Singapore’s Sentosa Island soon to boast luxury Raffles resort [Construction Report]
This sandy beach on Sentosa will soon be home to a new luxury resort
Singapore’s Raffles Hotel is expanding by opening a new luxury resort on picturesque Sentosa Island.
The iconic Raffles Hotel in Singapore is getting ready to expand. Plans for a new luxury resort on nearby Sentosa Island were recently announced.
Recently acquired by Accor SA, Raffles is working to open the new 100,000-square-meter hotel by 2022.
This marks a logical next step for the Raffles Hotel, one which will combine its world-renowned hospitality reputation with some of the most gorgeous scenery not just in the region, but in the entire world.
Raffles Sentosa Resort & Spa
This new expansion property will be dubbed the Raffles Sentosa Resort & Spa and some interesting specs have already been made known.
The Raffles Sentosa Resort & Spa will be comprised of 61 villas, with a maximum occupancy of roughly 200 guests.
Given Sentosa Island’s stunning beauty and the hospitality market in Singapore, the hotel will command a hefty price tag. Each villa within the property will cost about S$1,500 a night, which is equivalent to about $1,100, said Accor Asia Pacific CEO Michael Issenberg. Current projections have the hotel breaking even on costs within a year of its opening.
Sentosa Island, Singapore’s weekend getaway
For the unfamiliar, Sentosa island is a tiny enclave is nestled just off Singapore’s south coast.
Its most notable moment came in 2018, when the island made headlines after a hotel there hosted a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un.
In addition, the commercial part of the island houses Resorts World, which belongs to Genting Singapore Ltd., one of the country’s only two casinos and a Universal Studios theme park.
The new Raffles property will be situated behind the Sofitel Sentosa on land already owned by The Royal Group real-estate management firm.
The property will cost roughly S$70 million ($51.5 million) to build. Once the hotel is completed, The Royal Group will remain the owner while Accor manages the resort.
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