A Rejuvenated Raffles: Your Key Inside This World-Class Hotel

A Rejuvenated Raffles: Your Key Inside This World-Class Hotel

We went regal with Raffles

By Ella Golding | 9th December 2019

The unofficial palace of Singapore is back in action after a duration of intensive renovation and restoration. The property unveiled its full rejuvenation just months ago, sharing a new portfolio of restaurants, bars and lifestyle areas. Welcome to the refreshed, Raffles Singapore.

Behind the manicured facade of the iconic Raffles (lacquered with layers of fresh pristine white) remains the sophisticated colonial style that is synonymous with Singaporean luxury. Beyond the hoards of tourists capturing the best angles around the grounds, guests and diners can still feel at home in their own private Raffles world as only those with bookings are allowed internal access.
As a temporary resident of Raffles, I experienced the level of service from arrival to end to be of high quality as expected.

Receiving your own private butler during your stay, it only takes a phone call to arrange any wish or command. The spacious rooms with high ceilings and strong classical finishes exude a grandiose feeling while still providing a space for comfort and relaxation in style. Take a Residence Suite or Personality Suite (named after famous guests) for the ultimate star treatment, be front and centre with the Promenade Suites that sit at each corner of the official building entrance or upsize to the Grand Hotel Suite or Presidential Suite for more space to frolic.

 

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Receiving an ‘Ava Gardner’ door key to symbolise famous guests of the hotel, I knew the personality within the stoic new walls of the hotel would be in keeping with its renowned heritage.

For dining, take breakfast downstairs in the impeccable Tiffin Room (serving North Indian cuisine under Chef Kuldeep for lunch and dinner). Further the Raffles experience with drinks and bites at the newly opened BBR by Alain Ducasse, a Singapore Sling at The Long Bar or an elegant high tea in the Grand Lobby whilst the harpist plays.

I personally took dinner at Yi by Jereme Leung which was a beautiful opening to the stay, the menu focusing on specialities from provincial Chinese cuisine and seasonal produce presented in a modern and enchanting arena.

Described as ‘Patronised by nobility, loved by all’, the hotel is a formidable force and will continue to reign in future as the icon of city as Singapore expands.

 

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