Heritage meets pizzazz in this gateway city

Sensitively restored Chinatown landmark, cleverly updated with design from Jacques Garcia, the name behind Hotel Costes and La Mamounia.

Take a whole block of heritage shop houses in Singapore’s bustling Chinatown and let French designer Jacques Garcia loose. The result is a restoration to original grandeur with 138 guestrooms and suites and an epicurean’s delight of restaurants and bars, which together with sister hotel Duxton Reserve creates the convivial community.

Rooms and Suites - from 183 US$ / night



The Maxwell does not particularly resemble a hotel—at least not your typical 21st-century Asian hotel. It’s only three stories, for one thing, clad in rust-colored brick and creamy white woodwork, with lion’s-head rain spouts and elegant Art Deco details. The whole place feels like a very exclusive private club.


Bohemians seeking luxury and style with a conscience. Six Senses draws a very international crowd, from North-east Asian to South Asian; North American to Brazilian; Spaniards to Swedes. The room sizes aren’t ideal for families.


It’s a landmark in Tanjong Pagar (aka Chinatown), key to the historic fabric of the district—so yes, it definitely fits in, quietly and elegantly, as it has since the 1920s. The neighborhood itself is much livelier than it was even just a decade ago; Tanjong Pagar has fast become one of the city’s coolest and more vibrant districts, not least for its food and drink hangouts (Japanese, Korean, Indian, Iberian, Australian, and Thai restaurants abound, with countless craft coffee bars and cocktail boites mixed among them). And of course there’s the famous Maxwell Food Centre, just across the street, which houses some of Singapore’s best food-hawker stalls.


Cook & Tras, in the library rooms, has better food than the Murray Terrace Brasserie, including a terrific, thick-and-hearty laksa and some very crave-able satay skewers. There are several bars and, an appealing touch, a retro ice-cream cart mounted on a tricycle and parked outside the hotel, serving home-made flavors including chili-chocolate (free for guests).


The proximity to the Duxton (just a four-minute walk away) means guests have access to the latter’s excellent Chinese medicine physician, who works in an apothecary-like space off the Duxton’s lobby and is available for consultations and for purchasing herbal medicines. The Duxton also has one of the better mod-Chinese restaurants in town, The Yellow Pot, which has a smashingly good Peking duck (with skin so crisp it shatters like glass) and an excellent, nearly molten braised aubergine.


Map, how to get there: Maxwell is set in a row of 14 three- and four-storey colonial-style heritage houses which were built in 1929. Like its stable mate, it is located in the Tanjong Pagar district, with the Tanjong Pagar MRT station about an eight-minute walk away. The iconic Maxwell Food Centre is right across the road from the hotel (accessed via Murray Terrace Brasserie). Access to the Central Business District is quick, either by taxi (five minutes ride to Raffles Place) or by MRT (Raffles Place MRT station is one stop away). The Orchard Road shopping belt is no more than a 10-minute taxi ride away.

Address:  2 Cook St, 078857 Singapore.

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Accommodatiojn Type: ‘at a glance’

There are 138 rooms and suites in Maxwell distributed across seven categories, starting from the lead-in of Cook Street Room. With the exception of some, the rooms are not huge as the hotel had to work within the constraint of existing structures in the heritage building. But what they lack in spaciousness are more than made up by Garcia’s trademark style design and quality of finishing, think lush brocade-wrapped headboards; Garcia-designed velvet chairs in damask fabrics; standing lamps with pleated silk lampshades; gorgeous minibars (none of the items are free) fitted in brass, lacquer and marble; and Lafroy Brooks fixtures-adorned bathrooms.

In line with sustainability ethos, filtered water is served from glass – rather than plastic – bottles, bathroom amenities are dispensed from wooden pump bottles and in its bid to be plastic-free by 2020, even the corn starch-made toothbrushes are completely biodegradable.

Of course, you will also find a Nespresso machine and tea leaves packed by a teahouse to go with the trio of complimentary organic snacks in glass jars.


Yes, baby cots and extra beds are available in the rooms upon request, as are high chairs and child-sized portions in the restaurants. The unlimited servings of complimentary ice cream alone earn it the status of Singapore’s most child-friendly hotel.

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GOLF: This small island nation surprisingly has the most golf courses per square mile in the world. Sentosa Golf Club is frequently named as Singapore’s best golf club with two 18-hole courses with both city and ocean views. Marina Bay Golf Course is Singapore’s only public 18-hole golf course. Golfers can test their skills on the World Classic Course at Laguna National Golf and Country Club, known to be one of Asia’s most challenging.

Paddock Club at Formula One: Some of Asia’s wealthiest travel to Singapore for the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix but the ultimate experience is to enjoy the race from the Paddock Club, located right above the pit garages. A Paddock Club package goes beyond priority access and the best views of the race. It also comes with exclusive pit lane tours, free-flowing champagne, and other drinks as well as food from celebrity chef restaurants including Heston Blumenthal and Nobu Matsuhisa.

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Value for Money: VDouble rooms from 330 Singaporean dollars US$ 260, year-round. Breakfast is excluded and costs around US $35. Free Wi-Fi.

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The hotel’s Art Deco façade of exposed brickwork, with original lion head rain spouts and a flagpole, barely hint of the sumptuous interiors by interior designer Jacques Garcia.
Providing a welcomed contrast from the opulence-drenched interiors of its Duxton Road sibling, Six Senses Maxwell is mostly grounded in elegant European aesthetics: think chestnut wood-framed reception and hand-woven silk rugs blanketing the African wenge hardwood floor in the lobby, with the occasional injection of Garcia’s flamboyant tasseled high-backed velvet chairs and lamps with pleated silk lampshades dotted throughout the property.
Elsewhere in its public spaces, you will find recycled stone floors salvaged from Italian medieval churches and cathedrals while brass plaque-framed original indentures adorn the hotel’s doorway on the second and third floors.

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Maxwell Reserve: Heritage meets pizzazz in this gateway city.

Take a whole block of heritage shop houses in Singapore’s bustling Chinatown and let French designer Jacques Garcia loose. The result is a restoration to original grandeur with 138 guestrooms and suites and an epicurean’s delight of restaurants and bars, which together with sister hotel Duxton Reserve creates the convivial community.

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This hotel, the bigger Singapore sibling of the Duxton, takes on luxury with European design flourishes, unique local accents and interior designer Jacques Garcia’s trademark style of flamboyance.

Don’t forget to visit the Maxwell Food Centre (across the road) for some of Singapore’s best chicken rice stalls.

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