Iconic Raffles Singapore reopens after restoration

Iconic Raffles Singapore reopens after restoration

One of the world’s most iconic hotels, Raffles Singapore, has officially reopened after undergoing a two-year-long restoration. This marks the hotel’s first restoration in nearly 30 years. 

Acclaimed interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud, supported by architecture and design firm Aedas, led the large-scale renovations of the hotel. The refreshed Raffles Singapore offers new suite categories, lifestyle experiences and premium dining concepts. 

Iconic Raffles Singapore reopens after restoration
Iconic Raffles Singapore reopens after restoration

The 115 suite hotel, which first opened in 1887, has been outfitted with a Raffles Boutique and a curated selection of retail brands. Dining options have been crafted in collaboration with highly renowned chefs like Chef Anne-Sophie Pic of the three Michelin starred Maison Pic in France. The famous Long Bar has undergone a refresh but will continue to serve the original Singapore Sling, which guests can enjoy while taking part in the timeless tradition of throwing peanut shells on the floor. 

Iconic Raffles Singapore reopens after restoration

The restoration of Raffles Singapore was done sensitively, in a way that preserves its legacy as a true ‘grand’ hotel. While elements like in-suite technology and amenities have been modernised, the hotel still retains its old-world and historic charm. 

“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 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.”

Iconic Raffles Singapore reopens after restoration

Reservations are now open for stays from August 2019 onwards, and for a limited time, Raffles Singapore is offering a selection of special opening packages.  

Find out more: rafflessingapore.com

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