Marriott International’s soft-brand Luxury Collection is getting its first Singapore hotel next year. Part of a partnership with boutique developers Harpreet and Satinder Garcha, The Duxton Club, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Singapore will be designed by Anouska Hempel and Jacques Garcia in the Tanjong Pagar conservation district.
The Duxton Club will take up two pre-war colonial shophouse 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 emerging Central Business District of Tanjong Pagar and border the Chinatown area. The Duxton House is expected to open in early 2017, while The Duxton Terrace is slated to open in July 2017.
Originally constructed in the early 19th century, The Duxton House has 50 guestrooms in eight adjoining three-story buildings. Just 600 feet away, The Duxton Terrace comprises fourteen adjoining three and four-story colonial-era buildings with 138-guestrooms. Originally completed in 1929, the structure likely served Chinese merchants before being converted to army barracks. Since then, the building has been adapted for different purposes, from housing a hawker food alley to restaurants and office space. The property’s most recent renovation project received the Architectural Heritage Award from the Urban Redevelopment Authority, further solidifying the building as a cherished and historic landmark.
“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,” Meredith Dichter, global brand director for The Luxury Collection, said in a statement, noting that the Collection had recently surpassed 100 hotels in more than 30 countries.
“We are thrilled to bring The Luxury Collection to Singapore,” Rajit Sukumaran, SVP of acquisitions & development, Marriott International Asia Pacific, said. “We are confident that The Duxton Club will make its mark on the country’s highly competitive hospitality market, and we’re proud to work with Harpreet and Satinder Garcha, who are passionate about design and adaptive-reuse heritage projects.”