The international hospitality group Accor that has more than 600 hotels and resorts across India, Middle East, Africa and Turkey, is opening its first Raffles Resort in the Middle East. Named Raffles the Palm Dubai, it is the first ultra-luxury addition to Accor’s existing diverse portfolio in Dubai. It will be located in the iconic Palm Jumeirah.
Accor has partnered with Emerald Palace group (EGP), real-estate developers in Ukraine, UAE, and Russia to build the hotel, scheduled to open in the last quarter of 2021.
Raffles the Palm Dubai will be situated within 1,00,000 sqm landscape on the West Crescent of Palm Jumeirah, which is the world’s largest man-made island and an archipelago. The property has beautiful panoramic sea views and vistas of Dubai’s iconic skyline.
The resort will offer 389 luxurious rooms—suites and villas, each of them featuring a balcony and terrace with sea views. To relax and rejuvenate, guests can visit the award-winning Cinq Mondes Spa, a Parisian brand, which is a first in Dubai. The 3,000 sqm spa with an iconic design features 23 treatment rooms, two private spa suites, as well as the city’s largest indoor swimming pool.
Surrounded by the soothing blue waters of the Arabian Gulf, this property is flanked by a 500 m private white sand beach. Guests can be a part of a new concept of a ‘beach club’, which includes Mediterranean cuisine and various entertainment offerings. For food & beverage, the hotel has eight dining offerings and the popular Raffles Patisserie.
Other amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, a theatre, a dedicated children’s swimming pool and kids’ and teens’ club, water sports activities and a writer’s lounge and library.
“We are confident that the new Raffles will compete with world-class luxury hotels across the globe. While being located in Dubai, one of the most sought-after cities in the world, Raffles will open its door to provide an unprecedented and exclusive level of luxury,” said Mark Willis, CEO of Accor India, Middle East, Africa & Turkey.