The establishment is founded by renowned Armenian hoteliers the Sarkies brothers.
With the completion of the Palm Court Wing, the hotel’s number of guest rooms is upped to 75.
A new main building by architect Regent Alfred John Bidwell is finished, and the hotel becomes one of the first in the region with electric lights.
The year the Singapore Sling was invented by bartender Ngiam Tong Boon.
The hotel is officially declared a National Monument by the government.
After nearly two years of extensive renovations by 11 partners, the hotel reopens with 115 suites and 10 F&B outlets.
This article was originally published in the August 2019 issue of SilverKris magazine