With Naumi, a chic boutique hotel situated in the very heart of Singapore, the goal was to design something that would not only flirt with its guests, but would also become a place for them to kid around with each other.
A sense of caring and communication can be felt everywhere in this hotel which houses 73 stylishly artful guestrooms, several fully-equipped meeting and event spaces, the new destination restaurant Table by Rang Mahal, and a re-designed infinity pool offering spectacular views of the Singapore skyline. The hotel’s interiors have only recently been renovated by the multi-disciplinary design studio, White Jacket.
The inviting and highly sophisticated rooms feature designer furnishings, functional work desks with built in phone chargers, seven layer bedding in 400 thread-count Egyptian Cotton, premium bath amenities from the Australian brand SOAK Superfood Skincare, complimentary high-speed WiFi, Apple TV’s AirPlay Mirroring which allows guests to screen what’s on their Apple devices to the television, and above all a complimentary well-stocked mini bar.
Other highlights include complimentary liquor shots from 4.30pm to 6.30pm in the lobby for all hotel guests as well as sound-proofed rooms designed by a Parisian acoustic expert to ensure a great night’s sleep.
Naumi is an inviting and playful spot of joy, a hotel that allows you to let your hair down in the utmost of comfort and as a first in the field of hospitality it also pays special attention to the need of any traveller seeking additional privacy. The hotel has actually dedicated an entire floor to such guests by adding an extra security entry door that can only be accessed by guests staying on Level 3.
Modern furniture by B&B Italia, Poltrona Frau, Zanotta, Tom Dixon and Artemide and floor-to-ceiling windows come together to create a contemporary, relaxed space. Specially commissioned art pieces, such as a six-foot tall spray painted policeman by graffiti artist Tr853-1, dot the spaces, making it one of Singapore’s hippest locations.
This is a hotel which speaks to its guests with messages such as “follow me” “i hide” “Fairway to heaven” “i say go for it”, popping up from its different corners.
A feeling of the hotel actually communicating with you is established; the infectious flippancy in the atmosphere not only serves to brighten up the day of those reading them but also passes on to others around them.
At Naumi, there exists a balance between comfort and sophistication, one that is different from the ubiquitous monochrome, glass-walled hotels that have sprouted in the vicinity. Touches like nature inspired motifs on lamps and elevator interiors and the predominant use of the colour white lends itself to an environment that is airy, fresh and rejuvenating.
Table by Rang Mahal, the hotel’s new all-day dining restaurant in the lobby extends a holistic dining experience by serving up a diverse range of contemporary cuisine with an Indian influence.
Breakfasts which are served here too, are sumptuous apart from being health oriented. Every requirement of the fitness conscious guest’s diet has been considered. Thus you have a healthy corner that not only serves fruit, muesli, yoghurt etc but also offers collagen shots, protein mixes and a variety of vitamin pills. Table also features all day-dining and efficient, speedy bento lunches specially designed for business travellers.
Set amidst the Singapore skyline, Cloud 9, the already famous infinity pool on the top floor has awe-inspiring views and has been redesigned to accommodate 10 to 50 guests. It is a venue just perfect for private events and intimate solemnisations by the pool. Serving up champagne and wine all day long, a refreshing drink by the pool is an experience not to be missed.
Naumi Hotel also offers meeting and event spaces equipped with the best of high-tech AV facilities with flexible configurations for up to 20 guests accompanied by exquisite catering and their hallmark hospitality.
Each space within Naumi invites you to relax and watch time go by while reveling in the one-of-a-kind luxury of its glamorous and exclusive atmosphere. Naumi Hotel originally opened in September 2007 and garnered an enviable list of awards before it closed for refurbishment. It is a part of the Singapore based group of luxury boutique hotels, Naumi Hospitality, which opened its second property Naumi Liora, in November 2012.
This boutique hotel which is an enticing blend of comfort and charm laced with humour may easily be considered as a more than adequate ‘home away from home’ base to embark on a discovery of one of the cleanest and stylish cities of the world – Singapore.
Text By Mala Bajaj
Photographs Courtesy Naumi