As a National Heritage Monument and home to the iconic Long Bar (where the Singapore Sling was invented), Raffles is the Grande Dame of Singapore. Throughout its 130 years, the hotel has hosted countless famous names, from Rudyard Kipling to David Bowie and John Wayne. The hotel began a sensitively phased restoration in early 2017, with completion due this year. While it’s the romance and heritage of this hotel that attract guests the most, Raffles also offers exclusive amenities such as Daimler and Bentley airport transfers and tours of the property with resident historian Leslie Danker, who has published a book on its history.
Rudyard Kipling Suite from $5,540 per night. Contact Christian Westbeld, general manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, +65 633 718 86, raffles.com/singapore