Asia’s boutique hotels with a difference

We scoured Asia to find three boutique hotels where quirky design is the number-one focus.

Klapsons, Singapore

Located in Singapore’s business district, futuristic front-runner Klapsons is the brainchild of Italian architects Sawaya & Moroni.

None of its 17 suites look alike and the hotel greets guests in an orb-shaped reception structure.

Indigo Pearl, Phuket, Thailand

Indigo Pearl won ‘Asia’s Leading Design Hotel’ at the World Travel Awards for 2012.

Its design is inspired by Phuket’s tin mining past and it’s set in a rainforest rather than on one of the island’s usual beachy locations.

Hotel Icon, Hong Kong

Owned by Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hotel Icon houses a lounge and restaurant designed by British urban environment designers Conran & Partners; a vertical garden on the wall of the lobby by French botanist Patrick Blanc; and a Designer Suite by Hong Kong fashion designer Vivienne Tam.

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