Two of Singapore’s relatively recent hotel openings were an unusual first venture into city properties by luxury beach resort specialists Six Senses, with the group signing a management contract for a pair of properties owned by The Garcha Group.
Six Senses Duxton, formerly The Duxton Hotel, opened first in April 2018, with neighbouring hotel Six Senses Maxwell following in January 2019.
With the hotel industry facing extremely tough times due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was revealed that Six Senses had withdrawn its management contract for the two hotels on 31st May 2020, casting some doubt over their future.
It’s back to Marriott
When The Duxton Hotel was being renovated in 2016, it was in fact the Starwood / Marriott group that originally laid claim to the property, announcing it would mark the Singapore debut of The Luxury Collection Hotels and Resorts brand.
The deal with Marriott fell through, with the promised 2017 opening never happening. It wasn’t until late January 2018 that Six Senses issued a press statement announcing this was to be their first city centre hotel, with the Maxwell property joining later.
Now that Six Senses has exited the Singapore market, it’s been confirmed by The Garcha Group that Marriott will take over the management of both hotels, under its Autograph Collection range.
“We are very proud to announce that we are now part of the Autograph Collection, a curated collection of remarkable independent hotels across the world by Marriott International.”
Harpreet Bedi, CEO The Garcha Group