Senses of serendipity

sleep November 20, 2018 14:59

By The Nation

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Following the success of Six Senses Duxton, sister property Six Senses Maxwell is opening its doors to welcome the first guests on December 1.

Designed by internationally acclaimed French architect Jacques Garcia, this 138-room luxury hotel offers an alternative aesthetic with European style, melding tradition and modernity.

Situated in the heart of Singapore’s bustling Chinatown where rich cultural heritage meets modern vibrancy, Six Senses Maxwell is housed in a colonial-style 19th century heritage building that has received the Urban Redevelopment Authority Architectural Heritage Award.

While paying homage to the building’s storied past, yet still presenting Garcia’s affirmed baroque style, the guestrooms and suites are graced with the brass, lacquer and marble mini bars to the handmade Lafroy Brooks bathroom fixtures.

The interior public spaces, all unique given the architectural style of the original building, come together harmoniously and add to the hotel’s charm. The hotel presents five food and beverage concepts – ranging from Murray Terrace, a classic European-style brasserie, to Cook & Tras, a social library restaurant and bar influenced by heritage Straits cuisine.

The beautifully-appointed Rose Lounge & Bar features banquette seating, club chairs, cocktail tables and bar seating, and offers champagne and other bubbles alongside white and rose wines, spritzers and the signature Rose Bellini. 

Quintessential spirits bar Garcha’s serves an impressive collection of spirits, comprising small batch and artisanal whisky, tequila, gin, rum and vodka. Guests can also enjoy their spirits served tableside from an after-dinner drinks trolley.

Four of the five food and beverage concepts are located on the ground floor lined with lush tropical foliage that follows the length of the building, where guests can enjoy the outdoor seating area of the charming five-foot terrace. 

An old-fashioned ice-cream tricycle is expected to become a popular complimentary treat for in-house guests. The building rooftop features Max’s Edible Garden complementing the 25-metre rooftop lap pool and gymnasium.

Spa pods will open in early 2019 and guests can enjoy signature massages, facials, and beauty treatments. New neighbourhood experiences will include the MacRitchie Treetops Walk, Botanic Gardens Exploration Tour, Civic District Discovery Walk, and a Black & White Iconic Heritage Homes Tour. 

These complement the current guest offerings at Six Senses Duxton, which include complimentary Traditional Chinese Medicine consultations, tea appreciation sessions, yoga and well-received local heritage tours. 

To celebrate its opening, guests can save 15 per cent when booking their stay online through and take advantage of daily breakfast, welcome amenities and unlimited Wi-Fi access.