Properties in Development
Raffles Europesjski Warsaw
The opening of Raffles Europejski, Warsaw in 2016 not only brings a new luxury hotel to this fast changing city, but also heralds in the next chapter for one of the city’s most iconic and best loved buildings. Hotel Europejski originally opened in 1857, immediately stepping into the spotlight as one of the most luxurious hotels in the Russian Empire. During World War II, however, it was almost completely destroyed. The current hotel was re-built in stages throughout the 1950s, eventually re-opening in 1962.
In the historic district of Warsaw, next to the Presidential Palace, this is a significant restoration project of a landmark building. The restoration team have worked closely with the local conservation body and with the utmost respect to the hotel’s heritage. The interiors have been entrusted to the award-winning British design company, Fox Linton Associates, whose work includes One Aldwych and The Wellesley in London (both set in buildings of significant architectural note), Barnsley House in the Cotswolds; Le Gray in Beirut and Carlyle Bay in Antigua, as well as many private residences.
Raffles Europejski, Warsaw will offer its guests 103 elegant rooms and suites; a restaurant with an outdoor terrace with seasonal menus showcasing Poland’s rich produce and cuisine; a bar and a cigar lounge; and a patisserie that will evoke Hotel Europejski’s fascinating story, tempting guests and locals with chocolates, cakes and ice-cream. There will also be a spa with six treatment rooms.
With an enviable location, and inspired by rich Arab heritage, the luxury hotel will feature 180 guestrooms and 188 branded residences. The property will offer special wedding suites for newlyweds, as well as a great number of recreational options such as a library, penthouse-level entertainment suite, and a 1,200 square meter (12,900, square foot) spa and fitness club featuring an indoor ladies-only pool. The hotel will also have state-of-the-art event and meeting facilities, including a 1,000 square meter (10,750 square foot) ballroom overlooking the corniche and 750 square meters (8,000 square feet) of meeting space.
Raffles Citystars Sharm el Sheikh
A luxury offering of 250 guestrooms and 50 residential villas facing a private lagoon, the hotel will boast a 2,500 square meter (26,900 square foot) banquet and conference island, retail souks, a “La Croisette” leisure and retail promenade, and a Colin Montgomery 18-hole championship golf course.
Raffles Shenzhen will be Raffles’ third hotel in China, joining Raffles Beijing and Raffles Hainan. Raffles Shenzhen will open in 2018 occupying the top floors of an 80-storey tower in the new One Shenzhen Bay development. Set to be a new icon for Shenzhen, the economic centre of southern China, Raffles will bring new standards of luxury and service to the city.
With stunning design and architecture by the international firm KPF, One Shenzhen Bay also benefits from a strategic location in the Shenzhen Bay Financial Center, with direct connections to the new Qianhai Economic Zone. And with the Hong Kong Bridge and border crossing just opposite, Raffles Shenzhen is only 30 minutes’ drive from Central, Hong Kong.
The hotel will feature 200 spacious and luxurious guestrooms, as well as serviced residences all with expansive views. There will be a choice of four restaurants and bars, private meeting and event spaces for business meetings and social gatherings, as well as a Raffles Spa. Continuing a 127-year tradition, Raffles will bring to Shenzhen the famous Raffles Butlers and the warm, graceful and personalized service for which they are known.