Raffles Hotel Singapore reopens
The property’s three-phased restoration began in February 2017
A flagship property within Accor, Raffles Hotel Singapore is now welcoming guests and visitors, following a three-phased restoration, which began in February 2017.
“There are few hotels in the world whose names have become virtually synonymous with the cities in which they are located – and none more so than the Raffles Hotel in Singapore. The newly restored Raffles will provide an experience like no other,” said Raffles Hotel Singapore general manager Christian Westbeld. “It is our wish and desire that our guests will continue to create treasured memories at the hotel, while rediscovering what makes it so special – the distinctive architecture, heritage and legendary service.”
The restoration led by interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud was also supported by Aedas, a global architecture and design firm.
Raffles Brand and Strategic Relationships, Raffles Hotels and Resorts vice president Jeannette Ho commented: “We are very pleased to be part of the reopening of the iconic Raffles Hotel Singapore officially returning to the city, refreshed, reimagined and revitalised. This is where it all started and faithful to its roots, Raffles Hotel Singapore reinvents emotional luxury. As the hotel concludes its restoration and embarks on the next chapter, the return of this flagship property to Raffles Hotels & Resorts paves the way for the expansion of the brand as we deliver this same level of unparalleled service and sublime experiences to new destinations in cities such as Udaipur, London and Boston.”
The revitalised Raffles Hotel Singapore offers all-suite accommodations, across nine distinct suite categories: State Room Suites, Courtyard Suites, Palm Court Suites, Personality Suites, Residence Suites, Promenade Suites, Grand Hotel Suites and Presidential Suites. Residence, Promenade and Studio suites, are the three latest additions to the hotel’s existing line-up. The total suite count increases from 103 suites to 115 suites.
Dining options include restaurant collaborations with Anne-Sophie Pic, of the three-Michelin star Maison Pic in Valence, France; French chef Alain Ducasse; and Jereme Leung, known for his innovative Chinese cooking. At the refreshed Long Bar, travellers will continue to enjoy the hotel’s most famous cocktail, the original Singapore Sling, along with the tradition of tossing peanut shells on the floor.
Westbeld added: “Raffles Hotel Singapore is one of the few remaining great 19th century hotels in the world and its restoration has been carefully designed to preserve its unique historic charm, while creating extraordinary experiences for our esteemed guests – a dedicated commitment from all of us at Raffles Hotel Singapore and also from our owner, Katara Hospitality.”