The Social Library
Hidden wealth of knowledge
Tradition meets modernity in this elegant social library, characterized by its collection specially curated by the UK’s Ultimate Library. More than 3,000 titles reflect our neighborhood and other interesting subjects. Guests are invited to borrow books the old-fashioned way.
Located on the ground floor of Six Senses Maxwell and lined with lush tropical foliage right by the hotel’s lobby area is Cook & Tras, a social library restaurant and bar influenced by Straits heritage cuisine.
Featuring a mirrored ceiling highlighting the classic décor and inimitable style of famed designer Jacque Garcia, Cook & Tras reflects a warm European influence and personality showcased through richly textured custom designed furnishings. Melding tradition and modernity, this elegant establishment is characterized by its specially curated book collection designed by the UK’s Ultimate Library, known for their dedication to building bespoke collections for hotels and private residences around the world. For Cook & Tras, they have brought together a storied collection of more than 3,000 titles that reflect our neighborhood as well as volumes on subjects such as wellness, meditation, nutrition, herbal medicine, natural history, climate change and sustainability.
Hotel guests may “borrow” books the old-fashioned way with creatively designed library cards.