Singapore’s most iconic hotel reopens

Raffles Singapore

One of the world’s most iconic hotels has officially reopened following a meticulous multi-million-pound two-year restoration led by acclaimed interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud.

Ranked one of the ten hottest hotel openings in 2019, as name-checked by the luxury event planners surveyed for our inSPIRE trends report, the revitalised Raffles Singapore now offers 115 luxurious all-suite accommodations, across nine distinct suite categories

First opened in 1887 and declared a National Monument a century later by the Singapore Government in 1987, the property has through the years, gained both local and international recognition as an oasis for the well-travelled – former guests have included the likes of Rudyard Kipling and Queen Elizabeth II.

A new Writers Bar, just off the hotel lobby pays homage to the giants in the literary world who walked its corridors over the years.

The new look property features new restaurant collaborations with Chef Anne-Sophie Pic, of the three-Michelin star Maison Pic in Valence, France; venerable French Master Chef Alain Ducasse; and Chef Jereme Leung, known for his innovative Chinese cooking.

Also not to be missed is afternoon tea in the Grand Lobby, featuring exquisite teas, Champagne, classic sandwiches, home-baked scones and cakes.

At the refreshed Long Bar, travellers will continue to enjoy the hotel’s most famous cocktail, the original Singapore Sling, along with the timeless tradition of tossing peanut shells on the floor.

The Accor-owned Raffles brand recently revealed plans to open a second property in Singapore in Sentosa in 2022, as well as new properties in Bali, Bahrain and India.


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