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A QUARTERLY UPDATE BY RAFFLES HOTELS & RESORTS

Condé Nast Traveler Business

Travel Awards 2006

The romance and splendour of a

regal past returns to Beijing

Raffles Resort Canouan Island

hosts Trump Million Dollar

Golf Tournament

The Ultimate in Decadent Indulgence

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2007 MITA (P) NO: 254/08/2006


Contents

1 Raffles News

Condé Nast Traveler Business Travel Awards 2006

2-8 Events

Leading travel, leisure and lifestyle media

experiences Raffles hospitality in New York

Raffles holds reception for Elite Traveler friends

Raffles Resort Canouan Island hosts Trump

Million Dollar Golf Tournament

The romance and splendour of a regal past

returns to Beijing

Grand Opening Celebrations

A night with culinary stars

A Historical Menu and a Musical Treat

Raffles Hotel’s Annual Gala Christmas Tree

Dinner & Auction

9 Residential Sanctuaries

The Ultimate in Decadent Indulgence at

Raffles The Plaza, Singapore

The Traveller’s Plam

The culture of service excellence is embodied in our

logo — the Traveller’s Palm. The fine drawing of

the Traveller’s Palm is the work of top British

penmaster David Horridge. A native of Madagascar,

it was introduced to Singapore in the early 1900s

and became a favourite in landscaped gardens islandwide,

including Raffles Hotel. The leaves of the

Traveller’s Palm are known to come to rest in an

‘east-west’ direction and thus have served as an

informal compass for travellers making their way

home after long journeys. Residents of Raffles hotels

and resorts are greeted by our staff, who each wears

a Traveller’s Palm-design pin. It is an indication to

our residents that they have found their way home.

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Dear readers

Welcome to the New Year’s issue of Raffles World. Its fresh new design

celebrates what had been a momentous year for us, one marked by our

winning some wonderful awards.

Our hotels and resorts were singled out as among the best in the world

by the prestigious Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards survey: Raffles

Hotel appeared in the Top 100 worldwide as well as the Top 50 in Asia;

Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor and Raffles Hotel Le Royal also made the

Top Asia list… a first for both Cambodia hotels together; and Raffles

L’Ermitage Beverly Hills held its place in the Top 100 Continental U.S. list.

The Raffles brand was equally prominent in the 13th World Travel

Awards. Raffles L’Ermitage Beverly Hills was voted California’s Leading

Hotel, and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor, Cambodia’s Leading Hotel, while

Raffles Resort Canouan Island was lauded as St Vincent & The Grenadines’

Leading Spa Resort. And, garnering yet more recognition, Raffles Grand

Hotel d’Angkor was selected as one of the Top 10 Hotel Spas in Asia.

To crown these accolades, Raffles Hotels & Resorts has been ranked

as among the top three hotel brands worldwide, in the influential Condé

Nast Traveler 2006 Business Travel Awards 2006 (see next page). I wish

to convey our heartfelt gratitude to the ladies and gentlemen who have

chosen to reside and dine with us; to our partners in hospitality; and, most

of all, to each Raffles person who has done what he, or she, loves to do —

and in doing so has made us all better than ever.

Another highlight for 2006 has been the opening of Raffles

Beijing Hotel. This magnificent heritage landmark, arguably Beijing’s best

address, opened with befitting elegance and grace on 1st December, 2006.

With the opening of Raffles Beijing Hotel, we celebrate a new era of

unprecedented luxury and service excellence that is distinctively Raffles,

at the heart of a vibrant city.

We look forward very much to welcoming you to a Raffles hotel

wherever your travels may take you.

Our best wishes for a happy new year — may it be filled with new

hopes, new joys, new beginnings.

Diana Ee-Tan

Managing Director

Raffles Hotels & Resorts


Condé Nast Traveler

Business Travel Awards 2006

Raffles Hotels & Resorts ranked among the top three

hotel brands in the world

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Raffles Le Montreux Palace, Montreux, Switzerland Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia

When we started to expand the Raffles brand in 1996 beyond one single

hotel, namely Raffles Hotel Singapore, we knew that we could not surpass the

established hotels chains in terms of size and global footprint. However, we could

distinguish ourselves and be a leader in terms of quality, by consistently delivering

the Raffles promise to provide the best. To receive this recognition as one of the

top hotel groups within a short span of time is particularly gratifying.

