There are few hotels in the world whose names have become virtually synonymous with the cities in which they are located – and none more so than Raffles in Singapore.
(TRAVPR.COM) SINGAPORE - August 29th, 2012 - There are few hotels in the world whose names have become virtually synonymous with the cities in which they are located – and none more so than Raffles in Singapore.
Named after Sir Stamford Raffles, founder of Singapore, Raffles started as a 10-room bungalow 125 years ago. This Singapore Hotel soon became the haunt of business tycoons, the great and the good, rogues and adventurers, politicians, movie stars, authors and journalists.
Visiting writers included Rudyard Kipling, Somerset Maugham and Noel Coward, a host of foreign correspondents – all of whom contribute to the stories and legends, fact and fiction, which have clung to the hotel ever since. Through their stories, the Long Bar, the Palm Court and the Billiard Room with its tiger, became familiar to people who had never even been to Singapore.
Come September 2012, Raffles Hotel will be celebrating its 125th anniversary with a host of activities. These include special themed events including “A Tiger’s Tale” Fancy Dress Dinner at the notable Bar & Billiard Room. Other activities planned at our luxury hotel Singapore include three luxurious suite packages, educational history tours and drawing competition for schools and charity events.
Details of the various activities organised to celebrate Raffles Hotel’s 125th Anniversary can be found in the Appendix.
125th Anniversary Luxury Watch Suite Package, at SGD 50,000 for stays between 1 to 30 September 2012
Raffles Hotel has created the ultimate suite package in conjunction with the 125th anniversary, which features a two-night stay at the Presidential Suite, inclusive of one Jaeger-LeCoultre Gents and one Jaeger-LeCoultre Ladies 125th anniversary watch, valued at SGD 10,000 (Gents) and SGD 13,000 (Ladies) ; a bottle of the 125th Anniversary Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve Champagne in-suite upon arrival ; round trip airport transfers in a luxury limousine ; two tickets to A Tiger’s Tale - 125th Anniversary Fancy Dress Dinner on Saturday 15 September or dinner for two in the Bar & Billiard Room; Afternoon Tea at the historic Tiffin Room or Drawing Room II; and daily breakfast for two.
125th Anniversary Suite Package, from SGD 1,900 for stays between 1 to 30 September 2012
Be part of history in the making and experience residency at Raffles Hotel in September. With a minimum two nights’ stay, enjoy a SGD 125 credit on food and beverage; a bottle of 125th Anniversary Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve Champagne in-suite upon arrival; daily breakfast at Tiffin Room; and an Afternoon tea at Drawing Room II or Tiffin Room.
125th Anniversary ‘A Tigers Tale’ Fancy Dress Dinner Suite Package, from SGD 1,900 14 to 16 September 2012
The legend of the tiger lives on at Raffles Hotel, over a century later. Reserve a suite between 14 and 16 September, and find out if there was really a tiger that was killed under the Billiard table. The two-night stay will include tickets for two persons to A Tiger’s Tale - 125th Anniversary Fancy Dress Dinner at Bar & Billiard Room on Saturday, 15 September; a bottle of 125th Anniversary Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve Champagne in-suite upon arrival; daily breakfast at Tiffin Room; and Afternoon Tea at Drawing Room II or Tiffin Room.
Special Gift for All of Our Guests Staying Between 14 – 22 September 2012
All guests staying at Raffles Hotel between 14 and 22 September 2012 will be presented with a special gift during their stay. Guests also stand a chance to win a top prize of a 125th Anniversary Jaeger-LeCoultre watch worth SGD10,000 and twenty prizes of the 125th Anniversary Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve Champagne, if they find a lucky Golden Ticket under their pillow on 16 September.
125th Anniversary Cocktail –1887 Sling Available From 16 September 2012
A new cocktail may soon follow the footsteps of the Singapore Sling to fame. Inspired by the legendary Singapore Sling, with a base of the hotel’s limited-edition Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve Champagne, it is created by Raffles Hotel’s very own bartender, Randolf Velasco. The 1887 Sling is a fruity concoction that honours the original Singapore Sling and is presented in an attractive hue of coral. This delicious cocktail in a tall, sexy champagne flute glass will add much cheer to the Grand Dame’s celebrations.
Champagne Afternoon Tea From 1 - 30 September 2012
Partake of the traditional Afternoon Tea at Tiffin Room, and from 1 – 30 September, guests may select from a specially created Raffles Champagne Afternoon Tea offering the 125th Anniversary Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve Champagne with the very best of a selection of pretty pastries, warm scones and traditional finger sandwiches.
A Tiger’s Tale Fancy Dress Dinner 15 September 2012
The Bar & Billiard Room will be thoroughly transformed, with all things related to the tale of the tiger that was shot under the Bar & Billiard Room in 1902. Come dressed in your wildest prints, or safari suits, and stand a chance to win prizes in the best dressed contest. Be entertained by a jazz band or dance the night away after savouring the sumptuous array of seafood and international specialities created by the award-winning chefs at Raffles.
Caviar and Champagne Dinner 14 September 2012
Raffles Grill will be presenting an exquisite four-course menu by Deputy Executive Chef Nicola Canuti featuring Scallops Carpaccio with "Menton" Lemon, Chardonnay Vinaigrette and Kristal Caviar; Chilled Langoustine Consommé with Oscietra Caviar; Dover Sole "Goujonette" with Baby Leek Embeurre and Beluga caviar; and Contemporary Fruit Salad, Yuzu Dressing, Candied Ginger Greek Yogurt Lemon Sorbet.
Reaching Out to Schools and Community September 2012
Being an iconic landmark of Singapore, Raffles Hotel hopes to reach out to the community by organising a series of fun and exciting programmes. In September, a series of educational history tours and drawing competition for both local and international schools will be held.
ABOUT RAFFLES HOTELS & RESORTS
Raffles Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning, luxury international hotel company with a history dating back to 1887 with the opening of Raffles Hotel, Singapore. The portfolio currently comprises nine luxurious properties, from secluded resorts to chic hotels in key locations around the world: in Singapore, Cambodia, China, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles and Paris. The company is embarking on a new phase of expansion, with openings in the Maldives, Indonesia, the Philippines, China and Turkey scheduled over the next two years.
With a compelling mix of cultures and styles, every hotel in the Raffles family has its own individual personality, with its own story to tell and its own sense of place. However, each one is proud to draw on the original Raffles tradition of delivering thoughtful, personal and discreet service to well-travelled guests.
Raffles Hotels & Resorts is owned by FRHI Holdings Ltd, a leading global hotel company with 98 hotels and resorts worldwide under the Raffles, Fairmont and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont and Raffles branded residences, estates and luxury private residence club properties.