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Raffles Singapore reopens

More suites, more dining experiences, and refreshed event spaces.

After a two-and-half-year-long restoration, the iconic Raffles Singapore reopened this month, heralding an exciting new chapter in the property’s rich history and heritage.

“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,” says general manager, Christian Westbeld.

Residence Suite

Now managed by Accor, the revitalised Raffles Singapore offers luxurious all-suite accommodation across nine distinct suite categories and increased its total room count from 103 to 115.

Along with a refreshed Jubilee Ballroom and outdoor events venue, The Lawn, signature dining experiences have returned to the all-new Tiffin Room and Long Bar, however afternoon tea will now be served in the Grand Lobby (instead of the Tiffin Room).

Jubilee Ballroom

On top of this, new celebrity chef concepts include fine diner, Le Dame de Pic, helmed by Anne-Sophie Pic of the three-Michelin star Maison Pic in France; a refreshed Bar & Billiard Room by venerable French Master Chef Alain Ducasse (opening in September); and yì by Jereme Leung, a contemporary Chinese restaurant located on Level 3 at the newly restored Raffles Arcade.

Tiffin Room

Jeannette Ho, VP, Raffles brand and strategic relationships, Raffles Hotels and Resorts, says the return of this flagship property “paves the way for the expansion of the brand as we deliver this same level of unparalleled service and sublime experiences to new destinations in cities such as Udaipur, London and Boston”.

First opened in 1887, the meticulous restoration of Raffles Singapore was led by acclaimed interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud was also supported by Aedas, a leading global architecture and design firm. The last restoration was conducted from 1989 to 1991, where the hotel closed for two and a half years.