Boundary breakers. Mavericks. Daydream believers. Provocateurs. The wild at heart. Welcome to the light on the hill, a fresh fusion of art, glamour and culinary flair in Singapore’s most vibrant neighbourhood
SINGAPORE : Mondrian Singapore Duxton is set to shine a light on the Lion City’s creative powers and become its new home of art-forward cool as it prepares to throw open its doors in March 2023.Helmed by a team of all-star iconoclasts and change-makers ranging across the fields of hospitality, cuisine, design, fashion, nightlife and art, and located within the city’s most happening precinct, Mondrian Singapore Duxton is ready to raise the bar in the art of the possible, and raise the roof of Asia’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan city.Singaporean Architecture Meets Contemporary DesignMondrian Singapore Duxton was designed from the ground up by the forward-thinkers at Los Angeles-based hotshop Studio Carter, led by the inimitable Robbyn Carter, and imbued with a philosophy of ‘deconstructed shophouse chic.’ Eschewing the traditional lobby, the space fully immerses guests in a bustling restaurant and bar from the moment they arrive. The 302 rooms and suites take inspiration from traditional Singaporean architecture and are executed with contemporary flair.This approach manifests throughout the hotel. “Rather than a direct translation of the classic shophouse, we took its parts and deconstructed it into contemporary forms. We wanted to recognise it, but also reinvent it, that Singapore silhouette, and rediscover old details in contemporary and unexpected touches.”She also mined Singapore’s rich melting pot of cultures and trade route neighbours for inspirations for art, furniture and materials. “It’s a beautiful merger of the botanical green city, the shophouses, the cultural convergence, the new with the historical,” says Carter.The Mondrian Singapore Duxton art collection further compliments the design narrative, inviting guests to broaden their horizons and journey through the property. The multi-disciplinary curated artworks feature both emerging and established Singaporean and international artists and were specifically selected for the element of surprise they create.From the breathtaking Shophouse Suites that repurpose historical icons in bold and unexpected ways to a gleaming tower with 360-degree views from the rooftop, Mondrian stirs the spirit of the Duxton neighbourhood.Duxton Hill has a colourful and controversial history; backtrack 100 years and its streets were filled with adventurers and thrill-seekers searching for a taste of the forbidden. Fast-forward to now, where Mondrian Singapore Duxton provides a gathering place for a creative community abuzz with barista cafes, world-class eateries and bars, avant garde galleries and boutiques.
A Culinary Destination Like No OtherMondrian Singapore Duxton will be a food- and fashion-forward culinary destination for locals and travelers alike. A restaurant, café, cocktail bar, and rooftop bar will combine historic architecture from Singapore’s centuries-old shophouses with a new build of modern, contemporary influences.This One Is For The DreamersMondrian Singapore Duxton will continue and expand upon this drive to be different, offering a home, a hub and a hive for the dreamers, the change agents, the confronters, the avant garde, the unswerving, the action takers and the doers.