Diana Ee-Tan

Managing Director, Raffles Hotels & Resorts

affles Hotels & Resorts is accustomed to garnering an abundance of awards

and accolades for its uncommonly fine collection of landmark hotels. Raffles

Hotels & Resorts has been ranked among the top three International Hotel brands

worldwide in the recent Condé Nast Traveler 2006 Business Travel Awards.

The awards recognize outstanding organizations in the travel and hospitality

trade, and is one of the most influential and widely followed in the luxury travel

industry. It reflects the opinions and views of the most discerning travellers and travel

industry experts, and is conducted amongst international business travellers who make

informed choices based on their frequent business travel experiences around the world.

This prestigious annual poll ranked Raffles Hotels & Resorts number two, above

eight other leading international hotel chains. Business travellers gave top marks to

Raffles in different categories of the poll — Business Services, Rooms for Working,

Service and Design. In addition, Raffles Hotels & Resorts was lauded for its innovative

24-hour check-in/check-out practice which is different from the traditional check-in/

check-out times observed in most hotels.

“This award is a tribute to our General Managers and their teams at Raffles

hotels and resorts, who strive tirelessly to meet and often exceed the expectations of

our residents,” said Diana Ee-Tan, Managing Director, Raffles Hotels & Resorts.

“We must also thank residents who have given us their continued patronage

and support.”

Raffles L’Ermitage, Beverly

Hills receives five-star rating

from Mobil Travel Guide

For the seventh consecutive year,

Mobil Travel Guide has conferred a Five-

Star rating on Raffles L’Ermitage, Beverly

Hills. Mobil Travel Guide’s proprietary ratings

process is based on more than 750

standardized criteria for hotels, making it

the most rigorous and comprehensive in

the industry. The process begins with

a facility inspection that considers every

aspect of the property, including its overall

cleanliness, condition and location.

To achieve Mobil Five-Star status, properties

must then meet or exceed the Guide’s barsetting

service standards, which are

determined through an unannounced,

undercover service evaluation conducted

by its expert inspectors.

“We are proud to be among such

an elite group of hotels,” said General

Manager Jack Naderkhani. “Being

recognized as one of only 37 Mobil

Five-Star properties in North America

— and one of only two Five-Diamond,

Five-Star properties in Los Angeles —

is truly an honor.”

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Leading travel, leisure and lifestyle media

experiences Raffles hospitality in New York

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New York-based journalists and media mavens attended

a by-invitation-only reception at Brasserie 8 1 ⁄2 in the

heart of Midtown Manhattan. Travel + Leisure, Condè Nast

Traveler, Elite Traveler, Town & Country Travel, Departures,

ForbesLife, Food & Wine, and Modern Bride and Hotels were

among the consumer, lifestyle and trade publications represented.

Raffles Hotels & Resorts’ Managing Director Diana Ee-Tan

Mrs Diana Ee-Tan, Managing Director, Raffles Hotels & Resorts, with the Raffles General Managers and Lord Charles

Spencer-Churchill, Ambassador-At-Large, Raffles Hotels & Resorts (6th from the left)

Mr & Mrs Carl Ruderman and Mrs Diana Ee-Tan

Mr Hagop A. Doghramadjian, General Manager, Raffles Dubai, with Ms Laura Hughes

and Doug Gollan, Elite Traveler

introduced each Raffles General Manager to the guests, as well

as Ambassador-At-Large, Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill. During

the evening the journalists had access to information on the

individual hotels through elegant displays and interviews with

the General Managers, while enjoying the famous Raffles-created

Singapore Sling and a handsome selection of hor d’oeuvres from

Raffles’ world.

