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Wanderlust, Little India

A quartet of cutting-edge design studios was selected to imagine four fantastical floors at Wanderlust. It starts with "industrial glam" in the lobby – all dangling lights and exposed air vents. Next, it ascends to "eccentricity" where song names such as "Yellow Submarine" and "Blue Monday" reflect room colours. On the third floor, it continues with all-white options and cartoon graphics and emerges to a childlike world of aliens, tree houses and spaceships on the fourth.

Wanderlust, 2 Dickson Road (00 65 6396 3322; Doubles from S$233 (£117), B&B.

Klapsons, Tanjong Pagar

The experience at this quirky design hotel starts at the futuristic reception, encased in an orb, amid neon lighting and mismatched furniture. Styled as an antidote to stuffy, corporate hotels, Klapsons has 17 rooms and suites just outside the Central Business District. Some have muted colours, with palm-shaded outdoor terraces and hot tubs; others have a bachelor-pad feel, with dark wood panelling. There's fusion food at the Sleeping Rhino restaurant and a sleek champagne bar on the 17th floor.

Klapsons, 15 Hoe Chiang Road (00 65 6521 9000; Doubles start at S$330 (£165), including breakfast.

New Majestic Hotel, Chinatown

This former shophouse has 30 individually styled rooms, crafted by a collective of emergent Singaporean artists. They range from spilt-level lofts with dentists' chairs and chrome tubs, to warm and whimsical suites with inviting four posters and ruffled fuchsia bedspreads. Modern murals, Pop Art prints and photo montages paint a colourful canvas throughout, displaying everything from goggle-eyed goldfish to genteel geisha. There's also a pool, gym and Cantonese restaurant.

New Majestic Hotel, 31–37 Bukit Pasoh Road (00 65 6511 4700; Double rooms start at S$248 (£125), including breakfast.

Capella, Sentosa

Following a renovation by Foster + Partners, this colonial building is now a modern, luxury hotel. It has a refined collection of suites, villas and manor houses amid handsome grounds on Sentosa Island, most with views of the South China Sea. There are also two restaurants, terraced pools, a cocktail lounge, library and spa.

Capella Sentosa, 1 The Knolls, Sentosa (00 65 6377 8888; capellahotels. com). Doubles start at S$900 (£452), room only.

Wink Hostel, Chinatown

This budget option has dorms of neon–lit pods aimed at savvy backpackers. Split into doubles or singles, each capsule covers all the essential needs with sound-proofed walls, plump mattresses and personal lockers. There's also a laundry, café and common room.

Wink Hostel, 8A Mosque Street (00 65 6222 2940; Double pods from S$90 (£45), B&B.

Naumi, CBD

This sleek and stylish hotel stands amid the shining skyscrapers of the Central Business District. Inside, it combines functional features such as conference phones and work desks, with an elegant palette of gold, creamy hues. Up on the roof, there's a striking infinity pool with views of the soaring city skyline.

Naumi, 41 Seah Street (00 65 6403 6000; Doubles from S$380 (£191), with breakfast.

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