The Vibe: A minimalist’s dream in black and white.
The Area: Chinatown.
The DNA: Taking up a row of six conservation shophouses in Chinatown’s historic Mosque Street, the 46-room Hotel Mono is the work of local studio, Spacedge Designs. Owing to the peculiarities of the original floor plans, no two rooms are the same – save, that is, for a common black and white theme that’s anchored by a black metal bar that loops through each room and doubles as a light fixture, coat hanger and graphic installation. Even Eero Arnio’s red-lined ’Ball’ chair has been reupholstered in black fabric.
Suite-Me-Up: The Loft Room at 35m2 is the largest of Mono’s accommodations which come in studio, twin, double and family configurations.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 46 rooms (11.5-35m2) (124-377 sq ft) • hotel opened: March 2017 • interior design: Spacedge Designs • street parking • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk