A harmonious blend of timeless heritage with modern luxury
Singapore, 1 October 2019 – Located in Singapore’s downtown Civic and Cultural District is the architectural gem, once discreetly known as Capitol Building and Stamford House, about which many locals fondly reminisce. After years of meticulous restoration by acclaimed architects and updated with refreshing modern touches by famed interior designers, its glories have been revived as a luxury haven - The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore. Opened on 1 October 2018, The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore is an oasis of tranquillity in the heart of the city underscored by its signature bespoke hospitality.
A Premier Address
The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore is nestled at the centre of the continually revitalised luxury heritage lifestyle destination, Capitol Singapore – encompassing an exclusive 39-unit residential tower, a premium retail mall, and the legendary Capitol Theatre. It is a perfect starting point to explore the city, where access is effortless via sheltered connectivity from City Hall MRT station, with entertainment and lifestyle options, as well as dynamic landmarks and art venues, also within close proximity.
Contemporary Design with Victorian and Art Deco influences
Beautifully restored, The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore features a design that stays true to the buildings’ colonial art deco and Victorian aesthetics while stylishly capturing contemporary beauty and elegance to be a true masterpiece.
Each design element infuses homely warmth into the space while giving the feeling of understated grandeur, underscoring its stately past. Precise lines and geometric shapes are a recurring design theme, a nod to the art deco style of the early 20th century – when Capitol Building was first built. Travertine limestone columns, high-gloss piano rosewood lacquered finishes and Italian marble floors showcase the richness and opulence of Victorian design and are beautifully juxtaposed against muted warm tones, lightly embossed champagne-coloured wallpaper and the integration of Chengal wood flooring from the original building.
High corniced ceilings, dramatic archways and grand windows offer sweeping views of the city and an abundance of natural light that shifts with the day, lending an almost ethereal glow to the space. Lamps and cornices in each room have a patterned design – customised to represent the scales of Singapore’s mascot, the Merlion, in a subtle tribute to the nation.
The Kempinski Experience
Upon entering The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore, a luxurious residential living is beheld. Be greeted by the Lady in Red – a signature Kempinski brand ambassador, who embodies a dedication to impeccable personal service and superb hospitality, representing the epitome of European timeless elegance.
The 155 guestrooms and suites are each marked by intricate detailing and light-filled high- ceiling interiors. Spanning almost 50 unique room configurations, forgoing the typical unit-oriented hotel typology, each area is thoughtfully-designed, working cohesively within these conservation structures. In all eight room categories, guests can expect spacious living spaces, including a luxurious bathroom with free-standing, deep-soaking bath, Sonos audio system, a generous work desk area, complimentary non-alcoholic beverages from the minibar, complimentary WiFi, and much more.
Wellness and Relaxation
The ultimate retreat awaits at The Spa, where the fusion of modern therapies and traditional Asian massages has been fine-tuned to blissful perfection. In-room spa treatments are also available for a truly indulgent experience.
Fitness enthusiasts can maintain a workout regime at a gym kitted out with state-of-the- art TechnoGym equipment, or simply lounge back for a refreshing afternoon break at the outdoor saltwater relaxation pool – a quiet escape ideal for a relaxing dip, or a moment to rejuvenate.
The Address of Exclusivity
The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore offers event spaces that can be delicately tailored for groups of varied sizes, from an intimate gathering with 12 guests in the charming Private Room, to 220 guests in a theatre-style setting in the elegant Atelier. The latter is situated on Floor 4 of the hotel, and features striking pitched ceilings, and an 18-metre hand-painted Chinoiserie designer wallpaper by de Gournay of vibrant, balanced and contrasting colours that create an aura of happiness and joy. Celebratory galas and cocktail parties commence at the pre-function area for 120 guests, with an open show kitchen for an interactive dose of theatre.
The selection of culinary treasures at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore centres around high-quality products, creative techniques and an exceptional selection of wines and spirits – reflecting the brand’s origin as a wine merchant in the 19th century. This includes the signature restaurant 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung, by the renowned Michelin chef Alvin Leung, which features his favourite Asian flavours reimagined for a modern palate; The Bar at 15 Stamford for the enjoyment of a wide range of cocktail classics and bespoke collections highlighting rum and chocolates; Lobby Lounge, an intimate setting for afternoon tea, Berthold Delikatessen, a cafe-style venue with an assortment of German breads, pastries and gourmet coffee; and Frieda, presenting a reinterpretation of traditional German cuisine with Austrian influences in its botanical-themed setting.
The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore is located at 15 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178906.