Swissôtel The Stamford
at 226 metres with 73 floors, is the tallest hotel in the south of Asia and the third tallest hotel in the world. The hotel is also the seventh tallest building in Singapore
. It is located within the Raffles City
complex and has 1,263 rooms, the most of any hotel in Singapore.
Opening in 1986 as the Westin Stamford, it was then the tallest hotel in the world. It was refurbished in 2001 together with its sister hotel, Fairmont Singapore (formerly Raffles The Plaza), located within the same complex. On January 1, 2002, the two sister hotels were renamed due to a change of management. The hotels were previously managed by Starwood Hotels and Resorts, but are now operated by Raffles International. Recently in 2006, the service area of the hotel was converted into a retail area of fifty additional shops in Raffles City, known as the Raffles Marketplace.
117 IOC Session, Singapore
The 117th IOC Session was held in the Raffles City Convention Centre, located in Raffles City. Key delegates of the five bidding teams stayed in this hotel, although most of the New York delegation team also occupied it. IOC members stayed at the higher end Fairmont Singapore hotel.
Restaurants in the Raffles City hotels
The food and beverage outlets at both Swissôtel The Stamford and Fairmont Singapore are operated by the same management. On the 69th to 71st stories of Swissôtel The Stamford, there is a food and beverage establishment called the Equinox Complex
comprising a number of restaurants
- Swissôtel The Stamford
- Cafe Swiss
- Lobby Court
- Out of The Pan (In Raffles City)
- Raffles The Plaza
- Szechuan Court/ Kitchen
- Plaza Market Cafe
- THOS SB Raffles
- Ink Club Bar
- Prego Deli
- Alligator Pear
- Equinox Complex