- Raffles welcomes you as we write a new chapter after an extensive restoration, breathing new life into the storied hotel.
- Our restoration was designed to ensure that we retain what is so special about Raffles – the ambience, the service, the charm and the heritage of the hotel.
- Raffles has its own Resident Historian –Leslie Danker has been with the hotel for almost 40 years, and even has a book to his name, Memoires of a Raffles Original.
- The 103 Suites at Raffles are opulent with fourteen-foot high ceilings, timber floors, oriental carpets and period style furnishings and each is served by a traditional butler.
- Experience our legendary service as you enjoy newly opened bars, restaurants and boutiques whilst exploring graceful courtyards and relaxing in cosy social spaces.
- The distinctive architecture, the large grounds with its lush gardens, courtyards and fountains and breezy verandas are all special attributes of this Grand Dame.
- With enhanced comfort and splendour for the discerning traveller, immerse yourself in our striking architecture and graceful service for that unique feeling of being somewhere very special in the heart of the business and civic district.
- Long Bar has since returned to its original location, serving the iconic Singapore Sling daily.
- Raffles Gift Shop has also made its return to Raffles Arcade as the new Raffles Boutique.
- The story begins at the door – Raffles’ fabulous doormen, Narajan, Swaran and Sarjit, greet their guests in true Raffles style – their distinctive uniforms are from Gieves and Hawkes – and big, genuine smiles of welcome.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
The Singapore Art Museum (SAM) is a contemporary art museum which focuses on art-making and art thinking in Singapore, Southeast Asia and Asia, encompassing a worldwide perspective on contemporary art practice. It seeks to seed and nourish a stimulating and creative space in Singapore through exhibitions and public programmes, and to deepen every visitor’s experience. These include outreach and education, research and publications, as well as cross-disciplinary residencies and exchanges.
The ethnic district of Chinatown is a lively hub where the Chinese community frequents. Religious monuments such as the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Sri Mariamman Temple sit alongside quaint shophouses marked by cramped five-foot ways that harbour shops retailing traditional herbs, textiles, decorative items and antiques.
Singapore’s version of New York’s Central Park, Gardens by the Bay is a 101 hectare green lung planted upon entirely reclaimed land. It is made up of Bay South and Bay East Gardens, and promises to be a dream come true for horticulturalists. Most striking are the 12 Supertrees, vertical gardens that stretch up to 16 storeys up.
A race course, cattle herders and brick kilns – these and many more jostled alongside each other in the Little India of yesterday. Today though, the ethnic enclave is a world apart from its previous incarnate. Charming shophouses line the streets, crammed with shops selling spices, sarees, trinkets, Indian jewellery and daily products used by the average Indian household.
Sentosa is the leisure and recreation destination in Singapore. An island south of the Singapore mainland, it was formerly used by the military and transformed in 1972 to become the attraction it is today.
Welcome to Singapore’s oldest museum, dating back to 1887. Here, the country’s history and culture are told through a compelling permanent exhibition in the Singapore History and Living Galleries. Among the displays is a video montage depicting everyday life, playing against the backdrop of a symphony.
Acclaimed by zoologists and tourists as one of the best zoos in the world, Singapore Zoo is set in 170 acres of parkland next to a lake. There are more than 1,600 animals in residence and 170 different species, 50 per cent of which are endangered species from Southeast Asia.
Hop aboard a bumboat and take a cruise along the Singapore River, along which the country first made its fortune on trade. Today, the waterway is clean and well-maintained, with hip restaurants and bars lining it across four different neighbourhoods – Collyer, Boat, Clarke and Robertson Quays.
Containing more than 1,300 artefacts, the Asian Civilisations Museum showcases the material cultures of Singapore’s forefathers that hailed from China, Southeast Asia, South Asia and West Asia. Highlights include the restored, hourglass-shaped Pejeng-style drum, made from bronze, and the Standing Buddha sculpture, unearthed by British archaeologist Quaritch Wales in the Bujang Valley, Kedah, Malaysia in 1941.
