Raffles Singapore Reopens Its Doors to Guests After Nearly 30-Month Renovation

By Jesse Sokolow on 1 August 2019
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IMG_4993 (1)Accor announced the reopening of Raffles Singapore, following a 30-month renovation and restoration program that began in February 2017. The historic hotel first opened its doors to guests in 1887 and was declared a national monument in 1987 by the Singapore government.

The last such restoration took place in 1989 through 1991.

Raffles Singapore is an all-suite property with nine categories of suites ranging from State Room Suites to Palm Court Suites to Grand Hotel Suites and Presidential Suites.  As a result of the renovation, the number of suites at the property has increased from 103 to 115.  The décor continues to be the personification of colonial design: all suites feature polished eucalyptus floors and white plastic columns.  The entire hotel is painted in the same shade of white, which the hotel refers to as Raffles white.

The updated Raffles Arcade now offers guests a Raffles Boutique in addition to a variety of shops. New public spaces include the Writers Bar and the Long Bar, where the Singapore Sling was invented, will continue to serve guests as well.

Guests have a choice of multiple restaurants including Le Dame de Pic, which replaces the Raffles Grill and which will be helmed by Anne-Sophie Pic; BBR by Alain Ducasse, featuring a Mediterranean menu; the Butcher’s Block, a steakhouse; the Grand Lobby, which offers afternoon tea; the Tiffin Room, which features North Indian cuisine; and 兿yì  by Jerome Leung, which will offer modern Chinese cuisine.

The hotel is named after the founder of colonial Singapore, the British statesman Sir Stamford Raffles.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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