The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore shines as the centerpiece of a larger property development that encompasses a theater, a shopping mall, and a condominium. This hotel is the product of meticulous restoration and renovation efforts that transformed two heritage properties located in the bustling Central Business District.
The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore Location
The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore sits in the heart of the Civic and Cultural District, offering a convenient location for both business and leisure travelers. The hotel is adjacent to The National Museum of Singapore, the city's oldest museum, and The National Gallery, which houses an extensive collection of modern art from Singapore and Southeast Asia. Guests can reach the City Hall MRT station in just five minutes on foot and access Orchard Road with just a few stops on the MRT or a 20-30 minute leisurely walk. The Marina Bay area is just a short 10-minute taxi ride away.
In addition to its prime location, The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore is part of a larger development that includes a theatre, shopping mall, and condominium. The hotel is the result of a meticulous restoration and renovation of two heritage properties in the Central Business District, combining historic charm with modern luxury. Whether you're exploring the city's cultural offerings or conducting business in the CBD, The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore offers an exceptional base for your stay.
The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore Design
The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore is situated within a vast lifestyle complex comprising a shopping mall, a theatre, a luxury hotel and high-end residential apartments. The hotel, located within the former Capitol Building (built in 1933) and Stamford House (built in 1904), has been meticulously restored to retain the buildings' colonial Art Deco and Victorian renaissance facades. The interiors, designed by Pritzker Prize Architecture Laureate Richard Meier, exude a homely grandeur with opulent touches, including Italian marble floors, Travertine limestone columns, and hand-cut rock crystal chandeliers.
Located in Singapore's bustling Civic and Cultural District, The Capitol Kempinski Hotel is within walking distance of The National Museum of Singapore and The National Gallery, home to one of the largest collections of Southeast Asian modern art. The City Hall MRT station is just a five-minute walk away, providing easy access to the rest of the city, including the popular Orchard Road shopping district and the Marina Bay area, which is a short 10-minute taxi ride away.
The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore Amenities
For a hotel that's part of a larger lifestyle destination, The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore has a surprisingly intimate feel. The boutique facilities on offer match this vibe perfectly. Take the hotel spa, for example, with just three treatment rooms and an expertly trained therapist offering a range of treatments, including the Singapore Massage and Lifting Facial. The smallish gym is accessible 24/7, and there's even an outdoor saltwater relaxation pool to take a dip in.
The 'Lady in Red', who is said to be a signature Kempinski brand ambassador, is always on hand to assist with anything you may need, including check-in. Our experience with her was pleasant, but we didn't interact with her beyond check-in and requesting a bottle of water. While there was supposed to be a welcome drink upon arrival, we somehow missed out on this.
The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore Rooms
The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore boasts 157 guestrooms and suites, spread over eight room categories and 50 configurations, each uniquely designed with original Chengal wood flooring, high-corniced ceilings, and polished Italian marble coffee tables. The former Stamford House wing features taller ceilings than the Capitol Building wing. Despite the lack of views from the grand windows, the spacious rooms are a rarity in Singapore, offering deep-soaking bathtubs in most rooms. Standard room amenities include a Nespresso machine, complimentary non-alcoholic minibar drinks, a Sonos sound system, a cable-free iPhone charging base, and luxurious bath products from Salvatore Ferragamo's Tuscan Soul line.
The hotel's boutique facilities include a spa with three treatment rooms, a small but 24-hour accessible gym, and an outdoor salt-water relaxation pool. The signature Kempinski brand ambassador, the "Lady in Red," is available for assistance during check-in and beyond, although some guests may have limited interaction with her. While there were supposed to be welcome drinks upon arrival, some guests may miss out.
The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore Dining
The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore offers various dining concepts, including a Lobby Lounge that serves afternoon tea and evening cocktails, The Bar, which boasts over 250 labels of rum and offers rum-centric cocktails, and The Wine Lounge that caters to wine appreciation. Additionally, there is a Kempinski Boutique that retails chocolates and rums. However, during our stay, most of these concepts were not ready.
15 Stamford by Alvin Leung is the hotel's signature restaurant that serves breakfast, which features an East-meets-West buffet of well-made pastries and congee with condiments. The restaurant also offers well-crafted à la carte offerings, such as the eggs Benedict with smoked ham. For lunch and dinner, the restaurant serves a modern Asian menu, combining South East Asian flavours with elements from Alvin Leung's three Michelin-starred restaurant, Bo Innovation in Hong Kong. Try the three-style corn salad in "payt chun" vinaigrette and "har mi" (dried shrimps) linguini.
If you're looking for more dining options, head to The Capitol Piazza where Food Republic Capitol serves wallet-friendly local food, including Guan's Mee Pok. Alternatively, take a short stroll to the National Gallery and indulge in exquisite French cuisine at the two Michelin-starred Odette by Chef Julien Royer or Peranakan food at National Kitchen by Violet Oon.
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