Following a three-phase, two-year restoration project, the acclaimed Raffles Singapore reopened last month. The newly enhanced property features an upgraded design, additional suite categories and unique lifestyle and dining experiences.
New suite options include residence suites, promenade suites and studio suites. The renovations upped the hotel’s suite count from 103 to 115.
Travelers and guests enjoy access to a newly outfitted Raffles Boutique and other bespoke retail brands. However, with all the new offerings, the brand was careful to still keep the much-loved aspects of this iconic property intact.
“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.”
“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. As the hotel concludes its restoration and embarks on the next chapter, the return of this flagship property to Raffles Hotels & Resorts paves the way for the expansion of the brand as we deliver this same level of unparalleled service and sublime experiences to new destinations in cities such as Udaipur, London and Boston,” said Jeannette Ho, vice president, Raffles brand and strategic relationships, Raffles Hotels and Resorts.
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