Celebrity Designer Jacques Garcia Wows Asia with Singapore's Hotel Vagabond
The Hotel Vagabond, with Garcia's signature more-is-more aesthetic, is the antithesis of everything one associates with a Singapore hotel, be it Raffles' colonial charm or the Marina Bay Sands's rooftop infinity pool. And that's a good thing. In a city where the streets are spotless, there is little traffic (it costs $85,000 to get a Certificate of Entitlement to own a car!) and most buildings, though starchitect-designed, are fairly conventional, it's wonderful to be able to stay at a unique boutique property with excellent service and go out the door and experience the real Asia, a roti or dim sum joint here, a $20 foot massage there.