Raffles: One of the world's most iconic hotels reopens in Singapore


Raffles Hotel Singapore, one of the world's most celebrated and iconic hotels reopened on Aug 1, following an extensive three-phase restoration which began in February 2017.

First opened in 1887, and declared a National Monument a century later by the Singapore government, the Raffles has through the years, gained both local and international recognition as one of the very best hotels in the world.

It is a national treasure for most Singaporeans who deeply value its historical significance and unique heritage. The last restoration was conducted from 1989 to 1991 where the hotel closed for two and a half years.

“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 Christian Westbeld, General Manager, Raffles Hotel Singapore. “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 meticulous restoration led by acclaimed interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud was also supported by Aedas, a leading global architecture and design firm.

The revitalised Raffles Hotel Singapore offers luxurious all-suite accommodation across nine distinct 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 line-up, with the total suite count increasing from 103 suites to 115 suites.

Guests can expect new levels of comfort and service with an enhanced suite experience, brought to life by the fabled Raffles Butlers, while enjoying the new and reimagined spaces at Raffles Hotel Singapore.

“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,” Westbeld added.

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Raffles was taken over by the Accor Group a few years ago.

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Not Katara Hospitality?  The Grill Room there was good and the Bar a must for visitors.

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Nice hotel.

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