Kuoni celebrates Raffles’ 125 years by offering customers a free night

Kuoni is helping the Raffles hotel in Singapore celebrate its 125th birthday by offering customers a free night’s stay during their visit.


WEBWIRE – Friday, December 14, 2012

Leading travel company Kuoni is getting in the birthday spirit by helping the famous Raffles Hotel in Singapore celebrate its 125th birthday by inviting Kuoni customers to visit this ’grande dame hotel’ in 2013 and benefit from a free night.

Kuoni clients who book by 31 January 2013 for stay of three nights will only have to pay for two nights. This offer is valid for stays up until 31 August 2013 and is not combinable with any other offers.

Darren Lancaster, Procurement Manager for Kuoni said: “This iconic hotel represents one of those ’not to be missed’ life-experiences. To enter the doors you are instantly surrounded by a history crammed with the most exotic tales. Make this a home for three nights on a tour of Asia, or en-route to Australia, and really live the high-life.”

Named after Sir Stamford Raffles, founder of Singapore, Raffles was built 125 years ago and soon became the haunt of business tycoons, the great and good, rouges and adventurers, politicians, movie stars, authors and journalists.

Visiting writers included Rudyard Kipling, Somerset Maugham and Noel Coward and a host of foreign correspondents, all of whom fed in the stories and legends, fact and fiction, which have clung to the hotel ever since. Through their stories, the Long Bar, the Palm Court, and the Billiard Room with its tiger became familiar to people who had never been to Singapore.

And what’s more, Kuoni clients who want to live like a tycoon and get into the celebratory sprit can also indulge in one or all of these unique Raffles offers during their stay:

The 1887 Sling - The iconic Long Bar at Raffles Hotel Singapore has created a new Champagne Sling, the ’1887’, inspired by its legendary Singapore Sling, with a base of the hotel’s limited-edition Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve Champagne. Not a standard tipple, the 1887 is a subtle twist on the traditional sling.

Limited edition champagne - A limited-edition 125th Anniversary Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve Champagne will be available to enjoy during this year of celebrations. It has been exclusively bottled to mark 125 years since this legendary hotel opened.

The Reverso - Jaeger-LeCoultre has created an exclusive engraving “Raffles Hotel 1887-2012 Singapore”, available on Gents’ Reverso Grande Taille, and Ladies’ Grande Reverso Lady Ultra Thin for guests staying at Raffles Singapore. The double-sided Reverso watch line is a classic and when the case is turned over, the Reverso is transformed into a jewel that can be personalised forever by an engraving.

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About Kuoni:
Kuoni was established in 1906 in Switzerland by Alfred Kuoni, a visionary adventurer and explorer of his time who opened some of Europe’s first travel agencies. Today, Kuoni has branch operations in over 40 countries. For 106 years’ Kuoni has been creating holidays with a spirit of adventure, including Thailand holidays, Dubai holidays, Australia holidays, Hawaii holidays and ideas for weddings abroad.

Kuoni is ABTA and ATOL protected, giving customers financial protection and ensuring they won’t be stranded abroad.

About Raffles hotels and Resorts:
Raffles Hotel Singapore is the proud flagship of the eight strong Raffles Hotels & Resorts. Raffles Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning, luxury international hotel company with a history dating back to 1887 with the opening of Raffles Hotel, Singapore. The portfolio currently comprises eight luxurious properties in key locations around the world:  in Singapore, Cambodia, China, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles and Paris.

PR Contact:
Fiona Harris
Director of Public Relations & Brand Development
Kuoni House
Deepdene Avenue
Dorking
Surrey
RH5 4AZ
01306 744 194
www.kuoni.co.uk



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