Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has restored two old buildings as part of a conservation project in Singapore.
Centrally located in Singapore’s dynamic Chinatown precinct, Six Senses Singapore is split across two buildings. Just a short walk apart, Six Senses Duxton and Six Senses Maxwell will mark the brand’s first city hotels, celebrating local Singapore history and culture while adding a freshness to the heritage properties.
“Each building has its own distinct personality, but what makes Six Senses Singapore so special is that guests can enjoy all the offerings of both locations plus the neighbourhood when staying with us – it’s all about community and being part of the rich, local culture of Singapore,” Six Senses chief executive officer Neil Jacobs says.
Six Senses Duxton
Duxton Road in Old Chinatown’s Tanjong Pagar features a row of trading houses that have been sustainably restored under designer Anoushka Hempel to reflect a rich Asian history combined with a modern vision. This eccentric yet elegant hotel features stunning Asian design elements throughout, including large golden fans, Oriental screens and calligraphy wallpaper from Hempel’s personal collection. Each of the 49 guest rooms and suites have been designed to feature a unique individuality – from a magnificent Kimono Suite to smaller spaces, each room is design driven with bespoke furnishings.
Meanwhile, the gold-themed restaurant, which is adjacent to an antiquarian library-themed lobby bar, will offer a fine dining menu of classic and innovative Chinese cuisine.
A property highlight is the appointment of a traditional Chinese doctor offering readings, health recommendations, and a medicinal herbal dispensary.
Six Senses Duxton is due to open in April 2018.
Six Senses Maxwell
Maxwell Road had 14 colonial-style buildings that were later combined and have now been carefully conserved and transformed into a property with 138 guest rooms and suites. Additionally, there is a Six Senses Spa, outdoor lap pool, Champagne bar and lounge, boardroom, club lounge, and a verandah full of tropical greenery perfect for alfresco dining.
Jacques Garcia’s interior design reflects the authentic décor of the era in which it was built, with a stylish modern twist, and the restaurant which combines colonial and modern European elements will offer delicious, healthy menus.
Six Senses Maxwell is due to open in July 2018.
In recognition of Six Senses’ commitment to authenticity and preservation, both properties have received the Urban Redevelopment Authority Architectural Heritage Award.