Raffles has earned its place in the hearts of holidaymakers and commercial travelers the world over after years of dedicated service: 125 to be precise. At the heart of a bustling Asian metropolis, this hotel has traditionally been seen as a reliable and comfortable oasis. Undoubtedly elegant in ambience, Raffles boasts generously proportioned accommodation, with a sense of calm and space pervading. Its eyecatching layout consists of generously designed courtyards, overlooked by sumptuous architecture. Within its main building there are presidential and grand hotel suites.
Its courtyard suites are located close to the lush flora within the hotel. Inside the many guest rooms, the first thing that visitors take note of is the immense space. Standing at 14 feet tall, the ceilings provide excellent ventilation, while also retaining heat when temperatures dip during Singapore's night-time. There are dressing areas and ensuite bathrooms, while the décor includes period furnishings such as teak flooring and eye-catching Oriental rugs. Raffles offers a 24 hour butler service and daily newspaper delivery, with each room containing two remote-controlled colour TV sets.
As well as offering the best accommodation Singapore has to offer, Raffles is also constantly in demand as the perfect backdrop for event management. This can be for a variety of reasons, from board meetings or gala dinners to business conferences and seminars. Within each of the function rooms there is ample accommodation for delegates, including comfortable cushioned chairs, and the latest audiovisual equipment. The internet connections are guaranteed high-speed, while the less technologically-advanced facilities include ample paper and marker pens!
Raffles famous Ballroom is the ideal venue for parties of any kind, from corporate events to wedding receptions. The architecture is superb, incorporating arched openings and French doors. The ambulance is completed with wall-to-wall carpets, landscape murals and dazzling chandeliers.
Another fabulous function area is the Lawn. Located at the heart of the hotel, this boasts a large fountain and exudes a Far Eastern atmosphere. It is a perfect fusion of colonial austerity and Singapore's backdrop of lush plants and gorgeously-bright flowers.
This Singapore hotel's reputation for business excellence extends across the world, and Raffles employs a dedicated team of events planners with experience of liaising with events organisers from Australia to the United Arab Emirates.