The iconic colonial hotel turns 130 this year - swing by the majestic property for tours, staycay deals and a grand gala night
No visit to City Hall would be complete without a walk past the iconic Raffles Hotel. The grand old dame is hard to miss – its majestic, colonial form sits prominently amongst soaring skyscrapers and rustic shophouses in the vicinity. How old are we talking about? This National Monument (declared in 1987) turns a whopping 130 years old this year! To mark this special occasion, expect festivities and offers aplenty including tours, staycay deals and even a ritzy gala.
Not too late to book a staycay here!
While you won’t find any booking deets on the website, you can actually still book a staycay at this heritage hotel if you get in touch with their reservations team and enquire from there. Make a reservation before 10 August (valid for stays before 12 August), and you can clinch a staycay package for $499++ that includes the following: accommodation in a luxury suite; a tour with their resident historian, Mr. Leslie Danker; welcome Singapore Slings and a personalised check-in at Writer’s Bar; an afternoon tea served to your suite for two; a buffet breakfast at Tiffin Room for two; and late check-out at 3pm.
Walk of Fame history tours
It’s no secret that the hotel constantly plays host to the rich and royal. Past guests include the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Louboutin, Johnny Depp and even the late Michael Jackson. You too can (literally) follow in their footsteps; from February to August, 45-minute history tours will be held, so you can explore the hotel’s hidden nooks and crannies, and see locations where films like Pretty Polly and Hawaii Five-O were shot.
Cost: $20, redeemable at the Raffles Gift Shop or use at hotel-operated restaurants and bars (Bar & Billiard Room, Raffles Grill, Tiffin Room and Writers Bar). Click here to register.
Date: These tours will take place every first Saturday from February to August 2017 and held three times a day (10am, 2pm and 5pm).
Attractive anniversary staycay packages
There’s no better time than now to nab a sumptuous stay at the classy hotel. From now ’til 31 August, Singaporeans and local residents will receive either $130 of complimentary credits, or a selection of sweet deals, including late checkout at 6pm, a choice of lunch, afternoon or dinner at Tiffin room for two, and a complimentary bottle of Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve.
Oh, and did we mention that these packages include luxe extras like a 24-hour Raffles Butler service, a history tour with a resident historian, and brekkie at the Tiffin room?
A grand gala
Dust off those dancing shoes – it’s time to put on your finest threads. Celebrate the hotel’s birthday in absolute style with a night of glitz and glamour over a fancy dinner, lots of bubbly, and performances galore. More details will be released later. For more information, head here.
Raffles Hotel, 1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673.