The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, will debut the brand’s first-ever hotel in Singapore in early 2017.
In partnership with boutique developers Harpreet and Satinder Garcha, The Duxton Club will showcase the island’s rich history with striking redesigns from Anouska Hempel and Jacques Garcia of two pre-war colonial shophouse buildings in the Tanjong Pagar conservation district.
“The debut of a hotel in Singapore in collaboration with two iconic designers marks an important milestone for The Luxury Collection, as we continue to expand our global footprint in new destinations around the world,” says Meredith Dichter, global brand director, The Luxury Collection.
“Recently surpassing 100 hotels in more than 30 countries, our mission to offer global explorers truly indigenous experiences wherever they travel will reach new heights with the opening of The Duxton Club next year.”
The Duxton Club will reside in two pre-war colonial shophouse buildings within walking distance of one another: The Duxton House on Duxton Road which is expected to open in early 2017 and The Duxton Terrace on Murray Street which is slated to open July 2017.
Originally constructed in the early 19th century, The Duxton House features 50 guestrooms in eight adjoining three-story buildings reimagined by celebrated designer Anouska Hempel, whose comprehensive interior design background spans hotels, restaurants, retail spaces and luxury residential projects including the Hempel Hotel and Blakes Hotel in London.
Under the strong interior design identity of Hempel, The Duxton House will be restored to its former glory with rich oriental influences that honour the property’s unique heritage and timeless sense of luxury and glamour.
Once completed, the hotel will include a destination restaurant, signature bar and private cigar room – all offering refined experiences for discerning guests seeking an authentic, indigenous experience deeply rooted in the destination.
Just 600 feet away, with convenient access to the upscale establishments of Tras Street and Club Street, The Duxton Terrace comprises fourteen adjoining three and four-story colonial-era buildings with 138-guestrooms.
The property will be restored to its original grandeur by renowned architect and designer Jacques Garcia, whose extensive design portfolio includes the restoration of The Louvre and The Palace of Versailles.
The hotel will house five captivating food and beverage venues including a signature bar and lobby bar, an all-day dining restaurant, a poolside bar and an exclusive member’s club. Additional facilities will include an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre and cigar room. Guests of The Duxton Club will enjoy full use of the facilities at both premises.