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Goodbye, Six Senses: Luxury hotel group exits Singapore, closes both hotels

Boutique hotels Six Senses Maxwell and Six Senses Duxton are no more, as the luxury hotel and spa group exits the Singapore market.

Goodbye, Six Senses: Luxury hotel group exits Singapore, closes both hotels

Six Senses Maxwell is housed in a 19th-century building with a distinctive red brick-and-white plaster facade. (Photo: Six Senses)

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a tough time for the hospitality industry. In Singapore, it has spelled the end of two boutique hotels – Six Senses Maxwell and Six Senses Duxton. Both hotels have been closed to the public since the circuit breaker period, and now will no longer reopen under the Six Senses flag.  

Responding to queries by CNA Luxury, the luxury hotel and spa group said, “Six Senses ceased management of Six Senses Duxton and Six Senses Maxwell from May 31, 2020. This was agreed mutually between Six Senses and the hotels’ owners.”

The two hotels opened in Singapore just two years ago in 2018, months apart from each other. The Six Senses Duxton caused a stir when it opened in April 2018. It was Six Senses’s first city hotel, marking its entry into an urban setting. Three months later in July, sister property Six Senses Maxwell made its debut.

Six Senses Duxton, designed by British interior designer Anouska Hempel, featured 49 guest rooms. Six Senses Maxwell, designed by French designer and architect Jacques Garcia, was a larger property with 138 guest rooms.

Both properties also featured beloved F&B outlets, including fine dining Chinese restaurant Yellow Pot, all-day dining restaurant Cook & Tras Social Library and Six Senses Brasserie, which served Modern European cuisine.

Cook & Tras Social Library at Six Senses Maxwell was styled like an elegant lobby lounge. (Photo: Six Senses)

Since their closure, both hotels have been removed from the Six Senses website. The hotels’ social media platforms have also been deleted.

Responding to CNA Luxury’s query if the hospitality group will return to Singapore in the future, a Six Senses spokesperson said, “Six Senses remains focused on strong growth opportunities and plans to expand its portfolio by adding five resorts in Israel, India, Switzerland, Austria and Spain, as well as a city hotel in North America by the end of next year. All will share a deep commitment to sustainable practices, pioneering wellness and delivering crafted experiences.”

Meanwhile, the two properties will reopen in 2021 under Marriott's portfolio of Autograph Collection hotels, the hotel owners said. They will be renamed The Maxwell Reserve Hotel, Autograph Collection, and The Duxton Reserve Hotel, Autograph Collection.

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Source: CNA/st(ds)