Looking for a place to stay that isn’t smack-dab in the middle of the city centre? Housed on the site of a former police station, Hotel Indigo’s location in the residential district of Katong puts guests within easy walking distance of traditional eateries, local shops and heritage walking tours. The boutique hotel’s décor draws heavily on the neighbourhood’s heritage; Peranakan-inspired mosaic tiles, murals, furniture and motifs abound throughout its 131 guest rooms – some of which include bathtubs – and public spaces. There’s also a rooftop infinity pool, a 24-hour fitness centre and an on-site Peranakan-themed restaurant called Baba Chews.
In a nod to its surrounding neighbourhood’s Peranakan (or Straits Chinese) heritage, this new hotel comes with design elements like batik-printed pillows, patterned floor tiles and coffee tables upcycled from old-school Carrom boards.