A new suite category, the six Studios are found in the Main Building, accessed through the hotel’s charming colonial-style Grand Lobby. 14-feet high ceilings create a sense of openness and space in the living room and bedroom. Also included in each suite is a veranda that overlooks the tranquil Palm Garden.
Size: 495sqft or 45sqm
State Room Suite
Perfect for travellers looking for retail therapy in Singapore, the 18 State Room Suites located in the historic Bras Basah Wing offer private access to the Raffles Arcade. When it opens, guests can slip unobtrusively from one of the suite’s two separate entrances straight into the well-curated range of shops. When done, their suite awaits, complete with a parlour and en-suite marble bathroom.
Size: 721sqft or 67sqm
Clustered in the heart of the hotel, the 31 Courtyard Suites provide direct, easy access to the various facilities, and are also connected to the Main Building. From the windows along the private parlour, look into lush gardens lined with leafy ferns that offer a sense of calm and shelter from the tropical heat.
Size: 624sqft or 58sqm
Palm Court Suite
As its name suggests, these 35 suites overlook a verdant garden lined with soaring palm trees that is accessible only by hotel guests. Set beside the Main Building, they are an inner sanctuary marked by peace and serenity. The Palm Court Suite’s most distinctive feature is the common veranda, on which breakfast or an evening cocktail is best enjoyed.
Size: 753sqft or 70sqm
A tribute to 12 iconic guests who have resided at Raffles Singapore through the decades, the Personality Suites are named for each colourful individual. Inside, unique memorabilia related to each are displayed across the living room and bedroom.
1. Somerset Maugham
This is the exact suite Maugham stayed at on his last visit to the Raffles in 1960, some 40 years after his first.
2. Ava Gardner
She resided at the Raffles when she was in Singapore in the mid-1950s for the Asian premiere of her film The Barefoot Contessa.
3. Charlie Chaplin
If occupying this suite, look out for the photo of Chaplin and his brother shot in 1933 in the Tiffin Room by Japanese photographer S Nakajima.
4. Joseph Conrad
The author was once a seaman who, on his last visit to Singapore in 1887, swung by to have a look at the Raffles, later describing it in his novel End of Tether as being “airy as a birdcage”.
5. Rudyard Kipling
An original Kipling autograph sits in the suite, a tribute to one of the greatest English writers who coined the phrase “feed at Raffles” during a visit.
6. John Thomson
A giant of early photography, this Scot once had a “Photographic Room” at 3 Beach Road, where the Palm Court wing now stands.
7. Noel Coward
The Great British playwright, novelist and actor’s first visit to Raffles was in 1931 and his last, almost 40 years later, in 1968.
8. Andre Malraux
One of the best-known French novelists, Malraux stayed at the Raffles on many occasions during his travels to the Far East.
9. James A Michener
“To have been young and had a room at Raffles was life at its best” said this Pulitzer-Prize winning novelist, who became a regular guest after his first visit in 1949.
10. Pablo Neruda
Formerly the Consul of Chile in Singapore in 1931, Neruda was one of Chile’s most influential contemporary poets and 1971 winner of the Nobel Prize for literature.
11. John Wayne
Wayne was heroism personified, and remains one of the great film stars of all time.
12. Gavin Young
Every visit to Singapore saw this award-winning journalist and author residing at the Raffles, the last being in November 1998.
Size: 624-850 sqft or 58–79 sqm
Raffles Hotel Singapore has embarked on a careful and sensitive restoration programme which will be carried out in three phases. Phase One began on 13 February 2017. For more information, please click here.