Raffles Hotel Singapore has brought back its popular Afternoon Tea service following the renovation of the property’s Grand Lobby.
The hotel has been closed to guests since December 2017 as it carried out a complete restoration, and is scheduled to reopen in August.
It has expanded its suite count to 115 and added a spa, new dining options, and spaces including a History Gallery to highlight its heritage.
The iconic hotel was founded in 1887 and was the first iteration of what is now a luxury brand with properties in Asia, the Middle East and Europe. This week it announced that it would open its first property in Bahrain.
The Afternoon Tea service includes a classic three-tier silver stand for scones, rose petal jam, finger sandwiches and desserts by pastry chef Tai Chien Lin. Seasonal pastries will also be offered from a trolley.
The tea selection is by Mariage Frères, while customers also get a glass of Billecart-Salmon Champagne – a limited release of 3,000 bottles to mark the reopening of the hotel .
“Bringing the Signature Raffles Afternoon Tea to our Grand Lobby will elevate this experience into one which is even more unique and distinctive,” said general manager Christian Westbeld.
“With one of the most elegant dining experiences presented in our Grand Lobby, this will make our restored Main Building a lively social space for all to enjoy.”
Afternoon Tea is served daily from 1200 to 1800.
The Long Bar, where the Singapore Sling cocktail was created, has also reopened in its original location following a renovation.