Raffles Hotel Singapore is the flagship property of Raffles Hotels & Resorts. Opened in 1887, it is one of the few remaining great 19th century hotels in the world. No visit to Singapore is complete without a stay at Raffles; tradition demands it. A century after its opening, the hotel was declared a National Monument by the Singapore Government and today, its colonial architecture is beautifully preserved, allowing it to stand out from the contemporary style of its surrounding neighbours in the business and civic district. Over the years, some of the most famous personalities have walked through the ornate wrought-iron portico. Somerset Maugham, Rudyard Kipling and Michael Jackson are among those who have succumbed to the charms of the Raffles.
Today, nothing much has changed with esteemed guests such as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, George Bush, Karl Lagerfeld and Christian Louboutin still choosing to put up at the hotel. Restored in 1991 to the style to which it was once accustomed, Raffles is set in lush tropical gardens and has 103 opulent suites each with its own spacious parlour, bedroom and luxurious dressing area.There are plenty of places to eat and drink including the legendary ‘Long Bar’ – home to the Singapore Sling and the Tiffin Room where traditional afternoon tea can be enjoyed. A rooftop swimming pool in a lush garden setting provides yet another excuse for decadent relaxation.
There are 115 suites, the lead-in category being the Studio Suites (46 square metres). Like its name suggests, they are structured like a studio apartment and not unlike your typical city hotel rooms. For the signature Raffles experience, I recommend that you go for a State Room Suite (67 square metres) in the historic Bras Basah Wing, or a Palm Court Suite (70 square metres) overlooking the Palm Court instead. Both suite types come with a three-part layout – a parlour for living and dining; an airy bedroom with ceiling fan, teak wood flooring and a dressing table; and a luxurious Bianco Dolomite marble-clad double vanity bathroom with a tub and separate stalls for a shower and toilet. Both types also have outdoor verandas with rattan seats. All suites come with a Nespresso coffee machine, complimentary non-alcoholic mini bar (hidden in a trunk-inspred cabinet) and bath amenities by Ormonde Jayne. A butler is attached to each suite and s/he is on-call 24/7 to help guests pack or unpack, serve coffee, tea or cocktails, and make spa reservations.
Nestled in the Main Building above the hotel’s charming colonial-style Grand Lobby, our six Studio Suites invite you to experience Singapore, the Raffles way. Inspiring 14-foot /4-metre ceilings create a sense of openness and space. Available with a king bed or two queen beds, each suite features a verandah that offers views of the tranquil Palm Garden. Thoughtful and discreet, Raffles butlers are legendary for their delivery of the warmest and most graceful service. From in-suite registration upon arrival, to skillfully packing those extra purchases on departure, no task is too small for a Raffles butler.
State Room Suites
Housed in the Bras Basah wing, one of the most historic sections of Raffles Singapore, the State Room Suites have two separate entrances – one leading to the parlour, the other to your spacious bedroom. Each spacious suite offers convenient access to the delightful boutiques in Raffles Arcade. Available with a king bed or two queen beds, your suite also features a verandah that overlooks Fern Court. Thoughtful and discreet, Raffles butlers are legendary for their delivery of the warmest and most graceful service. From in-suite registration upon arrival, to skillfully packing those extra purchases on departure, no task is too small for a Raffles butler.
Clustered around the heart of the hotel, all 31 Courtyard Suites provide direct and easy access to the Main Building and many of Raffles’ iconic facilities. Indulge at Raffles Spa, shop at Raffles Arcade, and then come back to your own personal oasis. Step from your parlour to the verandah to admire lush gardens lined with leafy ferns – for a sense of serenity, sheltered from the tropical heat. Thoughtful and discreet, Raffles butlers are legendary for their delivery of the warmest and most graceful service. From in-suite registration upon arrival, to skillfully packing those extra purchases on departure, no task is too small for a Raffles butler.
Palm Court Suites
True to their name, these 35 Palm Court Suites overlook the verdant Palm Court, a hidden gem at Raffles Singapore reserved exclusively for our guests. Located next to the Main Building in the historic Palm Court wing, each of these superb 5-star suites is an oasis of peace and serenity. Breakfast on the verandah, cocktails in the parlour… Relax and take in the beauty of your urban sanctuary. Our Raffles butlers thoughtful and discreet service, legendary for their delivery of the warmest and most graceful service is also on-hand for anything you may need. From in-suite registration upon arrival, to skillfully packing those extra purchases on departure, no task is too small for a Raffles butler.
