The 49 Rooms Of The 5-Star Six Senses Duxton Hotel Are An Ode To Singapore’s Multicultural Heritage
Step inside my humble abode.
Just kidding; but who doesn’t wished they lived in this gorgeous row of shophouses?
Well, now you can, thanks to the elegant 49-bedroom luxury hotel within these shophouses along Duxton Road.
The Six Senses Duxton, Singapore was painstakingly restored by acclaimed British designer Anouska Hempel and opened for business lately.
It offers a uniquely Asian experience that’s hard to forget or replicate.
Not your average hotel
This begins the moment you walk into its sleek modern interior, a far cry from the grandeur of its exterior.
Stepping in, you’re greeted by an warmly-lit reception area.
The black, gold and yellow accents are Hempel’s way of blending Chinese, Malay and European elements.
It’s not hard to tell that Hempel is also an avid fan of yellow pots.
A dining experience, refreshed
Hempel’s love for yellow pots is even more evident in the aptly-named Yellow Pot, the hotel’s restaurant.
The classy 50-seat eatery serves up a modern twist on traditional Chinese cuisine.
Its play on geometric stained glass and musky warm tones give off a retro oriental 1940s Japanese vibe.
Don’t leave without trying the Yellow Pot’s signature cocktail, Escape to Kaifeng.
It blends the fragrant sweetness of chrysanthemum with the refreshing tartness of gin and is crowned with a single chrysanthemum flower.
Paying homage to its Asian roots, Six Senses Duxton has also partnered Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners from nearby Tanjong Pagar to provide consultations at the hotel should guests need them.
And like everything else, even the consultation alcove is chic.
One can never have too much tender loving care. Fortunately, it doesn’t stop here.
Guests are also welcomed with a ‘care package’ which includes:
- Po Chai Pills to help relieve gastric ailments
- Tiger Balm for relieving everything from headaches to insect bites
- ‘Double M’ brain teaser puzzle
- A colouring card and a set of colour pencils
- Traditional nutmeg oil for muscle aches
- The Six Senses ‘Little Book of Wellness’
Your rooms await
Think that’s all Six Senses Duxton has to offer?
Wait till you see the rooms.
There are 8 kinds of rooms but the hotel ensures that no 2 are the same by adding personal touches to each one.
The ground floor Skylight Suite has a glass roof in its lounge; providing perfect lighting for that Instastory.
And the Shophouse Suite is a loft-styled room with a restored spiral staircase.
Contrary to popular belief, black-coloured bedrooms can be cosy too — the ultra-exclusive Montgomerie Suite can vouch for that.
The layers of oriental screens and calligraphy wallpaper featured are from Hempel’s personal collection.
The 6 opium rooms feature an antique-inspired canopy bed, which pays tribute to opium’s prominent presence in Singapore in the 20th century.
Not a fan of black? Then head to the Pearl Suites, whose gleaming white walls, white bedding and dressers are sure to please.
But for a dash of colour, Hempel probably added this custom-made Peranakan-inspired rattan dresser.
A fancy tipple
Each is fully-stocked with salted egg yolk potato crisps and the usual nuts and tidbits.
If it’s a nightcap you’re after, the hotel provides a range of that accompanies a range of premium spirits and citrus fruits.
Forget iPhone X or Galaxy Edge… rotary dialing phones will never go out of style.
And if you’ve never tried using one, now’s your chance.
We’ll leave you with a shot of the alfresco lounge, which sits on the hotel’s corridor.
Sense it for yourself
There’s no free lunch in this world — or in this case, free indulgent heritage-filled staycation.
Rates begin at S$390++ a night.
Guess I gotta start saving up now.
Featured image from Six Senses Duxton.