Raffles Hotel

Singapore | Indian Ocean & Africa

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In multicultural Singapore, it is not surprising that the visionary founders of Raffles Hotel were a quartet of enterprising Armenian brothers, Martin, Tigran, Aviet and Arshak Sarkies. Opened in 1887 in a sprawling, colonial bungalow known as Beach House, the hotel was named after Sir Stamford Raffles, founder of modern Singapore. Over the years, the hotel has evolved into one of the world's most beloved Grand Hotels and welcomed innumerable celebrities, writers, and royalty.

Rates
(depending on season and booked accomodation):
From USD 650 to 4,000 per night/per suite.

Location
Located in the heart of Singapore's business and historic district, just 20 minutes from Changi International Airport and a two-minute train ride on the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) from Orchard Road.

Accommodation
A suite at Raffles Hotel is an experience of absolute comfort and old-world opulence. There are 103 elegant suites to fit every taste. All suites feature private parlours and dining areas. Services include air conditioning, bath/shower/WC, hairdryer, TV, radio, telephone, mini-bar, safe and butler services.

Dining
The Raffles Hotel Singapore has 13 restaurants to choose from, including Doc Cheng, Ah Teng's Bakery, Raffles Grill, Tiffin Room and Seah Street Deli, as well as bars and lobbies where national and international specialities are also served.

Activities
State-of-the-art Amrita Spa, gymnasium & swimming pool, Raffles Hotel Arcade with over 50 speciality shops, business centre, 7 function rooms for meetings of up to 400 participants. Services also include laundry and 24-hour personal on-call valet.

Best time to travel
You can visit Singapore whenever you want. Being 129 kilometres from the equator, Singapore is usually hot – the average daily temperature is 26.6° C, year-round. November to January are the coolest months, and February is usually the sunniest. It rains throughout the year, but it rains the most from November to January.

Getting there
Fly to Singapore Changi. Taxi transfer is approximately 25 minutes from the airport.

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