Colonial ambience and modern business amenities for those on the lushest expense accounts only.
Do not be fooled by the triple-height lobby filled with fresh flowers, brocade chairs, ceiling fans and marble floors. This 103-room colonial grand dame dating to 1887 offers an equally impressive list of modern business facilities while evoking grandeur and old-world charm. Eighteen Raffles Inc. rooms in particular are built for top-level business travelers with CEO-size leather-top desks, plus dining tables that do double duty as well lit meeting spaces. In addition, guests will find high-speed broadband Internet, Lavazza espresso machines and double-pane glass windows to block out urban noise. When the workday comes to close, revel in comforts such as fourteen-foot ceilings, cloudlike beds and ample bathrooms with deep-soak bathtubs. Executives in need of more will find the 24-hour business center equipped like ones own office; there are also two elegant twelve-seat boardrooms. Entertain your top clients at the Raffles Grill, or unwind on colonial-style teak-and-cane chairs inside the Writers Bar, a favorite of Noel Coward and Rudyard Kipling. You can also head to The Long Bar which promises every alcoholic concoction imaginable along with the signature Singapore Sling. The hotel is also a short walk away from the Asian Civilization Museum.