PERFECTING AN ICON
Raffles has magically improved on the luxury hotel experience with the reopening of its iconic Singapore property
First opened in 1887, Raffles Singapore is one of the world’s few remaining great 19th-century hotels. Now a designated National Monument of Singapore, it has withstood decades of historical events and witnessed the evolution of the city’s industry and commerce. Fast forward to today, and Raffles Singapore has just completed a complex-wide restoration. Contemporary all-suite accommodations, energetic new dining experiences, a luxury retail arcade, and top-class event venues make Raffles Singapore the place to meet, spend time, shop and celebrate.
The hotel is already visited by guests from every continent, but the addition of three new suite categories means that Raffles Singapore is set to serve an even broader array of savvy international clientele. The open and airy Studio Suites feature high ceilings, a King or two-Queen bed option, and a veranda, located in the Main Building of the hotel. Best suited to long stays, the new Residence Suites are a true home away from home, with options of either one or two bedrooms with a small kitchenette, as well as dining and entertaining areas. And the Promenade Suites, which face Beach Road, contain a King-size bed in a separate bedroom and a parlor.
Food aficionados and cocktail connoisseurs can be confident of their satisfaction in the range of options now on offer at Raffles Singapore. Chef Alain Ducasse helms BBR, formerly the much-loved Bar & Billiard Room, with a focus on shareable fare with fresh Mediterranean flavors. Other iconic spots have also been revitalized: Embraced in brass, Writers Bar is perfect for enjoying craft cocktails and conversation, and, once it officially opens later in 2019, the lush and languorous Raffles Courtyard is set to become a society staple. Soon to open is Butcher’s Block, an ode to the finest cuts of single-source meats.
“At Raffles Singapore, the architecture, heritage, and legendary service — from the ever-present and welcoming Raffles Doormen to the refined, discreet and attentive service of Raffles Butlers — all add up to an unforgettable stay.”
This national treasure of Singapore offers an unparalleled experience with its perfect blend of contemporary ambience and old-world charm, all epitomized in the Raffles Singapore mantra: Service like a gentle breeze; perfectly attentive, perfectly discreet.