Singapore’s first Mondrian hotel will open in the city’s Duxton Hill neighbourhood in early 2023, reports hospitality group Accor.
This news comes on the heels of Accor’s recent announcement regarding its planned venture with Ennismore, which will see the creation of one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing lifestyle and entertainment operators set to include Mondrian hotels.
The property, which is being developed by Craig Road Property Holdings, will combine historic architecture from Singapore’s centuries-old shophouses with a new build of modern, contemporary influences. When complete, it will offer 300 guestrooms and suites, a restaurant, a lounge, and a rooftop bar.
“We are thrilled to bring the iconic Mondrian brand to Singapore’s Duxton Hill neighbourhood. Mondrian is a natural fit for a global destination like Singapore,” said Chadi Farhat, chief operating officer, sbe. “The property will provide a cultural hub of food and beverage experiences for locals and travellers alike. Mondrian Singapore will be more than a hotel; it will be a destination.”
Sun You Ning, director, Craig Road Property Holdings, said that the company is excited to debut the Mondrian brand in Southeast Asia and Singapore with Accor. “Mondrian Singapore will provide guests an opportunity to stay in the heart of Duxton Hill, a vibrant heritage conservation area surrounded by Michelin-starred eateries, award-winning bars, and iconic retail stores—all within walking distance to the Central Business District,” he explained.
DP Architects and Studio Carter are collaborating on the design of Singapore’s first Mondrian hotel. The property will feature a lower three-storey building in a contemporary take on the famous Singapore “shophouse” building style. It will have a terracotta roof and colonial-style window shutters and will include the hotel’s premier guest accommodations in loft suites.
The hotel will then be expanded with a new, contemporary tower housing the majority of the hotel’s guestrooms as well as a rooftop pool and bar and signature restaurant. An urban oasis landscape deck—a reminder of Singapore’s designation as the “Garden City”—will unite the two buildings.
In addition to the rooftop pool, the hotel will also feature a speakeasy bar with a hidden entrance. sbe subsidiary Dakota Development will provide design management services for the project.
Since its acquisition of sbe’s hotel brands, Accor has ramped up the expansion of Mondrian properties. In the last few months, Accor has announced the openings of the Mondrian Shoreditch London (UK) in Q2 2021, the Mondrian Bordeaux and Mondrian Cannes (France) in 2022, and the Mondrian Gold Coast (Australia) in 2023. It expects to announce soon the development of Mondrian properties in the Dominican Republic, Germany, the Maldives, Puerto Rico, Switzerland, Thailand, and Vietnam.