Back in 2018, Six Senses, a luxury hospitality group known for its far-flung resort destinations and focus on sustainability, unveiled its first city properties in Singapore—Six Senses Duxton and Six Senses Maxwell.
The former, a 49-room hotel, was designed by British interior designer Anouska Hempel, while the latter with a 138-room-count, was brought to life by French designer and architect Jacques Garcia. Housed in colonial buildings, both stood out for their impeccable interior design and fine-dining establishments.
But with the tumultuous COVID-19 pandemic affecting tourism worldwide, Six Senses has announced their exit from the Lion City. Owner The Garcha Group confirmed that Marriott would take over the management of both hotels, under its Autograph Collection—handpicked independent boutique properties that are rich in architecture and heritage.
When they reopen in 2021, these two hotels will be renamed as The Maxwell Reserve and The Duxton Reserve, respectively. The debut will make them Singapore’s first two Autograph Collection hotels, along with seven such properties within Asia Pacific.
Currently, there are no plans to renovate the hotels and they will most likely retain their look and feel. Existing F&B offerings including Yellow Pot at Duxton and Cook & Tras Social Library at Maxwell, will both remain.
Guests can look forward to SHIKAR, a new flagship restaurant and bar at the Duxton property. Meaning “hunt” in Hindi, the restaurant offers a fresh take on classic Indian meat stews, prepared with a Western twist.