The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore
is a cozy complex spanning three historic buildings.
Coming home every night felt like returning to a genteel
apartment building: low-rise, serene, discreet.

For this month’s ‘Checking In’ feature, Deputy Editor of Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia, Jeninne Lee-St. John, spent a decadent weekend at The Capitol Kempinski Singapore, the “long-awaited hotel [located] within two heritage buildings in the historic center of Singapore.”  Constructed between both “Stamford House…built in 1904 in Venetian Renaissance style…and the neoclassical Capitol Building [that] went up next door 26 years later…the delicately restored conjoined property soft-launched last year and, now finally fully open, is a sterling lesson in how to preserve a place’s original spirit while saturating it with the soft simplicity that defines modern luxury.”

Explore more of Singapore’s conservation hotels at Six Senses Duxton, the Anouska Hempel-designed heritage property that I photographed for T+L‘s August 2018 issue.

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