Raffles holds

reception for Elite

Traveler friends

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Ed Kelley, President and CEO of American Express

Publishing and Mr Riaz Mahmood, GM of Raffles

Grand Hotel d’Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia

n October, Raffles Hotels & Resorts and Elite Traveler

Magazine co-hosted a reception at the exclusive Core

Club in New York City. Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill,

Ambassador-At-Large of Raffles Hotels & Resorts and

Ambassador of Raffles Hotel, addressed the audience of

Elite Traveler readers and industry influencers, together

with Diana Ee-Tan, Managing Director of Raffles Hotels

& Resorts, who took the opportunity to thank guests for

their support for the Raffles hotels. Elite Traveler was well

represented, led by charismatic Chairman Carl Ruderman

and President/Editor-in-Chief Doug Gollan. Also in

attendance were the General Managers from the properties

under Raffles Hotels & Resorts.


Raffles Resort Canouan Island

hosts Trump Million Dollar Golf Tournament

“I am going to personally give $1 million

to the one golfer who can prove they have

the skill and nerve it takes to survive under

the most extreme pressure on one of the

world’s most demanding courses,” promised

Donald Trump, issuing a challenge to golfers

around the world in January 2006. The golf

course he was referring to was Raffles Resort’s

Trump International Golf Course on Canouan

Island in the heart of The Grenadines. And

the event was the inaugural Trump Million

Dollar Invitational Golf Tournament, which

took place in May 2006.

Raffles Resort Canouan Island, Raffles

Hotels & Resorts’ glittering gem in The

Grenadines hosted an elite field of 100 golfers

during the first dramatic high-stakes 54-hole

stroke-play tournament. Pros, amateurs and

celebrities competed for bragging rights and

a magnificent $1.6 million in cash prizes.

Among them were film star Dennis Quaid,

Olympic medalist Edwin Moses, baseball

great Jose Alvarez and 85 members of the

U.S. Pro Golf Tour.

The participating golfers were given a

taste of the legendary Raffles hospitality in

an elaborate welcome reception sponsored

by Raffles Hotels & Resorts. Guests were

welcomed by an impressive walkway of ice

sculptures portraying famous golfers, food

The golf course offers unbelievable vistas of Canouan Island and the surrounding turquoise waters of The Grenadines

Raffles Resort General Manager Gilbert Madhaven (extreme left)

presenting the US$1,000,000 cheque to winner, Stuart Deane

(2nd from left)

displays representing Raffles locations around

the world, and entertainment by local West

Indies musicians and Carnival dancers.

Stuart Deane, a 34-year-old Australian

currently living in Arlington, Texas, USA was

the winner, defeating 2nd place Gibby

Martens, 25, of Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.

Donald Trump personally presented checks

and trophies to the winners, who were

announced during ESPN’s July 2 worldwide

Cuisine from the different Raffles hotels

showcased at the welcome reception

broadcast of the tournament.

“We were extremely impressed by how

well these young golfers performed on our

course, which can be very challenging, even

for experienced players,” said Gilbert

Madhavan, General Manager of Raffles

Resort Canouan Island. “The feedback on

the course was also overwhelming — the

golfers told us it was the most stunning and

unique course they have played!”

Named Best of the Best in 2005 by Robb Report, the Trump International Golf

Course at Raffles Resort Canouan Island is a stunningly picturesque and challenging

course, demanding accuracy and finesse. Designed by Jim Fazio, the 18-hole par

72 course covers 140 acres that run along the sea, a flat coastal plain and carved

hillside above the bay and resort. From here, golfers get to enjoy some of the

most spectacular vistas on any golf course, anywhere around the globe.

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Penned by the late Premier Deng

Xiaoping, the hotel’s name “Beijing Fan

Dian” in Chinese characters arches

elegantly over the French-infused

colonnade façade which is surrounded

by a flourish of auspicious blooms.

These elements are delicately enclosed in

graceful lines inspired by latticed

peekholes of traditional Orient homes.

This is the promise of romance and

splendour, a window that opens into

an exclusive world of peerless luxury

and refinement that is quintessential of

the Raffles legend.

The romance and

splendour of a regal past

returns to Beijing

Raffles Beijing Hotel opens with great fanfare

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magine relishing the rich experiences

of Beijing while residing in a landmark

hotel that has been the pulse of the city’s

dramatic social and cultural life for over

a century! Now, the romance and

splendour of its regal past returns, as the

city’s cherished heritage icon emerges from

an extraordinary transformation and

re-debuts as Raffles Beijing Hotel.

