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Published on : Friday, October 14, 2016
Recently, Raffles Hotel Singapore has announced that it would undergo a thorough restoration program that would be taking place in three phases. Aedas Singapore that is a global design and architecture firm would be responsible for carrying out this major restoration project.
The same firm was in charge of the restoration procedure of the London Coliseum as well as the Mallory Street in Wan Chai that is based in Hong Kong.
Alexandra Champalimaud, a designer would take care of the interiors of this hotel project. This person is credited with the designing of The Plaza Hotel and also Waldorf Astoria. Apart from these hotels, he also designed the Dorchester in London and Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles.
Katara Hospitality owns the luxurious Raffles Hotel Singapore that has 103 suites.
The last restoration that was conducted for the hotel was carried out between 1989 and 1991 and it was worth $160 million.
The very first phase of this restoration program would commence in January 2017. It has been planned that the first restorations would be added to the Raffles Hotel Arcade. This portion of the hotel offers visitors access to as many as 40 specialty and regional shops, bar, restaurants, outdoor and indoor function areas.
Phase Two of the restoration process would commence at the initial part of 2017.
The restoration processes would start on the main lobby and hotel and also in the hotel suites. After that, Raffles Hotel Singapore would be closing for the final phase towards the end of the year 2017. Then, in the second quarter of 2018, a grand opening is being planned for this hotel.
The hotel was declared a national monument in 1987 by the Singapore government. In the 1887, this hotel had opened.