Rendezvous Hotel Singapore: Where Art Comes to Life
Ever wished you could spend the night at a museum? Short of sneaking around security officers (and close-circuit cameras!) to live out your childhood fantasy, a stay at Rendezvous Hotel Singapore might just be the closest alternative. Incorporating artistic offerings right into its interior design, this arts-inspired hotel by Far East Hospitality will have you thinking that you’ve checked into a gallery.
Part of the ‘Hood
Drawing influences from the arts enclave of Bras Basah where it is located, Rendezvous Hotel’s colonial-era façade reflects the heritage of the area. This area, which once used to be Singapore’s European quarter, is now home to the nation’s most renowned museums, monuments and art institutions. If you’re wondering how a hotel would fit in amongst all these landmarks, you’ll only have to step inside Rendezvous to find out. In the hotel is a proud collection of paintings, sculptures and interactive art produced by artists from around the world. Prepare your eyes for a visual feast!
Art is All Around
Every hotel welcomes its guests with a cheery reception and Rendezvous does so through art. Walk through the main doors of the hotel and you’ll see a wall feature of acrylic butterflies in different shapes, sizes and colours pieced together.
As you enter the lobby, it’s hard to miss the gigantic LED pillar that softly glows with changing colours that signify the ebb and flow of emotions. Fans of mixed media art will love the striking bust by the concierge, made up of shiny metal and stitched porcelain pieces.
The Rendezvous Connection
Of course, this hotel is not just about the aesthetics. Rendezvous weaves technology into its infrastructure in a major way, to cater to the needs of the modern traveller. Every single one of its 298 rooms has a sleek LCD interactive television screen, broadband, and WiFi, so you’re always just a few clicks away from showing off your stay on social media. Left your mobile devices at home? Fret not. Pick up an iPad Air from the lobby to do quick research on the places you’re planning to explore before you head out for the day!
Living Amongst Art
For the full gallery experience, book a Club room on the 9th, 10th or 11th storey of the hotel. Just like how each hall at an art gallery exhibits a different type of art, these Club rooms are designed in three distinct themes of Peranakan, Retro and Performing Arts.
Retro Club Room
From wall pictures depicting daily of Baba and Nonya life in the Peranakan room, to vivid prints featuring daily scenes from Singapore of the 1950s and 60s in the Retro room, to Oscar Wilde quotes on the headboard of the Performing Arts room, it’s all a matter of choosing one that suits your taste!
Performing Arts Club Room
When it’s time to unwind, head to The Library on the ground floor of Rendezvous Hotel and select a title from its spread of art, design and travel publications. Once again, the hotel’s artistic flair is not lost at this smart and edgy space that doubles up as a bar.
Sink back into one of the arm chairs shaped like large performance masks, and admire animated art displayed across the plasma television screens.
Come to Rendezvous Hotel to fulfil a childhood dream and leave feeling inspired. Lose yourself in its proud showcase of art pieces and let your imagination take flight.