Raffles Writer’s Residency "How to Build a Lux Hotel" Book Set


Raffles Hotel Singapore is proud to introduce its third iteration of its renowned Writer’s Residency programme. First launched in 2019 to reinvigorate the hotel’s rich literary heritage, the programme was inspired by Raffles Hotel Singapore’s long literary tradition of playing host and muse to famed writers from all over the world, from Rudyard Kipling to Somerset Maugham and Joseph Conrad. The residency programme is designed to host writers at its colonial architectural repose for them to reflect, contemplate, and draw inspiration from its 136-year-old well of stories as they put pen to paper.

Madeleine Lee's latest poetry collection, ‘How to Build a Lux Hotel’, is an articulation of overheard conversations, meaningful interactions, and observations made of the sounds and spaces at Raffles Hotel Singapore during her various lengths of stay within its storied halls. The collection’s accompanying photos were also captured by Madeleine herself for readers to fully immerse themselves in the Raffles experience as her words come to life.

“Raffles Hotel Singapore holds an air of old-world charm and modernity all in one. The sheer history and grandeur of the building offers an extensive inspiration for writers. Being selected as the first Singaporean writer-in-residence for Raffles Hotel Singapore presented a daunting prospect at first, to say the least, but I also found profound pleasure and gratitude in being given the chance to be both a quiet observer and participant in the hotel’s everyday activities, and to put them into words to capture the soul of the hotel,” said Madeleine Lee. 

The book set includes:

  • ‘How to Build a Lux Hotel’ book
  • Small Leather Line Notebook
  • Raffles Marble Pen
  • Gift Box

15 to 25 DECEMBER 2023

Delivery charges from 15 to 22 Dec 2023: $30nett per location
Delivery charges from 23 to 25 Dec 2022: $50nett per location

Orders must be made two days in advance, and three days in advance for floral arrangement items.

Please note that delivery is not applicable to Airline House and Jurong Island. 

Raffles Singapore reserves the right to replace a product or packaging with another equivalent value, subject to availability.

All above-stated prices are in Singapore Dollars. 8 % GST and delivery service charges are applicable.