The hotel has a faĂ§ade reminiscent of the Straits Chinese trading houses that once dominated this area of Singapore. Converted from Chinese Merchant Homes into a colonial style residence, the interior evokes an elegance of days long past, welcoming guests into a comfortable residence. Renovated in 2006, the hotel includes 48 rooms over 3 floors. Facilities include a lobby with a 24-hour reception, a safe, a currency exchange and a lift. The hotel also features a restaurant and a lounge. Room service and a car park also feature as standard.The hotel does not include a swimming pool or a gym.The quaint architecture of this hotel has made the rooms different from the uniform hotel rooms expected from a typical city hotel. Each room maintains its individuality with the existence of sloping ceilings, spiral staircases, private corridors and different antique décor. Studio rooms (15-18 m˛) feature rooms with a queen-size bed and an en suite bathroom with shower only (no extra bed allowed). Deluxe rooms (25-30 m˛) offer a king or 2 single beds and have bathrooms with either bath or shower. Garden suites have a small garden and Duplex suites are 2-storeys with a bedroom upstairs and living room downstairs as well as a queen-size sofa bed (only one bathroom). All the rooms include a hairdryer, a direct dial telephone, satellite/cable TV, a radio, Internet access, a minibar/mini fridge, tea/coffee maker, central air conditioning and a safe.