Raffles Hotel Singapore

1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673

Description

Declared a National Monument in 1987, the hotel has grown from strength to strength. With its restoration and reopening in 1991, Raffles Hotel today stands as a jewel in the crown of Singapore's hospitality industry, renowned and loved for its inimitable style and unsurpassed excellence in service and facilities.

In multicultural Singapore it is not surprising that the visionary founders of Raffles Hotel were a quartet of enterprising Armenian brothers: Martin, Tigran, Aviet and Arshak Sarkies.

Raffles Hotel opened in 1887 in a rather sombre-looking old bungalow known as the Beach House. It was named after Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of modern Singapore. Topical suites and sola topis were as much a part of Raffles Hotel's early style as bentwood tables and rattan chairs. Over the years the hotel has evolved into one of the world's most beloved grand hotels and welcomed innumerable celebrities, writers and royalty.

Room Information

A suite at Raffles Hotel is an experience that embodies absolute comfort and old-world opulence.

The essence of the Raffles experience lies in the 103 suites, dispersed over four wings buffered by fragrance-filled gardens and linked by breezy verandahs. Here, residents are pamperd in an atmosphere of privacy and intimacy, with large airy interiors inspired by the colonial bungalows of the early 20th century - lofty 14 ft ceilings, fine Oriental carpets and original etchings.

Location

Raffles Hotel is Singapore's most graceful landmark, whose charms now include a shopping arcade, a museum, romantic courtyards and a Victorian-style theatre, Jubilee Hall, a popular venue for film screenings and performances. Don't forget to have a Singapore Sling at the Long Bar or the Bar & Billard Room.

Raffles Hotel is located in the heart of Singapore's business and civic district, just 20 minutes from Changi Airport and a two-minute ride on the MRT from the bustling Orchard Road shopping strip. Raffles Hotel is within walking distance to SISEC and Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay.