Raffles refurb Restoration to begin in January 2017 over three phases
Phase One of the programme will begin in January and see the Raffles Hotel Arcade undergo restoration works while other areas of the property operate as normal. It houses 40 regional and specialty shops, indoor and outdoor function areas including The Ballroom and The Lawn and a variety of restaurants and bars including Long Bar, home of the iconic Singapore Sling.
Phase Two will begin in mid-2017 when restoration efforts will begin on the main hotel building and lobby as well as a portion of the hotel suites. Following that, Raffles Singapore will close for the final phase near the end of 2017 before a grand reopening in the second quarter of 2018.
“Raffles Singapore has always evolved to stay distinctive and relevant, moving with the times and adapting to the changing needs of today’s traveller,” said Diana Banks, vice president, Raffles Brand, Raffles Hotels and Resorts.
“We have a rich and colourful history and are about to begin a new chapter in our ongoing story – a sensitive restoration that will enable us to continue to offer what our guests expect and value.”