5. Sing for Your Supper at the Santa Grand Hotel Lai Chun Yuen, Singapore

Formerly an opera house in the middle of Chinatown, this hotel takes inspiration from its history. Complete with rich red walls, paper lanterns, and velvety red chairs, it evokes the feel of a lavish theater. However, the rooms are quiet retreats decorated in simple modern designs, and they have balconies and modern appliances.