Raffles Singapore opened suite reservations for stays next year, ahead of its reopening in mid-2019.
“Our careful and sensitive restoration was designed to ensure we retain everything that makes Raffles Singapore so special – the striking architecture, heritage and graceful service of the hotel.
“The newly restored property will offer a reinvigorated charming Raffles ambience, its legendary service as well as new and reimagined bars, restaurants, courtyards, and social areas; spaces designed to make Raffles the place to meet, spend time, dine, shop and celebrate.
“After more than a century of providing unsurpassed service excellence, we look forward to presenting a newly restored hotel with enhanced comfort and splendour for discerning travellers,” said Christian Westbeld, general manager, Raffles Singapore.
The reopening of Raffles will continue to offer luxurious all-suite accommodations with an expanded suite count of 115.
This includes the introduction of exquisite new suite categories, updating existing distinctive accommodation with new amenities and technology while maintaining the sense of space and ambience.
Complementing a suite stay at Raffles will be a variety of social spaces and lifestyle experiences.
Signature dining experiences that over the years have come to be synonymous with the hotel will make their return.
These returning favourites include the Singapore Sling at Long Bar, North Indian cuisine at Tiffin Room and the classic Raffles Afternoon Tea.
Currently, the historic Long Bar has been fully restored and recently reopened in its original location at the Raffles Arcade, presenting the authentic sling experience where this cocktail was created more than 100 years ago.
Long Bar continues its proud tradition as the home of the Singapore Sling.
Its refreshed décor retains its inspiration from Malayan plantation life in the 1920s, transporting patrons to the edge of a tropical plantation.