Hot Properties: The Patina, Capitol Singapore

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Sleek interiors at The Patina, Capitol Singapore.

Hotel Preview 2016

A pair of historic buildings find new life as The Patina, Capitol Singapore.

A Stamford Suite and (below) a Capitol Room bathroom.

Story by Amy Cassell
Originally appeared in the January 2016 issue of Virtuoso Life.
Singapore’s historic Capitol Building and the adjacent Stamford House have found new life as a 157-room hotel; set to open in early 2016, it will anchor the Capitol Singapore retail and residential development. “Singapore’s historic buildings are so beautiful,” says New York City-based advisor Erina Pindar, “and what the Patina has done to bring them back is very exciting.” The buildings’ facades remain – meticulously restored by architect Richard Meier – complemented inside by clean lines and dark-wood accents as conceived by the late Indonesian designer Jaya Ibrahim.
Patina’s “360° Concierge” philosophy means that every employee is a hotel ambassador. Staff are hired based on personal interests, which are logged in a database, so when you ask for the neighborhood’s best cup of coffee, for example, you won’t get tips from a tea drinker.
Peruvian cuisine throws its flavors into the country’s culinary melting pot at Eru, with one of Singapore’s first ceviche bars and standout lomo saltado – stir-fried beef tenderloin with rice and yellow-potato fries.
One of the 16 Stamford Suites in the three-story Stamford House, featuring modern furniture and brass light fixtures and showcasing original details from the 1905 Victorian-style building, such as high ceilings, paned windows, and chengal-wood floors. Stamford House rooms include a 24-hour stay, regardless of check-in time.

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