Do luxury hotel chains not excite you anymore? While we certainly can't fault the five-star experience at these hotels, it can get a tad repetitive, which is why travellers and culture-seekers are starting to look out for more unique and stylish accommodations that truly give them a memorable stay.
1. Six Senses Duxton
Designed by celebrated hotelier Anouska Hempel, Six Senses’ first Singapore outpost oozes eclectic east-meets-west style. A collection of eight restored 19th-century shophouses, the property pays tribute to its heritage with elements borrowed from Chinese, Malay and European cultures.
Entering the hotel is an experience in itself, with opulent marigold yellow furnishings boldly contrasted with large golden fans and dark, polished wood welcoming you in the reception lobby. Inspired by Singapore’s past, each of the 49 rooms boasts names like Pearl, Opium and Shophouse. We recommend that you check into the Duxton Duplex Suite, a gorgeous two-storey loft that boasts a dramatic restored spiral staircase as its centrepiece.