Experience a quality of service unmatched by others at the Raffles Hotel Singapore
The Raffles Hotel is considered a symbol of Singapores past and is known world wide for having some of the highest standards in terms of customer service, its facilities and over all room quality. It was open way back in 1887 and over the years has seen many changes, including having survived the occupation during the last world war. It was later declared to be a national monument in 1987 before reopening its doors as the Raffles Hotel in 1991 after some heavy restoration.
Located in the heart of Singapores CBD and close to all the main tourist sights the hotel is a stones throw from Suntec City, Orchard Road, Esplanades and the Clarke Quay area. Raffles Hotel draws in both leisure and business travelers from all over the globe and has become a popular place to host weddings as well as meetings and business functions. The restored building has a regal palace like quality to it as both the exterior and interior retain much of its original classical colonial era charm, with varnished wooden floors, exquisite antique rugs, winding staircases and old styled French doors; you might feel as if youve just stepped back in time.
There is a selection of 103 different styled guest rooms that include the standard state room offer, courtyard suite, palm suite, personality suite, grand hotel suite and the presidential suite all offering a fantastic range of amenities and comforts to make your stay a memorable one. As a visitor you can expect to be given a room with personally controlled air-conditioning, 1-2 color televisions, full cable coverage, a mini-bar and refrigerator, a hairdryer, an overhead fan, broadband internet access, 1-2 telephones with IDD, a bathrobe and slippers, a newspaper delivery service, luxury toiletries and many others available on request.
The hotel facilities
Because of its central location guests will gave easy access to plenty of attractions in and around the surrounding area, though the Raffles Hotel also offers and arranges a number of facilities and activities to suit every type of guest. Business travelers can hire the services of a personal butler to help take the pressure off of their work; there is also a range of on-site facilities such as the well equipped business center and lounge that provides a range of office services and even your own personal secretary for the duration of your stay.
For those in town on holiday you may also request the help of the 24-hour on call butler service to help with your daily needs or just simply sit back relax and enjoy the endless list of entertainment and relaxation facilities available to hotel guests. For example there is an outdoor swimming pool area with adjoining bar and deck chair zone, the Raffles Spa which offers revitalizing health and beauty treatments, the Raffles shopping arcade with an endless selection of top quality designer goods and an in-hotel museum for those who want to learn more about Singapores rich historical roots. The fully equipped gym is also accessible for anyone needing to stay in shape while on holiday, as it comes complete with state of the art exercise machines that focus on every area of the body. Parents with small children may want to head to the Jubilee Hall Theatre where their kids will thoroughly delight in several remade theatrical production of popular plays.
When it comes to food choices guests of the Raffles Hotel Singapore will be spoiled for choice as the hotel houses over 13 different types of eateries serving a range of flavors from all over the world including, Ah Tengs Bakery and the Seah Street Deli both offering a selection of gourmet pies, cakes, sandwiches and drinks to wet the appetite with before a main meal. Or for something more substantial try the Raffles Grill with its menu of unbelievably tasty grade 5 Japanese Ohmi Gyu beef prepared to your personal tastes. If for some reason you have a craving for Japanese cuisine then the Shinji by Kanesaka provides a cozy environment in which to enjoy authentic hand rolled sushi and other sweet oriental delights. Finally for those with more of a western taste the Long Bar Steakhouse serves only the finest flame grilled steaks that are sure to leave you feeling full.
After a long day out there is no better way to end an evening then enjoying a round of drinks with friends in one of the many on-site bars or if youre not much of a drinker you can always play a round or two at the hotels very own Bar and Billiard Room.