Weekend staycation in Singapore: Six Senses Duxton offers an intimate and luxurious escape perfect for couples
What happens when you build a resort-focused brand in the structural hands of a bustling city? Without the aesthetics of melodious waves and wafting smells of the ocean working its natural charm, great inventive things start to transpire on the inside. We have all heard the rumours and even seen the swanky façade for ourselves. Six Senses Duxton is finally opening its doors, come April 15.
The luxury hotel stands as part of a conservation project that has been sustainably restored by acclaimed British designer Anouska Hempel (her previous works include designing retail stores for brands like Van Cleef & Arpels and Louis Vuitton).
Led by a diverse mix of Chinese, Malay and European elements, Hempel made sure that heritage was an integral part of the composition here. As soon as guests first step into the property, they'll be greeted with an eccentric surprise — large golden fans layered with oriental screens and calligraphy wallpaper against the hues of gold, black and yellow. Now, that's called making an entrance. Each of the 49 guestrooms and suites were made to be themed different in their own special way. For instance, the Opium Room pays tribute to the historic opium influence in Singapore back in the day, while the Shophouse Room sets a cosy, minimalist abode for travellers seeking a sleek sanctuary.
Six Senses Duxton isn't just about offering guests a bed to rest for the night but also showcases unique holistic experiences that are uncommon in hotels in Singapore. For example, Professor Zhang Mao Ji of Long Zhong Tang, a reputable TCM physician with over 40 years of experience, will offer health screenings, consultations and a medicinal herbal dispensary for in-house guests. Other services include yoga, indoor cycling and the art of crafting artisanal coffee and appreciating Chinese teas. And like other Six Senses resorts, sustainability remains a key component at this hotel.
That's not all. Six Senses' first ever city hotel isn't complete without its second property — Six Senses Maxwell, which is slated to open later this year. Alongside with the stunning Duxton outpost, this will solidify the entry of Six Senses Singapore. We'll be keeping close watch.