The Hotel Fort Canning, a hill-top hotel designed by DP Architects Pte Ltd is located in Singapore. The success of the restoration process encouraged the designers to continue in the same vein throughout the project, returning all of the interiors to their original splendour. Columns were stripped of their non period cladding and repaired, as were the original beams. Yet, the most miraculous restorations took place on the grand stairs, analogous to a tree canopy; now look as they would have done 100 years ago.
The room interiors are tastefully decorated in a warm colour palette and accented with champagne gold, and designer furniture from Poltrona Frau. The glass framed verandas in the premium suites enclose a cosy sitting area as a modern re-interpretation of the serambi. This space offers guests an elegantly framed view of the city or a calming sea of lush greenery. Facing the serambi is the bathroom, with its glass framed conservation doors which separate it from the main living space whilst also reinstating the gentility of the room’s colonial past.