Furama City Centre unveils new lobby concept designed by Classroom

Key changes include new flooring, carpet inlays, new reception and lounge area, and a new façade for Tiffany Café & Restaurant.

In Singapore's Chinatown, close to the Central Business District, Furama City Centre has launched its newly refurbished main and lower lobby. Designers Lisa Yun and Lee Yong Hoe were involved in the renovation.

Key changes include new flooring, carpet inlays, new reception and lounge area, and a new façade for Tiffany Café & Restaurant, the hotel’s main restaurant. The new lobby was also fitted with completely new lighting.

Designed by Classroom, the first phase of the renovation focused the hotel lobby, while the second will create a new look for guestrooms.

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The interiors incorporate design elements inspired by the property’s Chinatown location. According to Yun, when the design team renovated the lobby of the property, they were faced with a unique situation wherein the main entrance of the hotel is not on the same level as the main lobby. The design team, therefore, decided to construct an island reception counter in the center of the lobby, and install prominent new lighting to create focal points. The lobby also used a contemporary color palette, as well as timbers as wall panels. The newly designed lounge area was similarly decorated with brightly colored swan chairs.

Furama City Centre is part of Furama International Hotel.

 

 

 

 

 

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