Featured Destination: Singapore

Raffles Singapore
Our Exclusive Amenities for 2017

  • Upgrade to next available category at time of booking (Personality Suite, Grand Hotel Suite, and Presidential Suite upgrades upon arrival, subject to availability. Blackout dates may apply)
  • Continental Breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests, served in Tiffin Room
  • Complimentary Singapore Sling on arrival
  • One USD $100 F&B credit per room per stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • 10% off Raffles Gift Shop – terms and conditions apply
  • Complimentary 45-minute history tour (please book in advance during time of reservation)
  • Early check-in, subject to availability/Guaranteed late check-out up to 4pm
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi


Singapore is a commercial hub filled with true beauty and ethnic enclaves. The shopping and dining are world-class (visit The White Rabbit, just off the Dempsey area), and the nightlife is too (Zouk is one of the most popular nightclubs in Asia). But the true beauty and ethnic heritage of the country, from the Botanic Gardens to China, make it truly stand out.

Dining in Singapore is part national sport, part religion – regardless of creed, class, or ethnicity, it is what everyone talks about, and new culinary influences keep arriving constantly, making the destination a must-visit for epicures. While in Singapore make sure to try to signature street food. A top pick is the centrally located Maxwell Food Center in the heart of Chinatown with more than 100 stalls, where you can wander from one stall to the next, paying about $5 a plate for distinctive dishes such as popiah (a crepe spring roll with hard-boiled egg, tamarind, shrimp, carrots, and lettuce) or Singapore’s famed Hainanese chicken rice. Must-see attractions during your visit include Gardens by the Bay and The Intan, and Singapore’s answer to the city bus tour is a brisk boat ride on the Singapore River called a Bumboat Tour.

The Hotel

World travelers have been singing Singapore’s praises since the renowned all-suite accommodation Raffles Singapore first opened more than 125 years ago. Indeed, this colonial-era landmark — declared a National Monument — has become synonymous with unsurpassed service and the relaxed grace of bygone days. Period furnishings, ceiling fans and Oriental rugs atop teakwood floors adorn the warm, inviting guestrooms, and 12 themed “Personality Suites” are decorated with memorabilia of the celebrities who have stayed here. Every gastronomic desire is fulfilled at 14 restaurants and bars, including the Long Bar — birthplace of the Singapore Sling.

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