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 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. Palm Court Suites are 60-79sqm and elegantly decorated in a traditional style with teak floors, hardwood furniture, white walls and patterned fabrics and rugs. They overlook the hotel garden. 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. Raffles Grill captures the true essence of fine dining with a blend of classical and contemporary French cuisine. Tiffin Room presents a popular curry buffet, Long Bar Steakhouse serves up grilled prime cuts of Australian and US beef, whilst Raffles Courtyard offers an unforgettable dining experience amidst swaying palms and lush tropical gardens. Guests can also enjoy a range of meals and drinks at the casual Empire Cafe or the renowned Long Bar, which is the birthplace of the Singapore Sling cocktail. The hotel provides 24-hour reception, concierge and room service. Chargeable parking is possible onsite.