Global Travel Media » Blog Archive » Raffles Hotel Singapore Closes To Commence Third Phase Of Its Restoration

Home » Luxury Hotels » Currently Reading:

Raffles Hotel Singapore Closes To Commence Third Phase Of Its Restoration

December 15, 2017 Luxury Hotels No Comments Email Email

Raffles Hotel Singapore bid farewell to its last guest as the hotel commenced the third and final phase of its restoration on 13 December 2017. The last guest was Mr Heinz Reiff, a Raffles Ambassador, who had stayed at the hotel for more than 20 times since 2011. To mark the occasion, Christian Westbeld, General Manager, Raffles Hotel Singapore, presented Mr Heinz Reiff with a specially-made, gold-plated hotel suite key, together with his favourite bottle of wine on his last day.  Raffles Hotel Singapore has maintained the use of suite keys at the hotel since 1991.

Christian Westbeld, General Manager, Raffles Hotel Singapore presented Mr Heinz Reiff with the customised gift, together with Ronald Dooremalen, Hotel Manager, Raffles Hotel Singapore and the Raffles Hotel Singapore doormen

The farewell also saw the hotel closing its doors for the third phase of its restoration, with its reopening planned for the second half of 2018.

The third phase of the restoration will see the full closure of Raffles Hotel Singapore. While the restoration is designed to retain the charm and heritage of the iconic Raffles Hotel Singapore, its transformation will be elegantly and carefully curated to serve the evolving needs of the well-travelled and Singapore’s community.

During the closure of Raffles Hotel Singapore, the Raffles Gift Shop will move to a temporary location along Seah Street and remain open throughout the restoration. To celebrate its glorious years of history and traditions, an exclusive 130th Anniversary stamp collection is also made available for purchase at the Gift Shop or online at The collection is priced at S$29.90 each, and features iconic images such as the famous Singapore Sling, the legendary doorman, and more.

Comment on this Article:

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

Platinium Partnership


Elite Partnership Sponsors


Premier Partnership Sponsors


Official Media Event Partner


Global travel media endorses the following travel Publication