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Funky Friday: You May Catch A Fever At the Hotel Re! Singapore

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  Site Where: 175A Chin Swee Raod, Singapore, 169879
May 30, 2014 at 3:11 PM | by | Comments (0)

Welcome to Funky Friday, a new segment we’re trying out which features one photo that we think singularly expresses a hotel’s inner psyche. We look for, and often find, a lot of wacky, wild and wondrous designs that seem to have one thing in common: a Type A personality. So why not have a bit of fun as we all wrap up our week by taking a quick look at some hotels that quite frankly, want our attention.

Hotel Re! in Singapore is a “modern retro boutique hotel” that just can’t get enough of the 60s and 70s, and the pop culture that shaped this unique and irreplaceable era. One of the hotel’s most obvious features is an all-star line-up of icons of TV, film and music. From The Fab Four, to Charlie’s Angels, to classic James Bond — each is represented in recognizable silhouette imagery. This hotel is entirely funky, any space of which would make a fitting Funky Friday segment. We admit the decision was tough, but for this week we are going with the one that just makes us feel like dancing--the famous shadow of disco dude John Travolta from the cult film Saturday Night Fever.

Hotel Re! is alive with all the great colors and graphics of the 60s and 70s, electric raspberry being a favorite. The interiors feature the ever-popular white plastic chairs of the period and glossy, vinyl upholstered seating. Walls are covered in groovy, reflective wallpaper in all kinds of psychedelic patterns. Austin Powers would feel right at home.

There are 140 guest rooms featuring retro-inspired furnishings, a defining dominant color (each floor is different) and glittery, tiny mosaic tiles in the bathrooms (remember those?). The pop icon silhouettes are patterned into shiny wall panels in most of the rooms, some appropriately larger than life. The Saturday Night Fever imagery is presented on the web site as an “Executive Room.” Not exactly a sleep aid, especially if you are a fan. Of course the modern amenities are also there, such as flat screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, iPod docks, and complimentary mini-bar snacks upon arrival. Yeah baby.

[Rooms from 130SGD]

{Photo: Hotel Re!]

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