Six Senses Duxton welcomed its first guests yesterday. Located in the neighbourhood of Tanjong Pagar, the boutique hotel occupies a row of heritage trading shophouses, beautifully restored to their original splendour. Inside, a delightful mix of culture and individuality defines this first Six Senses property in Singapore.
Acclaimed British designer Anouska Hempel is behind the project, which is a melting pot of influences from Chinese, Malay and European elements. These are tastefully melded together to imbue the spaces with a sense of high drama, fun and elegance.
The most obvious is at the entrance, where large golden fans greet guests against a palette of black, gold and yellow. Look out too for the Chinese screens, calligraphy wallpaper, black-and-gold settees and communal black lacquer tables.
Upstairs, each of the 49 guestrooms and suites have been individually designed so no two are exactly the same, with the bathrooms fitted out with the Tube Wall-hung WC and Squaro Edge 12 Bath from Villeroy & Boch. Whether small or large, they offer a different experience so you will feel compelled to return again and again to discover something new.
Scroll down for a sneak peek of the accommodations.