The 12 Personality Suites are a tribute to renowned guests who have visited Raffles over the last century, and feature unique memorabilia related to each legendary name in the parlour and bedroom.Thoughtful and discreet, Raffles butlers are legendary for their delivery of the warmest and most graceful service. From in-suite registration upon arrival, to skillfully packing those extra purchases on departure, no task is too small for a Raffles butler.
Located in the Raffles Arcade, these five Residence Suites feature either one or two bedrooms and enjoy private access. Ideal for guests who seek large spaces during their stay in Singapore, each suite comes with a living and dining area, a pantry, an intimate office space, powder room and bedroom. These comfortable homes-away-from-home are named after famous local cinemas from the early to mid-1900s – a tribute to the days when the hotel’s neighbourhood was known as “The Place of Cinemas”. Thoughtful and discreet, our legendary Raffles butlers known for their delivery of the warmest and most graceful service will also be available to assist you in every need. From in-suite registration upon arrival, to skillfully packing those extra purchases on departure, no task is too small for a Raffles butler.
A nostalgic tribute to the late 1800s when Raffles faced Singapore’s beachfront, our two Promenade Suites are nestled intimately in the front-most corner of the Main Building, overlooking Beach Road. Each suite is named after a prominent female figure of her time in Singapore and features a parlour, dressing room and luxurious bedroom with a king bed. Thoughtful and discreet, Raffles butlers are legendary for their delivery of the warmest and most graceful service. From in-suite registration upon arrival, to skillfully packing those extra purchases on departure, no task is too small for a Raffles butler. Guests residing here enjoy 24-hour check-in and check-out.
Grand Hotel Suites
“A distinguished travel writer once said, “A Grand Hotel is a Pandora’s box of sweet dreams.” Capturing this and so much more, the four Grand Hotel Suites at Raffles evoke all the romance of voyages to unknown lands. Each takes pride of place in the Main Building, and features one or two bedrooms, a spacious living and dining area, a walk-in wardrobe and a private verandah. Thoughtful and discreet, our Raffles butlers legendary for their delivery of the warmest and most graceful service are also available to assist you in your needs. From in-suite registration upon arrival, to skillfully packing those extra purchases on departure, no task is too small for a Raffles butler. Guests residing here enjoy 24-hour check-in and check-out.
Named for the most illustrious personalities of the Raffles story, the pair of Presidential Suites are the grandest hotel suites in Singapore. The Sarkies and Sir Stamford Raffles suites are located in the Main Building, overlooking the tranquil Palm Court and our legendary porte-cochère. Architecturally stunning, each comes with its own private verandah. The vast spaces – from the living room to the dining room and the bedrooms – are bedecked with carefully curated antiques and artworks. Functional areas include a walk-in wardrobe and your own personal pantry.
For breakfast, you won’t want to miss one of the finest morning spreads in town at Tiffin Room: a continental offering of smoked meats, fresh fruits, fresh-pressed juices (try the beetroot) and baked goods such as quiches, tarts and cronuts, matched with your pick from the à la carte menu, such as nasi lemak (a Malaysian rice dish), a Japanese bento box or an omelette, amongst other options. By night, Tiffin Road morphs into an Indian restaurant that serves most of its dishes in gilded tiffin trays. Try the signature Mera Dabba set where you pick two mains, like the so-so tandoori chicken or the delicious medley of vegetables to go with (somewhat chewy) naans, excellent basmati rice and buttery dahl.
BBR by Alain Ducasse
The much-loved Bar & Billiard Room returns with one of the world’s most celebrated chefs, Chef Alain Ducasse. Making his debut in Singapore with BBR by Alain Ducasse, this historic location will present his first Mediterranean sharing and grill restaurant and bar in South East Asia. Seduced by the flavours of the Mediterranean at a young age, Chef Ducasse reveals the essence of Portugal, Spain, Italy and France in BBR by Alain Ducasse. Embark on a culinary journey along the Mediterranean coast, complemented by a modern and vibrant ambiance.
