11 May 2010
Raffles Hotel Singapore celebrated her fourth consecutive Best Hotel in Asia/Australia ULTRA - Ultimate Luxury Travel Related Award, at the ceremony held at a luncheon in London, United Kingdom on 10 May 2010.
With an illustrious history spanning over a century and an unsurpassed level of personalised service to match, the Grand Dame has been the home away from home for many luminaries including royalty, Heads of State and dignitaries. Well-heeled and discerning travellers continue to herald Raffles Hotel as a legendary destination for luxurious living.
Mr Pierre Jochem, General Manager of Raffles Hotel and Regional Vice President of Operations Asia Pacific, Raffles Hotels & Resorts, said, "We are most honoured to be recognized as the Best Hotel in Singapore/Australia for the fourth year running, and would like to thank the readers of Ultratravel magazine for voting Raffles Hotel once again. This award is possible only with the efforts of my colleagues who strive to consistently surpass expectations and set the standard for the best in the industry. Their passion to deliver personalised service and anticipate the ever changing needs of the residents and patrons is what makes for the legendary service that the Grand Dame is known for."
Organised by the Daily Telegraph's luxury travel magazine Ultratravel, the Ultratravel 100 award is the result of an extensive consumer-driven survey into the very best in modern luxury travel and consolidates readers' favourite travel partners worldwide including leading airlines, resorts, hotels and travel companies in 20 ultimate luxury travel categories.
With over 500,000 in circulation, Ultratravel, published by The Daily Telegraph, is an acclaimed luxury travel publication that is referred to by industry peers and consumers for inspiring travel ideas and sojourns.
About Raffles Hotel
Raffles Hotel features 103 elegantly appointed suites, 15 distinctive restaurants and bars, the worldclass Raffles Amrita Spa, Raffles Hotel Arcade housing the best in regional specialities and international brand names, including THOS SB Raffles - an incubator shop offering lifestyle concepts and products as well as a purveyor of fine food and wines, the Raffles Hotel Museum, the Jubilee Hall theatre playhouse and extensive lush gardens and courtyards.
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About Raffles Hotels & Resorts
Raffles Hotels & Resorts epitomizes enchanting experiences, embodying global sophistication and residential charm, imbued with heartfelt service "like a gentle breeze". At Raffles, guests arrive as residents, leave as friends and return as family.
Raffles' relentless pursuit of service excellence has earned its hotels and resorts a legion of international accolades, including Condé Nast World's Best Places to Stay and Travel Leisure World's Best Awards. Its flagship Raffles Hotel Singapore was voted Best Hotel in Asia for three consecutive years by readers of Ultratravel magazine by The Daily Telegraph while Raffles Beijing Hotel was named Best Luxury Hotel by Travel Weekly China in 2009. In addition, Raffles Hotels & Resorts is consistently ranked among the world's top 10 hotel brands in the annual Condé Nast Traveler Business Travel Awards.
Raffles Hotels & Resorts is owned by Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, a leading global hotel company with 95 hotels and resorts worldwide under the Raffles, Fairmont and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont and Raffles branded residences, Estates and luxury private residence club properties. For more information, please visit www.raffles.com
Raffles Hotels & Resorts' Award-Winning Collection of Legendary Hotels Includes:
1. Raffles Hotel, Singapore
2. Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia
3. Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
4. Raffles Beijing Hotel, China
5. Raffles Dubai, United Arab Emirates
6. Raffles Tianjin, China
7. Raffles Paris – Le Royal Monceau (2010)
8. Raffles Makkah Palace, Saudi Arabia (2010)
Future Additions Include:
1. Raffles Praslin, Seychelles
2. Raffles Jakarta, Indonesia
3. Raffles Makati, Philippines
4. Raffles Sanya, Qingshui Bay, China