Raffles Singapore is currently undergoing a careful and sensitive restoration that is being carried out in three phases.
Phase One has begun in February 2017 and Phase Two has since started on 13 August 2017. While most of the hotel is current closed for restoration, a selection of suites and the Raffles Gift Shop continue to be available. All dining experiences, including Singapore Sling, will be served at Bar & Billiard Room. As our spa, pool and fitness centre facilities will not be available, special arrangements have been made for our guests to enjoy these facilities at our sister property, Fairmont Singapore that is located just across the street.
Phase Three will start middle of December 2017 with the hotel fully closed. A grand reopening is planned for the middle of 2018. To learn more about the restoration, please click here.
This restoration is designed to ensure that we retain what is so special about Raffles – the ambience, the service, the charm and the heritage of the hotel. It is also intended to provide the facilities, spaces and experiences that the well-travelled expect. The newly restored Raffles will breathe new life into our beautiful building. With a planned reopening in Fall 2018, you can expect to experience Raffles’ charming ambiance and legendary service and enjoy newly opened bars, restaurants, courtyards, and social areas; spaces designed to make Raffles the place to meet, spend time, shop and celebrate.
During this time, we will continue to deliver the level of service and comfort that is expected of Raffles in all remaining areas. It is our priority that our guests will be able to continue to enjoy their stay with us, receiving our best care and attention at all times.
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.