One of the most iconic brands in the world has to be the Raffles hotel. No visit to Singapore is complete without a visit to the long bar for a Singapore sling!
The hotel was established by Armenian hoteliers, the Sarkies Brothers, in 1887 and was named after British statesman Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, the founder of Singapore. Authors Joseph Conrad and Rudyard Kipling were among the earliest guests at the hotel that soon became and remains – the most fabled hotel in the Far East with a guest list that reads like the who’s who in the world.
Upon the start of the Japanese occupation of Singapore in 1942, it is said that the Japanese soldiers encountered the guests in Raffles Hotel dancing a final waltz. Meanwhile, staff buried the hotel silver—including the silver beef trolley—in the Palm Court.
Today the Raffles legend continues all around the world. From the classic colonial splendour of Raffles Singapore where it all began, to Dubai, Seychelles, Cambodia, Paris, Beijing, Hainan, Makati and Makkah, the Raffles name is synonymous with luxury and glamour. Raffles hotel group continues to go from strength to strength. The group is opening new hotels and resorts in Warsaw, Shenzhen, Sharm El Sheik and Jeddah.
Heritage Collection has a long-standing reputation for supplying the very best in tableware for hotels. We are lucky enough to have worked with some of the most iconic hotels and restaurants all over the world. We are delighted to be working with Raffles, supplying tableware for the new Raffles Europejski Hotel in Warsaw, Poland.