Rooms start at about 267 Singaporean dollars (about $197 at current exchange rates).

The Six Senses Duxton, a 49-room boutique hotel that opened in April in Singapore, was the company’s first hotel in that city and its first in an urban environment. (That is, until the December opening of its sister property in Singapore, the Six Senses Maxwell). Operated by the Bangkok-based Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, which now has two hotels, 15 resorts and 31 spas in 21 countries, the Duxton was created within eight three-story, early 19th-century shop houses in Chinatown. It was refurbished by the British interior designer Anouska Hempel with plush chinoiserie furnishings and décor that gives a big nod to the neighborhood’s distant past. At check-in at the two Singapore hotels, guests are cajoled into a “singing bowl” ritual that involves standing with your eyes closed while a therapist strikes a metal bowl with a wooden wand at your “crown chakra” so the sound vibrations can bring you “harmony and health.” Your welcome gift bag includes the herbal ointment Tiger Balm and Chinese po chai pills for indigestion. A receptionist contacts you before check-in to see if you’d like to schedule a free consultation with a traditional Chinese medicine doctor.

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