Luxury hotel description - DLW Luxury Hotels Worldwide
Raffles Hotel is one of Singapore`s most graceful landmarks. More legend than hotel, this luxury Singapore hotel celebrates a tradition of unwavering service excellence spanning more than 120 years. Immortalized in the novels of Somerset Maugham and Rudyard Kipling, Raffles Hotel, Singapore`s colonial-styled architecture and lush tropical gardens exude an atmosphere of timeless elegance.
Raffles Amrita Spa provides pampering relaxation while the boutiques of Raffles Hotel Arcade offer ample opportunities for retail therapy. Raffles Hotel Arcade houses a fine selection of elegant international brands including Tiffany and Co. and Louis Vuitton.
Be it business or leisure, the charms of this luxurious Singapore hotel are enticing. 15 restaurants and bars beckon, including the Long Bar - home to the world renowned Singapore Sling; Tiffin Room, which continues the tradition of Afternoon Tea at Raffles and Bar & Billiard Room, well-known for its legend of "The Tiger under the Billiard Table."
This luxurious Singapore hotel lies in the heart of the city, in close proximity to the banking and financial districts, Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre (SICEC), as well as leisure attractions including the casino at Marina Bay; the cultural sights of Arab Street and Chinatown and shopping at Raffles City shopping mall and Orchard Road shopping belt. Declared a National Monument in 1987, the hotel has grown from strength to strength. With its restoration and reopening in 1991, Raffles Hotel today stands as a jewel in the crown of Singapore`s hospitality industry, renowned and loved for its inimitable style and unsurpassed excellence in service and facilities. 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. Raffles Hotel opened in 1887 in a rather sombre-looking old bungalow known as the Beach House. It was named after Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of modern Singapore. Tropical suites and sola topis were as much a part of Raffles Hotel`s early style as bentwood tables and rattan chairs. Over the years the hotel has evolved into one of the world`s most beloved grand hotels and welcomed innumerable celebrities, writers and royalty.
The Courtyard Suites are among situated close to the lush flora of the hotel, lending these suites an unmatched ambience of tranquility.
The Palm Court Suites borders one side of the Hotel`s main building. Simplicity and serenity is implicit in the Palm Court, with ample walkways of crushed pebbles and rows of tall palm trees lining the sides of the garden. The Palm Court`s large expanse of greenery sets the sublime mood for all of the Hotel`s facilities and its use is restricted to the Hotel residents.
Personality suites: 12 of the 103 suites at Raffles Hotel have been named after personalities who were associated with the Hotel in its early heyday. These suites are distinguished by the special memorabilia displayed within each one, acquired when the Hotel was closed for restoration from March 1989 to September 1991.
The five suites in the Main Building are known as the Grand Hotel Suites. They are distinguished by their premier location in the Hotel, their spaciousness and elegant appointments, and the quality of the antiques and artwork displayed.
The term “Grand Hotel” is a very special one indeed It conjures up images of elegance and grace, gleaming brass and soothing service. A Grand Hotel is noted for its charm, its history and, of course its legends.
Whatever its architectural style, a Grand Hotel has the aura so characteristic of all things beautiful. At the same time, it has its own unique character; a Grand Hotel must be true to its surroundings and have its own eccentricities.
The remaining five Grand Hotel Suites, take their inspiration from the romance of travel in a bygone age. One is named after a once grand Singapore hotel - Raffles` greatest rival - Hotel de L`Europe. The others are conferred place names now consigned to history books - Cathay, Temasek, Golden Chersonese and Straits Settlements.
The two largest suites in the Main Building are known as the Presidential Suites. They are distinguished by their premier location in the Hotel, their spaciousness and elegant appointments, and the quality of the antiques and artwork displayed.
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