The all-suite Raffles Hotel is recognized as one of the World*s Best Places To Stay - Conde Nast Traveler Gold List - 1998-2003. The hotel was designated as a national monument in 1987.
Perhaps the single most enduring and alluring element of Raffles Hotel*s style is its architecture ~ an arrangement of low-rise - verandah-enclosed - colonial-style buildings - painted white with terrecotta-tiled pitched roofs - set amidst courtyards and gardens. The contrast between the lush and tropical gardens and turn-of-the-century colonial architecture has rarely failed to generate an appreciative response.
The second key element of Raffles* style was the making of myth and legend. As many people travelled the world for pleasure - Raffles Hotel became one of the rites of passage of world travellers and *see you at Raffles* soon became a signature parting shot.
The third element of Raffles* style ~ a quintessentially Singapore blend of old and new - East and West - heritage and high tech. The hotel is now infused with life in a manner that honours its past and traditions as much as it suits the present. The quality of timelessness is evident throughout the hotel: in the lush gardens - generously appointed and spacious suites - the fine restaurants - the famous Long Bar - the shady verandahs - the polished timber floors and the whirring ceiling fans.
The fourth and final element that composes the Raffles style is the personalized service provided by discreet and well-trained staff - adding to the unique and truly memorable *Raffles Experience* - where residents are pampered in an atmosphere of privacy and intimacy.
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