Raffles Hotel Singapore has officially celebrated its reopening with a traditional lion dance ritual, followed by a commemorative ribbon cutting ceremony.
“Raffles Singapore represents a true hospitality jewel in our portfolio of iconic hotels. It is the ultimate in luxurious hospitality, built on many, many years of tradition and innovation,” said His Excellency Sheikh Nawaf Bin Jassim Bin Jabor Al-Thani, chairman of the hotel’s owner Katara Hospitality.
“The property has undergone a meticulous and sensitive restoration that marries contemporary design with the hotel’s colonial architectural style, ensuring that this remains as one of Singapore’s historic landmarks.
“Katara Hospitality’s vision is to build and to develop a portfolio of leading hotels in key destinations around the world. We are proud of what has been achieved together with our partner, Accor. Raffles Singapore is a true reflection of our vision that ensures the heritage of such iconic properties continues around the world.”
Sébastien Bazin, chairman and CEO Accor, said they welcomed the property’s official return to the city – refreshed, reimagined and revitalised.
“This is where it all started and faithful to its roots, Raffles Singapore reinvents emotional luxury,” he said.
“As the hotel concludes its restoration and embarks on the next chapter, the return of this flagship property to Raffles Hotels and 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.”