Properties in Development
Raffles Maldives Meradhoo Resort (2018)
Raffles Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce its first luxury destination in the Maldives. Set on the private island of Meradhoo, the current resort will be repositioned following great enhancements in late 2018, and join the iconic collection of Raffles Hotels & Resorts.
Raffles Maldives Meradhoo Resort boasts 21 island villas and 16 ocean villas with private pools, 3 restaurants, a scenic cocktail bar and an array of facilities and activities to relax, rejuvenate and reinvigorate the body, mind and spirit. These facilities include an award winning luxury spa, over-the-water fitness centre, yoga programmes, water sports, private dining options, 24-hour butler and private chef service, along with snorkelling and diving at its finest. The resort’s PADI-certified dive centre offers adventures through the wonders of some of most breath-taking coral reefs in the world.
A 55-minute flight from Male Airport and a 15-minute speedboat transfer can access the resort, located on Meradhoo Island on the Gaafu Alifu Atoll in the Maldives.
Raffles Shenzhen, China (end 2018)
Raffles Shenzhen will be Raffles’ second hotel in China, joining Raffles Hainan. With a scheduled opening in 2018, Raffles Shenzhen will occupy 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 Centre, with direct connections to the new Qianhai Economic Zone. And with the Hong Kong Bridge and border crossing just opposite, Raffles Shenzhen will only be a 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.
Raffles Udaipur, India (2020)
Set to open in December 2019, Raffles Udaipur will be the first for Raffles in India. Often referred to as the “Venice of the East,” Udaipur is located in the western state of Rajasthan and famous for its rich cultural heritage, lakes, temples and palaces. Easily accessed from Udaipur’s main attractions, the resort will include Raffles’ Signatures such as an 1,100 square meter Raffles Spa, Long Bar, and Writers Bar along with a rooftop restaurant and an all-day dining restaurant, a swimming pool, and deck. Situated on an island in the middle of a lake, Raffles Udaipur will offer a truly unique setting for the 101 room Resort.
Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences (2021)
Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences, scheduled to open in 2021, will be the first mixed-use property in North America and promises to be a welcoming oasis of refined elegance comprised of a distinctive hotel as well as exquisitely appointed residences, located in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts.
Joining a prestigious collection of 12 individually unique and timeless Raffles properties around the world, the mixed-use development project will set the standard for refined hospitality and residential living in Boston. The property will include 147 guestrooms and 146 branded residences in a striking new 33-story building.
Hotel highlights include a mix of signature hotel services such as the Raffles Butler, and elegant and lively public spaces including a two-story sky lobby perched high above Copley Square, five distinct food and beverage venues, a state-of-the-art Raffles Spa with a 20-meter indoor pool, a stunning rooftop garden terrace and lounge, and expansive meeting and pre-function space. Located at the corner of Stuart Street and Trinity Place, the project is destined to reinforce the Back Bay as a first-class international neighborhood.
Raffles Boston Back Bay Residences will be a sophisticated urban sanctuary that includes a unique collection of pied-a-terre suites, one- to three-bedroom homes and magnificent penthouses. An unrivalled residential experience, residents will have preferred access to all the elegance, charm and attentive services provided by Raffles Boston Back Bay, including exclusive membership in the resident-only tier of the company’s guest recognition and loyalty program, which features VIP status and access to special benefits within the AccorHotels portfolio.
Located in the heart of the Back Bay, Boston’s most prestigious neighborhood, Raffles Boston Back Bay is conveniently adjacent to the Boston Back Bay Train Station, Trinity Church and high-end shopping at Copley Place. It is also within a short walk to other primary attractions such as the world-renowned shops and galleries of Newbury Street and Prudential Center, Fenway Park, the Museum of Fine Arts, and dozens of fine dining restaurants.Read the Full Press Release
Raffles Palm 360 Hotel & Residences (2021)
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, PALM360 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 170m above the ground.
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 Raffles’ legendary services, including concierge, private transportation and in-residence dining. They will also enjoy global VVIP status through an exclusive Ownership Benefits Program.
The hotel and residential complex will feature a host of high end dining outlets, including two rooftop restaurants 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.Read the Full Press Release
Raffles Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (2021)
Inspired by rich Arab heritage, and with an enviable location, Raffles Jeddah will feature 181 guestrooms and 188 branded residences. The property will offer special wedding suites for newlyweds, as well as a library, a penthouse-level entertainment suite and a 1,200 square metre (12,900, square foot) spa with eight treatment rooms and a fitness club.
The hotel will also have state-of-the-art event and meeting facilities, including a 1,500 square metre (16, 146 square foot) ballroom overlooking the corniche and 1,000 square metres (10,765 square feet) of meeting space. Guests will enjoy a choice of six restaurants and lounges, including a gentlemen’s only lounge.