Raffles Hotel Singapore, the legendary symbol for all "the fables of the Exotic East" is a travelers paradise with 103 Suites, 18 distinctive restaurants and bars and an illustrious history dating back to the 19th century. Patronized by nobility and royalty for over a century, Raffles Hotel Singapore is more legend than hotel, and is one of the most memorable experience travel can offer in today's world. Declared a National Monument in 1987, the hotel has grown from strength to strength. With its restoration and reopening in 1991, Raffles Hotel Singapore today stands as a jewel in the crown of Singapore's hospitality industry, renowned and loved for its inimitable style and unsurpassed excellence in service and facilities. In multicultural Singapore it is not surprising that the visionary founders of Raffles Hotel Singapore were a quartet of enterprising Armenian brothers: Martin, Tigran, Aviet and Arshak Sarkies. Raffles Hotel Singapore opened in 1887 in a rather sombre-looking old bungalow known as the Beach House. It was named after Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of modern Singapore. Tropical suites and sola topis were as much a part of Raffles Hotel's early style as bentwood tables and rattan chairs. Over the years the hotel has evolved into one of the world's most beloved grand hotels and welcomed innumerable celebrities, writers and royalty. Raffles Hotel is Singapore's most graceful landmark with a total of 103 suites. The charms include a shopping arcade, a museum, romantic courtyards and a Victorian-style theatre, Jubilee Hall, a popular venue for film screenings and performances. Amenities are Airport transfer, Dry cleaning, Room service, Baby sitting service, Room service 24 hrs, Ballroom, Gift shop, Safe deposit box, Banquet facilities, Secretarial services, Bar, Gym / Fitness facilities, Internet access High-Speed, Spa Services (Massage, Facial, Steam Room, etc.), Internet access Wireless, Laundry service, Lift / Elevator, Swimming pool outdoor, Business center, Lobby, Non-smoking rooms, Concierge, Parking facilities, Conference facilities, Currency exchange, Disabled facilities, Reception, Doctor on call and Restaurant. Located in the heart of business and civic district, Raffles Hotel Singapore is just 20 minutes from Changi Airport and a 10-minute ride to the Mass Rapid Transit (train) from Orchard Road. It is within walking distance to the City Hall MRT(train) station, Raffles City Shopping Centre,Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre and Esplanade. Courtyard Suites - The Courtyard Suites are situated close to the lush flora of the hotel, lending these suites an unmatched ambience of tranquility. A parlour & dining area lead into the bedroom and on to the dressing area and en-suite bathroom. Elegant period furnishings including Oriental carpets arranged on teakwood flooring. Room Amenities: 2 television sets, over 25 cable television channels, Mini bar/refrigerator, Hair-dryer, Overhead fan, Broadband Internet access, 2 IDD telephone lines and an additional line for computer modem or fax hook-up facility, Electronic safe deposit box, Slippers, bathrobe, valet stand and private dresser, Luxurious toiletries. Palm Court Suites - he Palm Court Suites borders one side of the Hotel's main building. Simplicity and serenity is implicit in the Palm Court, with ample walkways of crushed pebbles and rows of tall palm trees lining the sides of the garden. The Palm Court's large expanse of greenery sets the sublime mood for all of the Hotel facilities and its use is restricted to the Hotel residents. Room Amenities: 2 television sets, over 25 cable television channels, Mini bar/refrigerator, Hair-dryer, Overhead fan, Broadband Internet access, 2 IDD telephone lines and an additional line for computer modem or fax hook-up facility, Electronic safe deposit box, Slippers, bathrobe, valet stand and private dresser, Luxurious toiletries. Personality Suites - 12 of the 103 suites at Raffles Hotel have been named after personalities who were associated with the Hotel in its early heyday. These suites are distinguished by the special memorabilia displayed within each one, acquired when the Hotel was closed for restoration from March 1989 to September 1991. The 10 with a king bed are: Somerset Maugham, Ava Gardner, Charlie Chaplin, James Michener, Gavin Young, Noel Coward, John Wayne, Joseph Conrad, Rudyard Kipling, John Thomson. The 2 with 2 Queen beds are: Pablo Neruda, Andre Malraux.