(August 2012) – It was 125 years ago in 1887 that the iconic Raffles Hotel opened its doors and welcomed its first guests. Today, the hotel is virtually synonymous with Singapore, named after the city’s founder, Sir Stamford Raffles.
Through the years, the glamorous guest list has included business tycoons and adventurers, politicians and movie stars, authors and writers – all of whom fed in to the stories and legends, both fact and fiction, which have added to the mystic of the hotel ever since.
To celebrate its 125 year story and to look forward to the future Raffles Hotel has teamed up with another icon of timeless style and heritage – Jaeger-LeCoultre, whose own history goes back nearly 180 years. The Swiss company’s double-sided Reverso watch line is a classic. When its case is turned over, the Reverso is transformed into a jewel that can be personalised forever by an engraving. Now, to mark its 125th, Jaeger-LeCoultre has created an exclusive engraving “Raffles Hotel 1887-2012 Singapore”, available on Gents’ Reverso Grande Taille, and Ladies’ Grande Reverso Lady Ultra-Thin.
Guests staying at Raffles Hotel during its anniversary month of September 2012 only, are eligible to book a luxury two night package in Raffles’ beautiful Presidential Suite, priced at SGD $50,000 ++ (£25,245), “Time to Celebrate at Raffles” which includes a pair of the specially engraved Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso watches.
"Time to Celebrate at Raffles” includes the following:
- A two-night stay in a luxurious Presidential Suite
- Round trip airport transfers with the Raffles’ Bentley
- 125th Anniversary Billecart-Salmon Champagne in-suite upon arrival
- One Jaeger-LeCoultre Gents and one Jaeger-LeCoultre Ladies 125th anniversary watch, valued at SGD $10,000 (Gents) (£5,040) and SGD $13,000 (£6,600) (Ladies)
- Afternoon Tea for two in the Tiffin Room or Drawing Room
- Two tickets to A Tiger’s Tale - 125th Anniversary Fancy Dress Dinner on Saturday 15 September OR dinner for two in the Bar & Billiard Room
Available for bookings from Saturday 1 to Sunday 30 September 2012, the 125th Anniversary “Time to Celebrate
at Raffles” is priced at SGD $50,000 ++ (£25,245).
For reservations or enquiries, please contact Room Reservations at (65) 6412 1244 or email
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Raffles Hotel, Singapore
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About Raffles Hotels & Resorts: Raffles Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning, luxury international hotel company with a history dating back to 1887 with the opening of Raffles Hotel, Singapore. The portfolio currently comprises eight luxurious properties, from secluded resorts to chic hotels in key locations around the world: in Singapore, Cambodia, China, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles and Paris, each one is an oasis of calm and charm. The company is embarking on a new phase of expansion, with openings in the Maldives, Indonesia, Istanbul, the Philippines and China scheduled over the next two years. With a compelling mix of cultures and styles, every hotel in the Raffles family has its own individual personality, with its own story to tell and its own sense of place. However, each one is proud to draw on the timeless essence of Raffles – to deliver thoughtful, personal and discreet service to well-travelled guests. www.raffles.com