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Luxe Lavs: Bathe in Bollywood

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You don’t have to go to India to experience Bollywood design. In Singapore’s Little India one of the world’s most surprising hotel bathrooms is a brightly-colored homage to Indian style. Learn about it our latest Luxe Lavs‘ spotlight. 

At the end of a lively street in Singapore’s Little India is an old 1920’s school house transformed into the Wanderlust Hotel. Wanderlust Hotel is a living visual Indian film, part chic and part street. Its whimsical decor and bright lights have made  it a multiple design award winner.

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At the Wanderlust, the bathrooms are movie stars themselves, with so much variety we can’t even pick a favorite. Because each room-type is designed by a different local art agency the unique personalities are reflected in the bathrooms as well.

The “Pantone Rooms” are lit in one neon color, red or yellow, which is a modern art ode to Flavin, but the tub is a vintage one-of-a-kind cast iron tub. Lounging in the yellow/red lit tub, guests view the glass shower, stand-alone sink and for fun the glass-encased toilet.

The Pop Art rooms have faux furniture art on the walls and a tub surrounded by glass.

The loft rooms have leaves hanging from the ceiling evoking a nature escape accented with wooden paneling up to the suspended “treehouse” bathroom.

In the lobby,  glam meets grunge.  Vintage furniture, fifties dentist chairs, foozeball and a mini bookstore are surrounded by Bollywood posters and a cocktail bar with unique martinis.  Just like the city of Singapore itself, it’s down and dirty meets clean, chic and modern.

Don’t miss last week’s featured bathroom, Fairy Tales Can Come True.

By Angela Fairhurst and Natalie Compagno for