Using a modern palette of black and white, the Hotel Mono turns six historicl shophouses into boutique accommodations in the heart of Singapore. Their 46 rooms continue the clean contemporary design found on the exterior facade, but also retain the building’s architectural heritage. Accommodations range from singles to more spacious studios, featuring rain showers and custom King Koil beds. Conveniently located in Chinatown, the hotel is just a short walk from the Arts and Civic District, the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, and some of the city’s best restaurants, bars, shops, and cafes.
Skipping the front desk at check-in used to be a VIP-level perk. At Philly’s Lokal Hotel, it’s the norm. Promising “invisible service” for all who stay in its six apartment-style suites, it uses automated codes instead of a traditional front desk, and in-room iPads to access amenities like food and grocery delivery. The rooms themselves have full kitchens, clawfoot tubs, and mid-century furnishings, which match well with the building’s raw, industrial feel and the curated books and artwork.
Heidi’s Bridge / Lokal Hotel