In the heart of buzzing Tanjong pagar, Six senses maxwell turns heritage into flair
When Six Senses Duxton opened its doors a few months ago, it proved to be one of the city’s most eclectic boutique hotels with bold, enigmatic interiors steeped in local heritage – thanks to the eccentric works of British designer Anouska Hempel. Its sister property Six Senses Maxwell, slated to open on 1 December 2018, will tell a different tale altogether.
Just a mere five-minute walk from Six Senses Duxton, the 120-key hotel occupies a colonial-style 19th century heritage building that received the Urban Redevelopment Authority Architectural Heritage Award. The restoration of the building is helmed by Parisian architect and designer Jacques Garcia, whose artistic portfolio spans properties such as Hotel Costes Paris, The NoMad New York City and L’oscar London.
Six Senses Maxwell stands in stark contrast to Six Senses Duxton, and we’re not just talking about size. Here, bright and airy spaces are accentuated with European-style interiors that are given a contemporary touch. Garcia’s distinctive baroque flair is palpable across the seven unique room categories of the hotel — from brass, lacquer and marble mini bars to the handmade Lafroy Brooks bathroom fixtures.
On the ground floor sit four restaurants and bars that offer al fresco dining areas amidst lush greenery: Murray Terrace, a classic European-style brasserie; Cook & Tras, a social library restaurant and bar inspired by heritage Straits cuisine; Rose Lounge & Bar, a swanky watering hole offering Champagne alongside white and rose wines, spritzers and the signature Rose Bellini; and Garcha’s, a stylish bar that’s stocked with a thrilling stash of spirits comprising artisanal whisky, tequila, gin, rum and vodka. Guests can also look forward to an old-fashioned ice-cream tricycle for complimentary treats.
The hotel’s rooftop area will feature other facilities such as a lap pool, gymnasium and ‘Max’s Edible Garden’.