Raffles Singapore is a historic 5-star hotel offering luxury suite accommodation in the heart of Singapore. Highlights include fine dining, high-end shopping, elegant decor and an impressive claim-to-fame as the birthplace of the Singapore Sling cocktail. Downtown Core is a central, pre-planned district of Singapore on the edge of the CBD. It is home to many government buildings, impressive skyscrapers and green, leafy parks. Nearby places of interest include Raffles Place, Parliament House of Singapore, 1920s-built City Hall, Esplanade-Theatres on the Bay cultural centre, large open space The Padang and the domed Old Supreme Court Building. Esplanade MRT station is located in the vicinity, providing fast and easy access to other popular Singapore destinations. The hotel occupies an elegant, late 19th-century complex featuring a highly decorative, white facade with arched windows, intricate carving and prominent stonework throughout. Facilities include a rooftop swimming pool, modern fitness centre and a luxurious spa offering a range of massages and wellness treatments. Onsite also are the boutique designer shops of Raffles Hotel Arcade, Raffles Hotel Museum and Jubilee Hall Playhouse. Courtyard Suites are elegantly decorated in a traditional style with teak floors, hardwood furniture, white walls and patterned fabrics and rugs. Amenities include air-conditioning, two cable TVs, separate living room, walk-in wardrobe, mini-bar, work desk and safe. The en-suite bathrooms feature bathrobes, slippers and complimentary toiletries. The hotel hosts an extensive array of fine dining establishments, including Shinji by Kanesaka, a Japanese restaurant boasting a two Michelin-starred chef, Royal China at Raffles, serving stunning Chinese dishes, and Raffles Grill, which offers classic and contemporary French cuisine. Guests can also enjoy live music and delicious cocktails at the Long Bar, legendary home of the Singapore Sling. A buffet breakfast is provided every morning and there are also plenty of dining opportunities in the vicinity. The hotel provides 24-hour reception, concierge and room service. Chargeable parking is possible onsite.