Raffles Singapore is one of the few remaining great 19th century hotels in the world. Its distinctive architecture is perfectly preserved, giving the legendary hotel an intoxicating blend of luxury, history and classic colonial design. Be one of the first to experience the restored Raffles in 2019, featuring the return of Long Bar, home of the Singapore Sling as well as new social spaces, restaurants and bars helmed by celebrity chefs, a variety of lifestyle experiences including a revitalised shopping arcade and new Raffles Spa.
This restoration is designed to ensure that we retain what is so special about Raffles – the ambience, the service, the charm and the heritage of the hotel. It is also intended to provide the facilities, spaces and experiences that the well-travelled expect.
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Christian WESTBELD is the General Manager. Christian brings with him nearly 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry spanning Germany, Bangkok, Manila, Dubai, Singapore, Beijing and more. His journey as a hotelier started at the front office of one of the top hotels in Germany and saw him rise through the ranks in Food & Beverage operations across the globe from The Peninsula in Manila to The Fairmont in Dubai and subsequently, being part of the pre-opening team in Raffles Dubai.
Raffles Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning, luxury international hotel company with a history dating back to 1887 with the opening of Raffles Hotel Singapore. The portfolio currently comprises luxurious properties, from secluded resorts to city hotels in key locations around the world. With a compelling mix of cultures and styles, every hotel in the Raffles family has its own individual personality, with its own story to tell and its own sense of place. However, each one is proud to draw on the timeless essence of Raffles – to deliver thoughtful, personal and discreet service to well-travelled guests.
RAFFLES HOTEL SINGAPORE
Named after Sir Stamford Raffles, founder of modern Singapore, Raffles Singapore opened in 1887 and soon became the haunt of intrepid travellers from around the world. Regular guests included Noel Coward, Joseph Conrad and Somerset Maugham, who described the hotel as embodying “all the fables of the exotic East.” Through their stories, Long Bar, the Palm Court and Bar & Billiard Room with its story of the tiger, became familiar to people who had never even been to Singapore.
Whilst preserving its atmospheric teak verandahs, gleaming white colonial façade and magnificently clad doormen, Raffles is very much part of the modern, vibrant city of Singapore.