NEARLY SLING TIME
Cue the Singapore Slings, the still-underrestoration Raffles is taking bookings for an August 1 opening next year. The historic Singapore hotel will re-open with 115 more suites – for which rates will start at $869++ a night (suite only). An opening upgrade for another $120 a night includes breakfast and late check-out. Everyone gets a Singapore Sling on arrival or guests can try one in the Long Bar, which is already open with a swish new Malaysian plantation look.