Raffles Hotel reopens in Singapore
After two-and-a-half years of restoration works, Raffles Hotel in Singapore has re-opened. The hotel’s colonial features have been retained in the multi-million dollar makeover, but it has new suites and new restaurants headed by Michelin-star chefs.
As reported in Paradise earlier this year, the hotel’s famous Singapore Sling cocktail has a new recipe, bringing it into line with more contemporary tastes.
The hotel has 115 rooms, including promenade suites that have separate parlour and dressing areas, as well as 24-hour butler service.
The new restaurants include the elegant La Dame de Pic with three-Michelin-star Anne-Sophie Pic at the helm, and the Bar & Billiard Room by Alain Ducasse. There’s also a Chinese fine dining restaurant, Yi, by celebrity chef Jereme Leung ( judge for MasterChef China).
See raffles.com. ■
The reimagined Raffles … the front of the hotel (below); one of the suites (top right); a polished verandah (middle right); the grand lobby (bottom right).