Raffles Hotel Singapore recently celebrated its 125th anniversary. Named after Sir Stamford Raffles, founder of Singapore, Raffles began as a 10-room bungalow in 1887. It was the third venture of the Sarkies brothers after the success of their Eastern & Oriental Hotels in Penang. Rudyard Kipling, Somerset Maugham and Noel Coward waxed lyrical about the property’s Long Bar and stately Palm Court.
Today, the Raffles portfolio comprises nine properties in Singapore, Cambodia, China, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles and Paris. The company is embarking on a new phase of expansion, with openings in the Maldives, Indonesia, the Philippines, China and Turkey scheduled over the next two years.
If you are considering a stay at Raffles this year, please consult the Travel Office for special Andrew Harper rates and amenities at (800) 375-4685 or email@example.com.