Bringing a new level of luxury to

Beijing, Raffles Beijing Hotel reveals its

majesty in its regal franco-oriental façade.

Beyond the brass-edged doors lies a

heritage interior of lofty spaces, soaring

windows, vaulted arches and antique

chandeliers. Paying homage to its

illustrious past are handsome furnishings

and rare finds from the city’s antique

markets: a display of original Ming

Dynasty rank badges, Chinese opium beds

adorned with richly hued damask

cushions, framed photographs from the

archives, a century-old Bosendorfer grand

piano. Indeed, history itself is woven into

the hand-tufted carpets that sweeps up

the grand staircase and corridors of the

historical wing. Specially commissioned

from the famed weavers of Xinjiang, their

motifs, patterns and colours reveal artistic

influences dating back to the 15th century.

Today’s residents also get to walk on the

original 1926 timber sprung floor, across

which danced such luminaries as Dr and

Mrs Sun Yat Sen, Chiang Kai Shek and

Marshall Zhang Xueliang.

The pleasures of residency unfold

in the privacy of the 171 elegant

guestrooms and suites, each infused with

the glamour of a more genteel age, yet

technologically enabled with discretion

for 21st century living; where you are

pampered with your very own valet who

is at your service at all hours — a first in

China. For the ultimate experience,

residents may retreat to one of the five

stately Grand Hotel Suites, or our

Personality Suites that honour leading

lights associated with the hotel through

its illustrious 100-year history.

Raffles Beijing Hotel commands the

crossroads of Chang An Avenue and

Wangfujing, and is a heartbeat away from

the Forbidden City and Tiananmen

Square. Arguably Beijing’s finest address,

there’s no more splendid and graceful

retreat from which to explore the charms

of this fabled city.


Raffles Beijing is declared open!

Grand Opening Celebrations

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ecember 1st 2006 marked the Grand Opening of Raffles

Beijing Hotel, where the city’s luminaries gathered to pay

tribute to this cherished heritage icon. A ceremonial highlight

was the unveiling of the Raffles Beijing Hotel plaque, followed

by a naming ceremony of the sumptuous 154 square-metre

Grand Hotel Suite as the Tang Dynasty Suite. The beautifully

restored hotel was symbolically declared open with an exquisite

jade key, setting off a shower of shimmering lights and

illuminating the Raffles courtyard atrium with a spectacular

glow. There followed a grand banquet followed by entertainment

in the form of a percussion band, an acrobatic show and a

traditional changing masks performance.

Mr Ding Xiang Yang, Vice Mayor, Beijing, Mr Duan Qiang, Chairman,

Beijing Tourism Group and Mr Zhang Xi Qin, Vice-Chairman, China National

Tourism Administration

“Today’s Grand Opening is a proud moment for Raffles

Hotels & Resorts,” said Chris Cahill, President and Chief

Operating Officer, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International Inc.

“It is an honour to be entrusted by the Beijing Tourism Group

to manage one of Beijing’s most well known and treasured

icons.” Concluding the celebrations, the hotel’s General Manager

Peter Wynne enthused “With its distinguished history and legacy,

Raffles Beijing Hotel will continue to be one of the city’s most

significant landmarks. Infused with the Raffles style of hospitality,

it will soon be well-loved not only by local residents, but by

global travellers as well.”

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Mrs Diana Ee-Tan, Managing Director, Raffles Hotels & Resorts, Mr Bernard

Chong, Executive Assistant Manager, Raffles Beijing Hotel with VP Li Zhong

Ren, Beijing Tourism Group at the Gala dinner

Mr Chris Cahill, President & COO, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International Inc and Mr Duan Qiang

unveil the Tang Dynasty suite


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F&B

menu

Hors d’Oeuvres

Jean-Charles Dubois

(Raffles Hotel /Singapore)

Mini Tuna belly Tartar, Ginger Infused Spoon,

and Home Made Blinis

Petite Terrine of California Sea Scallop with

Mozzarella and Basil

Deep Fried Oyster a la Minute served in the Shell

Smoked Duck Breast and Fois Gras Torchon in Cone

1997 Nicolas Feuillatte Palmes D’Or

First Course

Jean-Charles Dubois

(Raffles Hotel/Singapore)

