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Raffles: An Icon Reborn

48:13 Min
Raffles: An Icon Reborn

Raffles: An Icon Reborn - S1E2: An Icon Reborn

07 Sep 2019 03:26am
What does it take to restore a 132-year-old heritage hotel? Hard work, plenty of surprises and a 9-month delay. This is an exclusive look at Raffles Hotel's first major overhaul in 30 years.
About the Show

In the heart of one of the world’s most modern cities stands an iconic structure synonymous with refinement, elegance, and top-notch service unchanged for more than a century. But even icons need a makeover.  Filmed over more than 2 years, this documentary goes past the hoardings to show the sheer magnitude, unanticipated obstacles, and careful deliberation needed in restoring a 132-year-old heritage hotel. We catch up with well-loved characters from the previous episode – Bernd, the hands-on front office manager turned director of rooms; Kaeley, the affable and newly-minted executive housekeeper; and the sweet and unexpected friendship between long-time guest, Mdm Schoof, and duty manager, Roslee. We also get introduced to some new characters – Grace, the head butler in charge of steering a new team of Raffles butlers; and Kevin, the handsome chef de cuisine representing Anne-Sophie Pic, a chef with 7 Michelin stars to her name. 

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