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Review: Raffles Hotel staycation during COVID-19

We revisited the iconic Raffles Hotel Singapore during the Phase 2 staycation period to check how the experience has changed, including an interview with General Manager Christian Westbeld

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In August 2019, shortly after its grand reopening following a two-and-a-half-year renovation, we stayed at Raffles Hotel Singapore to comprehensively review the historic property. This year we decided to return, taking advantage of the hotel’s excellent staycation offer during Singapore’s ‘Phase 2’ reopening to see how the COVID-19 measures had changed the experience.

We also spoke with the hotel’s staff and general manager to get more details on the process of achieving MTI accreditation to accept leisure guests in the ‘Phase 2 (Safe Transition’ period, and the myriad of measures in place both front-of-house and behind the scenes.

August 2019 review

In case you missed it, we wrote a comprehensive review of this property last year when we visited during opening month.

This outlines our two-night stay in a Palm Court Suite, plus a sneak peek inside a Grand Hotel Suite and the (Michael Jackson-tenanted and Crazy Rich Asians featured) Sir Stamford Raffles Presidential Suite.