One of the world's most celebrated and iconic
hotels reopened today, following an extensive three-phase
restoration which began in February 2017.
First opened in 1887, and declared a National
Monument a century later by the Singapore Government, Raffles
Hotel Singapore has through the years, gained both local and
international recognition as one of the very best hotels in the
It is a national treasure for most
Singaporeans who deeply value its historical significance and
unique heritage. The last restoration was conducted from 1989 to
1991 where the hotel closed for two and a half years.
“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 Hotel
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.”
The meticulous restoration led by acclaimed
interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud was also supported by
Aedas, a leading global architecture and design firm.
The revitalised Raffles Hotel Singapore offers
luxurious all-suite accommodation across nine distinct
categories: State Room Suites, Courtyard Suites, Palm Court
Suites, Personality Suites, Residence Suites, Promenade Suites,
Grand Hotel Suites and Presidential Suites.
and Studio suites, are the three latest additions to the hotel’s
line-up, with the total suite count increasing from 103 suites
to 115 suites.
Guests can expect new levels of
comfort and service with an enhanced suite
experience, brought to life by the fabled Raffles Butlers, while
enjoying the new and reimagined spaces at Raffles Hotel Singapore.
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 Hotel Singapore and also from our owner, Katara Hospitality,”
Mr. Westbeld added.