From private residences to commercial hotel
Not many would know that the two blocks on 40 and 42 Amber Road used to be private residences in the 1930s. The exact year at which the private residences turned into hotels is unclear. However, it is known that 40 Amber Road became Kim Sun Hotel before 2008, and Amber Hotel took over the use of the building on 42 Amber Road before 1988.
Kim Sun Hotel was subsequently taken over by Amber Hotel and serves as the hotel’s reception and facility centre.
Architecture and style
Amber Hotel is housed in a four-storey building with an architectural style characterised by modern construction and modern materials. Bare of decoration, the building’s design is functional and practical.
Convenient and affordable accommodation
At the time of writing, Amber Hotel is a one-star hotel that is located at the Katong District of Singapore.
Seeing that there was an increase in demand for co-living spaces, LHN Group, a real estate management services company, acquired the building in November 2020. The group’s intention is to fit the property out as a co-living cum hotel space with personal rooms, communal spaces and amenities.
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