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Raffles Hotel Singapore Unveils A Revitalised Raffles Arcade

July 12, 2019 Luxury Hotels No Comments Email Email

Raffles Hotel Singapore today announced the reopening of the iconic Raffles Arcade. Primed to elevate the retail scene within the heart of the civic district, the refreshed space offers an inimitable shopping, dining and lifestyle experience set amidst the unrivalled elegance of the Raffles Hotel Singapore’s glamourous colonial grandeur.

Christian Westbeld, General Manager, Raffles Hotel Singapore said, “The Raffles Arcade has always been a place for gathering and recreation and this continues to remain true for the refreshed property. Moving with the times, our modern retail vision takes shape with a marriage between tradition and modernity – a discerning edit of exclusive and exciting retail, dining and lifestyle concepts set against the hotel’s unmistakable architectural backdrop, the Raffles Arcade offers a distinctive experience that is unique to the Raffles Hotel Singapore alone.”

Breathing new life into our historic neighbourhood, the Raffles Arcade showcases a myriad of tenants and boasts an elegant mix of new-to-market, and world-renowned international brands collectively creating a one-of-a-kind retail experience that goes beyond traditional brick and mortar shopping.

An Elevated Lifestyle Experience with Heritage Gallery

Raffles Boutique (01-26/27/28/29/30)

Previously known as the Raffles Gift Shop, the flagship outlet of Raffles Arcade is Raffles Boutique. Delivering a new retail concept that presents a selection of beautiful gifts and souvenirs for visitors to take a piece of the iconic landmark home, Raffles Boutique also houses a heritage gallery that showcases the hotel’s incredible heritage over the last 132 years. Bringing the shopping experience to a crescendo is Ah Teng’s Café which offers shoppers at the boutique, a selection of gourmet coffee and tea as well as homemade pastries for takeaway enjoyment.

Remarkable Lifestyle & Social Spaces

Designed to complement the retail experience, the following concepts offer unique spaces for social gathering and forging bonds with like-minded visitors with similar interests.

Art Matters (02-28 to 32)

A contemporary art and design gallery by a Singapore curator where visitors will be able to find the most current and genre pushing works from Singapore, Asia and across the world. The gallery offers a wide array of art ranging from classic modern masterworks from the likes of Picasso and Monet to leading names in Asian art, such as Ai Wei Wei and Yayoi Kusama.

The Great Room (02-14 to 26)

The Great Room is an area which lends itself to quiet discussion, and moments of thought and study, but also serves spectacularly for meetings, socialising and entertaining – a modern day version of a place where people get together. A co-working space inspired by hospitality, it is for those who enjoy the concept of community and a dynamic shared space, but refuse to sacrifice their standards of performance, comfort and aesthetics.

A Curated Retail Selection

An intriguing blend of exceptional contemporary and classic brands that each hold a special connection with the Raffles Brand, these retail concepts appeal to the pursuits of the well-travelled.

The AC Boutique (02-36)

A thoughtfully assembled multi-label boutique and retail home to group of creative and dynamic independent designers, The AC Boutique brings together premium Singapore based ethically produced home, fashion and lifestyle brands under one roof.

The Hour Glass (01-14 to 18)

With an established presence of 40 boutiques in ten key cities across the Asia Pacific region, The Hour Glass is one of the world’s leading specialty luxury watch retail groups. Its is the official retailer for horology heavyweights Rolex, Patek Philippe and A. Lange & Söhne.

Leica (01-20/21)

Leica returns to the Raffles Arcade with an expanded store concept featuring a gallery showcasing the photography of award-winning photojournalist, Thomas Hoepker. The prestigious German brand manufactures cameras, lenses, binoculars, rifle scopes and ophthalmic lenses which offer a blend of elegance through its design combined with innovative technology.

Minotti (02-10 to 13)

Minotti joins the star-studded tenant list with a solid international reputation as being the quintessential “Made in Italy” luxury furniture brand. Minotti furniture stands in a class-of-its-own with its formal elegance, innovative details, and refined use of precious materials.

Rimowa (01-19)

Renowned for its iconic aluminium luggage designs, Rimowa is one of the world’s most recognisable luxury luggage manufacturers. An industry benchmark for German craftsmanship and innovation the brand is a popular choice for the well-travelled and has had high-profiled collaborations over the years with the likes of Fendi, Monocle as well as cult streetwear brand, Supreme.

