What Would You Call The Grand Opening of Mondrian Singapore Duxton? Just This: What A Party 

Flavours by the world’s greatest butcher, liquids by Lorenzo Antinori, sounds by Mademoiselle Yulia and the unveiling of a landmark 6-metre bronze by world-renowned artist KAWS. Need we say more? 

What an event. What a night. What A Party. September 1, 2023 saw the Lion City’s mavericks, disruptors, free-thinkers and creative souls gather to witness a night of wonders to mark the birth of their new spiritual home, Mondrian Singapore Duxton. 

Mondrian Singapore Duxton set out its stall in no uncertain fashion by creating an evening of sensory overload and mind-blowing inspirations to usher in a new era in hospitality and community and deliver a message: We are here. 

The theme, What A Party was a call to action and a direct link to one of the night’s highlights and a first in Asia: the unveiling of a 6m, 4,114kg sculpture by acclaimed artist and Mondrian kindred spirit KAWS that will remain on permanent public display outside the hotel. 

The sculpture, titled What Party, features the artist’s popular character known as CHUM. As the centrepiece of the Mondrian Singapore Duxton Art Collection and imposing proof of the hotel’s commitment to a philosophy that fuses performance, art, architecture and design, the KAWS piece is at once a new landmark in Duxton and Chinatown, a beacon of community and possibility, and a jaw- droppingly shareable welcome to the world of Mondrian. 

Following a dramatic reveal of the KAWS piece, guests had free reign of the hotel. As the sun set, Minuty Prestige Rose, Bombay Sapphire and Grey Goose cocktails flowed at Canyon Club with its glittering views over the Lion City’s canyons of commerce from its Duxton Hill perch. 

Then it was on to Bottega di Carna, the heart of the party, to experience a feast by the world’s greatest butcher and philosopher-king, Dario Cecchini. Cecchini’s modern Italian eatery has a rebellious spin and a touch of Tuscany, offering an education in ethical eating and a commitment to dining as theatre. 

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