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We Discover Singapore’s Newest Serviced Apartment Hotel

Citadines Raffles Place Singapore opens in the heart of the Lion City, delivering modern accommodation and the brand’s signature experiences. 

Background

The latest Citadines flagship property, Citadines Raffles Place Singaporerecently opened in the storied heart of the city’s financial district, within the biophilic CapitaSpring development which integrates live, work and play spaces in a vertically connected environment. Taking its place as the fifth Citadines propely in singapore , (they will be joined by Citadines Connect Rochester Singapore later this year), Ascott will see an expanded portfolio of 19 properties with 3,243 units in Singapore by the end of 2022. 

First Impressions

Business travellers would be hard-pressed to find a better location, with the Citadines Raffles Place entrance only steps from major commercial hubs in the centre of the city. The lobby proper is located on the ninth floor, and shares the space with many of the property’s amenities (more on those in a minute). After a rather slow check-in process, we ascend further, to our Studio Deluxe apartment, one of eight room categories which range from studios to spacious lofts (above) with outdoor patios. The property is supremely calm and quiet and modern, aspects that will appeal to business travellers working hard during their time in the Lion City.

The Room

At 20sqm, the Studio Deluxe is dominated by a queen-sized bed, and there is little room beyond. However, the space is clean, modern and well-appointed, with floor-to-ceiling windows offering plenty of natural light as well as fascinating cityscape views, a flatscreen mounted on the wall connecting guests to international channels, and a bathroom that’s cosy but functional. The kitchenette has all the basics, including a combination fridge and freezer while deep-set wardrobes enable guests to declutter once they settle in. The wifi is laser fast, the bed is superbly comfortable , and rooms are quiet. However, if I was staying for any length of time I think a studio would be a little too cosy, even for one guest.

Facilities

The new property boasts more than its fair share of amenities, which range from a large outdoor swimming pool (a great way to stay active and beat the Singapore heat after a long day in the office), and a Jacuzzi, to lounge spaces, a coffee stall, a 400m jogging track and 50m sprint track, a shared working space, a resident’s kitchen, a modern fitness centre, a bbq area, and a laundrette. With all these facilities centred around the ninth floor, business travellers will be able to network and connect easily, an aspect that is accentuated by Citadines’s signature programmes.

Activities

More than just a serviced residence, Citadines Raffles Place Singapore is also be the first property in the city state to enable guests to lead a well-balanced lifestyle through Citadines signature programmes – activ∞ (pronounced as ‘activate’) and For the Love of Coffee. The refreshed Citadines brand is anchored upon the commitment to provide guests with the best of city living while inspiring them to live, work and play in infinite ways, through a series of signature programmes launched as part of the recent brand refresh. 

activ∞ is a mixture of amenities and signature programmes for guests, enabling them to live, work and play seamlessly within the property and around the city. Guests can enjoy a partnership curated programme to jumpstart city living with key places to explore within the neighbourhood with the help of Citadines’ activ∞ digital toolkits or participate in residents’ programmes such as yoga or networking sessions. 

Summary

Whether you’re looking for a hotel stay that’s close to the office and many of Singapore’s leading attractions, or are after a long-stay option that offers a sense of connection and community, the new Citadines Raffles Place is a modern take on the serviced apartment model and one that’s setting a new benchmark for accommodation in the city.

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HK$320.00

PER YEAR

(including delivery)

Mainland China, Hong Kong & Macao

US$58.00

PER YEAR

(including delivery)

Asia, North America, Africa and Europe

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