luxury hotel is the first city hotel from Six Senses, which has a New York City
property in its future. Opened in April 2018, Six Senses Duxton offers a
tranquil option that combines luxury with a colonial vibe in the heart of Tanjong
Pagar, the central district and Chinatown, the city-state’s version of Downtown
Manhattan. The hotel combines a row of heritage trading houses that have been
sustainably restored British designer Anouska Hempel (Tom Aikens restaurant,
Blakes London and Amsterdam).
Wallpaper says, “Think
Chinese porcelain-chip friezes, Malay timber fretwork, French windows and
Portuguese shutters…Whilst the entry level rooms are calm cocoons of white and
dark hues, it’s the suites that steal the show, not least the moody Opium Suite
and the dazzling shimmer of the Pearl Suite.” Robb Report adds, “Guests are
transported into this fairy tale with Hempel’s vivid lashings of red, gold,
black and yellow against a backdrop of stylized Oriental screens, canopy beds,
calligraphy wallpaper and oversized golden fans. Much of the furnishings are
sourced from her personal collection.”
Redevelopment Authority Architectural Heritage Awarded blends Malay and
European elements from large golden fans and accents of black, gold and yellow
layered with Oriental screen and calligraphy wallpaper from Anouska’s personal
collection. Its sister hotel, Six Senses Maxwell, will open this fall nearby and
will offer a lap pool and boardroom. Duxton is about 20 minutes by car from
both Changi and Seletar Airports.
There are 49
guest rooms and suites and no two are exactly the same. If you are looking for a
mega suite, this is not the place, however if you appreciate stellar design, it may become a new favorite. All accommodations have individually
controlled air conditioning, Naturalmat organic mattresses, bathrooms with tub
or shower plus toilet, hairdryer and amenities by The Organic Pharmacy. The
flat panel televisions offer satellite channels together with a Bose Bluetooth
speaker. Guests have unlimited Wi-Fi, complimentary tea and coffee making
facilities and bottled drinking water. Laundry service and in-room dining is
At just 549 sq. ft. named
after the Montgomerie family who originally owned the shop-houses that make up
the hotel, in the 1850s, the Montgomerie Suite features a lounge area and
a four-poster bed.
SKYLIGHT SUITE (2)
on the ground floor of the hotel, the 441 sq. ft. Skylight Suite feature a separate lounge and
a light well cleverly converted into a salon. Decorated with furniture of black
lacquer, it hints of the exotic past of the area.
DUXTON DUPLEX (9)
Ranging from 387 to 495 sq. ft the Duxton Duplex Suites span over two floors with a double height lounge area on the lower level and a
bedroom with an ensuite bathroom on the upper level. The Suites face Duxton
PEARL SUITES (3)
the two cabinets embellished with mother of pearl in the bedroom as center
pieces, the 387 sq. ft. Pearl Suites are sleekly designed with carefully selected fabrics,
wood and marble, all in pearly tones. The suite features a separate lounge area
and a bathroom with a bathtub.
OPIUM SUITES (9)
Designed after the opulent yet notorious opium dens that used to occupy the
shop-houses in the area, the 301-387 sq. ft. Opium Suites are a modern interpretation of opium dens
filled with opulence and modern comforts.
With details perfected with intricate craftsmanship and
beautiful lacquerware, the room features a four-poster bed, a dining area, a
lounge and a walk-in shower.
3. RESTAURANTS and
Yellow Pot offers a menu around authentic and innovative Chinese cuisine based on traditional recipes
with a contemporary approach. Adjacent is an antiquarian library-themed lobby
bar serving up cocktails such as Escape To Kaifeng, the
hotel’s signature cocktail of Tanqueray gin and chrysanthemum cordial, crowned
with a yellow chrysanthemum.
4. WELLNESS and SPA
Although there is
not a dedicated spa, Six Senses Duxton offers wellness activities from complimentary
yoga sessions, including singing bowl meditation, twice a week at the quaint
urban park behind the hotel. Guests can learn different forms of Traditional
Chinese Medicine - herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage (tui na), exercise
(qigong), and dietary therapy. The experience includes consultative
conversation with recommendations to improve overall wellness. There are
complimentary bikes available to guests to reach Duxton Plain Park, Pearl’s
Hill City Park or explore nearby districts. Six Senses Maxwell will offer
guests a fitness center with personal training sessions available upon request.
There will be a
spa at its sister Six Senses Maxwell Hotel when it opens later this year. In
the meantime there is free access to a nearby full gym with indoor swimming
Enjoy culture-rich Chinatown or the National
Museum of Singapore, Asian Civilizations Museum, Peranakan Museum, and
Singapore Art Museum. Stroll around Chinatown and be inspired by the
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and its museum. With the highest concentration of
Michelin-starred restaurants in the country, particularly in the historic
district of Tanjong Pagar, visit to Yixing Xuan Teahouse, or shopping at a
myriad of boutiques nearby. For those looking for traditional recipes, there is
Maxwell Food Center, one of the most famous in Singapore where many are second-
and third-generation owners who inherited their parents’ businesses.
6. VIP CONTACT