Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Starwood to open two new boutique hotels in Singapore: The Duxton Club and the Hotel Vagabond.

Starwood to open two new boutique hotels in Singapore


Starwood Hotels & Resorts just announced the signing of two new hotels in Singapore, reflecting the local debut of The Luxury Collection and Tribute Portfolio brands.

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.

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THE LUXURY COLLECTION
AND THE TRIBUTE PORTFOLIO BRANDS
COME TO SINGAPORE

“We are thrilled to be bringing The Luxury Collection and Tribute Portfolio brands to Singapore,” said Rajit Sukumaran, Senior Vice President, Acquisitions & Development, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific.

ABOUT THE DUXTON CLUB

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 Tanjong Pagar neighborhood has enjoyed a revival, emerging as one of Singapore's most stylish leisure and dining epicentres.

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ABOUT THE DUXTON HOUSE,
RESTORED BY ANOUSKA HEMPEL

Originally constructed in the early 19th century as retail-residential units, The Duxton House, features 50 guestrooms in eight adjoining three-story buildings.

Under the strong design identity of Anouska Hempel, whose work spans hotels, restaurants, retail spaces and luxury residential projects, The Duxton House will be restored to its former glory with rich oriental influences.

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ABOUT THE DUXTON TERRACE,
RESTORED BY JACQUES GARCIA

Just 200 meters away with convenient access to the upscale establishments of Tras Street and Club Street, the 138-room The Duxton Terrace comprises fourteen adjoining three- and four-story colonial-era buildings.

Completed in 1929, the structure likely served Chinese merchants before being converted to army barracks. Since the 1970s, the building was adapted for different purposes, from housing a hawker food alley and dining establishments to an office space.

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Its most recent renovation received the Architectural Heritage Award from the Urban Redevelopment Authority.

The Duxton Terrace will be restored by renowned architect and designer Jacques Garcia, whose work includes Hôtel Vagabond and the restoration of (and curated exhibitions within) Le Louvre and Château de Versailles.

The hotel will house five captivating food and beverage venues including a destination bar, a lobby bar, an all-day dining restaurant, a poolside bar and an exclusive member's club.

ABOUT HOTEL VAGABOND



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 shophouses, 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.

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PART OF THE TRIBUTE PORTFOLIO GROUP

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.

Additionally, the hotel will feature Vagabond Salon, a modern interpretation of a Parisian salon with 5,000 square feet of versatile event space. Sporting luxurious interiors, superb acoustics and thick red velvet curtains, the salon will serve as a forum for the Artist in Residence program, the first to be hosted by a hotel in Singapore. Here, guests will have the opportunity to mingle with resident artists over a beautifully crafted cocktail, dine amidst a performance, watch an independent film, or listen to a live jazz quartet.

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