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Famous Singapore hotel part of international deal

The legendary Raffles Hotel in Singapore, has been acquired by Accor, as part of a deal worth A$4billion.

The acquisition – of the Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel brands – will also give Accor  other high profile luxury hotels such as the Savoy in London, the Plaza in New York City and Shanghai’s Fairmont Peace Hotel.

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In all, the mega-merger will add an additional 115 hotels – of which 40 are under development – and more than 56,000 rooms to the Accor network.

Accor says the integration of Raffles, Fairmont and Swissôtel will enable it to “optimize its luxury and upscale brands in order to adapt its offering to the expectations of an increasingly demanding clientele”.

Raffles Hotel is a colonial-style luxury hotel in Singapore, established in 1887.

The hotel was named after British statesman Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, the founder of Singapore.

It’s said that during the Japanese occupation of Singapore in the Second World War, the hotel’s famous silverware was buried in the courtyard.

About Ian Roberts (255 Articles)
Ian Roberts is a veteran Australian journalist, PR man and writer/reviewer on accommodation and travel. Over many decades, Ian has travelled widely reporting and recording his experiences. His newsy columns - including Memorable Destination - have gained a big following among people seeking suggestions and objective information about accommodation, travel and destinations world-wide. Along with wife, Sue and her camera, Ian has taken up a particular challenge to help budget conscious seniors 50 and upward with travel and accommodation ideas - including suggestions for holding family reunions. Readers in Ian's home city of Newcastle Australia may also be aware of his travel and accommodation column in a local newspaper.

2 Comments on Famous Singapore hotel part of international deal

  1. The Plaza is amazing! Would love to see a review of that hotel by you x

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