Stylish Singapore hotel relaunches under Anouska Hempel’s signature
The former Six Senses Duxton in Singapore has reopened as Duxton Reserve, with a breathtaking Oriental-inspired concept courtesy of Anouska Hempel Design.
Relaunching under the signature of Anouska Hempel Design, the new-look heritage boutique hotel has cemented its place in the upper echelons of Singapore’s dynamic hotel scene. We take a look inside.
Oriental design inspiration
Duxton Reserve embodies Anouska Hempel’s signature style with imagination and Oriental spirit. Guests can expect striking hues of black, yellow and gold paired with Oriental screens and calligraphy wallpaper.
Each of the guest rooms, with local and historically inspired names ranging from Opium to Pearl, is designed to suit a different mood and aesthetic preference. The jet-black Opium Suites pair black walls with four-poster Chinese platform beds, while the Pearl Suites feature white walls and dressers inlaid with mother-of-pearl.
Residents can also stay in the dramatic two-storey Duxton Duplex Suite, which features an original spiral staircase, or opt for the ground-floor Skylight Suites and Montgomerie Suite. Overall, the property has 49 guest rooms and suites across eight categories.
Celebrating Asia’s crossroads
Throughout the hotel, large golden fans line the windows, and interiors feature items such as calligraphy brushes, bamboo screens and indenture wallpaper, which are from the designer’s personal collection, alongside black and gold sofas, and black lacquer tables. A hand-painted tiger also welcomes visitors to the property’s traditional Chinese medicine room.
Representing its setting in Singapore, long considered one of Asia’s crossroads, the hotel houses locally inspired drinking and dining venues. Guests can find a seat at Anouska’s Salon for the Yellow Peril, a hot whisky, brandy and absinthe drink crowned with chrysanthemum, and tuck into dishes served in yellow bowls, black tiffins and black bento boxes at Chinese restaurant Yellow Pot Cafe. The culinary offering here is headed up by chef Sebastian Goh.
The newly opened hotel is located in Tanjong Pagar, Chinatown, a historic area renowned for its vibrant food and drink offering.