New Majestic Hotel
The New Majestic Hotel was intended to appeal to a niche market which appreciates the rich history of Chinatown and desires the high-culture experience it can offer.
Its owner was keen for its unusual concept to be its main draw. The 30 rooms in the New Majestic feature an exciting array of designs. You can find floor-to-ceiling mirrors in some rooms, aquarium-like bathtubs in the middle of some, four-poster beds suspended by poles from the ceiling in others, and even a garden terrace with an outdoor tub.
This eclectic range is the confluence of the work of various artists and designers from different ndustries. Five of Singapore’s most established designers customised five of the hotel’s suites. The hotel’s owner explains that “the whole idea of design for me was very collaborative. I wanted to involve as many creative people as possible from many, many different fields”. The company in charge of the overall design reveals that “the brief was hotel designs for the future. We conceptualised the brief with the consideration of the new generation of Singaporean hotel user who see hotels as places to party, addressing the way people live”.
The hotel has drawn a steady stream of enthralled guests. In 2006, it was listed by Condé Naste Traveller as one of the world’s most hospitable hotels.