SUS­TAIN­ABLE HOS­PI­TAL­ITY AT ITS CORE

Six Senses Dux­ton ush­ers in a new hos­pi­tal­ity ex­pe­ri­ence – one that is cen­tered around sus­tain­abil­ity ef­forts and the neigh­bor­hood it calls home

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To­day, lux­ury travel goes be­yond the fi­nal des­ti­na­tion, and what is more im­por­tant is the over­all ex­pe­ri­ence that an in­trepid trav­eler is able to add to their grow­ing list of once-in-a-life­time mo­ments. Of course, where a well­heeled trav­eler stays plays an equally im­por­tant role, but to­day, it goes be­yond just posh lodg­ings. Jet­set­ters, which in­clude DBS In­signia Card­mem­bers, all know that noth­ing com­pares to a five-star lux­ury ho­tel ex­pe­ri­ence. But as their fo­cus shifts from room ser­vice and spa menus to a list of au­then­tic ex­pe­ri­ences around the neigh­bor­hood in­stead, you’ll know that at­ti­tudes are chang­ing. It comes as no sur­prise then that when Six Senses Dux­ton opened, the first city prop­erty by the ac­claimed hos­pi­tal­ity and well­ness com­pany, the buzz sur­round­ing it was pal­pa­ble. And with sus­tain­abil­ity at the core of every­thing Six Senses does, peo­ple were even more ex­cited to see what the Sin­ga­pore prop­erty would be bring­ing to the ta­ble.

Wel­come to the Neigh­bor­hood

To mark its ar­rival, Six Senses Dux­ton en­gaged with the neigh­bor­hood it calls home and pro­vided a new level of sus­tain­abil­ity, that, has per­haps, never been done in Sin­ga­pore. Ac­cord­ing to Mr. Neil Ja­cobs, CEO of Six Senses, “Six Senses Dux­ton aims to not only de­liver a five-star lux­ury ho­tel ex­pe­ri­ence, but to ac­tively im­prove the sur­round­ing neigh­bor­hood and nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment as we do so. To­gether with our team, I am de­lighted to bring our unique new ur­ban Six Senses ex­pe­ri­ence to life in Sin­ga­pore, and for us to en­rich and be en­riched by the Dux­ton and Maxwell com­mu­ni­ties.” The brand is also known for its com­mit­ment to au­then­tic­ity and com­mu­nity, which is why it chose to oc­cupy a row of tra­di­tional shop­houses that were re-de­signed and re-uti­lized. Through this con­ser­va­tion ef­fort,

the prop­erty re­ceived the Ur­ban Re­de­vel­op­ment Author­ity’s Ar­chi­tec­tural Her­itage Award. Be­yond the ho­tel, Six Senses is also fo­cused on en­hanc­ing so­cial and eco­nomic ben­e­fits within the com­mu­nity by sup­port­ing lo­cal en­trepreneurs and busi­nesses be­fore search­ing re­gion­ally for a prod­uct or ser­vice. From restau­rant in­gre­di­ents to ho­tel sup­plies, pri­or­ity is al­ways given to a lo­cal part­ner. Also notable is Six Senses Dux­ton’s part­ner­ship Long Zhong Tang, a suc­cess­ful tra­di­tional Chi­nese medicine (TCM) prac­tice across the road. What re­sulted were in-house TCM con­sul­ta­tion pro­grams, as well as com­pli­men­tary tinc­tures found in the in-room mini bar.

Ev­ery Lit­tle Bit Helps

To en­sure that the Dux­ton prop­erty is not just do­ing its part for its neigh­bor­hood, but for the en­vi­ron­ment as well, the Six Senses Sus­tain­abil­ity Pro­gram was put in place to mea­sure, mon­i­tor, and man­age sus­tain­abil­ity ef­forts. Waste man­age­ment is an in­te­gral part of the pro­gram, which is a ho­tel-wide drive to refuse, re­use, and re­cy­cle waste. Six Senses Dux­ton en­gages its sup­pli­ers to re­duce the amount of pack­ag­ing and to pur­chase items in bulk if pos­si­ble. Mean­while, sty­ro­foam boxes used for ship­ping are sent back for the sup­pli­ers to re­use. In ad­di­tion, the ho­tel does not use cut flow­ers for dec­o­ra­tive pur­poses, plas­tic lin­ings for trash bins, plas­tic straws, plas­tic wa­ter bot­tles, and pa­per cups. In place of bot­tled wa­ter from an ex­ter­nal sup­plier, the ho­tel treats, pu­ri­fies, min­er­al­izes, and bot­tles its own drink­ing wa­ter to mit­i­gate the neg­a­tive en­vi­ron­men­tal and so­cial as­pects associated with wa­ter in plas­tic bot­tles. The prop­erty boasts a sta­teof-the-art min­er­al­iza­tion ma­chine that pro­duces nano-arte­sian wa­ter that has stable qual­ity, as well as zero-car­bon foot­print. Six Senses Dux­ton has taken into ac­count Sin­ga­pore’s heat and hu­mid­ity, which is why it ap­plied in­su­lated glaz­ing on the win­dows through­out the ho­tel to re­duce heat and en­ergy re­quired for cool­ing it. Rooms and suites boast this en­ergy-sav­ing fea­ture too with shut­ter pan­els that cre­ate shade, thus re­duc­ing the need for air-con­di­tion­ing. Fi­nally, en­ergy ef­fi­cient LED lights are uti­lized through­out the prop­erty and lights are con­trolled by dim­mer switches, while out­door light­ings are on timers to save elec­tric­ity. Given the con­scious ef­fort that

Six Senses puts in place for the im­prove­ment of its neigh­bor­hood and the en­vi­ron­ment, a stay here – whether long-term or for a week­end get­away – results in an ex­pe­ri­ence that is at once unique and grat­i­fy­ing.

Six Senses Dux­ton is housed within re-uti­lized tra­di­tional shop­houses

Six Senses Dux­ton of­fers more than just a 5-star ho­tel ex­pe­ri­ence

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