the club, singapore boutique hotel, distillery, hotel, staycation
Image: The Club

The Club is no longer the monochromatic, avant-garde boutique hotel of before. A revamp by local design firm Distillery, and the addition of three F&B venues has introduced warmth and colour into the space, from tan leather seats in the lobby to purple silk walls in The Disgruntled Chef.

Let's start with Mr and Mrs Maxwell, a cafe bar that functions as the conceirge area. As "the living room of the hotel", it has plush three-seater sofas and armchairs (custom-made by Distillery) and fresh blooms, conjuring an intimate setting. Eclectic items, such as taxidermy ducklings on vintage spools, fill the Club's Cabinet of Curiosities, making the space feel like you've stepped into the home of an eccentric collector.

Upstairs, the 18 standard rooms and two suites are decorated in Mid-Century Modern style, and given a formal elegance with dark grey wainscoting on the walls. The grey, white and brown of the interiors are energised with pops of mustard in soft furnishings such as upholstery and carpets. Like the rest of the hotel, the rooms are designed to provide a welcoming atmosphere.

the club, distillery, boutique hotel, ann siang hill, staycation
Image: The Club

The Distillery team has also curated a great selection of design and art for the hotel. For instance, the De Gournay wallpaper Deco Monkeys on Level 1, the Etcetera seats by Swedish designer Jan Ekselius on Level 2, and paintings such as the avian portraits by Leila Jeffries Finch.

For dinner, head to The Disgruntled Chef on the ground floor for a shared-plates experience. The dark green leather booth seats and black marble bar counter are a change from the casual setting of its Dempsey venue. And don't miss Tiger's Milk, the first Peruvian bar in Singapore with a rooftop al fresco area dressed with colourful walls and printed wool throws, a nod to Peru's textile culture. Bar B28, the only establishment to retain its space at The Club, has been given a luxury update with its high-back leather chairs and black marble tables.