Following the launch of its first outpost in Singapore’s Chinatown, homegrown capsule hotel brand Cube has opened its second property in the city, this time in the Kampong Glam heritage district.
Cube Boutique Capsule Hotel at Kampong Glam offers 56 beds – a mix of singles and queens – in configurations of private group rooms and dormitories nestled within three conserved shophouses.
By bringing a luxury feel to the low-cost backpacker dormitory, Sonia Anya Tay, COO and co-founder of Cube, hopes that the concept will attract fun-seeking and tech-savvy travellers, families and special interest groups.
Furthermore, CEO and co-founder Benedict Choa told TTG Asia that Cube aims to “raise the profile of Kampong Glam as an events street”, as the hotel promotes the character and attractions of the vibrant cultural district it sits in.
For example, daily breakfast at its in-house café features one dish supplied from a neighbouring F&B establishment – usually a local halal dish such as nasi lemak or mee goreng – and room configurations are named after Kampong Glam’s surrounding streets.
Each capsule moderates its own temperature and air-flow; is solidly insulated to reduce ambient noise; and is equipped with a universal electrical outlet, safe, vanity area, bedside light, garment space and a digital locker drawer.
Guests are provided with a dental kit, slippers and one towel upon check-in – which are exchangeable daily – and a washing machine with complimentary detergent, as well as work desks, are provided for guests’ use.
Cube’s founders also plan to open another capsule hotel in Chinatown with a family concept by this year-end, and the company also has overseas projects in the pipeline.