Raffles The Palm Dubai, the lavish luxury beach resort on the western crescent of Palm Jumeirah, will officially welcome its guests from October 1, 2021.
Opening its doors at the start of the winter holiday season in Dubai, the iconic property – Raffles’ second in the city and its first resort in the Middle East – is an opulent and highly anticipated addition to the lifestyle, restaurants and the city’s hotel scene.
Representing the best of the iconic Raffles brand, the destination resort will offer sophisticated accommodation, spectacular dining experiences and lavish amenities, including a stunning 500-meter private beach and the award-winning Parisian Cinq Mondes spa, which features 23 treatment rooms, two private spa suites and an indoor pool. A sanctuary of well-being and bliss, the spa offers complete rejuvenation of body and mind through an immersive and world-class selection of beauty treatments, massages and more with guests also invited to explore a studio yoga, two traditional hammams and fully equipped gym during their stay.
Raffles The Palm Dubai offers its guests elegantly styled rooms and spacious suites with exquisite antique furniture, each featuring a balcony or terrace with stunning views, as well as a collection of private villas.
Ayman Gharib, Managing Director of Raffles The Palm Dubai, said: “It is with pride that we announce the grand opening of Raffles The Palm Dubai, Raffles’ newest luxury resort in the United Arab Emirates. The five-star property invites guests to experience one of the world’s most exciting destinations through the graceful lens of a Raffles Resort. Raffles The Palm Dubai will ensure that every stay is exceptional, with everyone arriving as a guest, leaving as a friend and returning as a family.
The resort’s 389 guest rooms, which include Deluxe and Premier Ocean, Premium Club Palm, and Premium Club Terrace rooms, range in size from 61 square meters to 203 square meters. Guests and families needing more space can choose from Duplex Suites, Signature Ocean Suites, Premier One-Bedroom Palm Suites, Raffles Presidential Suites, and Raffles Royal Suite, ranging from 100 square meters to 750 square meters. All rooms and suites offer panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf or the Dubai skyline.
Raffles The Palm Dubai is also home to a collection of villas, each embodying the grandeur of the resort. The Raffles Royal Villas and Raffles Imperial Villas offer an exceptional accommodation experience, with sizes ranging from 950 square meters to 1,050 square meters.
Low-key indulgence is provided in each of the four-bedroom villas, all of which are located near the shore and offer easy access to a pristine private beach and lush gardens. Their interiors feature high ceilings, a built-in spa and a private swimming pool.
The resort’s status as a majestic hideaway, designed by masters, is highlighted in its classic furnishings. Customers will appreciate the 70,000 pieces of furniture from the traditional Italian workshops of Francesco Molon as well as more than 6,000 Swarovski crystal chandeliers. Highly skilled craftsmen applied the finishing touches to each room using genuine gold and silver leaf while specialist stonemasons shaped the imported Portuguese marble. The resort’s fine furniture collection is maintained by the highly trained ‘Furniture Master’ who works around the clock to ensure every detail is perfect, polished and shiny at all times.
Each guest checking in at Raffles The Palm Dubai will be greeted as a VIP and will benefit from Raffles’ famous 24-hour personalized butler service. Always available when needed, butlers are attentive to all the needs of each guest. Experts in what the city has to offer, Raffles Butlers also act as concierges to unlock unique experiences and destination surprises.
As Dubai’s new must-see foodie destination, Raffles The Palm Dubai’s selection of dining and dining options will elevate the city’s dining scene with unique dining concepts serving a mix of international and regional dishes.
Serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, The garden offers sensational dishes served in a majestic setting with an outdoor terrace overlooking the property’s lush gardens and the Palm Jumeirah. TO Matagi, a team of skilled chefs will prepare an exquisite fusion menu of contemporary Japanese and Italian dishes, a cuisine known as Itameshi.
Music lovers can relax with a wonderful selection of food and drink at SOLA, at Raffles The Palm Dubai’s Jazz Lounge, while watching renowned artists perform live jazz throughout the week. The renowned Tombola pastry will serve upscale and classic French and Italian pastries, and more, accompanied by freshly baked breads. Led by Gianluca Guinzoni, trained at COVA, one of Italy’s oldest culinary institutions, the pastry shop is a must visit for all guests and visitors.
Raffles Club Lounge, accessible to guests staying in Club rooms and suites, will delight diners with a 360-degree view of the Dubai skyline, perfect for enjoying a wonderful “Aperitivo” menu consisting of food and drinks served at sunset each day. Guests can also order dishes from a specially prepared four-course menu, available daily for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, aperitif, and dinner. The Raffles Club Lounge also offers private check-in and live entertainment.
PIATTI, a dynamic and stylish beach restaurant run by the charismatic Turkish and Italian Culinary Director, Batuhan Piatti, will delight the senses with a sophisticated menu of seafood dishes. Guests can also enjoy a legendary tea experience from the afternoon worthy of royalty at Bluthner Room, with a majestic atmosphere complemented by a bespoke Blüthner Louis XIV grand piano.