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Personality Suites

Personality suite somerset at Raffles Singapore Through the decades, Raffles Singapore has welcomed its fair share of esteemed guests. Among them are 12 who were closely tied to the hotel’s storied history, including Ava Gardner, Rudyard Kipling and John Wayne. These dozen suites have been named after them, complete with special memorabilia displayed within:

Somerset Maugham
This is the exact suite Maugham stayed at on his last visit to the Raffles in 1960, some 40 years after his first.

Ava Gardner
She resided at the Raffles when she was in Singapore in the mid-1950s for the Asian premiere of her film The Barefoot Contessa.

Charlie Chaplin
If occupying this suite, look out for the photo of Chaplin and his brother shot in 1933 in the Tiffin Room by Japanese photographer S Nakajima.

Joseph Conrad
The author was once a seaman who, on his last visit to Singapore in 1887, swung by to have a look at the Raffles, later describing it in his novel End of Tether as being “airy as a birdcage”.

Rudyard Kipling
An original Kipling autograph sits in the suite, a tribute to one of the greatest English writers who coined the phrase “feed at Raffles” during a visit.

John Thomson
A giant of early photography, this Scot once had a “Photographic Room” at 3 Beach Road, where the Palm Court wing now stands.

Noel Coward
The Great British playwright, novelist and actor’s first visit to Raffles was in 1931 and his last, almost 40 years later, in 1968.

Andre Malraux
One of the best-known French novelists, Malraux stayed at the Raffles on many occasions during his travels to the Far East.

James A Michener
“To have been young and had a room at Raffles was life at its best” said this Pulitzer-Prize winning novelist, who became a regular guest after his first visit in 1949.

Pablo Neruda
Formerly the Consul of Chile in Singapore in 1931, Neruda was one of Chile's most influential contemporary poets and 1971 winner of the Nobel Prize for literature.

John Wayne
Wayne was heroism personified, and remains one of the great film stars of all time.

Gavin Young
Every visit to Singapore saw this award-winning journalist and author residing at the Raffles, the last being in November 1998.

Room Size: 646 - 850 sqft / 60 - 79 sqm

Room Features
- Separate bedroom with one king or twin beds
- Spacious living and study area
- Dressing area and en-suite bathroom
- Common veranda

- Spacious marble-tiled bathroom
- Separate walk-in shower and bathtub
- Dual washbasins
- Plush terry robes
- Designer toiletries

- Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access
- DVD player

- 24-hour Raffles butler service
- Daily turndown service
- Pillow menu
- Complimentary welcome fruits
- Daily newspapers
- Express laundry service
- 24-hour in-room dining
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