A heritage property re-imagined, the Sofitel So Singapore opened on May 31, bringing a refreshing touch of creativity to Singapore’s straight-laced, business hotel scene. With 134 rooms, the Sofitel So counts itself as a boutique hotel—and it’s not your average mom-and-pop address. The ultra-modern accommodations have a luxurious French feel, mixing fancy billowing drapes with funky lighting sculptures and futuristic animated light boxes over the beds. If you’re after a low-key address then this spot might be a bit too over-the-top for you, but it’s sure to be a hit among those who dig ambitious design hotels. And for the rest of us? There’s a glass-bottomed rooftop pool that looks like a perfect respite from Singapore’s sweaty summer.
From US$485. 35 Robinson Rd., Singapore, (+65) 6701-6800, www.sofitel.com