InterContinental Singapore has refurbished its 65 shophouse guestrooms and suites to reflect the Peranakan heritage prevalent throughout Singapore. “Peranakan” is a Malay term meaning “locally born” and refers to the culture that emerged when foreign traders from places such as China and India started families with local Singapore men and women.
The hotel’s entire row of Peranakan-style shophouse rooms and suites, preserved from the 1920s, has received a makeover incorporating details such as intricate carvings and artifacts from homes of Peranakan families dating back to the 17th century. The rooms also incorporate cutting-edge technology including LED TV, DVD player, Bose wave music system, an iPod/iPhone dock and wireless Internet access.
Other unique amenities include Peranakan welcome tea service upon check-in and a Peranakan-inspired bedtime story with complimentary canapé.