Katara Hospitality Officially Re-Opens Raffles Hotel Singapore
Katara Hospitality, global hotel owner, developer and operator based in Qatar, marked the official re-opening of Raffles Hotel Singapore, a flagship property under Accor, one of the world’s leading hospitality group.
The official reopening of Raffles Hotel Singapore was attended by guests from Singapore’s business and cultural community. The iconic hotel marks the start of its new chapter with a traditional lion dance ritual, followed by a commemorative ribbon cutting ceremony.
According to Katara Hospitality Chairman HE Sheikh Nawaf Bin Jassim Bin Jabor Al Thani, Raffles Singapore represents a true hospitality jewel in their portfolio of iconic hotels.
It is the ultimate in luxurious hospitality, built on many, many years of tradition and innovation. The property has undergone a meticulous and sensitive restoration that marries contemporary design with the hotel’s colonial architectural style, ensuring that this remains as one of Singapore’s historic landmarks.’
The chairman added that Katara Hospitality’s vision is to build and develop a portfolio of leading hotels in key destinations around the world.
The meticulous restoration led by acclaimed interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud was also supported by Aedas Singapore, a leading global architecture and design firm. Together, they created a social haven that delivers a compelling mix of culture, beauty and gentility. Exquisite new suite categories, vibrant lifestyle experiences and exclusive dining concepts are designed for international visitors and Singaporeans to meet, stay, shop, dine and celebrate.
Accor Chairman and CEO Sébastien Bazin said they are very pleased to partner with Katara Hospitality for the iconic property’s official return to the city.
This is where it all started and faithful to its roots, Raffles Singapore reinvents emotional luxury. As the hotel concludes its restoration and embarks on the next chapter, the return of this flagship property to Raffles Hotels and Resorts paves the way for the expansion of the brand as we deliver this same level of unparalleled service and sublime experiences to new destinations in cities such as Udaipur, London and Boston.’
An exciting line-up of captivating performances by recognised local and international acts, unique suite activities and curated culinary experiences will be presented all around the property. Proceeds from the festival were donated to Community Chest Singapore, a non-profit organisation with 80 charities under its umbrella.
First opened in 1887, and declared a National Monument a century later by the Singapore Government, Raffles Singapore has through the years, gained both local and international recognition as an oasis for the well-travelled. For updates and more information about the hotel, visit raffles.com.