Raffles Resorts to open luxury hotel at Dubai Palm Jumeirah

PALM360At a contract signing ceremony in Cannes this week, AccorHotels confirmed its intention of doubling its Raffles properties in Dubai. The new Raffles Resort will rise above the swish Palm Jumeirah and will complement a Raffles brand hotel at Dubai’s Wafi Mall.

Under the terms of the agreement with developer Nakheel, Raffles will assume management duties at the Raffles Palm Dubai Hotel as well as the PALM360 Raffles Residences. PALM360 is being built as a twin tower structure. The two are scheduled for completion in four years’ time.

The taller of the two towers is a 260-metre-high monolith and will be the loftiest building at Palm Jumeirah. The towers will be connected by an iconic 150-metre-long swimming pool bridge two-thirds of the way up. The Raffles Palm Dubai Hotel will feature a portfolio of 125 beautifully appointed accommodation units.

The CEO of AccorHotels, Sebastien Bazin, noted that the Raffles brand name was the epitome of luxury, high class service and a full array of hotel amenities. He carried on by saying the original Raffles Dubai had made its mark as one of the top accommodation choices for discerning travellers in the decade since its first guests passed through the doors.

Ali Rashid Lootah is Bazin’s opposite number at Nakheel. He told media sources after the signing ceremony that bringing another Raffles to Dubai was in keeping with the aim of local authorities to ensure the city remained one of the most sought after global travel destinations.



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