Capella Singapore: Evocative. Discreet. Guest-Centered

Posted 4th May 2018

Minutes from Singapore’s city center, and a world apart, the Capella Singapore on Sentosa Island is the brand’s first hotel in Asia. A haven that blends seclusion, colonial charm, and modern luxury, it features cool, refined interiors that harmoniously and perfectly complement the hotel brand’s signature, standard-setting, and personalized service.

With 112 rooms, suites, villas and manors, the Capella is perfectly sized to deliver on the exquisitely personal guest experience that the hotel brand seeks to create. Says Michael Luible, the hotel’s general manager, “Our guests are invited to determine the experiences they desire, and we will do everything to facilitate them.”

“Our guests are invited to determine the experiences they desire, and we will do everything to facilitate them.”

A tranquil respite from a busy world, the Capella put the guest squarely in the center — of the environment and the experience. The architecture, by Foster & Partners, gives prominence to the landscape, the ocean views, and the property’s historic former military buildings. The interiors, a dramatic and elegant distillation of the regional aesthetic, quietly reinforce that the guest has entered an environment that puts them – their comfort, enjoyment, and desires – at the center.

Offering what the Telegraph describes as “a luxury of space that is unrivalled in Singapore,” the interiors fuse touches of Asia, contemporary design, and Jaya Ibrahim’s trademark attention to detail. Exuding character at every turn, it speaks in low, soothing tones – never drawing undue attention to itself.

Inspired by its location along the age-old spice routes, the guest rooms feature clean lines and dark wood furnishings. Wall panels swathed in gray linen provide texture, and offer guests the sensation of being gently cocooned. The overall effect is singular: modern, but evocative; inspired, but tactile and tangible; spacious and light-filled, but grounded in detail and spot-on service. A rare blend in any part of the world, but especially welcome in contrast to the bustling city.


4th May 2018






  • interiors
  • luxury hospitality