The iconic Raffles Singapore has officially reopened following a three-phased restoration, which began in February 2017. The hotel is a flagship property within Accor’s portfolio.
The restoration was led by interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud of New York-based Champalimaud Design. Design was also supported by Aedas, a global architecture and design firm. Together, the designers created a refreshed look that delivers a mix of culture, beauty and gentility.
The revitalized Raffles Singapore offers all-suite accommodations, across nine distinct suite categories: State Room Suites, Courtyard Suites, Palm Court Suites, Personality Suites, Residence Suites, Promenade Suites, Grand Hotel Suites and Presidential Suites. Residence, Promenade and Studio suites, are the three latest additions to the hotel’s existing line-up. The total suite count increases from 103 suites to 115 suites.
The Raffles Arcade has also added the Raffles Boutique as well as other bespoke retail outlets. Restaurant collaborations include chef Anne-Sophie Pic, of the three-Michelin star Maison Pic in Valence, France; French master chef Alain Ducasse; and chef Jereme Leung, known for his innovative Chinese cooking.
First opened in 1887, and declared a National Monument a century later by the Singapore Government in 1987, Raffles Singapore has through the years, gained both local and international recognition as an oasis for the well-travelled. The last restoration was conducted from 1989 to 1991 when the hotel closed for two and a half years.
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