Expect all your favourite minimalist Instagrammers to suddenly start holidaying in Singapore. The City in a Garden’s chicest new destination is Hotel Mono, an entirely black and white boutique hotel that needs no filter to cause a stir on your feed.
Set in six historical shop houses on Chinatown’s Mosque Street, Hotel Mono opened its doors in March 2017. Local studio Spacedge Designs opted to mix the striking modern colour palette with the building’s original Rococo windows and characteristic airwells, seamlessly interweaving the culture of traditional Singapore with the city’s urban bustle.
Each of the hotel’s 46 rooms is slightly different, due to the peculiarities of the original floor plan, but nothing about Hotel Mono feels disjointed. The high contrast monochrome theme fills every nook and cranny of the space, down to Eero Arnio’s red-lined ‘Ball’ chair that has been reupholstered in black fabric. A black metal bar loops through each room – one part graphic installation, one part light fixture and coat hanger – further tying the space together.
Hotel Mono’s accommodations range from single rooms to family rooms to studios, all relatively affordable and ready to take a starring role in your vacation selfies. Amenities include flat screen TVs, free high-speed Wi-Fi, luxury spring beds with micro-gel fibre pillows, and even a complimentary mobile phone to use during your stay. Book your visit here.