Raffles Singapore announced its reopening following the 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. The newly restored Raffles will provide an experience like no other," said Christian Westbeld, general manager, Raffles Singapore. "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 restoration led by interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud was also supported by Aedas, a leading global architecture and design firm. New suite categories, experiences and dining concepts are designed for international visitors and Singaporeans to meet, stay, shop, dine and celebrate.
The revitalized hotel offers all-suite accommodations, across nine distinct suite categories: State Room Suites, Courtyard Suites, Palm Court Suites, Personality Suites, Residence Suites, Promenade Suites, Studio 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 been newly outfitted with a Raffles Boutique and various bespoke retail brands. The property features restaurant collaborations with Chef Anne-Sophie Pic, of the three-Michelin star Maison Pic in Valence, France; venerable French Master Chef Alain Ducasse; and Chef Jereme Leung, known for his innovative Chinese cooking. At the refreshed Long Bar, travelers will continue to enjoy the hotel's most famous cocktail, the original Singapore Sling, along with the timeless tradition of tossing peanut shells on the floor.
The hotel features nearly 27,000 square feet of meetings and event space, including refreshed ballrooms and an outdoor lawn.
The property first opened in 1887 and was declared a National Monument a century later by the Singapore Government in 1987. The last restoration was conducted from 1989 to 1991 where the hotel closed for two and a half years.
Information is based off a press release from Raffles Singapore.