Six Senses launches its first Singapore property with the Six Senses Duxton, an oasis of luxury nestled within several conserved heritage shophouses in central Singapore.
Rooms The intimate property houses 49 rooms, each uniquely designed due to the layout of the building. This makes for interiors that pay true homage to the heritage of its location, which dates back to the 1860s.
The Skylight Suite, in which I stayed, features a lounge flooded with natural daylight that mimics the open-air courtyard of traditional shophouses. The 41m2Â room exuded a lush and calming vibe with its black wood furnishings and brown parchment-like wallpaper.
On the top level, the Duxton Duplex Suite incorporates a spacious loft concept with spiral banister stairs reminiscent of olden houses, and looks out to a striking view of neighbouring shophouses and buildings.
All suites house one double bed, making a truly luxurious reward for top earners.
MICE facilities The Duxton property is the smaller of Six Sensesâ€™ two projects here. The humble space occupies just eight shophouse lots, and its elongated lobby features a host of lounging and working spaces, whether communal or private.
Yellow Pot, a 50-seater restaurant and 20-seater bar, is an ideal spot to treat corporates to a high-quality meal. My dinner here was extremely sumptuous, with modern Chinese offerings that contain neither MSG nor GMO.
Companies with sustainability in mind will be pleased to know that all ingredients are personally sourced from local and regional suppliers by the chefs, and the hotel bans single-use plastics and excessive waste in its supply chain.
Service The hotel provides a number of wellness experiences, including a visit to a nearby family-owned tea house, an outdoor yoga session on Duxton Hill, as well as a calming and immersive singing bowl experience.
Murray Aitken, general manager of Six Senses Singapore, shared that a lounge will soon be converted into a traditional Chinese medicine consultation room, where one physician will be stationed to provide guests with a basic diagnosis.
Staff members are warm and attentive, especially in Yellow Pot where they would be happy to describe the dishes and even chat with guests about their day.
I was also offered turndown service that included treats like a jar of soothing Tiger Balm and an adult colouring page, which made for a therapeutic stay.
Room count 49
Tel: (65) 6914 1428