The Raffles Hotel is one of the world’s most famous colonial-style hotels. Although it was founded by four Armenian Sarkies Brothers, it was owned by Arab trader and philanthropist Syed Mohamed Alsagoff.
The 10 bedroom bungalow was the first in Singapore to have electricity. It was originally a beachside estate, but continued reclamation locates this property about 500 metres away from the ocean. Since 1933, the Hotel has been owned and managed by Raffles Hotel Ltd.
The 125th anniversary of one of the world’s most famous hotel brands is quite a big deal in Western culture.
Being said of the Reverso timepiece created solely for the Raffles Hotel Singapore:
“The double-sided watch can be turned over and be worn like a jewel with a personalized engraving. To mark Raffle Singapore’s 125th anniversary, Jaeger-LeCoultre created an exclusive engraving for the hotel that reads: “Raffles Hotel 1887-2012 Singapore.” The engraving is available on the men’s Reverso Grande Taille and the ladies’ Reverso Lady Ultra Thin.”
The hotel that started 125 years ago as a small bungalow now attracts some of the World’s richest visitors: tycoons, rouges, adventurers, and movie stars alike. Writers continue to feature the splendor of the hotel’s Long Bar, the many incredible culinary experiences located within the hotel, the Palm Court and Billiard Room and other facets. The legend and acclaim of the property continues to spread throughout the world.