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Designer: Ian Schrager and Cap Atelier
On Offer: Just off Singapore’s blockbuster Orchard Road rises the Edition’s first Southeast Asia hotel, tucked within an eye-catching Moshe Safdie building with DP Architects. Its bronze-and-glass facade gives way to a white marble lobby with a gold-leaf domed ceiling and soaring windows cooled by broad louvers and a white Venetian plaster spiral staircase descending to a garden oasis defined by black-tiled pools and timber decking. The building wraps around this courtyard, which also includes a second-floor spa with thermal pools and an ice fountain. Six levels of guest rooms, designed by Ian Schrager and Cap Atelier, rise around the central expanses of tropical foliage, each outfitted with white oak-plank floors and hand-sewn damask throws.
Standout Amenities: Christian Liaigre designed the leather chairs and lamps throughout the pink-velvet Lobby Bar with its rose-colored Calacatta marble pool table, the perfect place for an aperitif before dining at Fysh at Edition, chef Josh Niland’s first restaurant outside of Australia, where seafood and steaks are served among the Antico Verde marble bar and jade velvet banquettes. Duck in a side door for a nightcap at the Yves Klein–blue Punch Room, adorned with a sculptural Eric Schmitt pendant. The main draw is the lavish 141-foot-long pool, its white-tile base revealing an acrylic oculus with views of the courtyard, and the adjacent The Roof bar, all terracotta and sunbeds and tropical nibbles like the Gado Gado salad of fried tempeh, french beans, Belinjau crackers, and a peanut sauce.