Located just outside Singapore’s bustling Chinatown, Six Senses Maxwell, which opened last December, is set in a block of heritage shop houses, just minutes by foot away from Six Senses Duxton, which opened in May last year. Together, the two hotels make up Six Senses Singapore. Guests in either hotel can enjoy both properties and the services that come with it, including breakfast.
Even though both hotels are very boutique, Six Senses Duxton, which boasts Anouska Hempel’s trademark chic and sleek interior design, is much smaller and offers a cool, sexy vibe. Six Senses Maxwell is still very elegant and unique, but slightly bigger and offers a rustic chic resort-like rooftop, complete with lap pool and organic garden.
Six Senses Singapore offers the perfect setting for a wellness staycation for city travelers with its lap pool and gym at Maxwell, as well as wellness accessories inside the rooms.
Furthermore, every Thursday and Sunday, guests can enjoy complimentary yoga sessions with a short singing bowl meditation, held behind Six Senses Duxton in a small park. Guests can also book a personalized Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) consultation with a TCM expert, who will be able to recommend some natural herbs and lifestyle changes based on this short assessment. Six Senses Singapore is also set to launch spa pods this May, and a free-standing spa next year.
A popular experience not to miss is the Tea Appreciation Workshop at Yixing Xuan Teahouse next door, where you will receive a very valuable overview of tea (from plantation to teapot), highlighting the four different types of tea, including white, green, black and oolong. Get to know its healing properties and learn how to make the perfect cup of tea.
If you wish to eat your way through Singapore and work off those calories again while sightseeing, rest assured that Six Senses Singapore also has bicycles available for anyone who wants to brave exercise in the heat.
Six Senses is well known for its commitment to sustainability and environmental causes, and Six Senses Singapore is no exception. The hotels have their own Sustainability Manager who makes improvements and continuously applies better waste solutions. Maxwell and Duxton are both carbon neutral (two out of three hotels in Singapore), minimizing the impact they have on the environment by recycling and reusing and completely banning single-use plastic. Six Senses Maxwell is currently growing an organic rooftop garden, where guests can pick their own ingredients for cocktails, and soaps are sent to be recycled as part of the Clean The World initiative. Furthermore, later this year, Six Senses Singapore will open its own Earth Lab.
A Shophouse Room at Six Senses Duxton starts at around US$220 per night and can go up to US$540 for the Montgomerie Suite.
A Merchant Room at Six Senses Maxwell starts at around US$220 per night and goes up to US$320 for a Maxwell Studio.
WHAT WE LOVE
- We love the rooftop pool and organic garden at Six Senses Maxwell. It feels like a mini resort getaway in the city.
- We also enjoyed all the wellness accessories in the room at Six Senses Maxwell.
- Go for a personalized TCM reading at Six Senses Duxton.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
Six Senses Duxton doesn’t have a pool and gym, but guests can use the facilities at Six Senses Maxwell and easily move back and forth between the two properties. It is up to you where you want to have breakfast that morning.
Six Senses Maxwell offers 138 rooms and suites across seven categories, designed by Jacques Garcia. Think trademark Garcia style velvet chairs, brocade-wrapped headboards, silk lampshades, and a stellar mini bar fitted in brass. Furthermore, The Organic Pharmacy bathroom amenities give it that extra touch.
Six Senses Duxton offers 49 stylish rooms and suites, designed by Anouska Hempel, who has given each room its own personality.
Six Senses Maxwell’s lengthy rooftop lap pool offers a quiet refuge in busy Singapore. In true Six Senses fashion, the rustic resort look is a beautiful contrast in relation to its city chic interior design.
Six Senses Duxton doesn’t have a pool, but guests can spend time at Maxwell to get their resort needs met.
Six Senses Singapore is opening spa pods this May. And a free-standing spa next year. Watch this space…
TRAVEL IN STYLE
You will be sweating much, exploring the city, and going from heat and humidity to ice-cold airconditioned rooms and shopping malls. Apply layering and always bring a shawl or a sweater. Flip flops are a common sight in Singapore, but not always appropriate if staying in a luxury hotel like Six Senses Singapore.
WHEN YOU SHOULD GO
Singapore is hot and humid all year round, so there isn’t really a specific season that is best for sightseeing. However, certain events and holidays can attract crowds and push up hotel prices.
November – January are considered the wettest months, and showers last for long periods of time.
May – June are considered the hottest months.
Six Senses Singapore
Six Senses Maxwell
2 Cook Street
+65 6914 1400
Six Senses Duxton
83 Duxton Road
+65 6914 1428