Taking over the eight sustainably restored 19th-century shophouses that was the former Six Senses Duxton, Duxton Reserve marks the Singapore debut of Autograph Collection Hotels. The group of independent upper-upscale to luxury hotels lies within the Marriott International portfolio, which means that Marriott Bonvoy members can enjoy benefits and perks when staying at the property.
Retaining the interiors designed by renowned British interior designer, Anouska Hempel, the hotel features elements from Chinese, Malay, and European cultures. Opulence and understated elegance is reimagined through theatrical golden fans, oriental screens in black, yellow, and hold, as well as calligraphy wallpaper from her personal collection.
Outwardly, the hotel looks similar to what was before, but inside lies a brand new experience for guests. Aside from the modern Chinese restaurant Yellow Pot, which is helmed by chef Sebastian Goh and ascribes to a clean eating philosophy with no MSG, additives or artificial flavourings added to the dishes, there’s also a glamorous new bar called Anouska’s. Paying homage to erstwhile Bond girl turned interior designer Anouska Hempel, the bar serves the actress’ favourite drinks from around the globe, spanning the disco era of the 70s and 80s.
Staycationers can also look forward to taking part in the signature perfume workshop at Maison 21G, a local bespoke perfumery next to Duxton Reserve Singapore. To bring home memories of their stay, they can recreate the hotel’s customised signature scent, Garcha, an intoxicating potpourri of amber, oud, patchouli, and a dash of ginger.
Rajeev Menon, president, Asia Pacific (excluding China), Marriott International said: “We are thrilled to continue to grow our presence in Singapore and introduce Autograph Collection Hotels to the country with the opening of Duxton Reserve Singapore. The opening marks the entry of Marriott International’s 11th brand into Singapore and further complements our growing footprint in the country.”
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