The proposed resort will feature 61 villas, each with their own private swimming pool, making the latest addition to the Raffles collection of ultra-luxury hotels one of the most exclusive resorts in Asia.
Over 135 years after the original Raffles opened its doors, the second Raffles in Singapore will be an all-villa hotel set in over 100,000 square metres of sprawling tropical gardens with views over the beautiful South China Sea.
With a masterplan designed by Yabu Pushelberg, villas will range in size from 260 square metres for the one-bedroom villas to 450 square metres for the four-bedroom villa, all with their own private pool and terrace area for the ultimate in seclusion and comfort.
Facilities will include a bar, restaurants, a fitness centre, a celebrations room and two meeting rooms.
"The studio began their process by composing a fictional narrative of an elegant Singapore woman moving through defining moments in her life"
“We are proud to announce a second Raffles hotel in the country of its birth,” says Michael Issenberg, Chairman & CEO Accor Asia Pacific. “The Raffles brand is the highest expression of luxurious hospitality in Singapore and we are excited to offer well-travelled connoisseurs a second option to indulge in the famously discreet and attentive Raffles service that has provided an oasis for travellers since 1887.
“The announcement comes as the brand is undergoing a major renaissance, following the recent openings of Raffles Maldives Meradhoo and Raffles Shenzhen China as well as an invigorated pipeline that includes Raffles Udaipur, Raffles Jaipur and Raffles Bali in Asia Pacific as well several upcoming openings globally including Raffles London and Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences.”
Global design studio Yabu Pushelberg creatively directed the resort’s architecture, landscaping, lighting and interiors. The studio began their process by composing a fictional narrative of an elegant Singapore woman moving through defining moments in her life.
She begins her journey as a girl in a traditional Singapore family where she learns the importance of heritage. As a young woman, she leaves home to pursue international travels, where she’s exposed to different lands and cultures. After exploring the world, she returns to her birthplace, bringing the treasures and learnings from her travels to connect them with what she holds dearest: her roots.
“The resort tells the story of her past, present and future worlds colliding into one complete harmonious experience,” says George Yabu. “The story develops as you move deeper into each space, gradually becoming immersed in the natural landscape of the island and bringing you closer to a sense of home.”
“As Singapore evolved to become a global hub for business and innovation, the Raffles on Beach Road has become an icon and a necessary stop for Singaporeans and visitors,” said Glenn Pushelberg. “Now, as Raffles embarks on a second property in its native city, the brand returns to where it all began – we’re taking Raffles back to the beach.”