Convivium Venue | RAFFLES HOTEL

A Singapore Icon

Opened in 1887, Raffles Singapore is one of the few remaining great 19th century hotels in the world. Raffles Singapore opened as a 10-room bungalow, leased by the Sarkies Brothers who hailed from Armenia. The bungalow was formerly owned by Arab trader Mohamed Alsagoff. Over the decades, as the hotel expanded, its hallowed halls have played host to the rich and famous, including Charlie Chaplin, Somerset
Maugham, Elizabeth Taylor and Karl Lagerfeld.

It also made its mark in local society, being the address where the last tiger in Singapore was shot, the birthplace of the iconic Singapore Sling and the place to countdown into the New Year with its gala ball in the lobby.

Newly Restored

Raffles has begun another chapter – ready to write the stories of the future with a careful and sensitive restoration to breathe new life into the beautiful building. With enhanced comfort and splendour for the discerning traveller, guests can immerse themselves in striking architecture, heritage, and graceful service for that unique feeling of being somewhere very special. Experience Raffles’ charming ambience and legendary service while enjoying newly opened bars, restaurants, courtyards, and social spaces. Take a peek inside the new Raffles Hotel.

Prime Location

The hotel is nestled amidst Singapore’s business and civic districts, perfectly situated for easy access to the city’s exciting attractions, shops and restaurants. Raffles is within walking distance of local museums and cultural precincts while major transportation hubs are also within convenient access.



The all-suite hotel provides a selection of 115 spacious suites with modern comforts and amenities whilst retaining the signature colonial architecture and views of verdant gardens. Every precious moment is immaculately presented with the peerless service one has come to expect from Raffles and cosmopolitan Singapore. Its service is as generous as it is exemplary, creating an oasis where the well-travelled can be themselves to rejuvenate in this bustling city. Exclusive resident privileges include 24-hour Raffles Butler Service, complimentary non-alcoholic mini-bar, welcome Singapore Sling cocktail upon arrival, complimentary high speed wifi and safe box in all suites, Les Clefs d’Or Concierge services and Raffles History Tour with Resident Historian.



Special rates have been secured for Convivium delegates at Fairmont Singapore located just two minutes’ walk from Raffles Hotel. Its spacious Deluxe Rooms exude sheer sophistication and elegance,designed to effortlessly luxuriate the senses. Offering a private balcony, BOSE entertainment system, lounge chair, fully equipped working desk, dual-line phones and bathrooms designed to pamper, including a separate bath and a tropical rain shower, Deluxe Rooms are premium sanctuaries of calm and modern comfort.




Note: Rates are subject to availability on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees must first register for the 2019 ULI Asia Pacific Leadership Convivium in order to secure the special rates at Raffles and Fairmont Singapore. Attendees may be offered rooms from another category at a different rate once rooms at these rates run out.