Housed in the refreshed Raffles Arcade, Butcher’s Block is a vibrant steakhouse focusing on the world’s finest cuts of single sourced meats. Look out for The Vault, a glass meat cooler next to the Open Kitchen, where the chef’s butcher block is and where meats are showcased, prepared and cooked to perfection. Discover our wide selection of meats or let our resident meat specialists give you some personal recommendations.
La Dame de Pic, Raffles Singapore
Discover the world of Anne-Sophie’s culinary identity with La Dame de Pic, Raffles Singapore. One of the world’s top female chefs with three Michelin stars, Anne-Sophie debuts her entry into Asia with the restaurant, which reflects her search for aromatic complexity, combinations of flavours and powerful tastes that evoke emotions. Located in the hotel’s dining room at the Main Building, the contemporary chic restaurant is beautifully designed with a graceful and soft palette that is reminiscent of Anne-Sophie’s favourite colours and materials: pastel shades and natural decorative elements such as leather or wood. As a third-generation Michelin starred chef, Anne-Sophie Pic is following in the footsteps of her grandfather and father, perfectly reflecting Raffles Singapore’s rich heritage.
The Grand Lobby
Reminiscent of extravagant parties that were once held in The Grand Lobby, the Raffles Afternoon Tea is perfect for chic celebrations or a light repast with friends. Indulge in a luxurious experience in the restored Grand Lobby of the iconic Raffles Singapore. The grandeur of floor-to-ceiling Victorian pillars, bathed in soft daylight streaming through the skylight… It is a truly refined and unique destination for refreshments.
A part of Raffles’ history since 1892, Tiffin Room will continue to serve up delectable North Indian cuisine. Offering authentic specialties served in tiffin boxes, it will also present an interactive dining experience with tableside service by chefs, complete with freshly ground spices to enhance the occasion. The restored interior décor includes reinstating the wooden floorboards in Tiffin Room to bring back features from the early 1900s based on research by our heritage consultants.
The historic Long Bar returns fully restored and continues its proud tradition as the Home of the Singapore Sling. The famous counter shines like new amidst decor that marries architecture and contemporary plantation-inspired motifs. Long Bar was located at Cad’s Alley in the early 1900s. At a time when improved rail and road systems brought rubber and palm oil plantation owners over to Singapore from Malaya every weekend, it was known as the ‘Rendezvous of Planters’. Not a formal bar, but rather tables placed next to another facing Bras Basah Road, it was a vantage point from which male visitors surveyed the procession of ladies.
Tropically nestled amidst the swaying palms and white majestic arches, Raffles Courtyard exudes a welcoming vibe, inviting one into its lushly landscaped alfresco courtyard at the Raffles Arcade. The friendly bar where the city comes to socialise, Raffles Courtyard offers refreshing cold drinks and cocktails, perfect for the all-year-round summery weather in Singapore. The food menu will be introduced at a later date.
Enjoy craft cocktails, Champagnes, spirits and wines in our sophisticated lobby bar – an alluring space that pays tribute to the many famous authors who have stayed at Raffles Singapore throughout the years. Nestled in the frontmost corner of The Lobby, Writers Bar features a solid brass bar counter, textured walls and an alluring chandelier whose many pearls of light shimmer with sophistication. With our magnificent purveyors at the helm, bespoke artisanal and classic cocktails encounter innovative variations and interpretations. Seasonal and signature cocktails are handcrafted with care to dazzle the most discriminating aficionados. The bar also offers a refined selection of fine Champagnes, spirits and wines.
For shopping, you can’t go wrong with the swanky shops at the Raffles Arcade, but to beat jet lag, you are better off visiting the seven treatment-room resident spa. Located in the Raffles Arcade, this cutting edge spa offers an array of body treatments and customised facials using products from Ormonde Jayne. There’s also a rooftop swimming pool.
There is a Large outdoor pool with a bar.
Raffles Hotel Singapore unveils a new spa which will be located within the Raffles Arcade, presenting a holistic sanctuary to hotel guests and members of the public. The new spa features separate lounge areas for ladies and gentlemen and offers unique restorative treatments as well as a private area with its own treatment room and facilities that will cater to special celebrations.