Escape to the fascinating ethnic fusion of Singapore, where you’ll encounter facets of Chinese, Indian and Malaysian Muslim cultures everywhere you turn, contrasted against modern Western commerce, and resulting in a delightfully absorbing rich cultural heritage. No trip to Singapore is complete without a stay at the legendary Raffles; a tradition lasting longer than 125 years demands it. Perhaps the world’s greatest hotel, Raffles Singapore stands where it has always stood, at the crossroads of civilization and culture, a historic oasis in the heart of one of the world’s most exciting cities.
Not just a hotel, Raffles Singapore is an icon, an oasis of colonial style, calm and charm in the heart of modern Singapore, and will treat you to an experience that is at once exclusive, historic, and one of a kind. First opened in 1887, and since then a destination in its own right, Raffles Singapore epitomizes the romance of the Far East – an intoxicating blend of luxury, history and colonial ambiance that no other hotel can match. Immortalized by writers including Somerset Maugham, Rudyard Kipling, Ernest Hemingway and Alfred Hitchcock, Raffles is the perfect place from which to explore Singapore. Or in which to merely sit and watch the world go by. The legendary Palm Court, the white marble colonnades and the unique air of romantic grandeur transport you back to a more elegant age, while the seamless service, contemporary technology and attention to detail is completely of our time. Raffles Singapore is exciting, enchanting and loved by those with an adventurous spirit and a taste for the very best.
All Raffles Hotels & Resorts epitomize enchanting experiences, embodying global sophistication and residential charm, and Raffles Singapore is no exception – in fact, many consider it the exemplar. Liveried Sikh doormen usher guests through an ornate wrought-iron portico into a lobby that seems unaltered from the turn of the century. Every comfort is imbued with heartfelt service that is intuitive and unobtrusive, creating peaceful havens for all guests. As fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld recently stated, he feels “taken care of at the Raffles in Singapore.” Luxuriate in the history, in the scent of frangipani in the evening, in the Raffles Spa, or order room service from the legendary Raffles butlers. You’ll also have a selection of 15 restaurants and bars to choose from, from the famous Long Bar, home of the Singapore Sling, to the Bar & Billiard Room. Raffles is alive with history, infused with atmosphere, and open to the moment.
Singapore is a thriving city state; busy and bustling yet with acres of green, it fuses modernity and innovation with a tangible history. It has been described as a modern miracle because it has built its success on only one resource, its resilient people. Singapore is a haven for exploration, relaxation and discovery. During your stay at Raffles, you’ll be just a two-minute ride on the Mass Rapid Transit from the bustling Orchard Road shopping strip, the city’s most exciting retail and entertainment hub. The resort is within walking distance of the Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre, and the Asian Civilisations Museum, and is a short cab ride away from Sentosa Island, Singapore Botanic Garden, Little India, and so much more.