Story by Amy Cassell
Originally appeared in the January 2016 issue of Virtuoso Life
’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.
ABOVE AND BEYOND
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.
ROOM TO BOOK
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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