Hôtel Vagabond‘s Salon opened on Saturday 12 September 2015. The Vagabond Salon is a modern interpretation of a Parisian salon.
This new luxury boutique hotel is located in Little India at 39 Syed Alwi Road. Owned by Garcha Hotels by Satinder Garcha and a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, Hotel Vagabond is designed by Jacques Garcia who is best-known for his design of Hotel Costes in Paris, Hotel Danieli in Venice, Hotel Mamounia in Marrakech and most recently Nomad in New York.
Hôtel Vagabond Guestrooms
There are 41 guestrooms with the largest rooms on the highest floors including the two-bedroom Vagabond Suite and two Artist Ateliers each fitted with space-saving Murphy beds.
You can expect a good sleep with the luxurious Egyptian cotton sheets from Italy and Goose down pillows. You can also watch a selection of in-house films and coffee from the in-room Nespresso coffee machine. Luxuriate in Etro bathroom amenities and smell fabulous.
Singapore’s newest hotel is housed in a traditional art deco ‘shophouse’ building. It features original red shutters and a veranda with an iconic frontage that transports you back to the past amongst a contrasting contemporary and distinctive interior.
Enter Hotel Vagabond and Garcia’s signature style becomes evident. Six gold-leaf Banyan trees are hand-crafted in Jaipur. You can expect decadent and most luxurious finishes here. Look out for the Lalanne-inspired Rhino reception desk and a golden monkey designed by French sculptor Franck Le Ray.
Room rates at Hôtel Vagabond start from S$300 for a standard room to S$900 for the Vagabond Suite. The guestrooms will be open for booking later this month.
Hôtel Vagabond and the Arts
Satinder Garcha has selected each piece of the carefully curated art collection personally. One featured artist is Julia Calfee who is particularly known for her iconic photographs depicting the glamour and excess of New York’s Chelsea Hotel, a gathering place for artists, musicians and celebrities. Other artists featured include Marco Brambilla, Michel Platnic, Marcos Lopez and Leon Ferrari.
Hôtel Vagabond is the first luxury boutique hotel in Singapore with an Artist in Residence programme. Two Artist Atelier rooms will host local and international artists for a period of up to three months, in exchange for sharing their creativity with guests and leaving an artwork behind for the hotel.
Guests may mingle with resident artists over cocktails or dine alongside a live fashion show, watch an independent film or listen to a live jazz quartet.
Wine and Dine at Hôtel Vagabond
Fifth Quarter, a collaboration between Satinder Garcha and restauranteur Loh Lik Peng, together with Vagabond Bar, conceptualised by renowned drinks collective Proof & Co, will provide the Vagabond Salon an unforgettable dining experience. The salon takes up 5,000 square foot of space and is decorated with luxurious interiors and thick red velvet curtains. The space can be transformed into an event space for up to 250 guests. Fifth Quarter’s menu features a diverse selection of meats from a rum-cured pork belly, a salt & pepper tripe to charcuterie selection of salami, salsiccia, lardo and coppa. Premium cuts of meat will be grilled at the Josper using a combination of binchotan and mesquite wood chips.
Vagabond Bar offers handcrafted cocktails, artisan spirits and wines, and a curated collection of rare and exotic teas and coffees. Helmed by award-winning international bartender Mauricio Allende, Vagabond Bar is the place to be to enjoy craftsmanship and a generous measure of theatre.
Satinder Garcha’s Garcha Hotels is a new luxury hotel collection. It intends to launch more properties within three years in Singapore and Santiago, Chile over the next two years. Blakes Singapore is slated to open in 2016 while Murray House, Singapore will open in 2017 and Garcha Hotel & Club Santiago in 2017.
Each hotel will be unique with their own personality and will reflect its surrounding to create authentic experiences to shape the neighbourhoods it is located in.