Accor is opening its first Raffles Resort in the Middle East, on the iconic Palm Jumeirah. Set to open in the last quarter of 2021, Raffles the Palm Dubai will be the first ultra-luxury addition to Accor’s existing diverse portfolio in Dubai.
The group is partnering with Emerald Palace group (EGP), which has been successfully developing and constructing residential projects in Ukraine, UAE, and Russia since 1996.
Raffles The Palm Dubai will be situated within a 100,000 square metre landscape on the West Crescent of Palm Jumeirah. Its privileged location boasts panoramic sea views and vistas of Dubai’s iconic skyline while offering a tranquil and private escape, just a short drive away from the city’s vibrant attractions.
Once open, the resort will offer 389 luxurious rooms, suites, and villas, each of them featuring a balcony and terrace showcasing unparalleled sea views. Not only will this new property offer unrivalled hospitality, it will also go beyond expectations by providing the legendary Raffles Butler service and offering eight new unique lifestyle food and beverage experiences.
Guests looking to relax during their stay will be able to indulge in Cing Mondes Spa, an award-winning 3,000 square metre Parisian brand with an iconic design, never before seen in Dubai, featuring 23 treatments rooms and two private spa suites, as well as the city’s largest indoor swimming pool.
Rising above the cobalt blue waters of the Arabian Gulf, the property is flanked by a 500m private white sand beach offering the perfect scene for an ultra-luxurious beach experience. Guests and residents will be introduced to a brand new concept beach club offering that will showcase Mediterranean cuisine, entertainment offerings, and much more coming to the shores of the Raffles The Palm Dubai.
“This is a very exciting opportunity for us,” says Mark Willis, CEO of Accor India, Middle East, Africa, and Turkey. “There are very few beach resort plots left in Dubai and none on the Palm Jumeirah. The size of the property and its location perfectly lends itself to provide a prestigious address for the Raffles brand.
“We’re 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. From the private villas on the beach and array of dining offerings to the expansive outdoor areas ideals for weddings and events, Raffles the Palm Dubai is all set to become a destination in itself!” adds Mark Willis, CEO of Accor India, Middle East, Africa & Turkey.
Accor currently operates 410 properties (89,116 rooms) in India, Middle East, Africa, and Turkey with 222 more (50,690 rooms) in the development pipeline.