Raffles Hotel Singapore to fully close for third refurbishment phase

The iconic Raffles Hotel Singapore has been undergoing restoration and refurbishment since February 2017, and is currently in the midst of Phase Two.

Phase Three of the restoration will commence on December 13, 2017, when the hotel will be fully closed. The hotel will reopen in 2H2018.

The hotel is preparing to close for several months for renovations

When the property reopens, Raffles Hotel Singapore will have three new suite categories – Residence Suites, Promenade Suites and Studio Suites – increasing the total suite count from 103 to 115.

The new Residence Suites, comprising four one-bedroom and one two-bedroom suites, will be located in the Raffles Arcade and are named after local cinemas during the early to mid-1900s. Suites names are Alhambra Suite, Diamond Suite, Marlborough Suite, Odeon Suite and Theatre Royal Suite.

There will also be two new Promenade Suites that overlook Beach Road, named Lady Mountbatten Suite (wife of Lord Louis Mountbatten) and Lady Sophia Suite (wife of Sir Stamford Raffles), which were converted from existing boardrooms.

There will also be new Studio Suites added, in addition to the existing Presidential, Grand Hotel, Palm Court, Courtyard and State Room Suites.

As well, once reopened, the Raffles Arcade will boast a refreshed Raffles Gift Shop that will house a History Gallery to illustrate the heritage of Raffles Hotel. The arcade will also be home to a brand-new Raffles Spa.

Signature restaurants and bars since the 1900s, Long Bar, Tiffin Room and Writers Bar, will continue to be part of of the hotel’s dining experiences when it reopens.

Meanwhile, Jubilee Hall has been converted into a new 300-guest ballroom, named Jubilee Ballroom. The space also comes with an air-conditioned pre-event foyer.

All other event spaces will also be refreshed, including the East India Room, Casuarina Suite as well as outdoor venues Palm Garden, The Lawn and Gazebo.

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