Luxury holidays in Singapore.
A legend, a landmark, a national monument… Established in 1887, Raffles stands proudly among the soaring towers of Singapore’s glittering skyline between Orchard Road and Marina Square. Renowned for its inimitable style, unsurpassed excellence in service and facilities and timeless elegance, Raffles is one of the world’s best loved hotels.
A landmark of imperial-style opulence and luxury, the well-appointed and spacious suites overlook the landscaped gardens and elegant period furnishings, hand-crafted antiques, delightful paintings, oriental rugs and plush fabrics to offer a sense of grace and sophistication.
Ample dining opportunities abound with fresh pastries at ‘Ah Teng’s Bakery’, international cuisine and seafood at ‘Bar & Billiard Room’, authentic local flavours at ‘Empire Café’, grilled meat and seafood dishes at ‘Long Bar Steakhouse’, ice-cream and smoothies at ‘Raffles Creamery’, fresh seafood at ‘Raffles Courtyard’, contemporary French cuisine at ‘Raffles Grill’, Cantonese fare at ‘Royal China’, New York style delicatessen at ‘Seah Street Deli’ and Indian curry buffet at ‘Tiffin Room’.
Other hotel facilities include a swimming pool, fitness centre and Raffles Spa.
Meeting and Conferences
This resort has a range of room types to suit your budget and party size.
The Courtyard Suites are among situated close to the lush flora of the hotel, lending these suites an unmatched ambience of tranquility.
· Individually controlled air-conditioning
· Two colour television sets with remote control
· Over 25 cable television channels
· Mini bar/refrigerator
· Overhead fan
· Broadband Internet access
· Two international direct dial telephone lines and
an additional line for computer modem or fax
· Electronic safe deposit box
· Bedside control panel
The Palm Court Suites borders one side of the Hotel’s main building. Simplicity and serenity is implicit in the Palm Court, with ample walkways of crushed pebbles and rows of tall palm trees lining the sides of the garden. The Palm Court’s large expanse of greenery sets the sublime mood for all of the Hotel’s facilities and its use is restricted to the Hotel residents.
12 of the 103 suites at Raffles Hotel have been named after personalities who were associated with the Hotel in its early heyday. These suites are distinguished by the special memorabilia displayed within each one, acquired when the Hotel was closed for restoration from March 1989 to September 1991.
The five suites in the Main Building are known as the Grand Hotel Suites. They are distinguished by their premier location in the Hotel, their spaciousness and elegant appointments, and the quality of the antiques and artwork displayed.
The term “Grand Hotel” is a very special one indeed It conjures up images of elegance and grace, gleaming brass and soothing service. A Grand Hotel is noted for its charm, its history and, of course its legends.
Whatever its architectural style, a Grand Hotel has the aura so characteristic of all things beautiful. At the same time, it has its own unique character; a Grand Hotel must be true to its surroundings and have its own eccentricities.
The remaining five Grand Hotel Suites, take their inspiration from the romance of travel in a bygone age. One is named after a once grand Singapore hotel – Raffles’ greatest rival – Hotel de L’Europe. The others are conferred place names now consigned to history books – Cathay, Temasek, Golden Chersonese and Straits Settlements.
The two largest suites in the Main Building are known as the Presidential Suites. They are distinguished by their premier location in the Hotel, their spaciousness and elegant appointments, and the quality of the antiques and artwork displayed.
Find out what makes this resort special. Here are some of our personal highlights.
Raffles Spas welcome savvy travellers in search of fitness, serenity and rejuvenation.
Whether it is an international conference, a board meeting, cutting-edge product launch or high-profile company summit, Raffles will take care of your needs.
Every Raffles provides an enchanting setting for every romantic occasion, from perfect proposals to dream weddings, unforgettable honeymoons to the most cherished anniversary celebrations.
Styled like a typical 1920s Singapore coffee house, Empire Café serves up both international staples and local favourites.
Home of the Singapore Sling, the earthy decor of this two-storey bar was inspired by the Malayan plantations of the 1920s. In addition to almost every alcoholic and non-alcoholic concoctions imaginable, the bar also serves traditional pub favourites that are available as a meal or snacks.
In the evening, a band performs a selection of contemporary and popular hits.
Built in the tropical setting of an open courtyard, Raffles Courtyard, a timeless structure with white arches flanked by tropical palms and native plants, keeps the feeling of ‘Old Singapore’ alive. A colonial cocktail bar, a traditional alfresco kitchen, table umbrellas and lively music make the courtyard a pleasant place for patrons to watch the passing parade of visitors.
A Brand New Ice-cream Experience
Ice-cream just got cooler. Raffles Hotel introduces Cold Marble Teppanyaki, a new concept of indulgence featuring a specially designed marble top for a personalised blend of ice-cream creations. Choose from over 30 flavours of high quality homemade ice cream, sherbet and a medley of mix-ins, such as fresh fruits, nuts, candy, cookies and brownies, to create a customised fusion of flavours limited only by your imagination.
An aura of timeless elegance sets the tone for the Hotel’s formal dining room. Beautifully restored to its former glory, with French windows overlooking the Palm Court, Raffles Grill captures the true essence of fine dining. A blend of classical and contemporary French cuisine, the menu at Raffles Grill is light and innovative. To complement the exquisite menu is a wine list featuring an extensive selection from the hotel’s celebrated wine cellar.
Royal China at Raffles
A top international Chinese restaurant operator based in London, Royal China is well known for its signature dishes such as lobster noodles, crispy duck in pancake, roast suckling pig and traditional dim sum items.
Seah Street Deli
A typical New York-style delicatessen, the unique menu features a selection of American sandwiches, entrées and salads. The portions are decidedly generous and the service remarkably friendly.
Shinji by Kanesaka
Enjoy the cult-status Kanesaka style of sushi in a cozy and intimate ambience. Edomae sushi techniques combined with novel ideas for the ultimate pairing of rice and premium fish, reflecting the 2-star Michelin chef’s pursuit of the perfect sushi.
Tiffin, properly defined as a light mid-day meal, has long been a Raffles tradition. Although tiffin curry has been served here since 1899, the Hotel’s main dining room has only officially been named the Tiffin Room since 1976. A restaurant run by the Sarkies from the 1890s at Raffles Place was known as the Raffles Tiffin Rooms. For most of this century a mild chicken curry was one of the few Asian mainstays on the hotel’s daily menu as the partaking of Sunday tiffin curry was an essential aspect of colonial life.
Located in the Lobby of the hotel, this bar is a tribute to the writers who have stayed at the hotel or have written about it.