You're missing out if you haven't been to Hotel Vagabond. Opened very recently in September 2015 and designed by world-renowned architect Jacques Garcia, Hotel Vagabond is a glamorous luxury boutique hotel in Singapore that is best described as a masterpiece.
Situated in Singapore's historic Kampong Glam district, Hotel Vagabond is the first and only hotel in the whole of Asia to feature gorgeous interiors designed by the highly acclaimed French designer Jacques Garcia, who is best known for his design of Hotel Costes in Paris, Hotel Danieli in Venice, and the Nomad in New York. Each room is individually designed in Garcia's renowned Parisian chic style, and you can rest assured that however wild the scene gets outside, your room in Hotel Vagabond will always be a quiet and relaxing sanctuary.
Hotel Vagabond is also tastefully designed to immerse guests in art, food, drink and conversation, and is the first hotel in Singapore to feature an Artist in Residence program. Under the Artist in Residence program, artists are invited to apply for residencies of up to three months, and will have the opportunity to interact with hotel guests and enliven the artistic scene and culture of the hotel.
The heartbeat of Hotel Vagabond is the Vagabond Salon - a modern interpretation of a Parisian salon. There, hotel guests have the opportunity to mingle with resident artists over cocktails, dine amidst a performance, watch an independent film, listen to a jazz quartet, and simply soak in the rich artistic atmosphere of the hotel. Guests can also enjoy a five star dining experience at 5th Quarter, which is run by award-winning Executive Chef Andrew Nocente and which offers exquisite cuisines prepared using traditional methods of curing meats in order to preserve the best natural flavours of the meat. With its luxurious interiors, stunning acoustics, and thick red velvet curtains, the Vagabond Salon also serves as the perfect fully integrated adaptable event space.
In addition, guests can also enjoy wonderful drinks from the Vagabond Bar, which offers an eclectic selection of handcrafted cocktails, artisan spirits and wines, and a carefully handpicked collection of rare and exotic teas and coffees.
Hotel Vagabond is situated in an impeccable location. The historic Kampong Glam district where Hotel Vagabond is located is a perfect place to immerse yourself in, and the hotel even provides specially curated walking maps for guests! The hotel is also conveniently located near an MRT station (Lavender MRT station), and is close to yet another historic district of Singapore, Little India. Furthermore, Hotel Vagabond is only a short car ride away from Marina Bay and Raffles Place, which is the heart of Singapore city.
All in all, Hotel Vagabond is an amazing place with everything you can dream of! It is destined to become a popular mainstay in Singapore's hotel scene, so do check it out and savour it in its pristine splendour before everyone else does!
Contributor: Kevryn Lim
*Image Credits - Hotel Vagabond
Kevryn holds a Masters in Professional Communications and travel blogs for Vanilla Luxury. To satisfy her wanderlust, she spends her free time exploring new places around the world. Follow her adventures on Instagram @kevylicious.