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Raffles Singapore reopens after 30-month restoration

Raffles Hotel Singapore Grand Lobby

After three phases and 30 months, Accor’s iconic Raffles Singapore has reopened to guests following an exhaustively detailed top-to-bottom renovation, restoration and refurbishment project.

Led by Alexandra Champalimaud and supported by architecture and design firm Aedas, the key elements of the project included the creation of new suite accommodation categories, new lifestyle experiences and dining concepts designed for international visitors to engage in the Singaporean way of life.

New additions to the suite lineup include Residence Suites, Promenade Suites and Studio Suites, taking the property’s total suite count from 103 to 115.

The five Residence Suites are located in the Raffles Arcade and offer private access and a larger accommodation space. Suites include a living and dining area, pantry, office space, powder room and either one or two bedrooms. Within this category, guests can choose from individually-named suites including Alhambra Suite, Diamond Suite, Marlborough Suite, Odeon Suite and Theatre Royal Suite – all named after famous local cinemas from the early to mid-1900’s.

Residence Suite Living Room – one of three new categories at Raffles Hotel Singapore.

Promenade Suites are positioned in the front corner of the main building and overlook Beach Road. Each of these suites are named after a prominent female leadership figure from Singapore’s history and offer guests a parlour, dressing room, king bedroom and 24-hour check-in and check-out.

Six Studio Suites can be found in the Main Building above the hotel lobby. Each of these suites offer views over the Palm Garden and feature 14-foot high ceilings, verandah and either one king or two queen beds.

Other key enhancements at the 1998-opened property include a newly outfitted Raffles Boutique peppered with bespoke retail brands. Dining collaborations now in flavour include partnerships with Chef Anne-Sophie Pic from French three-Michelin star Maison Pic, French Master Chef Alain Ducasse and Chef Jereme Leung, known for his exciting Chinese cuisine.

Raffles Hotel Singapore swimming pool.

Following the reopening of Raffles Singapore, the brand has earmarked its renewed focus on global expansion and is preparing to open Raffles properties in London, Boston and Udaipur, India.

“We are very pleased to be part of the reopening of the iconic Raffles Singapore officially returning to the city, refreshed, reimagined and revitalised. This is where it all started and faithful to its roots, Raffles Singapore reinvents emotional luxury,” said Raffles Hotels and Resorts Brand and Strategic Relationships Vice President, Jeannette Ho.

Raffles Singapore General Manager, Christian Westbeld said there were few other hotels whose names were synonymous with the cities in which they were located.

“Raffles 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 Singapore and also from our owner, Katara Hospitality.”

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