Oct 19, 2018
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The five-star Raffles Hotel Singapore at 1 Beach Road is poised to reopen by mid-2019. As such, it has started accepting bookings from guests planning to stay there from 1 August 2019, reported Hospitality Net.

Built in 1887, the Colonial-style building is considered as a national monument in the city-state, and its renovation will result in its room inventory growing to 115 posh suites.

Upon completion of its refurbishment, the property will feature the renovated Raffles Boutique. Formerly its gift shop, the space will house a History Gallery showcasing the hotel’s heritage. The Arcade will also include novel retail concepts and a brand-new spa.

In addition to the hotel’s famous delicacies, it will also feature modern dining concepts by famous celebrity chefs.

These include Michelin-star chef Alain Ducasse’s first Mediterranean sharing and grill resto known as BBR by Alain Ducasse. Anne-Sophie Pic, one of the best female chefs in the world with three Michelin stars, will set up her first resto in Asia with La Dame de Pic at Raffles Singapore.

Famed restaurants at the hotel along with their signature dishes and drinks will also be returning. These include the Singapore Sling cocktail at the Long Bar, Tiffin Room’s North Indian cuisine and the hotel’s classic Raffles Afternoon Tea that comes with an assortment of desserts and pastries.

At present, the historic Long Bar has been fully refurbished and is serving clients at its original location at the Raffles Arcade. Among its famous drinks is the Singapore Sling, which was invented there over a century ago.

 

Romesh Navaratnarajah, Senior Editor at PropertyGuru, edited this story. To contact him about this or other stories, email romesh@propertyguru.com.sg

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