Xuan: The Palace Museum (02-35)

A celebration of the rich tapestry of the Chinese civilisation in a fresh and modern way, Xuan is a new-to-market cultural-lifestyle brand. By marrying heritage with contemporary sensibilities, Xuan aims to bridge the past with the present, reminiscent of how Raffles Hotel continues to grow to delight the everchanging traveller mindset. The brand offers lifestyle pieces that are supported and represented by artists and labels who champion oriental traditions.

Personalised Services to Indulge in

Set amidst the bustling city, the Raffles Arcade will also be home to customisable experiences which encourage visitors to rejuvenate their bodies and minds.

Raffles Spa (01-31 to 36)

The refreshed Raffles Arcade is also home to a brand-new Raffles Spa, a holistic sanctuary providing respite to hotel guests after a long day sightseeing the city or members of the public who want to while away the day in indulgence. The Raffles Spa offers unique restorative treatments as well as a private area with its own treatment room and facilities catering to special celebrations.

Hiro Ginza Premium Barber (02-38)

Offering an entire range of premium grooming services including shaving, nail and facial care, a therapeutic head spa treatment as well as haircuts for men, Hiro Ginza sets itself apart with inimitable Japanese hospitality and service excellence.

Vibrant Dining Concepts
Completing the entire Raffles Arcade experience is the hotel’s exciting line-up of award-winning international dining options and concepts. These exciting restaurants bring a breath of fresh air to the rich culinary landscape where visitors can expect to be wowed yet again by returning signature gastronomic experiences which over the years have become synonymous with the Raffles name.

Long Bar

Home of the Singapore Sling for over a hundred years, the Long Bar is now located at Level 2 of the Raffles Arcade. The refreshed décor of the legendary Long Bar continues to be inspired by Malayan plantation life in the 1920s, with deep, rich colours and lush greenery transporting patrons to the edge of a tropical plantation.

Raffles Courtyard

Refreshingly relaxed and charming, the Raffles Courtyard is a lushly landscaped alfresco venue located in the Raffles Arcade. Perfectly matched to the laid-back refinement and tranquillity of the courtyard space is a selection of exquisite cocktails and Southeast Asian plates.

Butcher’s Block

A vibrant steakhouse focusing on the world’s finest cuts of single sourced meats, the Butcher’s Block is where meats are showcased, prepared and cooked to perfection. Guests are seated amidst a lively ambience set with cobalt blue hues complemented with dark wood panelling, and the restaurant features communal tables for exceptional gatherings, complete with a wine library that houses more than 100 different wine labels.

Burger & Lobster (01-25)

London born and bred, Burger & Lobster’s Singapore flagship restaurant will serve wild, live Atlantic lobsters and prime cut and aged beef burgers alongside a tempting cocktail list.

GATHER (01-12)

A crêperie and specialty coffee house combined, GATHER an F&B Singapore brand will be making its debut in Singapore at the Raffles Arcade. The eatery also boasts a rotating shortlist of small batch goods thoughtfully foraged from around the globe.

兿 yì by Jereme Leung

Celebrity MasterChef Jereme Leung returns home to Singapore with contemporary Chinese restaurant yì. Alluding to the fine art of Chinese dining, the restaurant references centuries of culinary mastery woven into the intricacies of Chinese. From Cantonese classics to adaptations of China’s ancient delicacies, Jereme will be serving single sourced and seasonal ingredients with a contemporary approach.

New event spaces for weddings and social gatherings

Jubilee Hall has been converted into a new 300-guest ballroom, named Jubilee Ballroom as a tribute to the Jubilee Theatre, originally a cinema in the 1930s at the same location.

Elegant and sophisticated in hues of cream and gold, complimented with an air-conditioned pre-event foyer, the Jubilee Ballroom will be the ideal venue for weddings and social galas.

All other event spaces will be refreshed, including the East India Room, Casuarina Suite as well as outdoor venues Palm Garden, The Lawn and Gazebo. The previous ballroom has been renamed Palm Ballroom as a nod to the Travellers Palm, the emblem of Raffles. Following its restoration, Raffles Hotel Singapore will present over 2,500 square meters of event spaces that each have striking lighting elements and the latest audio-visual technology, to be relevant for today’s social galas and events.

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