Raffles: Remaking An Icon

Raffles: Remaking An Icon

Raffles Hotel
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Raffles: Remaking An Icon

Raffles: Remaking An Icon

Between the Lines

In the heart of one of the world’s most modern cities stands an iconic structure synonymous with refinement, elegance, and service - unchanged for more than a century.

Raffles: Remaking an Icon is an exclusive invitation to this grand hotel in Singapore as it undergoes the most extensive restoration and renovation in its 130 year history.

Over the course of an extraordinary hour, we’ll meet devoted staff - Bernd the poster boy-handsome front-of-house manager who manages guests disgruntled by the construction work, and an exacting general manager; Roslee, the gentle and quirky duty manager; Kaeley, the bubbly assistant head of housekeeping; and Chef Pierre, a volatile Frenchman. The staff struggle daily to maintain the “Raffles standard” while the hotel is pulled down around them.

This is a never-before-seen chronicle of a beloved institution that is both a luxury hotel, as well as a treasured national monument.

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