Some things in life really are just black and white, like the fact that monochromatic anything will always be cooler than colorful. Consider, for example, Singapore's Hotel Mono, an expertly designed boutique lodging that offers a simple, yet undeniably chic, escape from the city's lively hustle and bustle. Set within six converted shop houses, the Chinatown getaway features original details, such as built-in air wells and Rococo-era windows, but it's the decidedly modern decor that puts it on the map. Boasting 46 rooms ranging from single, twin, family, and even an apartment-like studio, the hotel seems ideal for every kind of getaway - considering you can keep up with the aesthetic. 

[Photos via Hotel Mono]