Situated along the historic and picturesque Singapore River, M Social Singapore overlooks the vibrant Robertson Quay enclave and is part of an integrated development which includes UP@Robertson Quay, a luxury apartment project developed by City Developments Limited.
At its heart, M Social Singapore’s chic interiors are envisioned by renowned French designer Philippe Starck. It debuts in Singapore the concept of “democratic design”, where spaces around the hotel are accessible and flexible enough to cater to different needs with seamless ease. The theme is centred around being “snuggish” – think cosy guest rooms with warm colour tones, luxurious pashmina throws and thick carpets.
Complementing it are communal spaces that encourage gathering and mingling, embellished by fully customised art and design elements. For instance, the driveway is marked by sculptures of two bronze peanuts, as well as a cube. Underfoot, gaily patterned tiles make for a lively first impression. Occupying the reception area is a long high table that sits on an alabaster floor lit from the inside. Friendly front-of-house staff, clad in uniforms from Uniqlo – the first time the Japanese fashion label is collaborating with a hospitality brand in the world – will see to every need.
When in the mood for me-time, there is no shortage of personal space. Accommodation options have generous ceiling heights of up to 5m, and come in varying sizes and configurations. The Nicer Room has a terrace attached to it, while The Bigger Room is actually a duplex-style loft with a terrace.
M Social Singapore also prides itself on embracing technology. It is the first in the country to offer a self-check-in kiosk in the lobby to make the process fast and fuss-free. Placed within each room is a handy phone, a complimentary smartphone amenity pre-loaded with a city guide. Be sure to leave the hotel with it too, as it comes with unlimited data usage and free phone calls both locally and internationally.