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KĒSA HOUSE Singapore: Flexible living with all the trimmings

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KĒSA HOUSE in Singapore offers flexible living. It’s a modern living space with all the extra trimmings.

Digital nomads and international entrepreneurs rejoice! There’s a new stylish home-away-from-home in Singapore’s Chinatown. Forward-thinking and contemporary KēSa House, which opened in April this year (2019), has stirred up the traditional hotel market by offering something new and unique. The ‘flexible living concept’ is a mix of ‘chic boutique hotel meets upscale shared community living’. By departing from the conventional short-stay hotel experience, checking in to KēSa House is a bit like staying at a friend’s house. Expect to make new friends, share laundry tips and enjoy excellently (complimentary) coffee.

Location

KēSa House is part of 8M Collective (additional properties include Ann Siang House and the new Wanderlust) the brainchild of 8M Real Estate, one of Singapore’s leading real estate companies. Located in a transformed row of iconic shophouses on Keong Saik Street, KēSa House benefits from a premium location in the vibrant Keong Saik neighbourhood in the heart of Chinatown.

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The open, light-filled KēSaLounge, with sleek furnishing and multiple charging stations, is the ultimate alcove for the on-the-go guest to relax with a book or catch up on emails

The KēSa House

An increasing number of people are extending their travels blurring the line between leisure and business travellers. Equipped only with their suitcases and laptops, the new generation of digital nomades and international entrepreneurs are nowadays successfully managing their businesses remotely and with positive cash flow, they also have money to spend. So what do they look for when it comes to accommodation? The answer is – flexible living. And that’s where KēSa House, one of the first of its kind in Singapore, hits the nail on the head.

KēSa House offers short and long-term flexible accommodation and their 60 stylish, contemporary and comfortable rooms, each with its unique layout, ranges from smaller rooms to studios. All rooms are equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi, international power plugs, large SMART TVs and access to the shared spaces (more of the latter in a minute).

I’m not going to lie, the rooms aren’t big but, believe me, they have everything you need plus more. If you are lucky enough to nab an ‘Entertain’ room, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find your own private lush green outdoor terrace (which is very rare to find in Singapore by the way). Kick back in one of the armchairs and escape from the urban city for a while. The king-size bed is comfortable and even has a clever shoe compartment. The rooms are also equipped with an iron board (perfect after a visit to the laundry room) making it easy to scrub up for any business meetings or perhaps a romantic date night.

The bathrooms are beautifully tiled with the window tiles being especially stunning which are thick green cut-out ceramic tiles giving the room a stylish touch. The bath amenities are from Ashley & Co and are presented in large refillable bottles in an effort from the property to reduce single-use plastic. Which is also why there are refillable glass bottles for water rather than plastic water bottles and the rooms serviced twice over a 5-night stay.

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The stylish, compact and comfortable rooms have everything you need

No Breakfast, No Worries…

There’s no breakfast on-site (or included) but don’t despair. KēSa House is located on one of the most famous food-streets in Singapore so you don’t need to venture far to secure a great cup of coffee and a tasty morning bite. Just around the corner guest will find Chinatown Food Street which offers a great variety of Chinese, Malaysian and Indian dishes. Coconut Club is a few minutes away for those looking for something extra. For guests favouring a local dinner and drinks, KēSa House has several eclectic bars and restaurants housed under its roof. For example, The Guild, Olivia Restaurant and Lounge and the Afterglow are all supposed to be great (guests receive a 10% discount).

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The shared KēSaKitchen, on the first floor, is a fully-equipped kitchen with state-of-the-art cooking stations

The Shared Spaces & The Unexpected Trimmings

At KēSa House the guests are encouraged to venture out of their rooms. The launderette is a good starting point and a Godsend for anyone travelling for longer than a week. The washing machines are easy to use and there’s even complimentary laundry liquid available. The shared KēSaKitchen, on the first floor, is a fully-equipped kitchen with state-of-the-art cooking stations, for guests preferring to whip up their own lunches and dinners. There’s also an unlimited supply of excellent coffee and a magic Nordaq water station (just bring your refillable glass water bottle from the room) for sparkling, still or room-temperature water. On the same level, the open, light-filled KēSaLounge, with sleek furnishing and multiple charging stations, is the ultimate alcove for the on-the-go guest to relax with a book or catch up on emails. Another great space to get work done is in the lobby area on the ground floor which boasts several seats, power plugs, water, and snacks.

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If you stay in the ‘Entertain’ you can enjoy your own private lush green terrace

Who is KēSa House for?

Firstly, this is an excellent place to stay for any leisure travellers looking to explore Singapore. Whether it’s for a pit-stop en route to Australia or Europe or a staycation or city-weekend KēSa House, with its stylish interior, great service, location, and comfort won’t disappoint. The vibe is contemporary, social and funky suiting younger couples and solo travellers (single rooms are available). Secondly, given the extra facilities such as the laundry room and KēSaKitchen, as well as the discounts for long stays, this property is a fantastic option for any modern business traveller or a digital nomad looking for a stylish refuge during an extended stay in the city. With its uniqueness, flexible solutions, and stylish interior, KēSa House is a real winner!

KēSa House

55 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 

For more information and bookings www.8mcollective.com/kesahouse/

Rates for the Cozy start at SGD 3,780++ per month (28 nights), SGD 810++ per week (5 nights), and SGD 180++ per night. Corporate rates are available upon request. 

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Ole Henriksen

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