The Raffles Hotel
International Hotel Search.com is proud to present one of the grande old ladies of the famous 19th Century hotels. Built in 1887, the hotel is legendary the World over. It became a National Monument on it's 100th anniversary in 1987. Two years later the hotel closed it's doors for a two year refurbishment programme where the entire building structure was meticulously and completely restored to it's original glory. Whilst many of our visitors may never stay at the Raffles (it is quite expensive), the hotel is a must for a site visit when travelling to Singapore. You can take British High Tea in the Tiffin Room, visit the fascinating Raffles Hotel Museum or try out the 'Singapore Sling' at the Long Bar. The hotel's Long Bar is widely known as the originator of the 'Singapore Sling', devised at the turn of the century by bartender Ngiam Tong Boon.
The hotel has 104 luxury Grand Hotel Suites and Personality Suites with 18 State Rooms for corporate travellers. There are 15 separate restaurants, bars and cafes, each themed to the traditions of a bygone era, including the recently opened Long Bar Steakhouse. There's also the Bar and Billiard Room, built in 1896, and 65 specialty shops in an arcade plaza. Last year the hotel was awarded the prestigious 'Best Individual Hotel' award in the TTG Travel Awards 2000, just one of countless awards the hotel has been honoured with over the years.
If you like you can further explore the Raffles Hotel by visiting the hotel's official website
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And just in case you're not going to be able to make it to Singapore, International Hotel Search.com has been able to garner the formula for you to be able to mix your own 'Singapore Sling'. Here it is:
30 ml Gin
15 ml Cherry Brandy
120 ml Pineapple Juice
15 ml Lime juice
7. 5 ml Cointreau
7. 5 ml Dom Benedictine
10 ml Grenadine
A Dash of Angostura Bitters
Garnish with a slice of Pineapple and Cherry