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By Elite Traveler | January 13 2020
After a meticulous restoration and a reimagining of its culinary scene, Raffles Singapore reopened in summer 2019 to great acclaim. New dining concepts, ranging from a casual restaurant, BBR by Alain Ducasse, to an exquisite fine-dining restaurant from chef Anne-Sophie Pic, will delight even the most seasoned traveler, and surely entice Singaporeans as well. Throughout the property, Raffles mixes colonial charm with modern technology and unstuffy butler service. Since reopening, it is pioneering a new type of butler, who will be guests’ primary point of contact for everything from reservations to a personalized itinerary, as well as suggesting experiences that only a hotel as well-connected as Raffles could provide. The hotel has two identical Presidential Suites located in the grand main house. Each has a large living room with dining area, and a private veranda that runs the length of the suite and overlooks a charming garden. The hotel added more guest rooms in the main building during the renovation, so security and staff are never far away.