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. 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.