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Raffles Sentosa Resort & Spa to open in Singapore in 2022 - Travel And Tour World

Published on : Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Accor Group in partnership with property developer Royal Group announced that the new Raffles Sentosa Resort & Spa Singapore will be built in Singapore in 2022. The proposed all-villa resort will feature 61 villas, each with their own private swimming pool, set in a 1,000,000 sqft property – the equivalent of approximately 17 football fields.

Royal Group, which owns SO Sofitel Singapore and Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa, will build the new Raffles resort on land adjacent to the existing Sofitel on Sentosa. Other facilities include a bar, restaurants, a fitness centre, a celebrations room and two meeting rooms. Villas will range in size from about 2,800 sqft for the one-bedroom villas to 4,800 sqft for the four-bedroom villa. Each villa with have its own courtyard and pool with a suspended day bed.

Peter Wilding, Managing director of Royal Group said during a press conference on Tuesday that the hotel will be a new interpretation of the iconic Raffles brand.

He said that during a study of luxury resorts in Singapore, a demand for stay in exclusive luxury resorts was revealed, with focus on privacy and security. Had this new villa hotel not be launched then they would be lose these tourists to other parts of Asia.

Design studio Yabu Pushelberg, founded by Canadian designer George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg, designed the resort including the landscaping, lighting and interiors. The firm previously worked on luxury hotels including the Four Seasons Toronto and New York and St Regis Mexico City.

The hotel, which was designated a national monument in 1987, has been managed by AccorHotels since 2015 after the Paris-based chain signed a US$2.9 billion deal to buy out FRHI Holdings, which operates a string of hotels around the world under the Raffles, Fairmont and Swissotel brands.

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