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Raffles is opening a new Sentosa hotel in 2022

A second Raffles Hotel is coming to Singapore's Sentosa Island, with opening of the all-villa resort set for 2022

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As Raffles Hotel on Beach Road is preparing to open its doors again in just over a month from now, following a lengthy 18-month renovation, plans are already underway for a second hotel bearing the iconic brand in Singapore.

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The original Raffles Hotel on Beach Road is set to re-open on 1st August 2019. (Photo: AccorHotels)

This time the location is Sentosa, with the new Raffles Sentosa Resort & Spa Singapore set to occupy a 100,000 square metre site on the island.

The villas

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The all-villa property, touted as the first of its kind in Singapore, will feature a mix of one, two, three and four-bedroom options, each with a terrace, private swimming pool and suspended day bed.

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Each villa will feature a private swimming pool. (Image: Yabu Pushelberg)

Villa sizes range from 260 square metres (2,800 sq ft) for the 1-bed units to 450 square metres (4,800 sq ft) for the 4-bed example.

Even for the smallest units, that’s around double the size of the 1-bed villas at the neighbouring Capella Hotel on the island.

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A villa entrance. (Image: Yabu Pushelberg)

Other facilities

The resort will also include the usual facilities including a communal pool, restaurants, bars, a fitness centre and meeting space. A Raffles Spa and 24-hour personal butler service are also promised.

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One of the hotel’s restaurants. (Image: Yabu Pushelberg)

Ownership and design

The Royal Group, owner of both the SO Sofitel Singapore and Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa, will build the property in partnership with AccorHotels, who acquired the Raffles brand in 2015.

In charge of the concept from landscaping and lighting to the villa interiors themselves is international design firm Yabu Pushelberg, also responsible for hotels including the Four Seasons Toronto, the St. Regis San Francisco and, one of our personal favourites, The Modern Honolulu.

The price

Accor’s Asia Pacific CEO Michael Issenberg quoted approximate nightly room rates at the new resort of S$875 to S$2,500.

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Villas at the new Raffles resort won’t come cheap, starting at approximately S$875 per night. (Image: Yabu Pushelberg)

Another all-villa Raffles resort is due to open in Bali next year at Jimbaran Bay, and future hotels in the pipeline for the brand include properties in London and Boston.

Hat-tip to Business Insider, Business Times and The Straits Times.

(Cover Image: Yabu Pushelberg)

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