Raffles Singapore has officially reopened following a three-phased restoration that began in February 2017.
The restoration, led by Champalimaud Design, was also supported by Aedas, an architecture and design firm.
The revitalized Raffles Singapore now has all-suite accommodations across nine distinct suite categories: State Room Suites, Courtyard Suites, Palm Court Suites, Personality Suites, Residence Suites, Promenade Suites, Grand Hotel Suites and Presidential Suites.
The Residence, Promenade and Studio suites are the three latest additions to the hotel's existing line-up. The total suite count increased from 103 to 115.
The Raffles Arcade was outfitted with a Raffles Boutique and various bespoke retail brands. There are also new restaurants and bars at Raffles Singapore, including restaurant collaborations with chef Anne-Sophie Pic, of the three-Michelin star Maison Pic in Valence, France; French chef Alain Ducasse; and chef Jereme Leung, known for his Chinese cooking. Similarly refreshed was the hotel's Long Bar.
First opened in 1887, Raffles Singapore was declared a National Monument a century later by the Singapore Government in 1987. Prior to this latest refurbishment, the last restoration was conducted from 1989 to 1991, when the hotel closed for two and a half years.
Christian Westbeld is the general manager of Raffles Singapore.
Photo credit: Raffles Singapore