Hotel Mono is a striking new landmark in the historic Chinatown area in Singapore, the result of an extensive refurbishment of six early-1900s conservation shophouses. Once a rundown budget hotel, the independent hotel now radiates with a minimalist, yet assertive design language.
The hotel’s design was conceptualized to appeal to young social- media-savvy travelers who place a high value on design in their choice of accommodations, and this proposition is backed by affordable room prices.
The hotel occupies a row of six conservation shophouses, which have been completely transformed in an extensive refurbishment by local firm Spacedge Designs.
“We want to provide value-for-money accommodations with a five-star service experience,” says general manager Glenn Quah. Besides the chic and comfortable design-led interiors, guests enjoy better quality beddings, bathroom amenities and more spacious rooms, for prices comparable to the budget accommodations in the same area.
Hotel Mono was also conceptualized as a hip retreat for design-savvy travelers (and locals) – guests who appreciate original and exceptional design concepts. A bold and contemporary design language is applied throughout the hotel, and every room features a seamless metal bar that traverses the space like a line drawn in air, functioning as a light fixture, coat hanger and sculpture. Due to the unique architecture of the shophouse units, no two rooms are identical, and each room exhibits its own unique character. The hotel’s name is truly a validation of these bold and original design concepts.
Prices at the 46-room hotel start at just $160 USD a night for a Double room, and are under $300 USD a night for Family rooms, which can sleep four.
all images courtesy of Hotel Mono