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August 4, 2021

Raffles unveils plan to open multiple properties in 2021

In 2022, Raffles will debut flagship locations in Doha and Jeddah.

Luxury hotel chain Raffles has revealed plans to open properties in Dubai, Bahrain, Udaipur and Macau later this year.

Raffles the Palm Dubai will be the group’s second hotel in Dubai and the first Raffles resort on the Palm Jumeirah. It is scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2021.

Built on 100,000m2 of space on the West Crescent, the hotel will feature 389 luxurious rooms, suites, and villas, eight bar and restaurant concepts.

Raffles Al Areen Palace, Bahrain will be located close to a wildlife sanctuary, offering 78 pool villas, and a spa.

The one- and two-bedroom villas will feature living and dining spaces, an office and a master bedroom.

Raffles will also expand in India with the 101-room Raffles Udaipur property.

Located in the 21-acre private island in Udai Sagar Lake, Rajasthan, every room of the hotel will come with a private pool.

Raffles at Galaxy Macau, located on Galaxy Macau’s east promenade, will feature a glass airbridge connecting every floor of the two towers.

This property will house 450 suites, some comprising private pools and gardens.

The company will open its flagship locations in Doha, Jeddah, London and Boston in 2022, as well as in Moscow the following year.

Raffles & Orient Express CEO Stephen Alden said: “Raffles approaches every endeavour with the utmost thought, care and discernment; our global expansion is no exception. With our pioneering spirit, we have sought out locations where we can really bring Raffles’ gracious welcome and tradition of excellence to life.

“Each new Raffles property is a destination in itself, and we are creating places where people want to be, in tune with our well-travelled guests’ contemporary lifestyles.”

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