Singapore’s Iconic Raffles Hotel Reopens After Extensive Renovation

Source: Travel News

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As dawn breaks, the windows of Raffles Singapore glow from within. Raffles Singapore was the first hotel in the region to boast electric lighting, according to resident historian Leslie Danker. The hotel’s surroundings, however, used to be very different. Originally built as a beach house, land reclamation and the march of modernity have left the building positioned in a busy downtown area, flanked by main roads and high-rise buildings. Wei Leng Tay / Bloomberg

Skift Take: Renovations are tricky. How to balance the best of the old with the best of the new? An intensive redo by Accor has brought Singapore's famous 132-year-old Raffles Hotel into our modern era, according to this report.

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Singapore’s Iconic Raffles Hotel Reopens After Extensive Renovation