Two firms combine for Peranakan culture-inspired Hotel Indigo

Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong was designed by Ong & Ong and eco.id.

InterContinental Hotels Group opened Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong, an addition to its Indigo Hotels brand. Designed by Ong & Ong and eco.id, the 131-key hotel has design elements inspired by Peranakan culture as it aims to reflect the history of its neighborhood through its design, food and beverage, amenities and services.

Located in the Joo Chiat neighbourhood in Katong, Singapore’s first Heritage Town, the property integrates a multistory building with the former Joo Chiat Police Station, an architecturally significant heritage building. Design elements includes a wall at the hotel’s reception comprising a collage of Peranakan ceramic patterns and pop-art renditions of water jars. Art murals hang in the guestrooms, while local artisans’ craft products can be found in the pavilion.

Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong’s 30 square meter (323 square foot) guestrooms mirror the structure and flow of a Peranakan home, and have spa-inspired bathrooms with toiletries from Biology Smart Skincare.

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The property has a rooftop infinity pool looking out over the city, and a 24-hour fitness center.

For dining, the property has Baba Chews Bar and Eatery.

 

 

 

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