Raffles Singapore’s new riff on a classic
Raffles Singapore has announced its up-coming reopening is on track for the second half of 2018. Since February 2017, the iconic heritage hotel has embarked on a careful and phased restoration. Its reopening will see the introduction of new suite categories, vibrant lifestyle experiences and refreshed dining concepts.
When Raffles Singapore reopens, it will have three new suite categories to add to the existing Presidential, Grand Hotel, Palm Court and Courtyard suites: Residence Suites, Promenade Suites and Studio Suites. The total suite count increases from its existing 103 suites to 115 suites.
The new Residence Suites, comprising four 1-bedroom and one 2-bedroom suites, will be located in the Raffles Arcade and are named after famous local cinemas during the early to mid-1900s. This is in homage to the days when the neighbourhood was known as “The Place of Cinemas”. Suites names are Alhambra Suite, Diamond Suite, Marlborough Suite, Odeon Suite and Theatre Royal Suite.
The Long Bar, home of the Singapore Sling for over a century, will gave its plantation-inspired décor refreshed, and the famous Long Bar counter restored
“We are pleased to share these updates, designed to keep Raffles Singapore relevant and distinctive to our guests while providing a new level of excitement with sublime experiences. At the same time, careful consideration has been taken to ensure we retain the ambience and what is unique to Raffles Singapore,” said Christian Westbeld, general manager of Raffles Singapore.
Christian added. “In the meantime, we are committed to deliver a level of service and comfort that is expected of us for areas of the hotel that remain open.”