, guests may find themselves in awe of the sense of history the corridors evoke, with a wide showcase of B&W archival photos of olden-day Singapore, from the early 20th century. The icing of the cake, is that the hotel is now also protected as a ‘conservation’ building, preserved for its historical architecture, something that is becoming increasingly rare in the modern urban Singapore.

Another unique feature of the hotel is that it has 32 individually designed rooms, decked in a mix of classic designer and retro vintage furniture. Guests can be promised that no two rooms are alike, and this includes everything from the furnishing and beds, to the clear glass bathrooms.

There are also two specially designed suites, the Terrace Suites, featuring private rooftop verandas with outdoor bathtubs. This is set in tropical roof gardens that overlook the bright lights and bustling streets of charming Chinatown.

The hotel’s facilities/amenities include the cozy and spacious open-air patio at the second floor, perfect for guests to chill to wind down after a long day walking around the busy Singapore.

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The hotel is located a 5-minute away from the Chinatown MRT station, and a 20-minute drive from Changi airport. The location is rather strategic, with plenty of food sources within the vicinity. The Chinatown Complex is close by, and Singapore’s popular Chinatown attraction, the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum is only 5 minutes away.

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Guests can be assured to have a one-of-a-kind experience lodging at this whimsical hotel which ingeniously assimilates a sense of nostalgia and culture into the heart of an urban city that never sleeps.

By: Marcus Chia

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