Get a 360-degree peek: Raffles Hotel enters next chapter after two-year renovation

After a two-year renovation, Singapore's iconic landmark reopened its doors on Aug 1. The Straits Times takes a look at the newest additions.
The grand lobby with new white flooring.
The grand lobby with new white flooring. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
The Jubilee Theatre was turned into a ballroom that can seat 300 guests.
The Jubilee Theatre was turned into a ballroom that can seat 300 guests.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
The revamped hotel boasts nine types of suites, including the presidential suite (above).
The revamped hotel boasts nine types of suites, including the presidential suite (above).ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

Though the iconic Raffles Hotel underwent a nearly two-year revamp, designer Edmond Bakos says it would be a compliment if visitors do not feel like too much has changed.

The managing director of New York-based Champalimaud Design, the design firm in charge of the restoration and renovation, says this would mean they have achieved their goal of refreshing the hotel while retaining its classic charm.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 01, 2019, with the headline 'Raffles Hotel enters its next chapter'. Print Edition | Subscribe