No, Raffles Hotel Singapore’s butlers look nothing like Alfred, nor do they have to help Batman save the world. But it doesn’t mean these folks’ jobs are any less interesting, okay?

Take it from Grace Kiong, 34, Raffles Hotel Singapore head butler, who has been with the hotel for 15 years. As Head Butler, she leads a team of 29 butlers at the 132-year-old iconic hotel, which reopened its doors in August after a two-year restoration. Each Raffles Butler oversees an average of 15 suites, and are basically the go-to person, personal assistant, guide, and even party planner (we’ll get to that in a bit), during a guest's stay at the hotel.

Of course, Grace has taken care of her fair share of the rich and famous who’ve stayed at the Raffles Hotel over the years, including Deep Purple, the Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles, and former British Prime Minister Sir John Major. While she cannot divulge personal details of her famous guests’ time here, we did manage to unearth some gems from her experience as a Raffles Butler.

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