Founded by the British as a trading outpost in 1819, Singapore now flourishes as one of the world’s busiest, most prosperous countries. Visitors to Singapore will be struck by the densely populated metropolis’s wealth of modern skyscrapers, shopping malls, and culinary attractions. Six Senses Duxton comprises a row of sustainably restored trade houses. The numerous room designs available are all the work of Anouska Hempel, a designer renowned for her Hempel and Blake’s hotels in London. Hempel has drawn upon a diverse mix of Chinese, Malay, and European design elements that range from neo-classical motifs to Chinese porcelain-chip friezes. Gold will be a dominant theme throughout the hotel, especially in the restaurant, which is set to serve classic, innovative Chinese dishes.
The Six Senses has 49 rooms that are roughly divided into eight different categories. That said, the hotel was designed to fit into the walls of an existing structure, and no two rooms are alike in the reinvented space. All rooms have air-conditioning, Naturalmat organic mattresses, bathroom amenities by The Organic Pharmacy, and other modern amenities like Wi-Fi, Bose Bluetooth speakers, and flat panel televisions. There are also tea and coffee-making facilities and minibars in all the rooms.
With a name paying homage to the nutmeg plantation that used to occupy the hotel's grounds, these rooms feature a stark pallet of monochromatic tones over a 194-square-foot area. Queen-size beds with Naturalmat organic mattresses are central to the room, while indulgent bathrooms are fitted with rain showers.
Covering 248 square feet, these rooms are inspired by the charming structures indicative of local Asian heritage. Slightly larger than the Nutmeg Rooms, these accommodations also have a monochromatic theme and queen-size beds.
Designed to reflect the opulent yet notorious opium dens of a bygone era, these rooms are fitted with intricate details, beautiful lacquerware, and a walk-in shower. Covering around 290 square feet of space, the four-poster beds serve as an anchor for these aesthetically rich rooms. For additional space and amenities, guests can consider upgrading to the Opium Suite.
These suites merge strong black lacquer hues with natural light in the fashion of an opulent salon. The 441-square-foot rooms are on the hotel's ground floor and give a tasteful nod to the area’s exotic past. They include a separate lounge area, dining area, and a bedroom with a four-poster bed.
These sleekly designed suites feature a carefully curated selection of fabric, wood, and marble —all suited with pearly aesthetics. Two cabinets embellished with mother of pearl stand on either side of the bed, and the suite is also home to a separate lounge area along with a tub-fitted bathroom. On average, these rooms cover 387 square feet.
Named after the Montgomerie family, who originally owned these shophouses that make up the hotel back in the 1850s, this suite pays tribute to them with a massive 548 square feet of space, separate lounge and dining areas, a four-poster bed, and views of Duxton Road.
This stunning suite spans two floors, which are linked together by a spiral staircase. On the lower floor is an airy, double-height lounge area, while the upper level has a bedroom and an en-suite bathroom. Spanning an average of 441 square feet, these suites also boast windows offering views of Duxton Road.
What the Six Senses Duxton lacks in terms of facilities it makes up for in proximity. For example, by integrating itself into the Tanjong Pagar community, the hotel offers a range fascinating services such as tea appreciation classes at the Yixing Xuan Teahouse and consultations with a traditional Chinese medicine physician. There is no gymnasium or swimming pool, but guests can access such facilities at the 100AM Mall's Fitness First, which is less than a ten-minute walk away. Guests will be granted access to Six Senses Maxwell’s spa facilities. At the Six Senses Duxton itself, yoga classes are held in the field behind the hotel every Thursday and Sunday.
The hotel houses both an on-site restaurant and a bar. A collection of gourmet dishes can be enjoyed at the restaurant, Yellow Pot, throughout the day that range from international cuisine in the morning to Sichuan-inspired dishes in the afternoon and evening. For guests wanting to enjoy different flavors, the hotel’s proximity to restaurants at Tras Street or Duxton Road presents a number of exciting options just minutes away.
Antiquarian library-themed, this lobby bar serves up a number of specialty drinks, including the hotel's signature cocktail of hot whiskey, brandy, and absinthe, crowned with a yellow chrysanthemum.
A sensory feast of vibrant colors in terms of both design and dishes, Yellow Pot is the hotel’s only on-site restaurant. For breakfast, it offers an à la carte selection of lighter bites of both Western and local origin, while for lunch and dinner it morphs into a regional restaurant with a strong penchant for Sichuan cuisine. Think mala chicken, hot and sour soup, and an array of exciting spices.