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RAFFLES SINGAPORE HONOURED

On 4 June 1992, guests gathered at Raffles Singapore to witness the unveiling of a plaque honouring the Hotel as a National Monument.

Raffles Singapore was designated a National Monument by the Singapore government in 1987. It closed for restoration and redevelopment in March 1989 and reopened on 16 September 1991, restored to its glorious first heyday of 1915.

The Hotel, returned to its rightful pride of place as the Grand Historic Hotel of the Far East, continues to attract travellers from near and far. A stay in Singapore without a visit to Raffles Singapore, perhaps to sample the famous Tiffin curry, high tea or Singapore Sling, would be considered quite incomplete.

Testimony to Raffles’ fame and service excellence can be seen from the numerous accolades it has been honoured with since its reopening in September 1991: -

May 2016 -
Raffles Singapore was awarded the “Best Luxury Hotel” award by International Traveller at the annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

February 2016 -
The Long Bar was included in the Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List 2016, under “Top Cocktail Bars from Around the World”.

December 2015 -

Raffles Singapore had been recognised in Condé Nast Traveler’s “Gold List 2016: Our Favorite Hotels”.

November 2015 -
Raffles Singapore was conferred the “Singapore’s Leading Hotel 2015” award at the World Travel Awards for the sixth time.

October 2015 -
Raffles Grill was presented with the Special Award and★★ Most Dedicated and Long Service by Wine & Dine Top Restaurant Guide 2015.

October 2015 -

Raffles Hotels was named as one of the world’s top 3 international luxury brands by a recent study by consultancy Luxury Branding that is backed by TripAdvisor.

September 2015 -
Raffles Singapore has been ranked as Top 3 in Asia in the Conde Nast Traveller- Best Hotels Middle East, Africa, Indian Ocean

September 2015 -
Raffles Singapore was awarded for The Best Hotel with A Story award by Zanadu

August 2014 -

Raffles Grill was awarded the Wine Spectator’s “Best of Award of Excellence” for a fifth consecutive year.

March 2014 -
Raffles Singapore has been recognised by Travel + Leisure India & South Asia as the Best Business Hotel in the World for Women Travellers in their Readers Choice Awards 2013.

January 2014 -
Raffles Singapore has been awarded Top 10 Hotels and Top 10 Luxury Hotels in Singapore in the TripAdvisor’s 2014 Travellers’ Choice Awards.

Raffles Singapore has been awarded as one of Asia’s Top 5 Heritage Hotels by NOW Travel Asia Awards 2013, a prestigious award by NOW Travel Asia Magazine that is aimed at promoting Asian luxury travels and lifestyles.

December 2013 -

Raffles Singapore is honoured to be voted by nearly 80,000 readers of Condé Nast Traveler (US) into the annual prestigious Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2014, the world's best ranking of the world's best properties. The winning hotels from around the globe were sorted into regional groupings, and Raffles Singapore received an overall score of 93.9, being the highest ranked hotel in Singapore.

Bar & Billiard Room is honoured to be presented the prestigious Hall of Fame Award by Singapore Tatler’s Singapore’s Best Restaurants Guide 2014. This Hall of Fame Award is presented to restaurants that have fulfilled an excellent set of scores for 4 consecutive years. Restaurant must achieve a minimum of 8 points out of 10 points for food, and no less than 32 points out of 40 points in setting, food, wine and service.

November 2013

Raffles Singapore is once again honoured to be recognised as the top business hotel in Singapore in the Travel + Leisure magazine’s 2013 World’s Best Business Hotels Awards. Readers of Travel + Leisure magazine cast their votes for hotels, destinations, and companies that define the very best in travel and Raffles Singapore achieved a high score of 90.30 out of 100.

The discerning readers of the prestigious Conde Nast Traveller magazine have voted Raffles Singapore into the 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards. Raffles Singapore clinched the sixth position under the Southeast Asia category with a score of 93.9, being the highest ranked hotel in Singapore under this category.

