Restored Raffles Singapore reopens after two-year refurbishment

Raffles Singapore has officially announced its highly anticipated reopening following the iconic hotel’s three-phased restoration, which began in February 2017.

“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,” said the hotel’s general manager, Christian Westbeld.

“The newly restored Raffles will provide an experience like no other. 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 revitalised Raffles Singapore offers luxurious all-suite accommodations, across nine distinct suite categories including three new additions increasing the total suite count from 103 to 115.

The Raffles Arcade has been newly outfitted with a new Raffles Boutique and various bespoke retail brands. Other additions include new restaurant collaborations with chef Anne-Sophie Pic, of the three-Michelin star Maison Pic in Valence; French master Chef Alain Ducasse; and chef Jereme Leung, known for his innovative Chinese cooking.

At the refreshed Long Bar, travellers will continue to enjoy the hotel’s most famous cocktail, the original Singapore Sling, along with the tradition of tossing peanut shells on the floor.

“Raffles 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 Singapore and also from our owner, Katara Hospitality,” said Westbeld.