The Garden City to welcome The Duxton Club and Hôtel Vagabond
Singapore is adding two unique luxury properties to its extensive list of hotels that populate the city courtesy of Starwood Hotels & Resorts. In partnership with boutique developers Harpreet and Satinder Garcha, the two distinctive properties – The Duxton Club, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Singapore and Hôtel Vagabond, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Singapore – showcase Singapore’s rich heritage in repurposed heritage buildings in the Tanjong Pagar and Jalan Besar conservation districts respectively.
After multi-million dollar renovations, both hotels celebrate their authenticity, preserving the past while offering guests uniquely compelling hospitality experiences.
The Duxton Club, a Luxury Collection Hotel Singapore
The Duxton Club will reside in two pre-war colonial heritage buildings within walking distance of one another: The Duxton House on Duxton Road and The Duxton Terrace on Murray Street. Strategically situated in the Duxton area, the two buildings are adjacent to the developing Central Business District of Tanjong Pagar, and bordering the culturally rich Chinatown area.
In recent years, the neighbourhood has enjoyed a revival, emerging as one of the island’s most stylish leisure and dining epicentres. The Duxton House will open in early 2017, while The Duxton Terrace is slated to open in July 2017. Upon opening, The Duxton Club will join a glittering ensemble of 100 of the world’s finest hotels and resorts under The Luxury Collection brand, 25 of which are in Asia Pacific.
Hôtel Vagabond, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Singapore
Located on Syed Alwi Road of the hip-and-upcoming enclave of Jalan Besar, just outside Singapore’s CBD, Hôtel Vagabond is a boutique property that displays the best of global art and independent design. A row of 1950 Art Deco shop houses, the 41-room property marks the first and only hotel in Asia to feature interiors by celebrated French designer, Jacques Garcia.
A conversion project, the hotel’s design is a contemporary take on the opulent Parisian salons of yesteryear, spotlighting Garcia’s signature maximalist style while evoking elements of the neighbourhood. Having opened in January 2016, Hôtel Vagabond is undergoing a rebranding exercise, and will be unveiled as a Tribute Portfolio hotel in October 2016.
Once the project is completed, the hotel will offer 41 rooms and suites, all with a Parisian-chic vibe. Each space will present plush bedding, Italian marble and glass mosaic bathrooms, and mahogany furniture. Additionally, the hotel will feature Vagabond Salon, a modern interpretation of a Parisian salon with 5,000 square feet of versatile event space.