Razzle-dazzle revamps

Three established hotels opt for makeover magic to add a new gloss to their brands. By Tay Suan Chiang

The Scarlet

33 Erskine Road

WHEN The Scarlet opened a decade ago, it was not for the faint-hearted. The boutique hotel was decked out in strong shades of black, gold and, of course, scarlet.

But even after undergoing a five-month rejuvenation last year, the hotel has not lost its luxurious touch. The idea is to think of Scarlet as a woman undergoing a little nip-and-tuck to look young and fresh again, but she is still as alluring as before.

Gone are her strong, dark brows and bright red lips. This time, Scarlet has chosen a more contemporary makeup palette using brighter colours such as turquoise, mustard, sapphire and violet. "After 10 years, we felt it was time for a rejuvenation,"...

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