Layers of Oyster Tartare, Avocado Mousse,

Clarified Lobster Jelly, Raffles Caviar

2005 Inman Family Pinot Gris,

Russian River Valley

Second Course

Todd English

(Olives, Figs/Boston and New York)

Creamy Corn Pillows, Roasted

Porcini en Paupiette,

Rosemary Burro Fuso, Parmesan Brodo

2005 Inman Family Pinot Gris,

Russian River Valley

Third Course

Thomas Keller (French Laundry,

Per Se/Napa Valley and New York)

“Caesar Salad” Maine Lobster Tail,

“Pochée Sous Vide” with Caramelized Heart of

Romaine Lettuce, Parmesan “Melba” and

“Bottarga de Muggine”

2004 Kesner Chardonnay,

Hudson Vineyard, Carneros

Main Course

Charlie Trotter (Charlie Trotter’s/Chicago)

24-hour Organic Beef Short Rib with Sunchoke

Puree, Sweet & Sour Chanterelles and

Red-Wine Licorice Emulsion

2004 Blackbird vineyards Napa Valley

Proprietary Red Wine

Dessert

Cat Cora

(Executive Chef, Bon Appétit Magazine)

Chocolate-Jasmine Budino with Poached Fig

and Pistachio-Sea Salt Brittle

Inniskillin Vidal Ice Wine

A night with

culinary stars

Celebrity Chefs: Thomas Keller, Charlie Trotter,

Todd English and Cat Cora create an evening of

Starlight Dining at Raffles L’Ermitage Beverly Hills

Celebrity chefs and culinary VIPs gathered on the rooftop of Raffles L’Ermitage Beverly

Hills on September 8th for a once-in-a-lifetime Starlight Dining event to launch the

Bon Appétit Culinary and Wine Focus in Beverly Hills, celebrating the 50th anniversary of

the magazine.

World renowned chefs Thomas Keller (The French Laundry/Per Se), Todd English (Olives,

Figs), Charlie Trotter (Charlie Trotter’s), Chefs for Humanity President and Co-Founder Cat

Cora (Food Network’s Iron Chef America), Jean-Charles Dubois (Raffles Hotel Singapore),

celebrated party planner Colin Cowie (Colin Cowie Lifestyle) joined Bon Appétit Editor-in-

Chief Barbara Fairchild, Bon Appétit publisher Paul Jowdy and Beverly Hills Mayor Steven

P. Webb for a spectacular dining experience.

“We were delighted to host this spectacular event and bring such a distinguished

group of chefs to our hotel,” said Jack Naderkhani, General Manager of Raffles L’Ermitage.

Guests at the event, which benefited Chefs for Humanity, enjoyed an orchestrated fivecourse

menu of each chef’s signature presentations paired with specialty wines chosen by

the Bon Appétit Tasting Panel. Raffles Hotel chef Jean-Charles Dubois coordinated the

extraordinary menu of food and wine pairings.

General Manager Jack Naderkhani (2nd from left) with celebrity chefs and distinguished guests


pera diva Maria Callas had a very special

relationship with Raffles Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten.

She was a regular guest of the hotel throughout the 1960s,

and indeed has a suite dedicated to her; the Maria

Callas Suite. So what a perfect place to throw an operatic

evening extravaganza.

The Maria Callas Opera Gala was held in the hotel’s

magnificent antiques-laden reception rooms. As a musical

treat, during the soiree the young Russian artist Switlana

Slivia performed some of the arias for which the divine

Maria Callas is famed. The guests enjoyed a historical

four-course dinner that replicated the menu served on

September 3, 1957, the night Maria Callas met Aristotle

Onassis at the Danieli in Venice and the start of an

unforgettable love story that then continued in Hamburg

in 1959. The dinner — Consommé Gelée en Tasse, Scampi

Flamingo with Oriental Rice, Poulet en Cocotte Soumaroff,

and a Soufflé Glacé à l’Aurum with wild berries — was

specially prepared according to original Italian recipes,

copies of which were distributed to the guests at the end

of the evening. Most of the proceeds of the entire event

were donated to the Jedem Kind ein Instrument (an

instrument for every child) Foundation.

