Starwood’s The Luxury Collection and Tribute Portfolio to debut in Singapore

9 Sep 2016 by Clement Huang

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has signed two new hotels in Singapore, which will represent the debut of The Luxury Collection and Tribute Portfolio brands in the Lion City.

The group has partnered with boutique developers Harpreet and Satinder Garcha to bring two properties – The Duxton Club and Hotel Vagabond – into its Luxury Collection and Tribute Portfolio brands respectively.

“We are thrilled to be bringing The Luxury Collection and Tribute Portfolio brands to Singapore,” said Rajit Sukumaran, senior vice president, acquisitions and development, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific.

“We are confident that these two distinct brands will make their 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.”

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Hotel Vagabond, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Singapore

Located at Syed Alwi Road, just outside Singapore’s CBD, Hotel Vagabond is a boutique property that sits alongside a row of 1950s Art Deco shophouses. The 41-room property is the only Asian hotel to feature interiors by Jacques Garcia, and features the French designer’s signature maximalist style.

Having opened back in January, the property will now undergo a rebranding exercise, and will be unveiled as a Tribute Portfolio hotel in October.

All guestrooms feature a Parisian-chic vibe with plush bedding, Italian marble, glass mosaic bathrooms, and mahogany furniture. The hotel is also home to Vagabond Salon – a modern interpretation of a Parisian salon with over 464 sqm of event space.

The Duxton Club, a Luxury Collection Hotel Singapore

The Duxton Club will consist of two pre-war colonial heritage buildings that are within walking distance of one another – The Duxton House on Duxton Road and The Duxton Terrace on Murray Road.

The Duxton House will open in early 2017 and feature 50 guestrooms in eight adjoining three-storey buildings. Once completed, it will offer an all-day dining restaurant, a signature bar and a private cigar room.

Meanwhile, The Duxton Terrace is slated for a July 2017 opening and will comprise of 14 adjoining three- and four-storey colonial-era buildings. The interiors of the 138-room property will be designed by French architect Jacques Garcia, whose work includes Hotel Vagabond as well as the restoration of Le Louvre and Chateau de Versailles.

When opened, The Duxton Terrace will be home to five F&B outlets including a destination bar, a lobby bar, an all-day dining restaurant, a poolside bar and a members-only club. Additional facilities will include a swimming pool, fitness centre and a cigar room. Guests staying at The Duxton House will have full use of the facilities at The Duxton Terrace, and vice versa.

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