Junior has released their latest concept, Pacifica, paying homage to authentic Tiki traditions and unrivalled tropical escapism. Pacifica encapsulates the enchantment of Polynesian culture through artisanal exotic spirits, fresh seasonal ingredients and high-quality décor.
“With Prohibition officially repealed, and recognizing that people hadn’t tasted a decent drink during the previous fourteen years of darkness, with the smell of Rhum always in my nostrils, I started to concoct some unusual, and at the time, exotic drinks”– Ernest Gantt (aka Tiki legend Don the Beachcomber).
Tiki is the manifestation of gracefully swaying palm trees, white-sand beaches and exotic visions of island cultured borrowed from tales told by American soldiers. These island dreams manifested themselves into some of the great themed bars of the 1920s and 1930s. The establishments exemplified the lure of the tropics providing a dramatic and inviting escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Pacifica’s cocktail menu is divided into four unique sections; Legends of Liquid Lore, Apertiki, Traditional Tipples of the Tropics and Progressive Potions of Pacifica.
Junior’s concepts reflect the creative spirit and personality of The Proof Collective and serve as a platform to showcase a diversity of curated artisanal spirits and delicious food through an intimate, authentic experience. As an art gallery would change exhibitions, Junior rotates and presents two original concepts each year. With only ten seats in a private space, Junior focuses on one core topic every six months.
Junior’s concepts take guests through a high-touch, ultra-personalized experience, where they have an opportunity to explore hard-to-find spirits, drink carefully crafted cocktails and enjoy food that matches the concept. Guests have the opportunity to interact closely with the Junior team and fellow guests in a cozy setting.
Garcha’s at Six Senses Maxwell is a beautifully appointed Jacques Garcia designed room with club chairs, cocktail tables and bar seating - the quintessential spirits bar to drop by before a meal at Murray Terrace Brasserie or to treat oneself to an after-dinner spirit or liqueur.
Boasting an impressive collection of spirits, Garcha’s tempts with a stunning selection of small batch and artisanal whiskeys, tequilas, gins, rums and vodkas. Straight drinks can be poured from drinks trolleys tableside by bartenders in a relaxing setting with a modern mix of classic jazz, blues and acid jazz funk music playing in the background.
Their all-day menu offers seasonally-inspired fare including the best grass-fed meat, sustainable seafood, organic poultry and vegetarian dishes, created with health & wellness in mind and complemented by a wine list that celebrates the great regions of the world. The brasserie is open throughout the day.
Located on the ground floor of the soon-to-open Six Senses Maxwell and lined with lush tropical foliage is Cook & Tras, a social library restaurant & bar influenced by heritage Straits cuisine.
This establishment will feature a specially curated book collection designed by the UK’s Ultimate Library. Known for their dedication to building bespoke book collections for hotels and private residences around the world, they have put together a storied collection of titles that reflect the local neighborhood as well as volumes on subjects such as wellness, meditation, nutrition, herbal medicine, natural history, climate change and sustainability.
Designed by famed French designer Jacques Garcia (think NoMad New York), the plush décor of Cook & Tras creates a warmly intimate atmosphere set in a fully curated social library, with richly textured custom-designed furnishings.
Open throughout the day for light breakfasts and an all-day “small-plates for sharing” menu, the venue also has a bespoke cocktail programme on offer.
Melding Singapore’s rich heritage and European tradition, Six Senses Maxwell debuts on December 1, 2018 as the second landmark urban property in the Six Senses collection of hotels, following the Six Senses Duxton opening in April. Both hotels occupy historical buildings in Chinatown’s Tanjong Pagar district and each radiates its own distinct personality and charm, while reflecting the neighborhood’s past as a trading center and current status as a vibrant downtown cultural enclave.
Housed in a colonial-style 19th century heritage building, the 138-room Six Senses Maxwell will feature a historically significant Indentures Collection. These comprise vintage land transaction documents that offer a fascinating glimpse into the development of Singapore and the Straits Settlements in the 1800s and early 1900s. The collection represents an historical “paper trail” tracing modern Singapore’s evolution from its beginnings as a swampy, untamed trading port established by Stamford Raffles and William Farquhar for the East India Company to its time under the British Crown, and finally its emergence as an independent nation in 1965.
This rich sense of intertwined Asian and European history is tastefully imbued in Six Senses Maxwell’s warm and stylish interior, fashioned by the famed designer Jacques Garcia with alluring touches in burnished timber finishes and lightened up with elegant paintwork.
“Our Six Senses Maxwell property brings alive and celebrates the heritage and traditions of Singapore’s past, while reflecting a warm European influence and personality,” says General Manager Murray Aitken. “Guests here and at Six Senses Duxton not only have the opportunity to utilize facilities at both properties, they will also be able to truly appreciate the cultural and historical backdrop that makes these experiences special and true to the local culture.”
Keeping with local customs, Six Senses Maxwell will also be home to a traditional ice cream tricycle where complimentary Singaporean Ice Cream Sandwiches will be served by an “Uncle” (a respectful term of address for an elder male in Singapore) to hotel guests. Made of a slab of ice cream wrapped up in a slice of rainbow- colored bread, these longstanding local favorites come in a variety of flavors, ranging from chocolate, mint and mango, to more unique twists such as sweet corn, durian and red bean, all made using only organic and sustainably sourced ingredients. In line with Six Senses’ sustainability practices, the ice cream tricycle will use a solar-powered generator to keep the ice cream sandwiches refrigerated.
Six Senses Maxwell features five spa pods, each with an ensuite bathroom, where you can unwind with a selection of holistic wellness and beauty treatments administered under the guidance of expert therapists and visiting practitioners. There is also a relaxation room and an outdoor rooftop lap pool with a sundeck, bar and lounge area. Next to the lap pool, a modern gym features cardio equipment, weights machines and functional training elements where guests can enjoy fun workouts at all levels.
A Special Opening Offer is available for direct bookings online via sixsenses.com. Guests can enjoy a 15 percent savings on the Best Available Rate and the offer includes daily breakfast for 2 people, a guaranteed room upgrade and a signature cocktail for 2 persons. *Terms & Conditions apply.