Echoes of 19th century elegance reimagined in the historic heart of Singapore by Bond girl turned interior designer, Anouska Hempel.
The award-winning Duxton Reserve, Autograph Collection is perfectly situated in the island’s city centre of Tanjong Pagar, and the heart of Chinatown where business, socializing, dining and nightlife take centre stage. The original design of this Urban Redevelopment Authority Architectural Heritage Awarded building features a diverse mix of Chinese, Malay and European elements.
Guests are in for an elegant surprise as they enter the hotel which includes large theatrical golden fans and strong hues of black, gold and yellow, layered with Oriental screens and calligraphy wallpaper from Anouska’s personal collection. In harmony with rich Asian history, yet still presented with Anouska Hempel’s luminary vision, Duxton Reserve, Autograph Collection boasts 49 guestrooms and suites, each with unique individuality so that no two are exactly the same.
In harmony with rich Asian history, yet still presenting her luminary vision, Anouska has given each of the 49 guest rooms and suites a unique individuality so that no two are exactly the same.
Yellow Pot, a modern Chinese gem located in the award winning Duxton Reserve follows the clean eating philosophy adopted at The Garcha Group. You won’t find MSG, additives or artificial flavourings in chef’s Nicky food. A cold starter of organic vine-ripened tomatoes, for instance, are served with their skins thoughtfully removed as the red-skins are believed to contain anti-inflammatory properties. The tomatoes are then soaked in a house-made plum and herbal juice, rendering them sweet and refreshing. Roast duck is the most popular mainstay at Yellow Pot, first marinated for two days in a fermented beancurd paste, then roasted over hickory wood so the meat is aromatic and tender with a glistening layer of crispy skin. Vegetables too are not an after-thought here. Try the sweet and sour eggplant, where the aubergine is braised and coated with a delicious housemade sauce of hot bean paste, honey, vinegar, and Nanyang soya sauce brewed by a local company.
Yellow Pot and the adjoining bar Anouska’s are clad in the striking palette of black, gold and yellow that acclaimed British designer Anouska Hempel has accorded to the rest of the hotel large golden fans and wallpaper featuring 18th century English indentures from Anouska’s personal collection adorn the dining and drinking spaces, that are cleverly carved out by modern Chinese screens of black lacquered wood and glass—including two semi-private dining enclaves. As its name suggests, the 50-seat restaurant is cheekily embellished with yellow pots of various sizes and configurations.
An ode to Bond girl turned interior designer Anouska Hempel, Anouska’s brings you her favourite drinks from around the world spanning the disco era of the 70s and 80s, coupled with mouth watering delights from The Yellow Pot. The savant of the visual, Anouska Hempel is revered across the world for her originality and for her influence. This is a designer who sees everything, and instinctively understands it. Wherever the trade routes have passed or the trade winds have blown – that’s her territory and at once you are thrown into a throng of creativity that is impelled to take every realm of design to more thrilling and higher heights.
There is mystery, romance, theatre and perfection; an utopian whirl of stories to be told and worlds to unfold. The stuff of dreams, a glimpse of beyond – from dignitary to vagabond – a corner for every inch of thought alongside beauty, delight and charm.
Stay/Book Period: Now till 31 October 2022
Availability: All days of week
Rate: From $451++
Enjoy a memorable escape for two in one of our 49 guestrooms and suites, each with unique individuality so that no two are exactly the same. Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast daily after getting a restful night's sleep that's tailored for you. Book one of our club rooms and enjoy access to one of Singapore's best club lounges with complimentary continental breakfast, evening cocktails, and more!
Stay/Book Period: Until 31 October 2022
Availability: All days of week
Rate: From $617++
Offer Description: Experience Yellow Pot as it brings you a bespoke set dinner menu featuring it's Signatures. Also included with a cocktail per person from Anouska's, our signature bar. Wake up to a-la-carte breakfast tailored for you.
Your special day deserves to be as unique as your love, and Duxton Reserve is the perfect setting for an intimate wedding. An eclectic palette of black, gold and yellow awaits you, with large golden fans, 18th century wallpaper and modern Chinese screens of black lacquered wood and glass.
Celebrate your new chapter with a lavish oriental wedding at the iconic Yellow Pot Tanjong Pagar to mark your new beginning as you bask in the old world glamour that Duxton Reserve is renowned for.
Whatever the occasion, Duxton Reserve promises to be the ideal location to hold your next event. Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, meeting or corporate event, our range of venues and private dining spaces will accommodate groups up to 65 seated (pending government restrictions).