Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas has given two old beauties a complete restoration as part of a remarkable conservation project in Singapore. Situated in the island city-state’s central district, the project is located in the eclectic heart of Chinatown.
The hotel is split across two buildings. Six Senses Duxton and Six Senses Maxwell will mark the brand’s first city hotels, celebrating local Singapore culture and history while adding a touch of playfulness to the heritage properties. A diverse mix of Chinese, Malay, and European elements in the buildings allow guests to sign for services at either hotel.
Both properties have received the Urban Redevelopment Authority Architectural Heritage Award. Six Senses Duxton is due to open in April 2018, followed by Six Senses Maxwell three months later.
“Such unique properties do not come to market often and we are delighted to be working with Satinder Garcha and Harpreet Bedi of Garcha Hotels on this project,” said Six Senses Chief Executive Officer Neil Jacobs.
Duxton Road in old Chinatown’s Tanjong Pagar, is also known as Jinrickshaw Place named after the rickshaw pullers who used to gather by the station. Anoushka Hempel has given each of the 49 guestrooms and suites a unique individuality so that no two are exactly the same.
With Singapore being Asia’s crossroads and interchange to the world, Anoushka has worked within the
restrictions of a heritage building and variations of room size to successfully express her vision throughout the hotel.
A property highlight is the appointment of a traditional Chinese doctor offering readings, health recommendations, and a medicinal herbal dispensary.
Six Senses Maxwell
Maxwell Road was originally a nutmeg plantation. The diverse characteristics have been carefully conserved and the property features 138 guestrooms and suites, the design is by French architect and designer Jacques Garcia. It reflects the authentic decor and furnishings of the era in which it was built, but with a stylish modern twist.