Judith Fuchs-Eckhoff, Aldo Simoni, Stefanie Siegmeier and Bruno Tosi

A Historical Menu

and a Musical Treat

The Maria Callas Opera Gala at Raffles Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten

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This rare cultural and culinary treat coincided with

the “Maria Callas, the Myth goes on” exhibition at

Alsterhaus, Hamburg’s famous department store, which

attracted some 30,000 visitors every day during its month

running. “The Divina has always chosen Hamburg as

starting point of her triumphal concerts all over the

world,” explained Bruno Tosi, president of the Associazione

Culturale Maria Callas, whose remarkable collection of

memorabilia including gowns, jewellery, personal letters

and documents belonging to La Divina form the exhibition.

Some of the stage costumes worn by Maria Callas were

also displayed at Raffles Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten.

The Prima Donna gave her first performance in

Germany, on May 15, 1959. Her tour of Germany was

inaugurated by a huge gala event at the music hall. Aristotle

Onassis was there too, and the two Greek nationals met

at the Vier Jahreszeiten. Callas and the Tanker Tycoon

would share their lives for the next nine years. They

travelled extensively, and they were highly valued guests

at Raffles’ beautiful hotel located on the shores of

Hamburg’s Inner Alster Lake. Rudolf Boter, the Maître

d’hotel at the time, describes Maria Callas as “cordial,

natural, warm hearted.”

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Raffles Hotel’s Annual Gala

Christmas Tree Dinner & Auction

A

highlight of Singapore’s social calendar in the run-up to

Christmas, the Raffles Hotel’s Annual Gala Christmas

Tree Dinner & Auction has been spreading festive cheer to

numerous charities by raising well over three million dollars

since its inception in 1991. Now in its 15th year, the 2006 event

proved to be a scintillating evening of fun and philanthropy.

Guest-of-Honour President S R Nathan presided over a glittering

gathering of some 300 guests, all elegantly attired in evening

dress, who enjoyed a sumptuous gala dinner served in the

Ballroom at Raffles Hotel. The climax of the evening’s revelry

was the auction of eight Christmas Trees, each donated by

generous organisations who share a similar commitment to

spreading joy to the less fortunate. F J Benjamin, ONE°15

Marina Club, Silversea Cruises and The Hour Glass were among

those who contributed highly creative trees, each accompanied

by an array of luxurious treats, from coveted club membership

to extravagant cruise packages. “A regal splendour returns”

was the theme of Raffles Hotels & Resorts’ Christmas tree,

the winning bidder took home more than a beautifully

decorated fresh tree; but a magical stay at the iconic Raffles

Beijing Hotel as well.

Such was the generosity of those in attendance, the auction

raised a magnificent sum of $220,000 which will benefit

the work of four charities supported by the Community Chest,

the Rainbow Centre Balestier Special School, Ang Mo Kio

Family Service Centres, Very Special Arts and Hua Mei Care

Management Service, and a fifth beneficiary — the Singapore

Repertory Theatre.

(From left to right) Ms Jennie Chua, Chairman, Raffles Hotel, Mrs Diana Ee-Tan, Managing Director, Raffles Hotels & Resorts, President S R Nathan and Mr Robert Logan,

General Manager, Raffles Hotel


The Ultimate in Decadent Indulgence

at Raffles The Plaza, Singapore

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affles The Plaza, Singapore is now offering a truly once

in a lifetime experience to style-conscious travellers by

introducing Divine Splendour, an exclusive accommodation

package priced at SGD$4,800+++ per night. The epitome of

indulgence, Divine Splendour is an all-encompassing experience

in a Penthouse Suite

The experience starts the moment you alight from your

plane, to be warmly greeted at the arrival gate in front of the

aerobridge and escorted to your BMW 7 Series limousine for

the 20-minite trip to the hotel, embellished with iPod and 3G

Internet access. (The limousines, accompanied by the Hotel’s

professionally trained concierge, are also at your disposal should

you wish to travel anywhere in Singapore, at any time.)

