What do you get when you blend one of Asia’s most vibrant destinations with one of the world’s most iconic hotels? A truly extraordinary getaway. Located in an elegant colonial-style building dating back to 1887, Raffles Singapore is a hotel that serves up decades of history, serious style and incredible cocktails – in fact, the Singapore Sling, the national drink of the country, was created at the hotel in 1915, by Raffles Singapore’s bartender, Ngiam Tong Boon.
Today, the hotel’s iconic Long Bar – the former hideaway to Hitchcock, Hemingway and other celebutantes – is still one of the globe’s most hip hangouts, and with the entire hotel unveiling a stylish restoration this August, it’s looking better than ever before. So settle into an armchair and sip zesty gin cocktails beneath its historic ceilings, or take a stroll through the revitalised Raffles Arcade, home to designer boutiques, gourmet cafes, contemporary art galleries and the brand-new Raffles Spa, a holistic sanctuary that’s the perfect place to unwind after a busy day of exploring the city.