wanderlust (noun) \ˈwän-dər-ˌləst\ – an irresistibly strong desire or an impulse to travel far away and explore different places.
Wanderlust is a left-field and totally experimental boutique hotel set to draw madcap voyagers and curious travellers to its doorstep. Located in Little India – a bustling cultural enclave where Indian immigrants once settled, and the building was originally an old school built it 1920s. With four thematic levels of 29 rooms by award winning Singapore design agencies, each group was given full creative freedom. — Wanderlust
August 7, 2010 4-IN-WANDERLUST
The Straits Times – Life! – Boutique hotelier Loh Lik Peng gave Chinatown a hip designer touch when he opened 1929 in 2003 and New Majestic Hotel in 2006. Now, he is hoping to do the same to Little India, Wanderlust (below), in Dickson Road. There are 29 rooms in the four-story building, which was previously Hong Wen School and later the Buddhist Welfare Association. But no fewer than four design firms got involved in its design.
Level 2 – Eccentricity by :phunk Studio
Colours everything from the walls to the neon lights and the rainbow corridor leads to a outdoor deck with a customised mosaic-tiled jacuzzi.
Level 3 – Is it just Black and White by DP Architects
Walk across the black corridor and enter into the contrasting white rooms to discover Origami and Pop-Art works.
Level 4 – Creature Comforts by fFurious
Get cosy with friendly monsters in each room that presents a different vibe and be assured of a fantasy-filled experience.
Checked out of Wanderlust with a heavy heart especially after having just toured the other rooms. OTW to check in Fort Canning Hotel #fb—
JAN SHIM (@janshim) March 26, 2011
Lobby Level – Industrial Glam by Asylum
A juxtaposition of the surrounding’s setting and contemporary design.
Having French at Little India might sound like a dodgy idea, but not if it’s at Cocotte. If you’ve found Wanderlust, you won’t miss Cocotte (pronounced koh-kote). This intimate restaurant uses Le Creuset cookware to present some of their tasty traditional French fare (and perhaps up the ante on French authenticity). But fear not, the fare presented to us was hearty, honest and as colourful as the pots they were served in. — Luann Alphonso | August Man, Sept 2010