Six Senses will double its portfolio of hotels
in Singapore on 1 December 2018, when the Six Senses Maxwell
The other property, the Six Senses Duxton, opened in April.
hotels occupy historical buildings in Chinatown’s Tanjong Pagar
district and each radiates its own distinct personality and charm,
while reflecting the neighborhood’s past as a trading center and
current status as a vibrant downtown cultural enclave.
in a colonial-style 19th century heritage building, the 138-room
Six Senses Maxwell will feature a historically significant Indentures Collection
comprising vintage land transaction
documents that offer a fascinating glimpse into the development of
Singapore and the Straits Settlements in the 1800s and early
The collection represents an historical “paper trail”
tracing modern Singapore’s evolution from its beginnings as a
swampy, untamed trading port established by Stamford Raffles and William Farquhar for the East India Company, to its time under the
British Crown and finally its emergence as an independent nation
“Our Six Senses Maxwell property
brings alive and celebrates the heritage and traditions of
Singapore’s past, while reflecting a warm European influence and
personality,” said General Manager, Murray Aitken. “Guests here and
at Six Senses Duxton not only have the opportunity to utilize
facilities at both properties, they will also be able to truly
appreciate the cultural and historical backdrop that makes these
experiences special and true to the local culture.”
the ground floor and lined with lush tropical foliage is Cook &
Tras, a social library restaurant and bar influenced by heritage
Straits cuisine. This establishment will feature a specially
curated book collection designed by the UK’s Ultimate Library.
Known for their dedication to building bespoke book collections
for hotels and private residences around the world, they have put
together a storied collection of titles that reflect the local
neighborhood as well as volumes on subjects such as wellness, meditation, nutrition, herbal medicine, natural history, climate
change and sustainability.
Keeping with local customs, Six
Senses Maxwell will also be home to a traditional ice cream
tricycle where complimentary Singaporean Ice Cream Sandwiches will
be served by an “Uncle” (a respectful term of address for an elder
male in Singapore) to hotel guests. Made of a slab of ice cream
wrapped up in a slice of rainbow-colored bread, these longstanding
local favorites come in a variety of flavors, ranging from
chocolate, mint and mango, to more unique twists such as sweet
corn, durian and red bean, all made using only organic and
sustainably sourced ingredients. In line with Six Senses’
sustainability practices, the ice cream tricycle will use a
solar-powered generator to keep the ice cream sandwiches
The Six Senses
Maxwell is located at 2 Cook Street, Singapore 078857.
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