October 2013
Raffles Singapore was inducted into the TTG Asia Travel Hall of Fame, on 3 October 2013, after winning the “Best Luxury Hotel Award” for 10 consecutive years

August 2013
Raffles Grill was awarded the Wine Spectator’s “Best of Award of Excellence” for a fourth consecutive year.

May 2013
Raffles Singapore celebrated her sixth year of being named Best Hotel in Asia in the ULTRA - Ultimate Luxury Travel Related Award, as voted by readers of the Daily Telegraph’s luxury travel magazine Ultratravel.

January 2013
Raffles Singapore was awarded Top Hotel, Top Luxury Hotel and Best Hotel for Service in Singapore in TripAdvisor’s 2013 Travellers’ Choice Hotel Awards.

November 2012
Raffles Singapore was runner-up in the “Favourite Worldwide Hotel” award in the Telegraph Travel Awards 2012.

October 2012
For ten consecutive years, Raffles Singapore was conferred the “Best Luxury Hotel” award in the 23rd Annual TTG Travel Awards 2012.

July 2012
Raffles Singapore has once again been selected as one of the Top City Hotels in Asia in Travel + Leisure Magazine’s World’s Best Awards, appearing in the August 2012 edition.

Each year, Travel + Leisure asks readers to select hotels, resorts, destinations and luxury travel companies they feel represent the very best in travel.

May 2012
Raffles Singapore celebrated her fifth year of being named Best Hotel in Asia in the ULTRA - Ultimate Luxury Travel Related Award, as voted by readers of the Daily Telegraph’s luxury travel magazine Ultratravel.

Raffles Grill was winner of the “Best Business Lunch” and received the Award of Excellence for “Best Wine List” in The Peak’s G Restaurant Awards.

April 2012

Sommelier Eric Li Xing was crowned the Winner in the inaugural Rising Sommelier of the Year 2012 award by epicure magazine.

February 2012
Voted a top five best Singapore hotel according to TripAdvisor Traveler Awards in 2012

January 2012
Honoured once again by discerning readers of the Travel + Leisure magazine in the World’s Best 500 Hotels listing and Winner of “Best Heritage Hotel” in Travel + Leisure (India and South Asia) India’s Best Awards 2012

November 2011
Readers of Conde Nast Traveler (US) voted Raffles Singapore a Top 125 Hotel in Asia in the Readers’ Choice Award.

October 2011
For nine consecutive years, Raffles Singapore was conferred the “Best Luxury Hotel” award in the 22nd Annual TTG Travel Awards 2011.

September 2011

Conde Nast Traveller magazine’s prestigious Readers' Travel Awards, placed Raffles Singapore Singapore at #7 position in the Overseas Business Hotels category.

January 2011
Discerning readers of the Travel + Leisure magazine voted Raffles Singapore amongst the top 40 hotels in Asia in the Top 500 World’s Best Hotels listing once again.

Voted one of the Top 5 City Hotels in Asia by well-travelled readers of Travel + Leisure magazine in 2011.

Condé Nast Traveler (US) has voted Raffles Singapore into the annual Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2011, a popular travel reference that features the best places to stay in the world. The winning hotels from around the globe were sorted into seven regional groupings, and Raffles Singapore received an overall score of 91.9 percent, being the highest ranked hotel in Singapore.

October 2010

For the eighth consecutive year, travel industry leaders and peers once again acknowledge Raffles Singapore’s unique charm and inimitable service by conferring the Grand Dame with the Best Luxury Hotel award in the 21st Annual TTG Travel Awards 2010.

May 2010
Raffles Singapore Singapore celebrated her fourth consecutive Best Hotel in Asia/Australia ULTRA - Ultimate Luxury Travel Related Award, organised by the Daily Telegraph’s luxury travel magazine Ultratravel.

January 2010
Discerning readers of the Travel + Leisure magazine voted Raffles Singapore amongst the top 40 hotels in Asia in the Top 500 World’s Best Hotels listing.

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