Following a three-phased restoration which began in February 2017, Accor's Raffles Singapore has reopened its doors.
One of Accor's flagship properties, the Raffles has been meticulously restored in a project led by interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud and supported by architecture and design firm Aedas.
"There are few hotels in the world whose name have become virtually synonymous with the cities in which they are located - and none more so than the Raffles Hotel in Singapore," said general manager Christian Westbeld. "The newly restored Raffles will provide an experience like no other.
"It is our wish that our guests will continue to create treasured memories at the hotel while rediscovering what makes it so special - the distinctive architecture, heritage, and legendary service."
Jeannette Ho, the vice president of Raffles brand and strategic relationships for Raffles Hotel & Resorts, said the company was pleased to be a part of the reopening of the iconic hotel. "This is where it all started and faithful to its roots, Raffles Singapore reinvents emotional luxury.
"As the hotel concludes its restoration and embarks on the next chapter, the return of this flagship property to Raffles Hotels & Resorts paves the way for the expansion of the brand as we deliver this same level of unparalleled service and sublime experiences to new destinations in cities such as Udaipur, London and Boston.”
The revitalised hotel has added 12 suites to its line-up, now offering 115 suites 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. Residence, Promenade, and Studio Suites are the latest additions to the line-up.
First opened in 1887 and declared a National Monument a century later by the Singapore Government, Raffles Singapore's last restoration was conducted from 1989 to 1991 when the hotel closed for two and a half years.