Singapore Biennale features exclusive stay in The Merlion Hotel

For just 32 exclusive nights between April 4th and May 5th, The Merlion Hotel will give guests the chance to sleep under the gaze of Singapore’s most iconic landmark, The Merlion.


The Merlion landmark

This sought after luxury, pop-up hotel will consist of a single room, temporarily constructed around the Merlion, a well-known tourist icon and mascot of Singapore. The eight-metre tall fountain sculpture of a lion-cumfish (imaginary creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish) sits in a park near the mouth of the Singapore River.

Fully-fitted with a double bed, bathroom, luxury amenities and personalized services such as a dedicated Merlion Hotel butler, acclaimed Japanese designer Tatzu Nishi didn’t skip a beat. Part of the Singapore Biennale 2011, called ‘Open House,’ the exhibition will feature 60 artists from 30 countries spread across four exhibition venues.

While bookings for the Merlion Hotel are only available for one night per couple, if you don’t manage to score a reservation, don’t fret – you can still enter a competition judged by Tatzu, the designer of the Merlion Hotel. The competition includes submitting a hundred-word story explaining why you deserve that special one night stay.

Bookings and the competition can be found at or more information on Singapore Biennale

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Image contributed by: Tatzu Nishi, The Merlion Hotel, artist’s rendering 2011, Construction-installation © the artist
& simone.brunozzi at Flickr