Iconic Raffles hotel to debut on Palm Jumeirah

By Rajive Singh

DUBAI 6 December 2017: The iconic Palm 360 – home to Raffles – will be the tallest structure on the Palm Jumeirah island, with the world’s largest sky pool, luxury hotel and branded residences, according to master developer Nakheel.

AccorHotels yesterday signed a management agreement with Nakheel for the expansion of AccorHotels’ globally-renowned luxury brand, Raffles Hotels & Resorts.

The agreement, in presence of Nakheel Chairman Ali Rashid Lootah and Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO of AccorHotels at the International Luxury Travel Market in Cannes (France) will lead to the opening of Palm 360, a spectacular twin-tower development on the world famous Palm Jumeirah comprising the Raffles The Palm Dubai Hotel and Raffles Residences Palm 360.

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Set to open in 2021, Palm 360 will be the first beachside resort for Raffles in Dubai and the tallest structure on Palm Jumeirah. At almost 260 meters high, Palm 360 will offer unobstructed views of Palm Jumeirah, the spectacular Arabian Gulf coastline and Dubai skyline. Its centrepiece will be a 155 metre long sky pool, connecting the towers 170 metres above the ground, from where guests can also enjoy these stunning, uninterrupted views from a unique vantage point.

The hotel component will offer 125 hotel rooms and suites, whilst the 359 branded residences – including 16 branded penthouses that will each have their own private infinity pool, gym and cinema – will be available for purchase. Residence owners will be able to enjoy hotel services, including concierge, private transportation and in-residence dining. They will also enjoy global VVIP status through an exclusive Ownership Benefits Program.

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The hotel and residential complex will feature a host of high end dining outlets, including two rooftop restaurants commanding sweeping views and a waterside restaurant in a spectacular poolside and beachside setting. A speciality restaurant will provide a venue for lavish culinary presentations throughout the day and a specially-designed lobby lounge will serve top-flight fare in luxurious surroundings.

Recognising that wellness is a vital component of daily life, especially for guests on the go, the resort will feature high-quality, well-equipped fitness and wellbeing facilities at the Raffles Spa, Health Club and tennis court. The hotel and branded residences will also feature a fully-supervised children’s club to complement its leisure offering.

Located on Palm Jumeirah’s 11km crescent Boardwalk, Palm 360 is close to upcoming attractions such as The Palm Promenade, The Pointe and Nakheel Mall, with Dubai’s key business and leisure hubs within easy reach. The luxury property will offer guests a distinct resort feel with direct private beach access, a specialised private beach club along with thoughtful, personal and discreet service synonymous with the Raffles brand.

Palm 360 joins 16 other hotels that form part of Nakheel’s US$1.3 billion hospitality expansion programme that is set to deliver close to 6,000 rooms and hotel apartments across Dubai. The first two hotels, at Dragon Mart and Ibn Battuta Mall, opened last year, with the rest under construction or development.