Raffles Singapore reopens after two-year renovation

9/9/2019 11:02:41 AM

Raffles Singapore reopens after two-year renovation

Following more than two years of renovation work, Raffles Singapore has opened its doors for guest stays. The iconic property closed for the extensive project in February 2017 and now offers 115 new suites and a range of fine F&B outlets.

After having opened in 1887 as a ten-room bungalow, Raffles Singapore became Singapore’s best-known hotel; in 1987 is was designated a national monument by the government of Singapore.

In the renovation project, the Raffles Singapore increased the number of suites from 103 to 115, with new categories. CNN reports that the hotel now boasts State Room Suites, Courtyard Suites, Palm Court Suites, Personality Suites, Residence Suites, Promenade Suites, Grand Hotel Suites and Presidential Suites.

The Raffles Arcade has a new gift shop, spa and retail brands as well as a history gallery featuring archive pictures and stories. The hotel has a new Mediterranean grill BBR by chef Alain Ducasse, steakhouse Butcher’s Block, three-Michelin star chef Anne-Sophie Pic’s La Dame de Pic, a Chinese restaurant and classic Indian restaurant Tiffin Room. Also, the hotel’s well-known Long Bar – where the Singapore Sling was invented – has reopened. The hotel’s famed Grand Lobby has a daily afternoon tea service.

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