As Singapore’s most iconic hotel undergoes a significant restoration programme, artist Clare Haxby pays tribute to Raffles Hotel Singapore with a limited edition print depicting a typical day at the foyer of the hotel.
Since first opening its doors in 1887, Raffles Hotel Singapore has become an icon that epitomises the romance of the Far East – an intoxicating blend of luxury, history and colonial design.
Named after Stanford Raffles the founder of modern Singapore and the East India Trading Company, this luxury five star hotel has embarked on a careful and sensitive restoration programme. Designed to retain what is so special about Raffles – the ambiance, the service, the charm and the heritage of the hotel – while staying relevant and distinctive by moving with the times and with its guests and adapting to the changing needs of the well-travelled and Singapore’s community.
While the elegant white colonial building is undergoing restorative work in three phases throughout 2017, Raffles Hotel will always remain the home of the world famous ‘Singapore Sling’ cocktail designed by the resident Barman at the Long Bar. With the Long Bar closed for restoration, the Singapore Sling will be served at Bar & Billiard Room until mid-December 2017.
Inspired by this noteworthy milestone in not only Raffles Hotel’s history, but also Singapore progression forward, artist Clare Haxby has created a limited edition print that depicts a typical day at the foyer of the Hotel with guests waiting for taxi aided by the much loved Raffles Doorman: one of the most photographed men in Singapore.