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Raffles Singapore - Singapore Symphony Orchestra: Magic Hour

Singapore Symphony Orchestra: Magic Hour

Magic Hour @ Raffles Hotel Singapore
Saturday, 9 December 2023
The Lawn, Raffles Arcade (Accessible via North Bridge Road entrance)
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Recognised as a national treasure steeped in heritage and provenance, the iconic Raffles Hotel Singapore welcomes you to experience an exclusive world-class musical performance, that will be held quarterly, by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra specially for the community. Revel in inspiring and uplifting melodies as the sun sets, while savouring light bites and drinks amidst lush greenery and the iconic colonial architecture.

All are welcome.


 The awards celebrate hotels from 35 destinations across six continents worldwide that showcase best-in-class experiences.

(SINGAPORE, 20 SEPTEMBER 2023) Raffles Singapore is pleased to announce that it has been named No. 17 on the prestigious and first-ever “The World’s 50 Best Hotels” list. The awards aim to recognise outstanding and best-in-class experiences hotels from all over the world have to offer, and to celebrate the individuals who work tirelessly behind the scenes to make it happen.

Organised by 50 Best, whose parent company is reputed publishing company William Reed, this inaugural list is independently curated by The World’s 50 Best Hotels Academy based on their opinions and experiences. It comprises a group of 580 seasoned and esteemed hotel and travel industry experts led by a group of nine Academy chairs, all hailing from all corners of the globe. On 19 September, the world of travel gathered at the historic Guildhall to unveil the outstanding hotel experiences across the world that will shape the aspirations of travellers and hoteliers.

First opened in 1887, and declared a National Monument a century later by the Singapore Government in 1987, the storied, 136-year-old legacy of Raffles Singapore has been a significant part of Singapore’s history, its neo-Renaissance halls simultaneously and artfully reflecting the charms of yesteryear and the luxuries of the contemporary age. Through the hotel’s evolution, it has strived to uphold its old-world splendour matched with inimitable service across the hotel’s array of offerings.

“We are humbled and excited to have found a place among this esteemed collection of outstanding and beyond the every-day luxury hospitality destinations. To be included in this list and to have received this prestigious industry recognition from The World’s 50 Best Hotels Academy is a realisation of aspirations that we had when the hotel embarked on its two-year restoration project four years ago. This global recognition is a true validation of our legendary and timeless Raffles experience, delivered by the wonderful team we have in Singapore,” said Christian Westbeld, Managing Director, Raffles Singapore.

“It makes all of us immensely proud that our world-renowned service delivering always-relevant and ever-evolving experiences have transcended Singapore’s shores and are being recognised by the Academy – we are also honoured to not only be flying the Raffles brand flag high, but also proudly representing Singapore on a global stage,” Mr Westbeld continued.

“It is an incredible honour that our flagship Raffles Singapore has been recognised as one of The World’s 50 Best Hotels in the inaugural list. Raffles Singapore has long been a leader within the luxury hospitality space, setting new standards for impeccable guest relations. This is where our distinctive Raffles Experiences come into play, which weave immersive wellness activities with cultural journeys, thus helping to lead the way for Raffles Hotels, Resorts and Residences globally. I cannot express my sincere gratitude enough for our management and hotel staff who have made achieving this accolade possible. This prestigious acknowledgement is a testament to their skill and dedication to upholding the hotel’s storied 136-year heritage by providing guests with gracious service and unforgettable journeys at every visit,” says Omer Acar, CEO Raffles & Orient Express.

Tim Brooke-Webb, Managing Director for The World’s 50 Best Hotels, comments: “Our heartfelt congratulations go out to every hotel on the list, each of which has clearly made a lasting impression on our Academy of travel experts. After seeing the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the hospitality industry, it’s been especially fulfilling to see so many hoteliers from around the world gather in London to celebrate each other’s achievements under one roof for the first-ever awards ceremony for The World’s 50 Best Hotels. We hope this list inspires travel lovers to book somewhere truly spectacular for their next trip.”

Raffles Courtyard x Plantation Rum
4 December 2023 to 29 February 2024

Discover our latest collaboration with Plantation Rum, renowned for its rich Caribbean rum heritage. Savour a line-up of six unique cocktails featuring fascinating rum expressions, skilfully concocted by our talented bartenders and Plantation Rum. Take your cocktail experience to a new height with our signature delights, and create treasured memories with your loved ones amidst our lushly landscaped alfresco space.

Discover the Pâtisserie of the Month at La Dame de Pic
Pear, Yuzu & Vanilla Cake

Celebrate life’s precious moments with this sensational pâtisserie creation. Superbly crafted by the talented pastry chefs of 1-Michelin-starred La Dame de Pic, Raffles Singapore, this stunning cake offers inspired layers of pear and yuzu confit with delicate vanilla mousse accented with vanilla biscuit and crunchy almond. Elevate the celebration by adding on a bottle of Champagne.

This 750g cake, available for takeaway, is perfect for 6 to 8 persons.

A new flavour unveils every month.

Orders have to be made 2 days in advance.

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An Enchanting Christmas

Savour the Yuletide flavours of the magical festive season and find that perfect Christmas present from a magnificent collection of jubilant gift ideas, all right here at the iconic Grande Dame, creating meaningful and captivating memories. Rediscover the spirit of the festivities, soak in the colonial architecture and build loving connections over gourmet experiences and the joy of giving.

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Raffles Spa

Festive Rejuvenation
1 November — 31 December 2023

This festive season, luxuriate in truly splendid and revitalising experiences at Raffles Spa as perfect indulgence for this yuletide season. Thoughtfully curated by our therapists to melt away body stress and nourish your skin as you embrace the season of celebration.

Festive Glow by Biologique Recherche

  • P50 GOMMAGE Body Polish (45mins)
  • Double Booster Classic Facial (90mins)

Raffles SPA’kle

  • Basalt Hot Stone Massage (60mins)
  • ISUN Age Defying Facial Celebration (90mins)

Gift Vouchers are also available for purchase.

For reservations and enquiries, kindly approach Raffles Spa or call +65 6412 1377.

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Exclusive Promotion for UOB Lady’s Card

Until 31 December 2023

Enjoy an exclusive one-time reduction for ala-carte services, and a curated birthday treat upon payment with a UOB Lady‘s Card. Quote your UOB Lady’s Card Promotion upon reservation by contacting Raffles Spa at +65 6412 1377.

For all UOB Lady’s Card:

  • 20% off ala-carte services with minimum S$300 nett spend
  • Complimentary upgrade to a Couple Suite (worth S$100++) and 25% off ala-carte services during your birthday month

Exclusive for UOB Lady’s Solitaire Card:

  • 25% off ala-carte services with minimum S$400 nett spend
  • Complimentary upgrade to a Gem Suite (worth S$450++), a complimentary 60-minute Hatha Yoga session, and a complimentary 50ml ISUN Ormus Myst (worth $90+) during your birthday month


Exclusive Weekday Reduction

Enjoy an exclusive 20% reduction for selected 90-minute body treatments from Mondays to Thursdays.

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A Birthday Treat, Perfected for Two

Enjoy an exclusive 20% reduction for selected 90-minute body treatments from Mondays to Thursdays.

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The Gem Suite Experience(Upgrade)

Luxuriate in The Gem Suite with any spa treatment of your choice. Enjoy a complimentary glass of delicate champagne and a sweet selection of artisanal chocolate pralines.


(60 minutes without treatment)

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