These days tourists are looking for a more “authentic” experience. To cater to such types, entrepreneurs are setting up boutique hotels in the grungier and less well-known areas of famous cities. Take the Wanderlust Hotel for instance. It’s located in a converted schoolhouse in Singapore’s Little India district: a hodge-podge of shops, temples, and warehouses far away from the usual tourist haunts.
Despite the adage, it’s not all about location because the interior of the hotel has each floor designed by a different design firm. When the award-winning designers asked the owner what kind of aesthetic he had in mind he replied with a wave of the hand, “just make it fun and crazy”. Check these pics to see what they came up with. Personally, I just love the wall-mounted typewriter on the third floor. When you stay you will be assigned a “Guest Experience Ambassador”, in other words, a local to recommend the best places to go and enjoy during your stay.