Substance Over Style

Naumi Hotel

Naumi Hotel provides good-sized rooms kitted out with quality amenities

Boutique hotels often over-compensate for their lack of size — and rebel against the cookie-cutter monotony of chain hotels — by going overboard on design. But Naumi, Singapore's latest boutique hotel, thankfully emphasizes the fundamentals — and very decent they are too. Located in the city center, just across from the Raffles Hotel, Naumi provides 40 good-sized rooms kitted out with quality amenities (think Aesop toiletries and organic teas), as well as stylish technology (wi-fi, portable IP-enabled phones and an iPod dock).

The pleasingly pared-down look — it's all gray and white tones and contemporary floral motifs — comes courtesy of Singapore-based...

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