Raffles Hotel Singapore

The Sarkies Suite

The Sarkies Suite at Raffles Hotel was named in honor of the four brothers who founded the venerable hotel in 1887. The suite contains four enormous rooms, all with 18-foot ceilings and silky-smooth floors of balau, a dark Indonesian hardwood. The bedroom has a king-size fourposter bed, the dining room a table that can seat ten. There are nice period touches throughout, such as the push-button light switches. But the best thing about the room just may be the 30-foot-long loggia overlooking the Palm Court, the most private of the hotel's courtyards. It's the perfect place to sip a cup of tea and watch the sky get light. $3,520. Reservations: 800-323-7500. One Beach Road; 65-337-1886; fax 65-339-7650. www.raffleshotel.com

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