SOURCE: Raffles Residences

RAFFLES RESIDENCES OFFERS SOPHISTICATED LIVING IN SEYCHELLES AND MAKATI

December 20, 2010 10:00 ET

Raffles Residences Offers Sophisticated Living in Seychelles and Makati

Raffles Residences for Private Ownership a Feature at Both Destinations

SINGAPORE--(Marketwire - December 20, 2010) - Raffles Hotels & Resorts is set to start 2011 on a high note with the opening of its first luxury resort in the Seychelles in February. The launch of Raffles Praslin Seychelles also sees the introduction of Raffles Estates for private ownership. 

Raffles Praslin Seychelles is located on the tranquil Praslin Island close to the Vallée de Mai, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of primeval gardens richly endowed with rare flora and fauna including the magnificent Coco de Mer palms. 

The resort features 86 villas with one- and two-bedroom villa suite options complemented with the signature round-the-clock Raffles Butler service. For residents who wish to make the enchanting Raffles experience their own, Praslin features Raffles Estates luxury three, four and five-bedroom freehold homes, developed on spectacular expanses of land with breathtaking vistas, for private ownership (www.seychellesraffles.com).

Located adjacent to Raffles Praslin resort, home owners will be surrounded by the rich flavour of Creole culture to be enjoyed at the idyllic pace of island living. Access to a secluded beach, the stunning Raffles Spa, restaurants, lounge and bars are part of Raffles Estates' broad suite of facilities available. 

Also slated for a 2011 opening is Raffles Makati with 30 hotel suites and 236 private Raffles Residences (www.rafflesmakati.com). 

Located on the top 20 floors of Raffles Makati, the 236 stylish urban retreats feature luxurious interiors and are available in one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and four-bedroom penthouses.

Raffles Makati offers the quintessential cosmopolitan lifestyle and easy access to major banks, corporations, department stores and embassies based in Manila as it is nestled in the heart of Makati's business district known as the "Wall Street of the Philippines", a few minutes stroll away from the upscale Greenbelt and Glorietta malls. In July 2010, a penthouse at Raffles Makati was acquired for a record price achieved for a condominium in the Philippines. 

Owners of Raffles Residences Makati will have access to the hotel's spa, swimming pool, fitness and business centres, a Japanese and a Mediterranean restaurant, and The Long Bar made famous at flagship Raffles Hotel, Singapore. A private Owner's Lounge with concierge service is also in place to meet their needs exclusively.

In addition, owners of Raffles Residences in Makati and the Seychelles will be extended an invitation to join The Raffles Ambassadors, the ultimate recognition accorded to guests at Raffles offering exceptional privileges whenever they reside at any Raffles hotel or resort around the globe. 

ABOUT RAFFLES HOTELS & RESORTS

Raffles Hotels & Resorts epitomises enchanting experiences, embodying global sophistication and residential charm, imbued with heartfelt service "like a gentle breeze". At Raffles, guests arrive as residents, leave as friends and return as family.

Raffles' relentless pursuit of service excellence has earned its hotels and resorts a legion of international accolades, including Condé Nast World's Best Places to Stay and Travel & Leisure World's Best Awards. Its flagship Raffles Hotel Singapore was voted Best Hotel in Asia for four consecutive years by readers of Ultratravel magazine by The Daily Telegraph while Raffles Beijing Hotel was named Best Luxury Hotel by Travel Weekly China in 2009. In addition, Raffles Hotels & Resorts is consistently ranked among the world's top hotel brands in the annual Condé Nast Traveler Business Travel Awards. 

Raffles Hotels & Resorts is owned by FRHI Holdings Ltd, a leading global hotel company with 98 hotels and resorts worldwide under the Raffles, Fairmont and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont and Raffles branded residences, Estates and luxury private residence club properties. For more information, please visit www.raffles.com

Raffles Hotels & Resorts' award-winning collection of legendary hotels includes:

1. Raffles Hotel, Singapore
2. Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia
3. Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
4. Raffles Beijing Hotel, China
5. Raffles Dubai, United Arab Emirates
6. Raffles Tianjin, China
7. Raffles Makkah Palace, Saudi Arabia
8. Raffles Paris - Le Royal Monceau

Future Additions include:

1. Raffles Praslin, Seychelles 
2. Raffles Makati, Philippines
3. Raffles Sanya, Qingshui Bay, China
4. Raffles Konottaa, Maldives
5. Raffles Jakarta, Indonesia