Raffles Hotel Singapore bid farewell to its last
guest as the hotel commenced the third and final phase of its
restoration on 13 December 2017.
The last guest was Mr Heinz Reiff,
a Raffles Ambassador, who has stayed at the hotel more than 20
times since 2011.
To mark the occasion, Christian Westbeld,
General Manager, Raffles Hotel Singapore, presented Mr Heinz Reiff
with a specially-made, gold-plated hotel suite key, together with
his favourite bottle of wine on his last day.
Singapore has maintained the use of suite keys at the hotel since
The farewell also saw the hotel closing its
doors for the third phase of its restoration, with its reopening
planned for the second half of 2018.
the closure of Raffles Hotel Singapore, the Raffles Gift Shop will
move to a temporary location along Seah Street and remain open
throughout the restoration. To celebrate its glorious years of
history and traditions, an exclusive 130th Anniversary stamp
collection is now available for purchase at the Gift Shop or
online. The collection is priced at S$29.90 each, and features iconic
images such as the famous Singapore Sling, the legendary doorman,