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September 2019 / Travel / by Liz Skone James

Reopening: Raffles Singapore

A Legend Reborn.

Declared a National Monument in 1987, a century after opening, Raffles Singapore has gained recognition over the years for its timeless traditions, unparalleled service and luxurious accommodations (not to mention the hotel’s most famous cocktail, the original Singapore Sling). And last month, heralding an exciting new chapter in its rich history, the hotel welcomed its first guests after a 30-month, three-phased restoration.

As part of a meticulous project led by interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud – whose portfolio includes the likes of The Dorchester, and The Waldorf Astoria – the hotel’s architecture has been perfectly preserved inside and out. Exquisite new suite categories have been added to the accommodation offering, while the Raffles Arcade has been newly outfitted with a charming Raffles Boutique and various bespoke brands. Exclusive new dining concepts include collaborations with Anne-Sophie Pic, Alain Ducasse and Jereme Leung.

Christian Westbeld, general manager, says: “Raffles Singapore is one of the few remaining great 19th century hotels in the world and its restoration has been carefully designed to preserve its unique historic charm, while creating extraordinary experiences for our esteemed guests.”

To discover more, see rafflessingapore.com