Within the Penthouse Suite, a jewel box of handmade

Thos SB Raffles chocolates, personalised stationery, lush

bathrobes, silk pajamas and a Tiffany photo frame await your

arrival, along with a choice of luxury bathroom toiletries from

Hermès, Bvlgari, Lanvin, Molton Brown and Chopard.

As night falls, the hotel’s Head Chef creates a sevencourse

menu degustation, with fare like Maine Lobster, Goose

Liver, Sea Scallop, Wagyu Beef and Ossetra Caviar paired with

exquisite champagnes and fine wines, while a violin plays in the

background. In the morning, arise to a champagne breakfast

served in your suite, accompanied by panoramic views of

Singapore. Then perhaps enjoy a leisurely RafflesAmrita Spa

massage or beauty treatment in your suite or in the RafflesAmrita

Spa’s VIP Couple Suite, which also offers in-room dining,

private jacuzzi and aromatherapy steam room. Throughout

your stay your own butler will attend to your every wish, around

the clock.

We invite you to embark on a journey like no other and

experience the magical moments of Divine Splendour by Raffles

The Plaza, Singapore, in a penthouse suite that has veen voted

the most decadent in the world.

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Endlessly Enchanting Landmarks and Legends

Raffles Hotel, Singapore

1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673

Tel: +65 6337 1886

Fax: +65 6339 7650

singapore-raffles@raffles.com

www.singapore-raffles.raffles.com

Raffles The Plaza, Singapore

80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189560

Tel: +65 6339 7777

Fax: +65 6337 1554

singapore-plaza@raffles.com

www.singapore-plaza.raffles.com

Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor,

Siem Reap, Kingdom of Cambodia

1 Vithei Charles de Gaulle,

Khum Svay Dang Kum,

Siem Reap, Kingdom of Cambodia

Tel: +855 63 963 888

Fax: +855 63 963 168

siemreap@raffles.com

www.siemreap.raffles.com

Raffles Hotel Le Royal,

Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia

92 Rukhak Vithei Daun Penh,

(off Monivong Blvd) Sangkat Wat Phnom,

Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia

Tel: +855 23 981 888

Fax: +855 23 981 168

phnompenh@raffles.com

www.phnompenh.raffles.com

Raffles Beijing Hotel,

People’s Republic of China

33 East Chang An Avenue

Beijing 100004 People’s Republic of China

Tel: +86 10 65263388

Fax: +86 10 65273838

beijing@raffles.com

www.beijing.raffles.com

www.raffles.com

Raffles Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten,

Hamburg, Germany

Neuer Jungfernstieg 9-14, D-20354

Hamburg, Germany

Tel: +49 40 34 94 0

Fax: +49 40 34 94 26 00

hamburg@raffles.com

www.hamburg.raffles.com

Raffles Le Montreux Palace,

Montreux, Switzerland

Grand-Rue 100, CH-1820

Montreux, Switzerland

Tel: +41 21 962 1212

Fax: +41 21 962 1717

montreux@raffles.com

www.montreux.raffles.com

Raffles L’Ermitage Beverly Hills

California, USA

9291 Burton Way, Beverly Hills,

California 90210, USA

Tel: +1 310 278 3344

Fax: +1 310 278 8247

beverlyhills@raffles.com

www.beverlyhills.raffles.com

Raffles Resort Canouan Island,

The Grenadines

St. Vincent & The Grenadines

Tel: +1 784 458 8000

Fax: +1 784 458 8885

canouan@raffles.com

www.canouan.raffles.com

Under Development

Raffles Dubai, United Arab Emirates

(opening Summer 2007)

Raffles Resort Konottaa, The Maldives

Raffles Phang Nga, Thailand

Raffles Resort Taimana, Tahaa,

French Polynesia

Worldwide Reservations

U.S. & Canada

1 800 768 9009

Elsewhere in the world*

+800 1 RAFFLES (7233537)

+ Prefix with your international access code

* Number not valid in all areas. Should

this number not connect in your country,

please dial +1 506 870 6794

(not toll free)

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