Singapore welcomes new Mondrian hotel to Duxton neighbourhood

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The opening of Mondrian Singapore Duxton marks the brand’s Southeast Asia debut and brings its signature blend of art, glamour and culinary flair to the vibrant Duxton Hill area.

Through its design, this exciting new hotel reflects inspiration taken from the heritage conservation area’s architecture and diverse culture.

A reflection of the area

Now welcoming its first guests in, Mondrian Singapore Duxton provides a new hotel experience amid the colourful shophouses of Chinatown and just moments from the city’s Central Business District.

The hotel introduces guests to these surroundings while hosting both guests and locals in its design-led accommodation and vibrant public areas.

The hotel is home to 302 guest rooms and shophouse suites, four restaurants and bars and a cinematic rooftop pool. The hospitality experience is then defined by a team of changemakers in hospitality, cuisine, design, fashion, nightlife and art. Together, these hosts and guides provide inspiration for exploring the hotel and surrounding area.

The property has been designed by the LA-based design firm Studio Carter to offer a feeling of ‘deconstructed shophouse chic’ that draws on the architecture and culture of the area, with a restaurant and bar replacing the traditional lobby.

Vibrant new social venues

Altogether, the public spaces of this property pairing historic architecture with a contemporary new-build encompass a restaurant, cocktail bar, café and rooftop restaurant and bar.

Of these venues, the modern Italian eatery Bottega di Carna showcases the culinary concept of internationally renowned butcher Dario Cecchini, with executive chef Alastair Clayton and chef de cuisine Kenny Huang adding theatre to the dining experience in the open kitchen.

The tropical cocktail bar Jungle Ballroom is accessed through a secret tunnel and a space that pairs lucid glamour with inspiration taken from the vibrancy and wild nature of Southeast Asia, featuring a sunken lava stone bar.

Christina’s offers guests and locals coffee by day and wine or cocktails with sharing plates by night, while the Rooftop Bar and Poolside Cabanas embody the glitz and glamour of 1970s Hollywood at Canyon Club. Cocktails here are offered alongside a California-inspired menu of seafood-forward dishes.
General Manager, maverick and all-round mischief-maker Robert C. Hauck and his team can’t wait to welcome guests to the world of Mondrian. As Hauck says: “I see Mondrian becoming the beating heart of this extraordinary city, a catalyst to forge connections with like-minded people, innovators and the wild at heart.”