by Michael J. Shapiro | November 01, 2018
The options look good for travelers seeking new luxury digs in Singapore. To start, Four Seasons Hotel Singapore has just unveiled new renovated luxury suites, four distinctive options that are part of a larger renovation project happening at the hotel.
Now available are the 1,615-square-foot Royal Suite, an 18th-floor room inspired by the Singapore Botanic Gardens that offers a relaxed, vibrant ambience for casual entertaining; the 1,798-square-foot Governor Suite, a top-floor option with stately, dark-wood detailing and a panoramic view of the boulevard; the 1,798-square-foot, 19th-floor Ambassador Suite, which reflects local Peranakan culture via unique art pieces and furnishings; and the 2,131-square-foot Presidential Suite, an expansive residential option with sleek contemporary furnishings and a city skyline view from the 19th floor.
The new suites complement the 251 recently renovated guest rooms at the hotel, all of which have floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the city and parks. The property, which is near the main shopping and commercial district, has nearly 16,200 square feet of meeting space that underwent a renovation in 2016.
Meanwhile, Six Senses is preparing to debut its newest Singapore property, Six Senses Maxwell, on Dec. 1. The new hotel will be the second Six Senses adaptive reuse project to debut in the city this year, following the opening of Six Senses Duxton last spring. Each project has revitalized colonial-era buildings to add new boutique lodging to the Chinatown neighborhood. The 138-room Maxwell will have a European style that blends tradition with modern touches, courtesy of French architect and designer Jacques Garcia. The character-laden 19th-century building has received the Urban Redevelopment Authority Architectural Heritage Award.
Because of the unique architectural style of the original building, the new hotel will have seven room categories -- each oozing classic European style, from brass, lacquer and marble mini bars to handmade bathroom fixtures. Five food-and-beverage options will be on-site, including a classic European-style brasserie and a "social library" restaurant and bar.
Four of the five F&B outlets will be on the ground floor, with outdoor seating alongside tropical foliage that runs along the length of the building. The rooftop will feature Max's Edible Garden, along with an 82-foot rooftop lap pool and gym. Spa pods will open on-site in 2019.
Guests of either of the Six Senses hotels -- which are within walking distance of one another -- will be able to use the facilities at both properties.