Raffles Hotels & Resorts News

Raffles headed to London with Old War Office deal

Raffles headed to London with Old War Office deal

15 June 2017 Hotel News

Raffles Hotels & Resorts has signed a partnership with the Hinduja Group and Obrascon Huarte Lain Desarrollos to transform the iconic Old War Office building in Whitehall into the most unique hotel and deluxe residences in London.

Clarke joins Le Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris

Clarke joins Le Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris

22 February 2017 Hotel News

Le Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris has appointed Stephanie Clarke as its new director of sales and marketing. Clarke brings years of experience in top luxury hotels to her new position in the Parisian palace.

Katara begins restoration of Raffles Hotel Singapore

Katara begins restoration of Raffles Hotel Singapore

18 October 2016 Hotel News

Raffles Hotel Singapore has announced that it will embark on a careful and sensitive restoration programme. The refurbishment of this acclaimed heritage hotel, owned by Katara Hospitality, will be conducted over three phases to ensure every detail of the programme is approached with careful consideration.

Hirt takes up leadership role at Raffles Istanbul

Hirt takes up leadership role at Raffles Istanbul

21 April 2016 Hotel News

Raffles Hotels & Resorts president Peter French has announced the appointment of Christian Hirt as general manager of Raffles Istanbul. Hirt’s career began in his native Germany and he has since gained experience in North America, Europe and Australia.

AccorHotels to acquire FRHI for $2.9bn in cash and shares deal

AccorHotels to acquire FRHI for $2.9bn in cash and shares deal

10 December 2015 Hotel News

AccorHotels has signed an agreement for the acquisition of FRHI Holdings, parent of the Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissôtel brand. “This is an outstanding opportunity to add three prestigious brands – Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel – to our portfolio, and a great step forward for AccorHotels,” said Sébastien Bazin, chairman, AccorHotels.

AHIC 2015: FRHI reveals plans to triple residential portfolio

AHIC 2015: FRHI reveals plans to triple residential portfolio

7 May 2015 Hotel News

FRHI Hotels & Resorts has announced at Arabian Travel Market that its global portfolio of branded residential projects will triple by 2018 as part of an ongoing expansion strategy. Currently operating 16 residential projects across its worldwide portfolio, FRHI has an additional 35 residential projects in varying stages of development across its three brands, including locations in Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, China, and Turkey.

FRHI Hotels & Resorts outlines plans to double footprint in Egypt

FRHI Hotels & Resorts outlines plans to double footprint in Egypt

28 April 2015 Hotel News

FRHI Hotels & Resorts has begun the development of two new hotel projects in Egypt while also releasing new details of its previously announced tri-brand hotel development in Sharm El Sheikh. FRHI signed agreements with Citystars Properties, a leader in the development of high quality mixed-use real estate in Egypt, to brand and operate all five projects. Upon completion, the new hotels will more than double the luxury hotel company’s footprint in Egypt.

Raffles Singapore celebrates centenary of Singapore Sling

Raffles Singapore celebrates centenary of Singapore Sling

8 April 2015 Hotel News

Raffles Singapore is paying tribute to one of the world’s most iconic cocktails as the Singapore Sling marks its Centennial Anniversary this year. The Singapore Sling, widely regarded as the national drink of the country, was first created in 1915 at the Long Bar in Raffles Singapore by bartender Ngiam Tong Boon.

New leadership for Raffles Hotels in Cambodia

New leadership for Raffles Hotels in Cambodia

12 March 2015 Hotel News

Peter French, president, Raffles Hotels & Resorts, has announced the appointment of Thomas Christiansen as general manager of Raffles Hotel Le Royal and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor. Christiansen moves to Raffles Hotels & Resorts from Grand Millennium Sukhumvit, Thailand where he has been the general manager since 2009.